Family Yoga Project

$820 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 27 months
Who we are: We are Bliss Kid Yoga ‌, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing yoga programs to underserved populations  in order to promote community health and wellness.

Program: Free Family Yoga Series at Springdale Urban Farm 

Goal: Empower families and promote community health and wellness by nourishing mind, body and soul! 

Who will this program serve?  This program is designed for all families with a focus to serve economically disadvantaged families who have children of all abilities and families of English language learners.  This program promotes family empowerment; the ability to advocate for your family and make healthy choices in order to decrease long-term dependency on support services and carry families through hard-times. We also aim to increase access to healthy food that is affordable and local. Springdale Urban Farm accepts SNAP and Double Dollar programs. 

Where does your donation go? 100% of funding will go towards a weekly yoga series for families, fair pay for yoga teachers, supplies, mats, community outreach, support services, program research, data collection, curriculum writing and more. We hope to raise funding by December 2016 in order to support this program in 2017.

Thank you! We are honored to serve the community and grateful for your support!

With Gratitude, 
Executive Director, Katherine Banker  and The Bliss Kid Yoga Family



To attend program visit us on FB at www.facebook.com/blisskidyoga or www.blisskidyoga.com/events.
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Wow! We are at $820 for #givingtuesday ! Let's see if we can break $1,000 by midnight! If you feel so inclined to help kick off the giving season we encourage you to learn about our Family Yoga Project; go beyond the pose to empower families in Austin to live happy and healthy lives! Do good, feel good! Much Gratitude to all! www.gofundme.com/familyyogafund
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A inspiring story from one of our families who wish to remain anonymous..."My daughter has scoliosis among over conditions that contribute to a limited motion, pain and low muscle tone. She has been having a hard time at school keeping up with friends at PE and on the playground. She is a very sweet girl who has recently become very self-conscious and aware of her difference in abilities then her peers. It has become increasingly severe and she has stopped being active and has refused invitations to play with friends. Not only has this hurt her emotionally but her doctor has noticed a decrease in her already limited motion and overall health. After seeking help from a multitude of professionals I stumbled upon a yoga class at my daughter's school. I thought, "what the heck, it won't hurt to try it". I will admit I didn't have much hope.

In just a few weeks our world has changed for the better and is continuing in a positive trend for not only my daughter but our whole family. Her self-confidence has slowly regained itself. The instructor uses a lot of partner poses that encourage teamwork and make some more difficult poses more accessible to all the students. Through working together with new friends she has really started to be more confident and looks forward to showing me what she learns. She is back to being the teacher at home. I am also overjoyed to report her doctor has seen an increase in her flexibility range and muscle tone. She is not as tired or discouraged during PE or recess. She is back to being herself; happy, sweet and ready to take on anything.

I honestly do not practice yoga and had little to no expectation in regards of what it could do for my daughter. Now, I am a HUGE advocate and we are even incorporating some yoga at home. Whatever my daughter learns in class she teaches us. It has truly been a blessing to discover yoga. "
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What are parents and professionals saying? "Yoga and deep breathing are two of the best ways for kids (and adults!) to reduce tension and relieve stress. Bliss Kid Yoga is a wonderful resource for helping kids to cope with stress and to optimize their overall physical, mental and emotional well being. I have witnessed how Bliss Kid Yoga is supporting kids of all ages to increase their physical strength and flexibility, enhance their mental concentration, improve their emotional resiliency, and boost their overall confidence. The free Family Yoga Class at Springdale Farm is a fantastic opportunity to further benefit kids in Austin and expand the reach of Bliss Kid Yoga programs throughout our community. I encourage you to provide support if you can!"

Kate Abel, Certified Health Coach and Mom
Kate and her son at Parent and Me Yoga
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$820 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 27 months
Created August 24, 2016
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Teresa Power
25 months ago

What a wonderful project! Happy to be part of it.

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Carol Cinque
26 months ago

Good luck on reaching your goal!

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