Empowering Communities

Our Purpose

Community Wellbeing Through Yoga

Every time you sip a coffee do you wonder where the beans were sourced from? Do you wonder who picked the beans, ground them and gave them the wonderful flavor? Were the farmers ethically compensated for their effort? Does it cross your mind how the cup was made or how the straw will be discarded?

If your answer is yes, you are a conscious consumer.

How do you bring this same consciousness into your travel choices? It can often be challenging to be a global nomad and remain conscious of your investments, especially in countries you don’t know.

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Conscious Travel

At Karuna Yoga Journeys we create conscious travel and retreat solutions.

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We aim to create Yoga Retreats that partner with conscious service providers, venues and give back to projects specially curated by Karuna Global Fellows and collaborators.

Choosing a retreat, workshop or teacher training with us ensures you that your investment has made a deeper impact to the local community as well as global. We strive to partner with retreat venues that contribute to their community through fair trade and employment opportunities as well as responsible environmental management of their property.

Social Impact

Investing in Inclusive Community Yoga

At each of our Karuna Yoga Teacher Training Program we provide scholarships to an individual who is local to the community of practice with exceptional track record of compassion and yoga practice who will then carry the ethos with them into their communities. At KYJ our purpose reflects our beliefs, using yoga as a tool for physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing in all communities.

In our first YTT of 2018 we provided a 100% funded scholarship spots to two students from Kenya and Uganda.

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Karuna Global Fellows are exceptional individuals who have obtained at least 100 hours under the training of Karuna Yoga Journeys studying the principles of community, social entrepreneurship and personal well-being through the lense of compassion (‘karuna’).

Through their Karuna Yoga Journey they are guided and empowered in their ability to contribute to a global narrative of collective impact in a mission to promote well-being in communities (SDG 3 and SDG 11). Developing a conscious leadership mindset, fellows go on to deliver action-based workshops and/or trainings in their communities identifying themselves using the Karuna Global Fellow logo.

Fellows must meet the criteria and sign a letter of commitment to uphold the programme values whilst logging their individual contributions/actions in the global database of Karuna Workshops to measure the geographical and collective impact of the Fellows Community.

Our impact is focus on:

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are the UN’s blueprint for achieving a happier and healthier world by 2030. At Karuna we are focused on working on SDG 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and SDG 11 (Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable)

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