Abhaya Yoga Foundation (AYF) is committed to empowering individual and collective growth through Yoga and Yoga Education.


Abhaya Yoga Foundation empowers and educates the underserved groups of children and women who may not normally have access to the powerful teachings of Yoga.

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AYF offers scholarship education, experience in Yoga, meditation, and lifestyle practices that trains each teacher or service yogi how to guide each student toward healing and their own inherent freedom. AYF’s generative model of training teachers and service oriented individuals provides a network of skilled professionals to serve in the greater AYF programs.
  • At Risk Youth
  • Children’s Programs
  • Elder Programs
  • Women’s Trauma

Core Values


Teacher Training Scholarships

The AYF Scholarship offers partial and full scholarships to those who would not normally have the means to afford a high quality yoga education. AYF seeks to diversify the population of yoga teachers in NYC as well as to weave together a colorful fabric of experience and background to serve those who may not be exposed to the healing practices of yoga and support of community. The Teacher Training education provides a focus on: a therapeutic method appropriate for all ages and levels, trauma sensitive training, and yoga for disadvantaged populations. AYF student teachers and graduates have the responsibility and benefit to be integrated into the on-site and off-site yoga and Seva programs by giving back what they have learned.
  • Discover our teacher training courses including 200-Hour and 300-Hour programs toward Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) designation.
  • Read testimonials from our recent teacher training and AYF teacher training graduates


Tara Glazier founded the Abhaya Yoga Foundation with the intention to share yoga with broader demographic and serve a more sensitive and disadvantaged population. She founded Abhaya Yoga, a community oriented yoga and education center in 2010, and had further ambition in 2015 to begin and found the Non-Profit, Foundation work. Having seen a deficit in the yoga community at large, it was Tara’s wish was to provide scholarships for Yoga Teacher Training. Tara’s work through AYF continues to serve by offering space, education, and trained AYF teachers to City-As ( at risk youth), Service Programs benefitting children and elders, and soon – Women’s Trauma programs.

Board Members

A special thank you to our Board Members who have supported our programs
  • Tara Glazier- President/ Founder
  • Robert Sumanis – Treasurer
  • Simone Amber
  • Margarita Morello
  • James Payor
  • Consultant: Susan Kotcher
We are 501(c3) charity all donations are tax deductible