Yoga Pod Boulder Announces “Community Give Back Scholarship Fund”

Boulder, Colo.—Yoga Pod, recently named the “Best Yoga Studio in Boulder” for the second year in a row, today announced a new community scholarship program with three leading Boulder nonprofits helping at-risk populations. Funded by anonymous donors and matched by Yoga Pod, the new “Community Give Back Scholarship Fund” will provide more than 600 single-use day Yoga Pod passes to individuals serviced by these nonprofits over the next twelve months.

Yoga Pod has selected three outstanding nonprofit organizations providing care and essential services to at-risk populations within Boulder County for participation in the new scholarship program. The three nonprofits are: Attention Homes, which provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness; Mother House; which provides a safe haven for pregnant women and their babies facing crisis; and, SPAN, a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children. 

“Our core values include ‘create community’ and ‘do the right thing,’ and we feel so fortunate to be able to partner with these incredible organizations to bring yoga to those who can benefit most,” said Gerry and Nicole Wienholt, co-owners of Yoga Pod. “This new Community Gives Back Fund simply could not be possible without our generous donor.”

“Since 1966, Attention Homes has provided housing and supportive services to over 12,000 young people ages 12 to 24 who are facing homelessness, helping them transform their lives and become self-sufficient,” said Chris Nelson, CEO at Attention Homes. “We are so grateful to Yoga Pod for supporting the well-being of our clients, staff and community.”

“Since we first opened our doors 35 years ago, Mother House has provided services to more than 850 women in crisis and their babies,” said Lisa Sweeney-Miran, executive director of Mother House. “We are so grateful to Yoga Pod for this incredible partnership, and our mothers are very excited to begin practicing more yoga for their overall health and well-being.” 

“Yoga Pod’s ‘Community Give Back Scholarship Fund’ is a fantastic example of the power of businesses partnering in a meaningful way with community nonprofits like SPAN to make a real impact,” said Anne Tapp, executive director of SPAN. “SPAN touches the lives of more than 2,000 adults and children impacted by domestic violence annually, and the yoga classes for trauma survivors and first responders are a much needed resource for SPAN’s clients, staff and volunteers.”

Becky Herman