IN THE PRESS
“…The yoga for me isn’t about getting into shapes on your mat, it’s about using the mat as a jumping off point to not only discover the world, but yourself as well…”
“I had first gone to Cambodia during college on a study abroad program and later returned post college to be a reporter where my whole world was cracked wide open…”
“Jordan Ashley was 25-years-old when she first envisioned the concept for Souljourn Yoga, the nonprofit she founded to support girls’ education in developing nations…”
“Yoga is usually practiced primarily on a mat, whereas Pilates (aside from sometimes a mat), offers a spectrum of apparatuses such as the reformer, tower and Wunda chair to specifically target the core and a wider range of muscle…”
“EDUCATION IS THE GATEWAY FOR EQUALIZING THE PLAYING FIELD…”
“…I wanted to take Yoga out of the studio and into the world and use it as a platform for social activism and women’s empowerment. I thought that the best way to do that was to combine my three passions of Yoga, Travel and Feminism…”
“Their next retreat is taking place in the stunning Cape Town in South Africa, a location famous for its incredibly diverse culture, beautiful scenery and of course wild animals. A ten-day-long getaway with a jammed packed itinerary means that every day will be filled with a different experience of Cape Town…”
“So here are five awesome, yet affordable yoga retreats – you can thank us later…”
“Journalist and yoga teacher Jordan Ashley established Souljourn Yoga to fuse her love of travel, movement and women’s empowerment, establishing yoga retreats in remote locations such as Peru, Rwanda and Cambodia. She talks with Travel Begins at 40.…”
“Jordan hosts yoga retreats around the globe including places like Nicaragua, Rwanda, and Cambodia just to name a few. By hosting these retreats, she donates a generous percentage of sales to local and international charities to help fund girls' education in developing countries. So far, over $33,000 have been raised, and that number will only continue to grow, as she has tons of retreats planned for 2019…”
“Rwanda is one of most sought-out destinations to travel in 2019. Among many reasons to visit, this year marks 25 years since the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. From June 25 to July 7, 2019, Souljourn Yoga… is offering travelers the chance to explore what makes Rwanda so unique during their Yoga Adventure Rwanda Retreat, while also providing the opportunity to give back to their sister non-profit Komera…”
“A non-profit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for girls’ education rights through international yoga retreats, Souljourn Yoga bills its trips as “far from your typical beach-side yoga retreats…”
#7 “Give back with Souljourn Yoga and a Tribe Called Tibet…”
“Tibet, Rwanda and South Africa with Souljourn Yoga…”
Watch and read the full interview at Forbes
“Jordan Ashley is the founder of Souljourn Yoga , a non-profit organization that hosts yoga retreats all over the world in order to support women/girls from developing countries in obtaining an education…”
Watch and read the full interview at The Mindful Magazine
“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…”
“We have no idea when someone steps onto a yoga mat what experiences led them up to where they are at that very moment…”
“‘Business Leader recently sat down with Jordan Ashley, the founder of non-profit organisation, Souljourn Yoga Foundation, to discuss how her international business is helping female education across the globe…”
“‘Place a hand to your heart and a hand to your belly,’ I say to a room of strangers – a hundred women who had witnessed the massacre of husbands, children, siblings and friends in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.…”
“When Jordan Ashley was starting the nonprofit Souljourn Yoga Foundation, she knew she wanted to use the powerful combo of yoga and travel to help girls around the world…”
“Yoga is part of an enormous, ever-growing wellbeing market which is now filtering into our holiday choices…”
“Jordan Ashley is the brains behind Souljourn Yoga, a non-profit that helps raise awareness and funds for girls education in developing countries by teaming up with both local and international non-profits…”
“With one wobbly boot in front of the other, sweaty palm gripping on to my guide’s hand, I’m trekking through Nyungwe National Park. I’m entirely enveloped within 380 square miles of nature, and my senses feel alive with stimulation from the smells, sights, and sounds around me…”
“This June I travelled to Rwanda for a yoga retreat with a difference. I was with Souljourn Yoga, a non-profit that raises awareness and funds for girls' education by hosting retreats all over the world. The 10-day trip fused yoga with travel and philanthropy - it was relaxing, restorative, educational and, of course, fun…”
“Committing yourself to ‘selfless service’ is not something that any of our previous Founder Focus’ have touched upon, up until now. Inspired by the Sanskrit word, seva, the Souljourn Yoga Foundation is a non-profit organisation committed to raising funds and awareness for girls education through global retreats and workshops.…”
“Much like the tech industry has permeated almost every corner of our lives – from how we communicate to how we travel – the wellness industry has also coloured our everyday…”
“Yoga is for everybody and every body. There are different types of yoga from restorative, Vinyasa, yin and many more, and these have opened up a world of choices and options for individuals who may want a different kind of practice…”
“Mindfulness isn’t about punishing yourself,’ she insists. ‘Life’s too short not to eat chocolate and drink G&Ts: it’s just about creating a balance…”
“The tiny girl whose photo I’m taking is no more than seven and her big eyes were almost as large as the egg that she clutched in her little hands. “Small hands, big egg or was it small egg and big eyes?” I thought as I began to snap her image on my new digital camera…”
“Something my teacher always said was “yoga is for everybody and every body”, says Jordan Katz, founder of the Souljourn Yoga Foundation…”
"Welcome the New Year by saying namaste in Kerala, India, site of an 11-day yoga retreat and tour..."
“While embracing NYC’S fast-paced and driven yoga culture, Jordan Ashley recognized a need for service-based yoga; a need for experiences which give perspective to the self through selflessness.”
“The Souljourn Yoga Foundation are on a mission to raise awareness and funds for girls education in developing countries.”
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"A wellness retreat that does good for others as well as yourself."
"If you're planning to go on a wellness retreat this year, take a closer look at Souljourn Yoga."
"Anyone looking to meld the benefits of yoga with the thrill of travel..."
"Education becomes a 'fork in the road' that immediately alters the outcome of a girl's life..."
"...The combination of conscious travel, a focus on female empowerment, and blending a physical yoga practice with taking action off the mat inspired me to create a nonprofit...."
"...Woom Center, located on the Bowery, offers a multi-sensory yoga, meditation and movement experience. Sleuth, always enthusiastic to check out a new experience, hopped on the B train to attend class with Jordan Ashley."
"Jordan Ashley, founder of Souljourn Yoga, is not interested in hosting a yoga retreat in a third world country to take advantage of the natural beauty of a region and then leave without having an impact. She believes that change happens when we 'leave the palace gates'..."
An amazing evening supporting the Sacred Valley Project, an organization dedicated to improving access to education for young women from low-income families in remote, mountain communities of the Sacred Valley.
"Last week the spa hosted an event to support an amazing organization called Souljourn Yoga created by Jordan Ashley...The event was a fun filled night of wine, complimentary makeup touch ups and mini facials..."
"With a dream catcher dancing from her right ear, Jordan Ashley, 27, appears too young to have founded Souljourn Yoga, a nonprofit dedicated to helping educate young women in developing countries..."