our philosophy

 
 

It all started when...

I was working by day as a communications specialist for an international development and humanitarian organization while deepening my education in yoga during my off-time when it became shockingly clear that these two worlds needed to come together.

It's only a matter of time before the yoga practice reveals itself not as a physical activity, but as a tool to know yourself and therefore know what connects us as one. 

Yoga for Humanity is about bringing together the ancient teachings of yoga with the complexities of modern society, and exploring sustainable solutions to our most pressing issues like climate change, development, and social justice.

We believe that the energy, awareness, and compassion that we cultivate on our yoga mats are only worthwhile if we can harness it for the greater good.

As yogis and travelers, we have a responsibility to support the communities we visit.

We partner with nonprofit organizations and retreat centers around the world to create transformational yoga retreats with a social conscience. Yoga for Humanity trips are an opportunity to work on your own personal development while learning about social and economic development in the surrounding communities and regions and getting involved with the culture and people.  

Too often, tourists visit a new destination unaware of how their actions might affect the community. We believe that travel can and must have a positive, long-lasting impact on the local community. As a traveler, you should be able to have a relaxing vacation, experience new cultures, adventure, and step out of your comfort zone, all while knowing that your footprint will have a lasting and positive impact on the community that welcomed you. 

We offer short-term trips where adventure-seekers, do-gooders and yogis of all experience levels can practice yoga and meditation, explore the local culture, learn about community development, and get involved in cultural exchange and community-driven service projects.

Yogis were looking for an outlet to learn more and take action on sustainable development, while nonprofit organizations in this space were always looking for new supporters and ambassadors.