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LOS ANGELES – September 13, 2018Souljourn Yoga Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for girls’ education in developing countries across the globe through the healing practice of yoga, is hosting its fourth yoga retreat this year, titled “Inspiring India.”

The retreat will benefit the My Name is Kumar Foundation, an organization that enables the education and development of underprivileged children and their families located in begging cities in Southern India in order to break the cycle of poverty in the region. In addition to volunteer experience with My Name is Kumar, the retreat will include a $300 tax-deductible donation to the foundation.

Join Chelsea Gilson of The Women’s Travel Co, Alyce Biddle of My Name is Kumar Foundation, and Souljourn Yoga Foundation founder Jordan Ashley on a life-changing journey to discover the rich culture and vibrant beauty of India.

On this fully-immersive 10-day adventure, attendees will spend time sailing around the beautiful Kerala backwaters, exploring the ancient ruins of Thanjavur, and ringing in the New Year with a special meditation session, alongside daily yoga practice. Attendees will also get the unique opportunity to connect with the girls of My Name is Kumar through jewelry-making, henna design, and dancing workshops, all while experiencing the local culture and making a true impact.

Each donation to My Name is Kumar will go toward creating a yearlong program of activities for secondary school-aged girls, aiming to increase confidence, inspire, and educate about topics the girls otherwise wouldn’t learn in school. Living out its mission statement of seva, the Sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service, Souljourn yoga offers guests the opportunity to help a community of girls often limited by the barriers that society, their families, and even the education system places on them on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the beautiful cultural landscape of India.

The Inspiring India retreat runs December 28, 2018 – January 7, 2019. Rates vary based on accommodation selections.

To view the full itinerary, or to sign up for the 10-day Inspiring India retreat, please visit:

About Souljourn Yoga Foundation:
Souljourn Yoga Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization inspired by seva, the Sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service. Souljourn aims to raise awareness and funds for girls’ education in developing countries by teaming up with both local and international non-profits. Souljourn Yoga Foundation creates opportunities to explore, practice, and educate though yoga both on and off the mat by offering a spectrum of workshops and global retreats to continue to promote female empowerment and education through communities where equal opportunities aren’t always readily available.

About My Name is Kumar Foundation:
My Name is Kumar (MNIK) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) whose goal is to support children and families from begging communities in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. MNIK enables the education and development of children who would otherwise be forced onto the streets to beg, helping their families to break the cycle of poverty so that they may realize a life beyond begging. MNIK also provides its partner organization, CARE Foundation (Center for Action and Resource Foundation), with business and financial support, which enables CARE to reach out to underprivileged children, youth, and destitute women struggling on the streets of Chennai and beyond. Their purpose is to promote the development of children and youth with adequate nutrition, healthy social interaction, and to ensure these children receive the love and respect that every human deserves. Together, the two organizations are committed to turning the CARE Foundation into an independent organization by 2023.

About The Women’s Travel Co:
The Women’s Travel Co (TWTC) is a community of women travelers who are enthralled by culture, enlightened by travel, and enamored with adventure. TWTC’s mission is for every woman to smile bigger, laugh harder, and reflect deeper than they ever have before. The Australian organization has staff in all corners of the globe and takes pride in igniting passion through impactful travel. TWTC makes it their purpose to bring like-minded women together to embark on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for external and internal exploration. The Women’s Travel Co offers boutique travel experiences with an unwavering standard of excellence, hosting tours that are simultaneously chic, luxurious, and “off the beaten path.”

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