500HR Advanced Yoga Training

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Raised by 15 people in 43 months
Have you ever wanted to change the world?  Me too!  Have you ever gotten lost in the "what if?", "if only", and "I guess, when the time is right"?  Yeah, me too - far too often and for far too long.

My name is Kendra and I am a Yoga teacher and Yoga studio owner.  After better than 15 years in Corporate America, I was settled quite nicely into what I thought was my career path.  After many years with the same company, my department was eliminated and despite many reasons not to, I decided to take a HUGE leap of faith and get my 200-hour Yoga teacher certification.  Upon my return from school, I took on a couple of other corporate level positions and taught on the side.  Nothing was working; I was drained, miserable, and felt very unwell.  I was left with another big life decision; take another leap or drown in what was becoming my daily professional and personal struggle.  Not having the courage to make that call, the universe chose to assist that jump and I was let go from my position.  My next leap was to open up/focus on the studio and try to make ends meet while teaching full-time.  I cashed out my (very small) 401K and opened Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio.  This represented a HUGE financial impact for my family as I was bringing in a very comfortable wage and being let go meant that the only "disposable income" I would otherwise have was my 401K. 

We have been open now for a little over a year and I am managing to keep my head above water, albeit barely at times.  I have an opportunity to further my education in Yoga and get an advanced certification.  This training will deepen my knowledge base so that I can continue my mission of spreading kindness, compassion, healing, and self-love to anyone who wants to embark on that path.   Simply put and as humbly as I can say this - - - I just do NOT have the funds to make this happen and keep the studio running at the same time.  That said, I also know in my heart that this is the right path to be on and truly believe that when we give, we receive.  I try to live my life and base my business around giving back as much and as often as I can.  I offer free classes to teens, I offer discounts to people with financial struggles, I volunteer my time and support toward charity work and causes that need attention and light, I offer a place where people can come as they are and just BE - - - while learning how to love themselves more and more.  I try my best and will keep showing up to do that no matter what the answer is to this call.

That is where this page comes into play and this request. I admit that this is much harder and more emotional for me than I thought it would be when I made the decision to create this page.  I am asking for HELP...help in raising the funds I will need in order to take the training and stay floating at the same time with the studio.  My heartfelt PROMISE is that I will use those funds as describerd above and will donate ANY AND ALL funds raised over my goal back to a cause that needs the money.  I am leaping out on faith to ask for ANY donation you can make, be it $1.00 or anything above that that feels right.  I am throwing it to the universe and to our creator and hoping that this indeed is my time for this opportunity. 

Thank you all for "listening" to me and if money isn't something you can afford to give at this time, I humbly ask for some positive energy to this request so that it finds it way to where it needs to go to root, water, and grow! 

Be well and Namaste!!
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For me, courage is asking for help when it is needed and waiting for the universe to respond without clinging to the need to control the end result. With all of my courage, I continue you put this out there and with all of my heart, I am sending love to you ALL!!
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My Go Fund Me URL has changed to:

http://www.gofundme.com/KendraDragonfly

Thank you all for your continued support. I know that this isn't a "life or death" request and I so appreciate ALL of you for either monetary donation and/or well wishes!
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I am overwhelmed by the love that is being shown toward this request and am committed to making this training happen! I know I can make a difference. I know we ALL can make a difference and I am humbled and filled with love from your belief in me, my mission, and Dragonfly! Namaste!!
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Hailey Johansen
7 months ago

GOODLUCK!!!

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$536 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 43 months
Created July 28, 2014
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$100
Veronica Armstrong
42 months ago

Good luck my friend!

KP
$100
Kere Paz
43 months ago

Lots of love to the lady who brings light and healing wherever she goes! Good luck!

LS
$50
Laura Satterfield
43 months ago

You're on the path! I love you!

D
$25
Daisy
43 months ago

I love your Ambition. Good luck. Love you.

$10
Anonymous
43 months ago
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$25
Craig
43 months ago
CB
$20
Carrie Ann Beadman
43 months ago

I have zero doubt that you will achieve this. Good luck sister!

BG
$20
Beth Gregg
43 months ago

Good Luck!

KC
$50
Kate CT
43 months ago

Good Luck!

Hailey Johansen
7 months ago

GOODLUCK!!!

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