The Yoga Refuge

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Raised by 31 people in 53 months
The Reason for The Yoga Refuge:

There is no other place in the Houston area that offers yoga therapy or a place of refuge to patients. The Yoga Refuge is conveniently located to the renowned Medical Center making transportation to and from medical facilities easier. Our research has also shown that there are no other facilities for therapy of this type in the area. When someone is dealing with illness or chronic pain The Yoga Refuge will offer a place to leave the worries of their condition at the door for a little while. It will offer a respite from the daily struggle and a chance to let the Mind, Body and Spirit heal through the use of Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Meditation and Visualization. The Yoga Refuge must operate on a donated base so that it does not drain on the finances of patients already burdened by immense medical costs. No patient will be turned away due to a financial issue.

The Heart Behind The Yoga Refuge

Cheri Moran knows firsthand the devastation that chronic pain and illness brings to a person and to their family. Ongoing medical issues cripple families and relationships. This adds even more difficulty for patients to even relate to those they love the most because true emotions are clouded by pain and/or medication. Cheri has also seen firsthand the healing that Yoga and Yoga Therapy can provide. The use of medications can be reduced, stress reduced, a sense of control is gained and a deeper understanding and appreciation for the miracle of the human body and its resilience. Patients finally understand that they are not helpless in the face of disease and pain. Yoga empowers.

Our medical community makes wondrous strides in treating disease, but all too often the person is lost in the process. Once a "person" begins treatment they become a number, a diagnosis, a "patient" and all interactions start from that label. At The Yoga Refuge each person is just that "“ a person; with abilities, feelings and possibilities.

The Needs of The Yoga Refuge

The Yoga Refuge is located just south of Houston, Texas on six acres that has the gift of a secluded feeling. We are seeking to raise money to construct Phase I of the facility. Phase I will be a 16 x 24 foot space where donation based services/teaching will be offered. The funds donated will be used to purchase the materials for the building out of the space. The Yoga Refuge will use its volunteers to construct the space and save building cost.

The Yoga Refuge will eventually be comprised of this one studio space (phase one), with a goal to construct two small cabins (phase two). The mediation studio has already been construc
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Tomorrow is my birthday - my 47th to be exact. I received the most thoughtful gift from a student/friend/supporter; a $50 gift card for Home Depot!!! This means so much more to me than just a present because she understands that this is my Dharma, my mission. Her support of that is priceless.

I don't ask for presents, and it is really hard for me to come up with something I want or need. But this year is different, if you would like to do something for me for my birthday, please consider donating to The Yoga Refuge.

No amount is too small. Nails and screws don't cost much and they will certainly be needed when the time comes. Here is a breakdown of where we stand at present.

Direct Donations: $935.00
Go Fund Me Donations: $415.00
Home Depot Gift Card: $ 50.00

Total Donations to Date: $1,400.00

We are making headway!!! Thank you for your support so far, and in the future. Together we can make a difference for others.

Namaste
Cheri
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What a great start for The Yoga Refuge!! We raised $405.00 through Go Fund Me and $500.00 in direct donations. Thank you all for your support.

We have begun to purchase the first building materials from Habitat for Humanity - so a Win/Win/Win! Here are pictures of the windows and doors for the back side of the studio. We scored these brand new Pella double pained windows for $50 each and the french doors for $150. Here is the architectural drawing of where they fit in the space.

Let's keep the excitement up! Dream it and we can do it!
A great find from Habitat for Humanity
Another great Habitat find!!
Got doors and windows for this side!!!
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Raised by 31 people in 53 months
Created March 15, 2014
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