How to Change the World as You Workout: Yoga For Forests Plant First Trees

“The more you practice yoga and the more you progress, the bigger the forest, and the more carbon you’re able to help sequester”.  -Joyce Raboca, Yoga Instructor and Founder of YOGA FOR FORESTS

YogaForForests213 July 2020, Philippines. Since the June 1st launch of “Yoga For Forests” was established by founder Joyce Raboca in June 2020, her   you can the world with your work out, Small change makes a big difference after all.

Contribute to positive change in your environment and health while getting a full workout and having trees planted by the community on your behalf.  What more could you ask for! There are more benefits than this too – participating in each class enables you to help provide livelihood to the local community in Barangay Magsaysay in Sinloan, Laguna, who plant and maintain this protected 9,000 hectare forest reserve in the Sierra Madre mountains.

Joyce created Yoga for Forests during the Enhanced Community Quarantine to share with fellow Yogis how to maintain a healthier body and a healthier planet at the same time.

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Yoga for Forests also helps support local communities in the Sierra Madre mountain range whose livelihoods are still very much affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  In essence, the more classes you attend the more trees you plant the more greener your lifestyle and lasting impact on the environment, creating a positive cycle of healthy living, fitness, livelihood and carbon sequestration.

GPS Coordinates for June Session YOGA FOR FORESTS (Planted July 07, 2020) at Siniloan, Laguna Quezon Land Grant, Laguna

    • Corner 1:         14°29’05.52”N      121°30’59.47”E
    • Corner 2:         14°29’05.24”N      121°30’59.32”E
    • Corner 3:         14°29’05.17”N      121°30’59.78”E
    • Corner 4:         14°29’05.46”N      121°30’59.81”E

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160 Native Philippine Agro-Forestry Trees Planted by Community Forest Guards

  • 35 Balobo
  • 35 Guyabano
  • 40 Malaruhat
  • 50 Bani

Your Yoga for Trees Planted by Our Forest Guards

Thank you Yogis for Trees (Launch Participants/Sponsors) from Around the World!

1 Jason Berg 9 Nadine Gutierrez
2 Sandy Kwon 10  Patricia Isabel Gallardo Dwyer
3 Kevin M Deneen 11 Barbara Berg
4 Alison Berg 12 Angelica Maranan
5 Mas Linkoff 13 Hilda Calderon
6 Yurac Fiedler Trujillo 14 Leah Numbers
7 Lori Araten 15 Jeff Stern
8 Brenn Silke




About Yoga for Forests by Joyce Raboca

“I didn’t intend on teaching yoga, but during the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Manila, I started teaching friends online. It turned into a regular weekly class, with more and more joining. I was willing to teach for free, because I knew how much people need yoga now.” -Joyce Raboca, Founder, Yoga for Forests

Yoga for Forests is designed to create an awareness of the environment with each yogi recruited, and with that a whole forest planted by sponsorship from yogis.


All donations go directly to FEED for community-based reforestation efforts, either in mangrove forests of Bulacan, Pampanga, La Union or Sorsogon for coastal protection in our most critical coastlines (Philippines having the 5th longest in the world); or upland forest trees in the Sierra Madre mountain range, the longest range in the Philippines.

Contact Joyce Raboca /  Yoga for Forests

Classes are one-hour Vinyasa classes on Wednesdays 8:00AM (GMT+8). Join my yoga class by emailing me with your donation receipt to Fostering Education & Environment for Development, Inc. at and I’ll send you a calendar invite with the Zoom link to class. (Any amount is accepted!)

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In 2015, the Philippine government submitted to the United Nations the country’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The country committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 70 percent by 2030. The carbon dioxide reductions will come from the sectors of energy, transport, waste, forestry and industry. Join us!

Tree-Planting with FEED

Contact us at FEED for more details, to join our regular activities or to design your own tree-nurturing or call/text +63 (0)917 552 4722.

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