I have been chronicling the shifts of Yoga Foster throughout the course of COVID-19. As a small nonprofit that works between the education and wellness industries, we’ve been responding to some pretty significant changes. I feel confident our latest announcement will help us remain a sustainable organization that supports our communities for years to come.

Today we launch our kids yoga and mindfulness app to the public, under our new name and branding: wellemental.co

I’m really excited about this. The content is beautiful. And, we’ve committed to ensuring that 90% of our content is led by teachers of color, with further commitments to size, age, and gender representation. In addition, everything will be available in both English and Spanish to create equitable learning opportunities for students in both languages. This content is difficult to find in the wellness and educational landscape, and aims to reflect the most diverse population of this country — our youth.

Wellemental will operate as a for-purpose organization, and we will slowly transition the Yoga Foster training, webinars and educational content over to this brand. By Jan 2021, the Yoga Foster branding and nonprofit status will be sunsetted.

Although our business model may change, our mission remains the same. We will continue to create accessible content for teachers and parents, and ensure cost is never an issue by working with aligned brands and leaders.

The app is now available on iOS and will extend to Android and web in the coming weeks. If you have an iPhone, I’d love for you to download and give me your thoughts!

Endless gratitude for all you’ve done to get us this far. I’m confident in our path forward and can’t wait to see what’s next.


Executive Director of Yoga Foster, founder of Reclamation Ventures. Passionate about making wellness accessible for all. Follow me on IG @nicoleacardoza.