Island Care for a Community Activist Scholarship

Help fund 2 FULL SCHOLARSHIPS for a 5-day Yoga Retreat in Jamaica with Dr. Sheena Sood and Empress Thandi-Wise!

Healing is a sacred journey! As wellness and healing practitioners, we, Sheena and Empress, know this to be a truth because of the restorative and transformative shifts we have witnessed in our own lives and relationships. What has made our healing journeys more blessed is the family and beloved community who have helped us discover our purposeful gifts as healers. Through investing in our capacity to attend yoga trainings and wellness retreats, they have allowed us to share the gifts and skills of healing with our loved ones and communities. We want to extend this legacy of generosity to the next generation of community healers.

This is why, in organizing our very first Solstice Chakra Reset , we have created 2-full scholarships for community organizers and activists to attend this sacred retreat. We realize that the opportunity to partake in a yoga/wellness retreat that involves international travel, requesting time off from work/family, and actually allowing ourselves to take a break from responsibilities to our community and families is not a luxury everyone can afford! We are committed to raising $3,400 to offer 2 - “Island Care for a Community Activist Scholarships” to people who wish to attend our Solstice Chakra Reset in Treasure Beach, Jamaica this June 16-21, 2020. And WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO SUPPORT!

We especially want to prioritize offering these scholarships to people who want to attend but cannot -- either because of financial need or because they are caregivers who seldom invest in their own healing. These are the same friends and loved ones who continually pour their care into others and who desperately need their cup to be filled. This scholarship fund is about sustaining the capacity of caregivers, community organizers and activists who extend their heart and labor into other people’s empowerment and wellness but often do not receive the support and rest they need to be able to invest in their own well-being. We want to invite people who are on the path of spiritual activism and/or in need of a restorative reset to be able to participate in this 5-day adventure and retreat in Treasure Beach, Jamaica with us.

We hope to raise enough funding to cover nearly all the costs for 2 individuals to attend this Solstice Chakra Reset. This would include costs for roundtrip flights to/from Montego Bay Airport (unless of course they are residents of Jamaica), housing accommodations at Jack Sprat Motel, and the yoga practice/chakra philosophy scholarship tuition. The estimated cost for 2 scholarships is $3,400.

Even though many of you cannot attend our 2020 Solstice Chakra Reset, this fundraiser offers a way for you to engage in compassionate solidarity and support the capacity of someone else to participate in this sacred and restorative journey!

What do you say? Can you invest $100, $50, $25, or $15 into a fund to help another human partake in this special spiritual retreat, so they can come back refreshed and share tangible wellness skills with their communities? 

We hope to raise all the funds needed by March 31st. Every dollar that we raise above our goal of $3,400 will go toward food and care costs for participants on the retreat!

Thank you so so much! 

In light and blessings,
Empress and Sheena

P.S. - Thank you for considering and/or making a donation. Now, consider nominating yourself or a loved one  for a chance to earn a scholarship to participate in this amazing experience! 

Fundraising team (2)

Sheena Sood
Philadelphia, PA
Empress Thandi Wise
Team member

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