Kula for Karma is transforming lives and changing the face of healthcare by delivering therapeutic Yoga, meditation, and stress management to people with physical and mental health challenges. Since 2007 we have pioneered the integration of therapeutic Yoga into programs for people with cancer, cardiac issues, disordered eating, substance abuse, trauma, and other conditions. Our programs, delivered at no cost to the student or patient, improve outcomes and help people live with a greater sense of ease and well-being during times of their greatest need.
As a nonprofit organization driven by volunteerism, Kula for Karma has launched hundreds of programs and transformed countless lives. Our success springs from our network of passionate and expert teachers, each specialized in serving the needs of specific populations. Our work is made possible by alliances with major hospitals, health professionals, schools and youth programs, leaders in the field of integrative medicine, and with the generous support of corporate and individual sponsors.
With our unmatched 10 years of experience creating turnkey solutions for hospitals, clinics, and other facilities, we simplify the process of implementing and maintaining safe, effective therapeutic yoga programs that deliver lasting benefits, backed by evidence-based medicine.
Kula dedicates time and resources to identifying hospitals, schools, clinics, senior care facilities, shelters, and other locations where populations will benefit from its programs. Current programs are geared towards adults and children with cancer, veterans, seniors, at-risk youth, adults in recovery, survivors of domestic violence, caregivers, and prisoners.
Kula for Karma is strategically focused on building new programs each year. For example, expansion efforts in 2014 were focused on adults with eating disorders and adults with Multiple Sclerosis. Through outreach to volunteers, donors, program administrators, and members of the tri-state area, Kula for Karma ensures it is building programs that address the needs of the larger community.
Once potential sites are identified, the Kula team works with each location’s key stakeholders to develop program plans that are tailored to their population’s needs. These stakeholders can include administrators, physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, department chairmen, volunteer departments, and development personnel.
Following program approval, Kula establishes class schedules and reviews its database of 500 specially-trained instructors to identify the appropriate primary and substitute teachers. All instructors are required to take Kula for Karma advanced teacher trainings geared toward their particular population(s).
Upon beginning a new program, Kula secures and deliver mats, props and supplies, conducts participation assessments, and obtains completed waiver and release forms.
On an ongoing basis, Kula for Karma monitors and modifies its programs through periodic follow-up with program directors, students, and teachers. Additionally, intake and outtake questionnaires are used to evaluate the efficacy of each program, while obtaining information used in research and grant writing initiatives.
To help support the incredible service of Kula for Karma, please go to: the donation page.