Nicki Jones is a personal trainer and yoga practitioner who specializes in work with clients who are disabled, many unable to leave their homes. Her clients struggle with obesity, social anxiety, and the inability to work. They have sad stories of death and divorce, loss of loved ones, addiction to food, and the fear of society making fun of them any time they leave their homes. Nicki chose to focus on this segment of our population because she recognizes that they need help; she wants to save lives through movement and yoga taught with love and compassion. Going into this business Nicki knew would be a challenge - most of these people are unable to work, many are living off of Disability or Social Security payments and can barely keep up with their bills. With that, she knew she would struggle herself to make ends meet because she would have to keep her rates extremely low. Nicki didn't care. There are months that some of them cannot pay anything, but she refuses to give up on them.
While the personal rewards for her are satisfying, she cannot afford to take vacations, go on retreats or attend any development sessions herself. We'd like to change that. We'd like to raise the funds to send Nikki to the week-long yoga retreat we are hosting in Bali in August. Raising the funds necessary for her to go away would give her the chance to further her training in the practice of yoga, as well as recharge and inspire her in her return to her clients.
We would love to help Nicki do something for herself, and hope to do so with the help of her family and friends as well as ours. We would also like to give one of our beautiful Yoga Inspired Bracelets
from Bali to everyone who donates $35 or more.
From Nicki to her Friends and Family:
I LOVE my job. I LOVE my clients. I am NOT in this to get rich but purely to help people live longer and enjoy more of what this life has to offer. This yoga retreat would be a blessing to me. I use yoga currently to treat my own Fibromyalgia. I have never attended a yoga retreat and would be so grateful to go. My finances would never allow me this kind of trip. Even knowing that, I would not change a thing about my life. My life is wonderful.
Thank you for your consideration!
- Roberta Nielson
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