1. Kids Yoga program
Krama Yoga teachers and teacher trainees use cooperation games, songs, fun yoga poses and laughter to initiate boys and girls under the age of 13 into a lifelong love of health, community and well-being. Every class includes lessons on healthy living and teaches empathy, confidence and communication skills, reinforcing the importance of self-respect and compassion.
2. BodySmart Lifeskills program
Young adults participating in NGO vocational training programs or tertiary education complement their learning with a personal development and leadership initiative based on the Krama Yoga BodySmart philosophy. BodySmart Lifeskills applies a specially designed philosophy curriculum that encourages reflection upon one’s behavior, emotions, actions and relationships and teaches young adults a vocabulary they can use to express their feelings and experience of the world.
BodySmart Lifeskills offers young adults from under-privileged backgrounds the chance to lead a life different from the one they grew up in. It enables them to cultivate self-confidence and leadership skills to overcome the prejudice and challenges they face when entering a new social environment and taking on new responsibilities in life.
BodySmart Lifeskills program provides concrete opportunities for those students so that they can establish their own yoga self-practice; establish a foundation for teaching; become a Kids Yoga teacher; and eventually become internationally certified Yoga teachers.
3. Yoga Therapy program
Trauma-sensitive instruction is a critical component of all outreach classes at Krama Yoga. Yoga teachers are trained to perceive symptoms of trauma and deep stress in students through behavioral cues, as well as to generate a safe environment that exercises the body and mind and minimizes the likelihood of stimulating trauma triggers.
Krama Yoga currently offers trauma sensitive yoga classes to young women through partnerships with organizations that provide after-care to survivors of human trafficking. Krama Yoga teachers work closely with professional case-workers to help students manage emotional responses to the physical practice of yoga. By facilitating a gentle and sensitive physical practice, trauma sensitive yoga eases young women back into a sense of control and empowerment within their own bodies.
4. Nataraj Yoga Studio – Social Enterprise
Krama Yoga generates funds by running a public studio that offers high quality yoga classes to a paying clientele. 100% of profits from the Nataraj Yoga studio are used for developing Cambodian yoga teaching capacity and enabling new outreach projects for children, teens and young adults.
Nataraj Yoga is a public yoga studio that has been in operation in Cambodia since 2004. The studio offers daily yoga classes taught by qualified instructors in a wide range of yoga styles. The Nataraj Studio enables teaching and professional development opportunities for Krama Yoga teacher training graduates, as well as hosting professional expatriate yoga teachers and visiting world class instructors. The Krama Yoga Cambodian teachers earn supplementary wages for their work contributing to the studio management and teaching and assisting public classes.