Karma Yoga

Be the Change. 

We organize community events, and appreciate your support! The Karma Yoga initiative at Yoga Nirvana Studio is a community-focused, grassroots effort. Yoga Nirvana began taking the studio’s yoga practice “off the mat” in 2017. Our goal was to build community by giving back to the community. If you know of something that fits this “Karma Yoga” philosophy, please share it with the studio.

The world is a better place when people focus their good energy. To all who supported our latest project, and to everyone who continues to encourage positive, proactive energy in support of local and larger communities, THANK YOU!


A Retrospective:

In November/December 2020, we continued the “Giving Tree” campaign. The Coronavirus pandemic added hardship challenges for many in the community (businesses and people). YNS partnered with the Native American program with the Tempe school district in support of two local families. Ornaments on the studio tree listed items needed by the families, that people could purchase, wrap and return by 12/16 for distribution to the family. This year, wrapped donations were augmented with a touchless Venmo option, with all cash donations contributing to purchase (we wrapped and delivered) items needed by the families. 

In December 2019, we launched the “Giving Tree” campaign. The studio joined Tempe Academy of International Studies in adopting a Tempe family in need. Every ornament on the tree identified something the family needed; each taken and returned with the item(s) identified on the ornament.

In November 2019, we did it again: Yoga in the Park supported “Trees Matter,” a local non-profit working to increase awareness of trees’ role in sustaining human well-being in a desert climate.

In April 2019, the YNS Karma Crew co-organized a Yoga in the Park event in honor of Earth Day — Thank you for supporting it–it’s true, especially in the desert: Trees Matter!

In March 2019, the YNS Karma Crew raised over $425 for our furry friends in Maricopa County (ASPCA). Thank you for helping support animals going through a ruff time! 

In December 2018, the YNS Karma Crew ran a Toys for Tots campaign to support local families in need. Thank you for making so many Christmas morning’s brighter right here in Tempe!

In November 2018, YNS contributed non-perishable donations you brought in to benefit families struggling with food insecurity this Thanksgiving. We’re grateful to have such a generous community!

In January 2018, people participated in Tempe’s “Zero Waste Day” events in Tempe. Your mindfulness helps the planet! Go superheroes!

Full Haus for the Humane Society benefit!
Team YNS ready for action at Making Strides

In December 2017, we participated in the Brain Cancer Walk, AND provided gifts to a needy Tempe family for Christmas. Our time and donations made a real difference at the local level — thanks for making the holiday brighter for others!

In November 2017, we held a canned food (or funds) collection to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank, where every dollar donated results in seven meals.

In October 2017, we had two events: the Pedal Haus Oktoberfest yoga event raised over $500 for the Humane Society of AZ, and Team Yoga Nirvana helped to raise over $500 for the American Cancer Society at the Making Strides walk at Tempe Beach Park.

In September 2017, you helped support the Red Cross and survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Thank you for your donations!