Kunga Yoga is for all people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and abilities.
Kunga Yoga Teacher Trainings, Kunga Yoga Classes, and Kunga Journeys service retreats are joyful opportunities to learn healthy living practices while raising funds and serving others!
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- Kunga Yoga Mission & Vision
“Kunga” is a Kenyerwandan word meaning “to serve or help”. The mission of all Kunga Yoga programs is to offer the teachings of yoga as a path of service to the planet, it’s people, and all beings.
The heart of all Kunga Yoga programs is to encourage, inspire, and support healthy living, community building, volunteering, and positive activism. We chose this word in honor of the first group of children that we had the honor of working with, the Mizero orphans of the Rwandan genocide. Our mission is supported by three primary models: Kunga Yoga Teacher Training School: 200 & 500 Hour programs, Kunga Journeys service-based yoga retreats, and Kunga Yoga public classes.
The vision of Kunga Yoga is to connect cultures by inspiring and training individuals to approach their yoga practice and lifestyle choices as an opportunity to serve others, to encourage healthy communities, and to inspire positive activism. Our vision is to connect volunteers, donors, yoga students, and yoga teachers with local and international communities in need.
- Kunga Yoga Core Values
Our core values reflect what we believe in and these values are the underpinning of all that we do and create. We believe that these values are universal and that ultimately all people have the same desire to live a healthy life of contribution, service, and community. These values are the heart and soul of all Kunga Yoga programs.
- We value Community
- We value Having Fun!
- We value Movement
- We value the Healing & Performing Arts
- We value Kindness & Compassion
- We value optimal Health-of our Minds, Bodies & our Planet
- We value Integrity
- We value Non-Violent Communication
- We value Balance
- We value Commitment
- Kunga Yoga Methodology
Kunga Yoga is a service-based methodology that approaches the practice of yoga as an opportunity for self growth and inquiry into how our choices may affect our local and global communities. Unlike some schools of thought that primarily encourage an inner self-inquiry,Kunga Yoga encourages both inner work for the self and outer work as service for the community. Kunga Yoga increases awareness of community building, volunteering, and working together, while promoting healthy lifestyle choices for the individual through a diverse toolbox of modalities.
Kunga Yoga classes incorporate a monthly service theme, along with classical and dynamic asanas, namaskars, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation techniques. Kunga Yoga encourages conscious awareness of our thoughts, words, and actions, and awareness of how these thoughts, words, and actions affect our community. Kunga Yoga also encourages positive activism through educational and fundraising campaigns, and all Kunga Yoga programs work to raise awareness for Kunga Journeys, volunteer service trips benefiting orphanages in developing countries.