“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…”
“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…”
“‘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.…”
“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.…”
“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…”
“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…”
"...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 byJordan Ashley...The event was a fun filled night of wine, complimentary makeup touch ups and mini facials..."