MOVEMENT WISDOM

The World's First Carbon Negative Yoga Community

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Movement Wisdom

Carbon Negative Is A Positive Thing.

As a global community, we surpassed the "safe levels" of CO₂ (350 ppm) way back in 1987.

Since then, humanity's impact on climate change has risen dramatically year after year.

The devastating consequences to nature, wildlife, and societies is tangible, and will continue to get worse unless we make massive changes right now to how we travel, spend our money, and do business.

Yoga companies claim to care about sustainability and ahimsa (non-harming), but in reality, most are just as negligent as businesses that don't claim to promote ethics, right action, and compassion.

At Movement Wisdom Yoga, we stand for protecting the planet and all of it's creatures, even though it means reducing our profits.


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Because without a liveable planet, nobody profits.

What does carbon negative mean?

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CARBON POSITIVE
The way you choose to live puts more carbon into the atmosphere than you take away from it. Carbon positive = negative for the environment.
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CARBON NEUTRAL
You take out as much CO₂ from the atmosphere as you put in. Carbon neutral is not better, not worse than before.
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CARBON NEGATIVE
You take out more CO₂ from the atmosphere than you produce. A carbon negative lifestyle is necessary for a healthy planet in 2022.
A quick google search of "carbon neutral yoga companies" will show you that some yoga brands are targeting neutrality.

This is a good first step, but it's not enough.

In order to reach emissions standards that will keep the planet livable, we all need to go carbon negative. It's not enough anymore to stay neutral - neutral is already way too far off balance.
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For us, being a carbon negative company in 2022 is non-negotiable. So what does that look like..?

#1

A Tree For Every Hour

For every hour of classes, courses, and trainings you take with us, we plant a tree.
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One of the best tools to tackle the climate crisis and keep our temperatures from rising above 1.5C is to plant trees. They are also crucial in preventing ecological collapse.

Most of the trees we plant are mangrove seedlings, which will suck up about 308 tons of carbon in its lifetime.

Streaming your one hour of yoga eats up about 56 grams of carbon, roughly the equivalent of driving a car 300 meters.

But, when you study and practice with us, instead of adding more carbon to the environment with your hour of yoga, you will be taking 307,999.44 kilograms of carbon out of the atmosphere instead. That's huge!

#2

Green Energy Projects

We donate to green energy projects like the set up and maintenance of wind power plants.
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The Movement Wisdom community has already helped build the very first wind power project in Honduras, and another in Mexico.

The Honduras project we support is preventing the emission of 226,978 tonnes of CO2e every year it is operational by replacing energy in the national grid generated from burning fossil fuels with energy from wind power.

Plus, the land around the wind turbines is being turned into a forest of native oak trees that have been classified as vulnerable by The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

#3

Company Carbon Offset

We offset the carbon used to run our company for each member of our team, and then some.
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Behind the scenes at Movement Wisdom Yoga, we are busy filming classes, trainings and workshops using LED lighting and our professional camera equipment.

We also spend a lot of time editing our content, leading Zoom calls with trainees, updating our website, sending out emails, and posting on social media.

We're a small team of 3, but we use up quite a bit of electricity between all of our projects. We neutralize all the carbon we generate with our work and then multiply our positive impact by many thousands, so that we are taking out much more carbon from the atmosphere than we are putting in to run our business.

How it works

For every course you purchase from us - whether in-person or online - we plant a tree for each hour.

For example:

Buy our 6 hour Mini YTT, and we plant 6 trees in your name. Buy our 8 hour Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Program, and we plant 8 trees in your name.

And if you buy our full 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training, we plant 200 trees in your name!

You will be able to see your name on a bundle of trees on the Movement Wisdom Profile (below) so you know it's transparent and we really walk our talk!
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Track our progress

We teamed up with Ecologi, a transparent and trustworthy company dedicated to saving the environment.

Check out the Movement Wisdom Yoga profile on Ecologi to see how much impact our incredible community has had on stopping climate change in its tracks.

While you're over there, you can click on their About and FAQs pages to see exactly how each dollar is spent.
See our Profile
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