Ashtanga Yoga Atlanta is proud to partner with the Trini Foundation in supporting the recovery community in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Through the Trini Foundation's scholarship program, we offer monthly tuition assistance to individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. We understand that when a person first gets sober it is just the beginning of a life-long journey. We are committed to providing the guidance and resources necessary to promote the growth and healing required to maintain a healthy, sober lifestyle. 

If you are a scholarship candidate, please email info@trinifoundation.org to apply. 

More About the Trini Foundation

The Trini Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to sharing Ashtanga yoga with those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. It's our mission to provide yoga as a tool to aide in the recovery process and help those who are suffering maintain long-term sobriety. 

For more information about their programming, please visit www.trinifoundation.org


Scholarships

The Trini Foundation offers tuition scholarships at studios around the country to those in recovery from addiction, and other economically disadvantaged individuals. These scholarships give everyone in the community access to the life-changing Ashtanga yoga practice under the supervision of trained yoga teachers. If you or someone you know might be a scholarship candidate, please contact us to apply. We award partial and full scholarships based on financial need.

Yoga for Recovery

The Trini Foundation works with treatment centers and recovery programs to bring the healing practice of Ashtanga yoga to those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. We know that when a person first gets sober, it is just the beginning of a life-long journey. It’s the Trini Foundation’s mission to support the recovery process during this critical time. Classes are run by experienced instructors who are prepared for the difficult situations and questions that may arise.

Abbagail Holtz
Trini Foundation Representative  
IG: @abburrrgail

Abbagail Holtz is a recovering addict who uses Ashtanga Yoga as a tool for relapse prevention.  During her young adulthood, Abbagail fought a losing battle against bipolar disorder by self medicating with prescription pills and drinking every day to numb herself. Having overdosed twice, she quit fighting and began to crawl out of the deep trenches of her addiction and mental illness. 

On August 12, 2015, Abbagail used drugs and alcohol for the last time. Over the next few months, through recovery and by finding strength in her practice and community, she also quit smoking and drinking. Abbagail became an official  student of Todd Roderick (KPJAYI authorized teacher) at Ashtanga Yoga Atlanta in 2016.  At AYA, she found a teacher to keep her accountable and maintain self growth and discovery through her practice. She now maintains her bipolar disorder and addiction with help from her doctors, a recovery therapist, and her Ashtanga practice. 

Abbagail now has the opportunity to continue her journey while embracing a community she understands all too well. With so much joy and humility in her heart, Abbagail Holtz represents the TriniFoundation at Ashtanga Yoga Atlanta. By providing mentorship, free Ashtanga classes at approved recovery centers, and offering scholarships to recovering addicts, the TriniFoundation is helping to prevent relapse one step at a time. 

Ashtanga Yoga helped connect Abbagail to God, where she found serenity, acceptance, courage, change, wisdom, and power.  For more information on Abbagail, her donation only classes at AYA, and treatment centers she is currently working with please contact AYA at ashtangayogaatlanta@gmail.com.  If you would like to speak with Abbagail privately, please contact her at abbagail@triniashtangayogaatlanta.com