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Yoga 4 All Foundation

Organized by: Carol Daugherty

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EVENT DATE Jul 17, 2015

THE STORY:

I traveled to Bali in 2013 and 2014 and the thing that struck me the most within hours of landing in Denpasar was the air of gratitude and graciousness from the people of Bali. Everything from the salutation of pressed palms and a small bow, to the daily ritual of incense and flowers to thank the gods for all they have, cultivated an energy that was truly healing and something I felt fully from within.

During my first trip, I met Rui who is a native Indonesian. She is honest, extremely intelligent, funny, caring, and truly engaging. We became fast friends. One day in our many conversations we got on the subject of yoga and she shared how rewarding the practice had been and how meditation helped her through some difficult situations in her life. She also revealed that she practices mostly at home because classes were out of reach financially.

I learned that this was the case for most Balinese people. The typical Balinese salary is between $10-$20 USD per day when the average cost of one yoga class is $15-$20 USD making it not financially feasible for formal training. Knowing that Bali is considered a yoga mecca to most yogis around the world, I was shocked to learn this. After that initial conversation, it was not lost on me that there were no Indonesian students or instructors in any of the classes my travel companions and I attended. We chatted with locals all over the island who expressed genuine interest in practicing. They were curious as to what it was about the combination of their land, culture and yoga that brought so many people there to have a ‘spiritual experience’.

This struck a major cord with me. I was astonished that in a place where so many others reap the benefits of the practice, the land and the culture the Balinese people weren’t a part of that healing experience for themselves. Rui and I want to change that. She and I feel strongly about the need for a yoga studio by the people and for the people of Bali. She also wants to share this gift of yoga with her family and friends. She is hoping to open Griya Yoga Studio (Griya means “Home” in Indonesian) in the summer of 2015. Griya will offer all classes by donation only.

Therefore, there will be no monetary obstacles to attend yoga classes. This is why the “Yoga For All Foundation” was created. I want the people of Bali and others like them from around the world to be afforded the opportunity of experiencing the healing properties of yoga and meditation the way I have.

Therefore, the first yoga studio that Yoga 4 All will be sponsoring is Griya Yoga. Please join me in making a donation to my organization so that we can get this first project off the ground. Griya Yoga will need approximately $25,000 to support this project for one year. I know with your help, this project can come to fruition. Thank you for your support. Carol

$930

 

4% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Alisa & Todd Nathanson

    $50

  • The Wylder Foundation

    $100

  • Lisa (Jasbhagti Kaur) Hicks

    $200

  • Stephan David Hewitt

    $25

  • Conscious Creative (Cheri+Mark)

     

  • Debra Hagel-Wollman

    $50

  • Yanikian

    $50

  • Indigo Lab LA

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Audrey Duffy

    $100

  • Beth H.

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

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Organized by

Carol Daugherty

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Beth H.

Beth H.

DONATION: $100

So wonderful ! 2 years ago

Audrey Duffy

Audrey Duffy

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Indigo Lab LA

Indigo Lab LA

DONATION: $100

Spread the love and unite the world for all souls through the power of yoga! 2 years ago

Yanikian

Yanikian

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Debra Hagel-Wollman

Debra Hagel-Wollman

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Conscious Creative (Cheri+Mark)

Conscious Creative (Cheri+Mark)

Congrats on getting this far, Carol! We know you will succeed. Best of luck to you! 2 years ago

Stephan David Hewitt

Stephan David Hewitt

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lisa (Jasbhagti Kaur) Hicks

Lisa (Jasbhagti Kaur) Hicks

DONATION: $200

Come on everyone! Let's make Yoga 4 All happen. Thanks for the opportunity to first bring it to the beautiful people of Bali, Carol! ❤️❤️❤️ 2 years ago

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