one girl & the world: journey of the yogini (sponsor spotlight)

A scene from a JOY yoga class on Parliament Hill, Ottawa!

I’m excited to welcome new IAYB sponsor, Journey of the Yogini! Learn more about this passionate yogi activist and her amazing work.

When Ottawa-based yoga teacher, Megan Campbell, began her mission to positively impact the world, one woman at a time, she had no idea that her journey would ignite such an overwhelming response in her community.

She started organizing yoga workshops for women in 2008, donating the proceeds to local women’s organizations. After a few years of sold out workshops Megan created Journey of the Yogini (JOY), a soul-based business uniting women through yoga workshops, retreats, and events  that  raise awareness and funds for  women’s issues at home and abroad. Since its inception in the spring of 2011, JOY’s yoga workshops, retreats, and events have raised over $20,000 for local and international organizations such as Harmony House Women’s Shelter, CARE Canada, and Because I Am A Girl.

A committed practitioner as well as a community organizer, Megan has completed two 200-hour teacher trainings, one in Ottawa and the other in India. She has traveled around the world twice and completed an 800-hour yoga philosophy course through correspondence with Georg Feuerstein.  In January she traveled to California to begin a 500-hour teacher training under the guidance of Shiva Rea.

Megan is currently a leader for Off the Mat and Into the World, using the power of yoga to inspire social consciousness and sustainable activism. She does this through three initiatives that she created specifically for JOY – Be the Change: 30 Day, Body, Mind, and Soul Challenge; the Yogini Yogathon; and Yoga, Action, Adventure. She also partners with other organizations to help promote and increase awareness, as well as raise funds. JOY will now be an official partner of the Yoga Freedom Project, a global movement to help support the Somaly Mam Foundation and eradicate human sex trafficking.

A do-it-yourself kind of girl, Megan does not have any ‘employees’ and she organizes all the events, classes, workshops, retreats, teacher trainings herself. She is fueled by her belief that women everywhere are entitled to enjoy the basic rights and dignities that so many of us are privileged to have.

Journey of the Yogini’s next event is coming up soon!
Register for the second annual Yogini Yogathon
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa