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2014 Headstand Challenge

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June 28, 2014

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BENEFITING: Community Initiatives

ORGANIZER: Headstand

Vandana Bali

THE STORY:

Dear friends and family,

As you know, I have been an active yogini for more than 10 years.  For me, yoga has transformed my life.  Not just the asana (physical practice) but also the "other" parts of Ashtanga yoga including self-study (swadhyaya), to not injure (ahimsa), contentment (santosha), truthfulness (satya) and breath awareness (pranayama). There's still a lifetime of "yoga" to learn and I am thoroughly enjoying the journey.  

Now, if you read the papers and look at the violence today in our nations classrooms, you might be shaking your heads and wondering what the heck has our society come to?  So, there are some very simple things we can do that can help our children find ways to cope with growing up and all that means in today's world where parents are strapped for time and money as are school systems.  

Sometimes, simple solutions can seem, well, so simple!  I invite you to learn more about how something as simple as yoga in schools (the Bay Area Headstand program), especially in schools for underprivileged students, can help act as a tool to allow children to learn how to manage and reduce their own stress and find ways to cope with growing up in today's complicated world.  

As you may know, one in five children in the Bay Area is affected by poverty. Headstand, established in 2008, has served some 5,000 children through classes taught as a mandatory part of the curriculum at public schools in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and San Lorenzo. Headstand provides yoga and mindfulness classes as part of K-12 curriculum in low-income Bay Area schools. The yoga and mindfulness classes that Headstand provides have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety while improving self-esteem, readiness to learn, self-control, and focus. Together we can reverse the toxic effects that stress has on young children.

My goal is to raise a minimum of $1,000 for headstand's work by May 30, 2014.  

I will be participating in a yoga fundraiser on May 31 in San Francisco at the Mindful Body Yoga studio (led by my friend and awesome yoga teacher, Deborah Burkman) and will practice yoga for 108 minutes.  I invite you to support me and donate .50 per minute.  That's $54 or whatever amount you can afford.  No donation is too small or too large :-)

Thank you in advance for supporting more mindfulness in our schools.  Our children deserve the opportunity to learn ways to manage their own stress.  If you so choose, please share my email with your friends so that they may also have the option to make a donation towards this worthy cause.

In good health.

Thank you,

Vandana

 

 


 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,440

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Jay Sathe

    $20

  • Todd Pantezzi

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Linda Weiner

    $20

  • Steve Larson

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Kate, Greg, and Julie

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • G. Martinez

    $50

  • Kate Kramer & Sven Thesen

    $55

  • Tracy

    $25

  • Darin Layman

    $54

  • Soko Made

    $50

  • Matt Denny

    $100

  • Robert Haley

    $50

  • Gerald Bernstein

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • FB

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $74

  • Rick Hutchinson

    $100

  • Ron Wolfe

    $50

  • Katrina Hennessy

    $15

  • Lauren Golus

    $54

  • Michael Lacey

    $20

  • Julie Bryant

    $25

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144% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $23,348 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Headstand

Amount Raised

$4,967

 

20% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Erin Cookston

Amount Raised

$3,500

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Emily Tsay

Amount Raised

$2,886

Fundraiser Title

Vandana Bali

Amount Raised

$1,440

 

144% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kaitlin Quistgaard

Amount Raised

$1,412

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Adam Moskowitz

Amount Raised

$1,030

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Andrea Ferretti

Amount Raised

$1,013

 

203% Raised of $500 Goal

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Deborah Burkman

Amount Raised

$850

Donor Comments

Julie Bryant

Julie Bryant

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Michael Lacey

Michael Lacey

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Lauren Golus

Lauren Golus

DONATION: $54

4 years ago

Katrina Hennessy

Katrina Hennessy

DONATION: $15

What a great cause. I discovered yoga while in elementary school and it really helped me. 4 years ago

Ron Wolfe

Ron Wolfe

DONATION: $50

As always, exceeding your own expectations. Well done! 4 years ago

Rick Hutchinson

Rick Hutchinson

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $74

4 years ago

FB

FB

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

Go Vandana! 4 years ago

Gerald Bernstein

Gerald Bernstein

DONATION: $50

4 years ago