Yoga - Seva - Teacher Trainings : Creating global leaders in yoga and community service.

yoga for each other.

We bring the benefits of yoga and movement therapies to communities all over the world, uniting people and cultures through the love of yoga, humanity and service. At Yoga for HumanKind, your yoga practice and training helps someone else have the opportunity do the same.


Our approach to yoga draws on traditional practices of hatha yoga asana, meditation, pranayama and philosophy, as well as contemporary somatic and therapeutic movement practices such as dance movement therapy, Body Mind Centering, Continuum Movement and body-based trauma therapy. It is holistic, intelligent, skillful and relevant.


The way forward is to pay it forward. We believe in equity, social justice and a love of humanity, and that global change starts here, with me and you. The average weekly wage in Nepal is ***. Your fees go directly to paying for a local community member to become a certified yoga teacher, for free. Your fundraising goes towards making sure the new local yoga program is supported and sustainable.


Humanity. We’re in it together, and we do it together. We are working to build a global community of yoga leaders with blazing passion, knowledge and expertise to skillfully share the benefits of yoga in their own diverse communities, especially with those who need it most. Together we bridge divides, inspire change, create opportunity, and lift each other higher. In community, for community.


Why do we do it? Because of love, the greatest gift of all. We love humanity, we love life, and we love yoga – because we know it helps to make these things better. Through yoga we foster greater wellbeing, awareness, connection, kindness and more love. And these are what make the world go round. “We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.” – Mother Teresa

Nepal 200-HR YTT

In partnership with Women’s Foundation Nepal 8 August – 19 September 2017 / Kathmandu, Nepal
Meet our local partner organisation: Women’s Foundation Nepal

This 6-week Yoga Alliance Certified 200hr Yoga Teacher Training well exceeds the standard requirements for certification, plus offers a unique focus on cross-cultural and trauma-informed yoga teaching. This is a transformational and cultural learning experience of a lifetime. You will learn alongside local community members, practice teach to local community groups, and have plenty of opportunity for cultural activities and seva (community service). Taught by highly experienced and skilled international faculty, not only will you leave equipped, practiced and confident to teach yoga to a diverse range of people, but you will receive the training, skills and leadership qualities to create real change in your own community doing something you love. *This training is open to both women and men.

  • Yoga

    Yoga The study and skill of teaching yoga

  • Cultural Immersion

    A rich cultural sharing and learning opportunity


    Bring yoga into the communities who need it most


    Because the greatest change starts within.


We bring the art and skill of yoga beyond the studio / retreat to support those who need it most.
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Lead Trainer & Founder
Mei Lai Swan can best be described as a highly passionate, skilled and inspired ‘lifer’. She is a senior yoga teacher, social change entrepreneur and community development professional from Melbourne, Australia.
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Lead Trainer & Co-Founder
Wanna moved to Austria as refugee from the Philippines, worked in Sri Lanka for the International Organization for Migration supporting displaced communities, then moved to the US. She’s practiced yoga for 18 years, sharing yoga’s potential to heal.
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Laura Harris

Teaching Assistant & Operations


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