IN THE PRESS
“‘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..."