Since 2013, Yogafest has raised more than AED 300,000 for children in need around the Middle East.

Everyone who attends our events is asked to give a donation and 100% of funds raised go to our selected charity for that year. Below are the charities we have supported to date. If you are interested in getting our support, go to our sponsorship page and select 'Not for Profit'.

Changing the World One Smile at a Time

Smile Train is an international charity providing corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates. Headquartered in New York City and founded in 1999, Smile Train provides free corrective cleft surgery in 87 countries, training local doctors and providing hospital funding for the procedures.

Strike a Pose. Raise a Smile

Yogafest Middle East is proud to be supporting this charity through our community yoga events.  Funds raised from our events will go to Jubilee Mission Hospital in Kerala, India.  A trip will be arranged in January to visit the hospital.  If you wish to join founder Elaine Kelly, just send us an email.

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If you are a registered charity in the UAE, complete our form and we will see if we can help you. You can also apply for a free stand at our festival in our sponsorship section


We are grateful for the support of volunteers to run our events. If you are interested to support us, please volunteer for one of our events.