We believe that yoga and travel have the power to transform both ourselves and the world around us. This has been our mission statement since 2008 and is the foundation of our IY Travel Impact Program.
In addition to promoting global perspective and cultural enrichment, we feel it is imperative that travelers give back to the people and places we visit.
One of IY’s differentiating values is our strong commitment to our partnerships overseas, many of whom we have been working with for over a dozen years. We work closely with them to identify local organizations and projects that support their communities, economic goals and environmental preservation initiatives. Every IY retreat includes a meaningful donation to a local organization or non-profit. Please see the details for your specific retreat to learn about how we create positive impact wherever we travel.
"Thanks to International Yoga and their travelers we are helping our local people in the Peruvian mountains, especially our children. We were able to build a kindergarten so that they can have all the facilities like nice classrooms, toilets water tank, septic tank, fence and nice playground. We deliver school supplies as well as shoes every winter season. During this pandemic when schools were closed we were able to install an internet satellite so that our children can keep learning from home. Always thankful to Pachamama (Mother Nature) and to International Yoga." - Valentin Baca