• "Karuna is a loving Goddess of yoga. She conjures images and awareness in her class, inspiring and infusing yoga practice with joy!" - Sumati Ganeshan, yoga teacher

  • "Karuna is delighting us with her authentic and intense inquiry into spirit. Her yoga is inspiring!" - Rodney Yee

  • "Through Karuna's gentle teachings I see the world in a different way, and my mind, soul, and heart are more open and accepting." - Workshop Participant

  • "I feel like I've awakened from a deep slumber...Today has given back to me my song, the song that radiates my being and was given to me for the purpose of healing." - Workshop Participant

  • "Your inspiring, motivating, caring, thought provoking, fun, very knowledgable and energetic approach to Yoga brings a ripple effect to the world. I know that I am a much more grounded and positive person because of Yoga..."  - Yoga Participant

  • "...I know that I am a much more grounded and positive person because of Yoga. I know that we all have that wonderful spirit inside of us and you help us let it shine!" - Yoga Participant

  • "I have had the great good fortune of working with a true genius of yoga, Karuna Erickson, in developing a new system called Heart Yoga." - Andrew Harvey


  • This being human is a guest house
    Every morning a new arrival.
    A joy, a depression, meanness
    Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
    Welcome and entertain them all
    Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
    Who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture.
    Still, treat each guest honorably.
    He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
    The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
    Meet them at the door, laughing; and invite them in.
    Be grateful for whoever comes,
    Because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

    - Rumi