Give Kids Yoga

$7,297 of $10k goal

Raised by 222 people in 10 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.

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Update 7
Posted by Kelly Moore
22 days ago
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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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Update 6
Posted by Kelly Moore
1 month ago
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Just to give you guys a little update... I have arrived back in Indonesia and we are working with locals to produce an eco-friendly mat for the kids. We have enough money to provide all the kids we are currently working with a yoga mat. Beyond this, we plan to develop a "buy a mat, give a mat" business model for these mats to address the growth and sustainability of the project. Thank you all again for your support and patience with my update. The kids are super excited!!!
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Update 5
Posted by Kelly Moore
8 months ago
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We are so happy that so many of you have shown interest in this fundraiser. We are really excited to get started so I will be withdrawing funds this week and will begin sending money into these programs.
Thanks again and keep spreading the word!
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Update 4
Posted by Kelly Moore
9 months ago
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We are so grateful for your support! We do have an unfortunate situation where we had a donor that made some donations with a stolen credit card... We apologize for the recent update stating that we had reached 15K.
Once those donations were retracted we are still over $5,000 which is fantastic for our first week!!!
- With your support in spreading the word we will still reach our goal in supporting these kids getting access to free yoga classes and mats.
Thank you again for your generosity.
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Gita Sharma
9 months ago
6
6

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years without Yoga mats. I have done Yoga in India FOR FREE in neighborhood centers without Yoga mats. The practice of propagating foam and plastics in the name of Yoga is a purely Western idea. Please do not pollute Yoga. The children can do Yoga without Yoga mats. Simple dhurries that were (optionally) traditionally used are much better. If something is needed, please provide the dhurries.

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Cate Peterson
9 months ago
3
3

Hi there...i run www.lovearth.com.au and after www.worldyogaday.com.au this month will have hundreds of high quality mats to donate if it helps .

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9 months ago
2
2

I have done yoga in Rishikesh, India without a yoga mat. $50.00 for yoga seems too much. If someone is truly wanting to spread yoga they can do it for free. Om shanti, Jyotika School of Meditation & Yoga, Perth, Australia.

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Alanta Daley
9 months ago
1
1

Hi I am a qualified yoga instructor currently living in Bali and I would like to donate/volunteer my time to teach the kids yoga classes. Please get in contact to discuss.

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Lucía Gutiérrez
6 months ago

Hi, I live in Bali and have several yoga mats I'd love to donate to Pak Dewa, please let me know how I can get in touch with him to deliver the mats, xx Lucia

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Sarah Cox
9 months ago

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Jennifer Stewart
9 months ago

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Angelica Taylor
9 months ago

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Shirley Sanders
9 months ago

as Henry responded I didnt know that anybody able to profit $8968 in a few weeks on the computer . hop over to this website >>>>>>>>>>>>>WWW.BuzzNews10.C­O­M

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Ricky Teitelbaum
9 months ago

יוגה הדבר הטוב ביותר לבריאות הנפש והגוף

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Jade Hall
9 months ago

I own a yoga studio in Australia & am due to visit Ubud late October. I would love to help/volunteer my time. How do we get in touch? Jade Hall. www.bikramyogaav.com.au

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Kevin Summers
9 months ago

Would they be interested in donations of yoga mats?

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$7,297 of $10k goal

Raised by 222 people in 10 months
Created May 17, 2016
Kelly Moore  
on behalf of Kelly Moore
DL
$5
David Licata
6 months ago

This is wonderful!

$20
Ronen Moldovan
6 months ago
MP
$20
Marco Procopio
6 months ago

Yoga is awesome!! thank you for doing this!!

AO
$5
Alexandra O'Neill
6 months ago
$100
Sylvain Carufel
6 months ago
1
1

My son and I are sending you much love and light. Have fun with yoga! :-)

KP
$50
Karen Pasquel
6 months ago

Happy Birthday Karen! :*

FP
$20
Fleur Prime
6 months ago
TM
$10
Tina Milosevic
6 months ago
DM
$20
Daniela Moore
7 months ago
UH
$30
Ulrike Hesse
7 months ago

What a great project! Keep being that wonderful and give kids the great gift of finding inner peace and joy!

Gita Sharma
9 months ago
6
6

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years without Yoga mats. I have done Yoga in India FOR FREE in neighborhood centers without Yoga mats. The practice of propagating foam and plastics in the name of Yoga is a purely Western idea. Please do not pollute Yoga. The children can do Yoga without Yoga mats. Simple dhurries that were (optionally) traditionally used are much better. If something is needed, please provide the dhurries.

+ Read More
Cate Peterson
9 months ago
3
3

Hi there...i run www.lovearth.com.au and after www.worldyogaday.com.au this month will have hundreds of high quality mats to donate if it helps .

+ Read More
9 months ago
2
2

I have done yoga in Rishikesh, India without a yoga mat. $50.00 for yoga seems too much. If someone is truly wanting to spread yoga they can do it for free. Om shanti, Jyotika School of Meditation & Yoga, Perth, Australia.

+ Read More
Alanta Daley
9 months ago
1
1

Hi I am a qualified yoga instructor currently living in Bali and I would like to donate/volunteer my time to teach the kids yoga classes. Please get in contact to discuss.

+ Read More
Lucía Gutiérrez
6 months ago

Hi, I live in Bali and have several yoga mats I'd love to donate to Pak Dewa, please let me know how I can get in touch with him to deliver the mats, xx Lucia

+ Read More
Sarah Cox
9 months ago

as Henry responded I didnt know that anybody able to profit $8968 in a few weeks on the computer . hop over to this website >>>>>>>>>>>>>WWW.BuzzNews10.C­O­M

+ Read More
Jennifer Stewart
9 months ago

as Henry responded I didnt know that anybody able to profit $8968 in a few weeks on the computer . hop over to this website >>>>>>>>>>>>>WWW.BuzzNews10.C­O­M

+ Read More
Angelica Taylor
9 months ago

our roomate's mother makes 86 an hour on the internet... she's been without a job for ten months but the previous month her payment was 15192 only working from home for five hours per day.. look at ➫➬➩➪➭➮➯➱ http://www.SelfWeb20.com

+ Read More
Shirley Sanders
9 months ago

as Henry responded I didnt know that anybody able to profit $8968 in a few weeks on the computer . hop over to this website >>>>>>>>>>>>>WWW.BuzzNews10.C­O­M

+ Read More
Ricky Teitelbaum
9 months ago

יוגה הדבר הטוב ביותר לבריאות הנפש והגוף

+ Read More
Jade Hall
9 months ago

I own a yoga studio in Australia & am due to visit Ubud late October. I would love to help/volunteer my time. How do we get in touch? Jade Hall. www.bikramyogaav.com.au

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Kevin Summers
9 months ago

Would they be interested in donations of yoga mats?

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