• "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


  • Define and narrow me, you starve yourself of yourself.
    Nail me down in a box of cold words, that box is your coffin.
    I do not know who I am,
    I am in astounding lucid confusion.
    I am not a Christian, I am not a Jew, I am not a Zoroastrian,
    And I am not even a Muslim.
    I do not belong to the land, or to any known or unknown sea.
    Nature cannot own or claim me, nor can heaven,
    Nor can India, China, Bulgaria,
    My birthplace is placelessness,
    My sign to have and give no sign.
    You say you see my mouth, ears, yes, nose---they are not mine.
    I am the life of life.
    I am that cat, this stone, no one.
    I have thrown duality away like an old dishrag,
     I see and know all times and worlds,
    As one, one, always one.
    So what do I have to do to get you to admit who is speaking?
    Admit it and change everything!
    This is your own voice echoing off the walls of God.

    - Rumi