Kunga Journeys Mission
All Kunga Journeys retreats and trainings are service-based programs, dedicated to educating the public about approaching yoga as a path of service. Our projects involve fundraising for Class-5 non-profits, which serve children, animals and the environment. Kunga Journeys programs provide hands on opportunities to volunteer with underserved communities. Some highlights of our service work since 2006 have included placing over 150 yoga teacher-trainees in underserved communities in the U.S, coordinating group volunteering with orphans from Rwanda, Jamaica, India & Thailand, and raising over $35,000 in funds and schooling for various local and international charities.
A Personal Note From Kristin & Loren
It’s time again! December of 2012 marks our sixth Kunga Journey and our fourth return to the Home of Hope Orphanage in India! We’re so very excited to return to the land of savory coconut curries, enchanting temples, lush green vegetation, giant bazaars, and Ayurvedic spas. We are excited and grateful to bring our community to this beautiful city full of Indian culture, and this beautiful orphanage full of love!
Kunga Journeys are for people from all walks of life who simply have an interest in exotic travel with a little more meaning. Please join us as a volunteer… you will be greatly rewarded through the experience in return! We hope to see you in India!
~Kristin & Loren
Highlights from the previous Kunga Journeys:
- Group Sing Alongs on our riverboat
- Helping the children with their homework
- Laughing Fits during Partner Yoga Sessions
- Beautification projects around the orphanages
- Kick-starting LEAF International Music programs by donating drums and guitars
- Experiencing the humble, humorous company of the orphanage staff
- Dance Parties after Dinner
- Shopping the Day & Night Bazaars
- Lazy River Tours
- Cooking Classes
- Visiting Elephant Sanctuaries
- Thai Massage & Ayurvedic Spas
- Optional Adventure Sports and so much more!
“Kunga” is the Kinyerwandan word for “to help / serve / reconcile”. It was chosen to honor the children who inspired all Kunga Programs: the Mizero Orphans of the Rwandan Genocide.
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Stories & photos from past Kunga Journeys!