• "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


  • I was sleeping, and being comforted by a cool breeze,
    When suddenly a gray dove, from a thicket sang and sobbed with longing,
    And reminded me of my own passion.
    I had been away from my own soul so long,
    So late-sleeping, but that dove's crying woke me and made me cry.
    Praise to all early-waking grievers!

    Student, do the simple purification.
    You know that the seed is inside the horse-chestnut tree;
    And inside the seed there are the blossoms of the tree, and the chestnuts, and the shade.
    So inside the human body there is the seed, and inside the seed there is the human body again.
    Fire, air, earth, water, and space --- if you don't want the secret one,
    You can't have these either.
    Thinkers, listen, tell me what you know of that is not inside the soul?
    Take a pitcher full of water and set it down on the water --now it has water inside and water outside.
    We mustn't give it a name,
    Lest silly people start talking again about the body and the soul.
    If you want the truth, I'll tell you the truth:
    Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.
    The one no one talks of speaks the secret sound to himself,
    And he is the one who has made it all.

    - Kabir