Virya Foundation

Virya Foundation is a non-profit organization striving to empower and heal individuals across the world through Indian classical dance, Kathak, as a form of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT). Interventions such as Dance Movement Therapy potentially offer interesting and acceptable treatment options for people suffering from a variety of mental, physical, and emotional health issues. Dance therapy is based on the idea that mind and body are co-relational, and to incorporate Kathak as an effective tool for DMT, it must work as creative therapy that strengthens this connection. 

Virya is the Sanskrit word translated into "energy," "diligence," "enthusiasm," or "effort." It can be defined as an attitude of gladly engaging in wholesome activities, and it functions to cause one to accomplish wholesome or virtuous actions. To help mitigate health-related physiological and psychological factors, Virya Foundation’s goal is to guide individuals to mentally, physically, and emotionally heal through Dance Movement Therapy in order to lead more peaceful and powerful lives. 

Want to join me in making a difference? I am raising money to benefit Protsahan India Foundation.

About Protsahan India Foundation: It is a non-profit organization established in 2010 working against Child Abuse with a focus on adolescent girls in the underprivileged communities of India. Based on their unique HEART Principle, the goal is to break the inter-generational cycle of childhood abuse and poverty with Healing, Education, Art, Recovery & Technology. They use the creative power of Photography, Filmmaking and Cinema, Design, Performing Arts, and Meditation to heal and transform broken childhoods. Recently incorporating Dance Movement Therapy workshops led by Virya Foundation, the girls at the organization have had the opportunity to build confidence through elegant dance movements, learn how to express their emotions through storytelling, and strengthen their overall mind-body connection. 

More information about Protsahan India Foundation can be found at:

Thank you for your help!


  • Anonymous 
    • $276 
    • 10 mos
  • Ankit Bhatia 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Meenu Bhatia 
    • $25 
    • 10 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Riya Bhatia 
Pleasanton, CA
naveen bhatia 

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