Category Archives: Artisans

Back To My Roots and Why I Created Kathmandu Yogi

I’ve been asked a lot lately, “why did you start Kathmandu Yogi?” I’ve noticed a funny habit starting to creep in when I respond. Instead of speaking from my heart, that I believe Nepal is a magical and precious place and I wanted to create a business that brought benefit to both the East and […]

Meet the Makers – Artisan Profile #3: Yala Collection

We’re pleased to introduce you to two of our amazing female artisans who have been making our products since the beginning. We’ve been working with these ladies and their equally inspiring colleagues for nearly two years now. We sat down with Chameli Dangol and Anita Maharjan to gain some perspective on their daily lives and […]

Meet the Makers – Artisan Profile #2: Yala Mandala

Yala was the name given to Patan by the Newar people, the historical inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, which means city of fine arts. As the home and workplace of the Nepal’s most talented artists and artisans, we chose Patan as Kathmandu Yogi’s local hub of activity. On our […]

Meet the Makers – Artisan Profile #1: BIA (Bodhisattvas In Action) Foundation

Bodhisattva is a Sanskrit word referring to a person who has great compassion and resolves to work tirelessly for the good of others. On our recent journey to Nepal, we visited Bodhisattvas In Action (BIA) Foundation, an international nonprofit organization based in Nepal that seeks to improve the quality of life for the disabled, orphaned […]

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