Give Kids Yoga

$9,574 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 286 people in 34 months
Kelly Moore
on behalf of Kelly Moore
 LONGMONT, CO

Let's give kids in impoverished areas a free yoga mat and access to free weekly yoga classes to provide them with a healthy head start in life...starting here in Bali, Indonesia.

The Story:
When the children of Ubud were asked what do you know about yoga? The children said...

1) Yoga is for tourists.
2) Yoga is expensive.
3) We cannot even afford a yoga mat.

This is a problem!
Here in Bali, Yoga is a cultural spiritual heritage for these kids. It is also one the main reasons people travel across the world to come to this very special place.

Here is a chance for us to give back

Beloved Balinese yoga teacher, Dewa Ramawa has started teaching the Balinese children of Ubud yoga.
Dewa is a world renowned yoga teacher and comes from a long lineage within this rich spritual practice. His parents were yoga teachers. His mother is 103 years old and still teaches yoga. Her parents were yoga teachers.
Dewa also volunteers his time to teach Balinese kids English.

Dewa is so dedicated to the children that he is has now begun also teaching the children yoga…FOR FREE. He will continue to do so.

He is however, using his own limited resources, saving up to buy 1 yoga mat at a time for the kids.

Let me say that again…
HE SAVES UP HIS MONEY TO BUY ONE YOGA MAT AT A TIME!!!!

I bet you are asking " Is this man really making a difference? "

ABSOLUTELY!!!

Dewa has over 100 students now and only 10 yoga mats!!!

According to Jodi Komitor, ( who is considered a leading authority on yoga for kids ) Yoga:
1. Maintains Flexibility and strengthens growing bodies
2. Enhances concentration
3. Increases Self Esteem
4. Teaches present moment awareness
5. Cultivates a peaceful, relaxed state of body and mind
6. Gives tools for stress management
7. Sparks creativity in ripe imaginations
8. Encourages kind peer and social interactions
9. Enchances body awareness
10. Teaches Discipline and responsibilty

Imagine,
A donation of just $50 will give a child in Bali access to yoga for a year and a yoga mat.

Every little bit helps!!!

You can make a huge difference in the lives of children in Bali, help keep them healthy, and give them access to skills they need to get out of poverty.

Will you help them?

Please make a donation so these children can continue to learn yoga and more children can join them. And if helping children is important to you, please share this with someone you love, and give them the oportunity to help a child succeed and stay out of poverty.

Your support is greatly appreciated. Every little bit makes a difference. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference.

Supported by UPLIFT http://upliftconnect.com/
Hosts of the free YOGA DAY SUMMIT on June 21
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We want to Thank you again for making this possible for these kids. They are thrilled to have these yoga mats. For them, this is a safe space in the world that is all their own. Yana yoga mats is providing organic cotton mats that are handwoven by balinese mothers in their own homes where they can continue to take care of their own children.
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This is awesome...
The yoga mats for the kids are being produced locally in Bali by Balinese mothers in their own homes . We are proud to say that these are the most sustainable, socially responsible and environmentally friendly yoga mats we could possibly provide.
They are being woven out of organic cotton and dyed with natural plant based dyes. They are durable and will not break down easily when the kids are practicing on them regularly on rough surfaces.

You made this possible. You are awesome.

Thank You
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We are happy to announce that we are having the yoga mats for the kids produced locally in Bali. They are being hand woven out of organic cotton by Balinese mothers in their homes. To learn more about these yoga mats, you cam visit www.yanayogamats.com
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Just a little update. We are one month into working on this project now. If you've ever worked on a project in Bali you know that things move like molasses here despite our western mind wishing it would all move much faster. It has been a great learning process in the world of natural dyes and sourcing organic materials. I believe we have the design almost complete and then we will be onto production!
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$9,574 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 286 people in 34 months
Created May 17, 2016
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IB
$10
Isa Bart
6 months ago

I love Bali, liked the mats , yoga and the kids.

SH
$20
Sandra Hohaia
6 months ago

keep on giving

JM
$100
Jane Mills
7 months ago

Blessings !

$20
Dustin Brooks
10 months ago

Thank you for this beautiful vision and for giving back to the Balinese who give us SO much - so many blessings!

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