Giving back: Friends of Jagruti
Friends of Jagruti is a Canadian not-for-profit association. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for Jagruti Seva Sanstha. Pathway Yoga donates a portion of its proceeds each year to Friends of Jagruti.
Jagruti Seva Sanstha is an NGO run mainly by women. Its mission is to bring educational support and health care to the women and children of Janawadi slum, home to 300,000 people in the heart of Pune, one of India’s fastest-growing cities.
The best way to break down cycles of poverty, hunger, disease and abuse is to educate women and give them a way to earn a living. The women of Jagruti Seva Sanstha are working to do just this – and you can help. Find out more by visiting
At Pathway Yoga, we have a special place in our hearts for the people of Janawadi. The neighbourhood is just a short rickshaw ride from the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, where our teachers travel to study with BKS, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar. It is our joy to give back to a place and people who have been so generous to us.