Our Karma Yoga CIC

Our Karma Yoga is a registered Community Interest Company dedicated to health, education and wellbeing in Mind, Body and Spirit.

We are committed to teaching authentic spirituality and wellbeing by bringing the principles of yoga to as many people as possible.

We offer a number of affordable activities, including yoga classes, meditations, talks and workshops.

We aim to keep the cost of our courses and retreats as low as possible to enable as many people as possible to experience the benefits of the various activities and practices we offer.

All profits from our events are directed into projects and services that benefit individuals and the community here in the UK and overseas.

What is Karma Yoga ?

Karma Yoga is the Yoga of Action. The kind of action that is focused on giving back to the community and each other with whatever we have to give.

The act of Karma Yoga is an unselfish one that comes from the heart, and many of our teachers & staff volunteer by giving some of their time as a form of Karma Yoga.

Service to others is at the heart of Karma Yoga and is at the core of our CIC. Serving the community and being part of something bigger than ourselves.

Ushongo Beach Retreat

I have been given the opportunity to run a rolling Karma Yoga Retreat at the Ushongo Beach Retreat on the Indian ocean in Tanzania.

I shall be there from the 3rd February until the monsoons arrive in April and welcome interest from yogis, healers, teachers, artists or anyone who would love to spend time and offer whatever they have to give, in what is arguably the most beautiful place to find yourself barefoot and close to nature.

I have made links with the community of Ushongo Village and am hoping to set up a teacher volunteer programme with Ushongo Primary school.

The school is massively under resourced, I donated some English Grammar books when I was there last summer and have volunteered to teach English on my return. The school is in desperate need of books, teachers, musical instruments, sports equipment and kits.

Ushongo Beach is around 11 miles south of the old Arab slave town of Pangani, at the mouth of the Pagani River.

Ushongo itself is a traditional Swahili fishing village unaffected by mass tourism. The way of life in Ushongo is governed by the tides and the village of palm-leaf houses sits close to the shore.

The sea at Ushongo is perfect for swimming. There are no riptides, sharks or strong currents. For the more adventurous there are a series of reefs that protect Ushongo Bay. The Maziwe Island Marine Reserve is a little-known snorkelling site with clear blue waters where if lucky you can swim with the dolphins.

What's included ?

It is my aim that your time at Ushongo Beach is as nourishing and rewarding as possible.

Possible Karma Yoga activities might be:

How much ?

We appreciate a contribution of at least £45 per day which will cover all the costs of your stay, including:

I look forward to welcoming groups, couples and individuals for as little or as long as you’d like to stay.

How to book ?

For further information and how to book your retreat email esther@ourkarmayoga.com