What Is Yoga Wellspring?

“On this path no effort is wasted and there is no failure” ~Bhagavad Gita

The Path of Yoga

Yoga Wellspring, LLC is a social justice advocacy organization that is grounded in the eight limbs of yoga. We share how to authentically practice yoga and how to use yoga as a vehicle for social change. As a social justice advocacy organization, we provide grant writing, nonprofit financial consulting, and technical support services to yoga teachers, nonprofits, and other social justice organizations.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a spiritual practice that aims at liberation.

Tree of Yoga - Eight Limb Yoga Practice

Yoga originated from the Saraswati and Indus River Valleys, in what is now known as India and Pakistan, and was codified in South Asia and Africa. Yoga is for everyone. Despite its popularity as a physical practice in the US and many western nations, yoga is not a workout. Yoga is an eight-limbed practice that encompasses ethics, personal observances, postures (what most people think of when they think of “yoga”), control of the breath, withdrawal of the senses, concentration, meditation, and liberation. You can learn more about this practice on the Practice page.

Yoga Social Justice

Unfortunately, yoga is not always the panacea we’d like it to be.

Yoga Social Justice: Acceptance, Awareness, Advocacy, Love

You can learn more about decolonization and non-appropriation of yoga, as well as abuse prevention, in the Advocacy section of this website.

In addition, yoga can be a valuable practice in supporting you in your role as a community change maker. There are many famous social justice figures who used yoga to support and guide them as they worked for change in their community, country, and the world — and so can we!

Yoga Wellspring, LLC Professional Services

Yoga Wellspring works in the intersection of yoga and social justice advocacy.

Nonprofit Finance Blog

We use our 25+ years of experience in technology, nonprofit, and finance to support nonprofits and other social justice groups. Our services range from yoga social justice workshops to grant writing and WordPress web development. For more information, please see the Services section of this website. To partner with Yoga Wellspring, please call/text Bonnie at 541.788.0725 or email hello@yogawellspring.com.

Yoga in Hood River, The Columbia Gorge & Virtually

Vajrasana with Kali Mudra, Bonnie Walker, Owner & CXO, Yoga Wellspring
Vajrasana (lightning bolt pose) with Kali Mudra

Yoga Wellspring is based in Hood River, Oregon in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge that spans Oregon and Washington. The Yoga Wellspring Owner & CXO, Bonnie, has over 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training and over 600 hours of yoga teaching experience. Bonnie incorporates all eight limbs of yoga into her teaching: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, dharana & dhyana, and samadhi, as well as yoga philosophy and story telling. Bonnie has studied alignment-based yoga, evidence-based yoga, vinyasa flow, hatha yoga, meditation, pranayama, and yoga social justice. She creates a yoga experience tailored to the needs of her students and the community. You can read more about Bonnie on her bio.

As an organization that centers social justice, Yoga Wellspring offers free and sliding scale yoga experiences to the public locally in Hood River and throughout the Gorge, as well as online and virtually. Please see the Yoga Wellspring Events page and Yoga Classes and Workshops page.

Important Disclaimer: Yoga is not intended to replace the care of a licensed health professional. Please check with, and get clearance from, a licensed health professional before practicing yoga.

Note: If you are currently experiencing abuse (verbal, physical, psychological, sexual or other) by a yoga teacher, yoga studio or other spiritual community, and need help, please contact someone you can trust who is geographically close to you. General examples can include a friend, neighbor or family member. In the United States you might contact a licensed psychologist or social worker, Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, your county health department or even the police if you are in immediate danger of being harmed. Abusive yoga teachers, studios, and even entire methods of yoga, are a serious issue that needs to be brought into the light. In the meantime, keep yourself safe. In the United States, you can visit the RAINN.org website for resources and hotline numbers.