About
With dedication, anything is possible

The practice of yoga contains within it a spirit of service, to work selflessly for the good of all mankind. Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, or Guruji as he is affectionately known, dedicated his life to spreading the wisdom of yoga and embodied this spirit.

We established the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Charitable Trust in 2005 in honor of Guruji's 90th birthday, when more than 800 students and friends from around the world gathered to pay respect to their guru.

Caring for others and compassionate philanthropy
Initiatives are selected to improve and strengthen the lives of economically disadvantaged families and children, underserved communities and the environment. Guruji and his family believe that this can be achieved through caring for others and compassionate philanthropy.

100% of our funds go to projects
One hundred percent of our fund goes to charitable projects in the local community. We are also exempt from income tax as a charitable organization under Section 12A and 80(G) of India’s Income Tax Act (1961).