Hi I am Indira
, I am 15 years old and it is my dream to go to the Miri Piri Academy, a boarding high school in Amritsar, India! It blends yoga, cultural Indian and traditional western education and it is my intention to go there for three school years until I graduate, starting this summer 2019.
I’ve been inspired by yoga since I was very small. My parents have taken me to the Kundalini yoga festival in France since I was one year old. Over the years I enjoyed so much the freedom and spirit of the festival and saw my mother and father become teachers.
When I was a little older, around nine, I discovered Miri Piri Academy and over some years of returning to the festival, slowly deep inside I just knew that this was my way! Last summer, I was at the festival and I pictured who my friend group truly were, in that picture was someone with the MPA school uniform and this is when I made my final choice. So over these last few months we (that is mama, papa and Jai papa’s partner) have been preparing and enrolling in the school, applying for a part scholarship from the academy and entering that step by step process to arrange for everything so that I can make my dream come true.
We are looking for some help with the funding for the whole THREE years of study, after which if I pass I will come home with both a high level of western education and punjabi language, Indian creative studies, but I will also return home as a trained yoga teacher! Academically, I will learn to speak, write and learn at a high level in English, which is not my native language, which will allow me more opportunities to further my education when I go to university. The program of the school also follows yogic principles, early morning yoga and seva (service) and aims help students to master and balance the spiritual and temporal realms of life.
Financially, it is quite an undertaking, my parents are pledging a large part of the funds and the school is giving help also for a large part. However there is a sum that we still have to find for each year which includes what’s left of the fees, travel, uniform, spending money and books.
And this is where we ask your help.
Anything you can offer would be such a big support to my dream to study at this amazing school, to truly grow in a school environment in all levels of who I am.
Thank you so much
Willem, Linda and Jai
If you are interested…
What is Kundalini yoga?
Kundalini yoga uses postures, breath, mediation, mantra and other techniques to develop your inner strength and contact with who you are. It was secret for many thousands of years, then Yogi Bhajan brought it to the west in 1969 and shared it with everyone.
Who is Yogi Bhajan
Yogi Bhajan is the man that brought kundalini yoga in the world. Since 1969 he taught people all over the world how to become Healthy, Happy and Holy. He also set up Miri Piri Academy in 1997.