“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” - The Dalai Lama
Making a Difference Globally and Locally:
Research for Change – KYP is conducting an archival data review of Beyond the Orphanage’s records to determine the long-term effectiveness of their interventions in the lives of older orphans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In addition to the research project, we teach sessions for the BTO kids and make home and school visits to monitor their academic success and emotional well-being. It’s our hope that these studies will lead to the implementation of similar programs for older orphans around the world.
Yoga for Change – KYP teaches yoga workshops locally and globally as a way to connect the idea of volunteerism with the benefits of yoga. As participants experience the connection of body, mind and spirt, they also begin to see their interconnectedness with all beings and how they can make a difference. In addition to teaching workshops, KYP offers yoga to underserved communities–bringing the physical and psychological benefits of yoga to those who normally wouldn’t have access.
Education for Change – KYP educates local high school students regarding the needs of others locally and globally and the importance of volunteerism. These students participate in fundraising, and learn about what they can do to make a difference. We also speak to yoga teacher training programs about karma yoga and provide opportunities for them to teach yoga to children and adults who are experiencing significant challenges in their lives.