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Jordan Ashley

Souljourn Yoga Foundation

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Souljourn Yoga Foundation is a charity inspired by seva, the Sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service. We raise awareness and funds for girls education in lesser economically developed countries (LEDCs) 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, teacher immersions, and global retreats to continue to promote female empowerment and education in communities where equal opportunities aren't always readily available.

People have different spiritual practices across the planet, it might be yoga and it might be different, but it's through the community and 'union' that we are able to connect. We co-design retreats with our partner organizations on the ground by weaving in local practices of tradition, meditation, and movement so that it's a culturally contextual experience of equality, not hierarchy.

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.

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