Souljourn Yoga Foundation is a US 501(c)3 nonprofit inspired by seva, the Sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service.
Our aim is to raise awareness and funds for girls education in developing countries by teaming up with both local and international non-profits. We create opportunities to explore, practice, and educate through yoga both on and off of the mat by offering a spectrum of workshops and global retreats to continue to promote female empowerment and education to communities where equal opportunities aren't always readily available.
Currently, over 130 million girls around the world are denied an education, which also means they're denied the chance to improve their overall health, income, quality of life, and the ability to empower themselves with endless opportunities. A girl with an education is also less likely to become a victim of violence and child marriage, which are two predominant issues that women face across the globe.
Our founder, Jordan Ashley, presented at TEDxBadinh on the importance of girls' global education and the power of giving.
In 2017 we were able to take groups of yogis on retreats to Nicaragua, Peru, Cambodia, and Morocco. In each country, our group visited one of our “sister” non-profit organizations that we work with - and a portion of each retreat participants retreat fee went directly to each non-profit. In a beautiful (and successful) attempt to build the bridge between those donating and those receiving the donation, we spent 1-2 days meeting the girls, practicing yoga with them, and engaging them (and our retreat participants) in yogic activities and art projects.
For every participant on our retreats, $300-$500 of the total amount of the cost of the retreat was donated directly to each "sister" non-profit
Our continuous goal is to match every $300-$500 donation. With your help, we will be able to meet that goal annually.
Please help us to build a generation of educated and empowered young women across the globe.