Antonia's Down Home Yoga School!

 
Raised: $2,375.00
Goal: $5,200.00
 
 
 

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Antonia Wong

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With these funds, I can attend a Yoga Teacher Training with a Specialized Certification in Yoga Therapy in San Francisco. It is my dream to build a yoga school from the ground up and wor... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Antonia Wong 14 months ago

One more big thank you to everyone who has supported my project! I will always remember... xoxo <3 Tonia

 
 
 

Updated posted by Antonia Wong 14 months ago

Dear Friends:

The day has finally come! Tomorrow I begin a step in a whole new direction that will certainly lead me to the path I've been after all these years. Tomorrow I begin my training as a Yoga Therapist at Purusha Yoga in San Francisco!

Thanks to you, I have raised just about half of my tuition for the program. That is so much more than I expected when I blindly sent an email asking you all to dig in YOUR pockets for MY dream. I am blown away by your support and encouragement. I plan to tie a bow on fundraising and send a check to my school on Monday. If you still wish to donate, please do so by Sunday.

Remember that Good Joe blog I told you about last month? It's been published! You can read an article about Down Home Yoga here: www.goodjoe.com/blog/2013/down-home-yoga. A big thank you to Jenny Huynh and Frank Martinez for the interview and the opportunity to share my dream with their readers.

And if you haven't had a chance to check out my blog, Tonia Dreams of Yoga, you can read and follow at toniadreamsofyoga.blogspot.com.

Well, here I go!

Muchas Gracias, Xie Xie, Mahalo, Danke, Merci, Grazie, Arigato, Salamat, Spasibo- Thank You So Much!!

~Tonia

 
 
 

Updated posted by Antonia Wong 15 months ago

2013 has been invigorating! This past Sunday, I attended an orientation at Purusha Yoga in San Francisco’s Richmond District where I will begin my training next month. I’ve never been more ready to make this change and I couldn’t have picked a better school. I’m really excited to start the program!

I wanted to update you on my progress and share some more information with you about my program.

• In just 29 days, 40% of my fundraising goal has been reached! Many thanks to you for your kindness, generosity and your desire to be part of this community project. Please continue to share the link with your friends and family, we’re almost there!

• Dylan Hayes has become a mentor for this project. He is family, a great friend and incredibly committed to the community. Dylan and I are working together to corral the ideas for this project and set them into motion. I’m grateful to have him on my team and can’t wait to see what this looks like.

• GoodJoe.com is publishing an article about the Down Home Yoga Project on their blog, The Goodness Blog. We met a couple of weeks ago and I’m excited to get the word out through such an awesome portal. I’ll keep you posted.

• Purusha Yoga has generously taken several hundred dollars off of my tuition as a courtesy for signing up early! I am also applying for their Seva Project scholarship and keeping my fingers crossed to be chosen as the sole recipient for 2013. There’s only one this year, so wish me luck!

• As part of my yoga therapy training, I will need to log a minimum of 20 hours of teaching time between now and May. If you are interested in a private or small group session, please contact me soon so we can set something up. Kids welcome!

Again, thank you so much for your support. What started off being so scary and unchartered is quickly turning into something so solid and motivating. Thank you for believing in this project. More news soon. Happy New Year...

Love,
Antonia


 
 
 
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Created by Antonia Wong on December 9, 2012

With these funds, I can attend a Yoga Teacher Training with a Specialized Certification in Yoga Therapy in San Francisco. It is my dream to build a yoga school from the ground up and work with the under-served community, including at-risk youth and veterans. I’m particularly interested in learning more about integrating yoga as treatment for Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder among these groups.

 

Unlike talk therapy, yoga therapy addresses specific health problems by adapting poses and breathwork. Through yoga, I will help increase awareness of thoughts, triggers, feelings, and physical sensations using a holistic approach. Eventually, I would like to add in therapeutic cooking and other non-traditional methods to support our whole systems.

 

For those of you who know me personally, you know that I have always been responsible, practical and don’t take great risks, especially when it comes to finances. Building a holistic practice and giving back to my community has always been a dream of mine. This time, instead of quelling that fire in favor of a safe and predictable career, I’m ready to take the leap and go after something I know will be fulfilling. My passion will fuel my success.   

 

Please invest in me…and into the community! I need $55 from 119 people. This is your chance to be part of a down-home, grassroots local project that will grow into something magical. I can feel it! I humbly ask for your support so I can make this dream a reality. Let's do this together!

 

With love and respect,

Antonia Wong

 

 
 
 
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$2,375 raised by 35 people in 16 months.

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Daniel Barkman

14 months ago

 
 

Woop!

 
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Marnie McCurdy

14 months ago

 
 

Best wishes Antonia!

 
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Silvia

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I am happy to know you are pursuing your joy!

 

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Donna Mason

14 months ago

 
 

So happy for you and glad to help in any way. Good luck on this adventure and look forward to seeing you succeed! XOXO

 

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