Established in 2007, the impetus for BigWorldSmallPlanet was to create an experience for yoga enthusiasts to discover Nicaragua, its incredible beauty and most importantly, the potential of its children. As part of each and every retreat, some time is set aside to hang with the kids in local communities. Most Nica kids have never experienced yoga and are quite intrigued and open. On a very special December afternoon, 36 children were boated over to Jicaro Island to get to know Peter and his group. Peter, as Peter does, jumped in feet first (if memory serves, right into some Warrior moves!) and the joy and laughter commenced. ‘Yoga Fun’ was had by all and the group was immediately invited to visit their community to see some of their homes and school. On the spot, witnessing their hardships, Peter declared, ‘Kids should be able to be kids’. A truer statement could not have been uttered and became the impetus for what is now karmaNICA.
KarmaNICA is an organization established to create an educational and nurturing environment for the underprivileged children of the rural Nicaragua with a focus on establishing resources for supplies, mentoring and monitoring for long-term growth. This initiative is designed to provide an optimal learning and activities environment and to engage and empower their parents and community leaders along our collective journey.Founders Partners & Sponsors