• "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


  • The lamps are different,
    But the light is the same.
    So many garish lamps in the dying brain's lamp-shop,
    Forget about them.
    Concentrate on essence, concentrate on Light
    In lucid bliss, calmly smoking off its own holy fire,
    The Light streams towards you from all things,
    All people, all possible permutation of good, evil, thought, passion.
    The lamps are different,
    But the Light is the same.
    One matter, one energy, one Light, one Light-mind,
    Endlessly emanating all things
    One turning and burning diamond.
    One, one, one.
    Ground yourself, strip yourself down,
    To blind loving silence.
    Stay there, until you see
    You are gazing at the Light
    With its own ageless eyes.

    - Rumi