Jivani Yoga / Heart of Yoga in Uganda

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We are raising money to bring Mupere Lawrence & Etou Scott from their home in Uganda to train as Yoga Teachers with Jivani Yoga and attend a 5 day retreat with Mark Whitwell in Thailand.  A previous crowdfunding attempt raised only $100.  I have taken this on as a crazy last minute mission and with your help, we can pull it off.


The training begins on April 1st in Thailand.  With just a few weeks to get everything organised, we need to raise the bulk of these funds in 10 days.  

We will waive all tuition fees for the training and retreat.  We are raising the following expenses for each man.

1. Visas.  We need to get on this right away.  $50
2. Flights from Entebbe to Koh Samui via Bangkok $1000
3. Transfers and transit accommodation $200
4. Twin share room with 3 meals per day Monday to Friday for 28 days $1250
5. Weekend meals and group outings we go on $500
6. Accommodation and food during Mark's retreat $600

Total for each yogi $3600 x 2
Total expenses $7200
gofundme fees of approx 10%

Total required $8000

Converted to GBP for collection in the UK £6150

Your contribution will help not only Lawrence and Scott, but their local community.  Their Yoga training will be primarily in the lineage of Krishnamacharya, UG Krishnamurti, Desikachar and Mark Whitwell and they will also be trained in Compassionate Communication, Transformational Voicework and facilitating groups.  


Please give whatever you can and let's make this happen.

Thank you 

Emma, Mark, Jason, Tamar, Rosalind, Sophie, Hannah, Maanee & Eric.

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It's done!

Target hit - check!
Visas confirmed - check!
Tickets booked - check!

All that remains is for their bags to be packed :)

This campaign has officially been a huge success.

Thank you ALL for your support in making this dream come true for these men. Every share, donation and sending of good vibes has collectively brought this to fruition and we are so very grateful.

Thank you!!
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Hello again lovely people,

All of the official documents have been prepared and submitted to the Thai Consulate in Kampala this morning. The men have their Visa interview tomorrow at 3.30pm.

They will get their answer straight away and the Visas will be issued 3 days later.

All together now...

Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha
Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha
Om Gum Ganapataey Namaha
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Wonderful people, our next step is to get visas issued for the men. We are in constant contact with them and working to get the right paperwork together. We're on the case and all being well the applications will be submitted tomorrow. Once we have the visas issued, you'll be hearing from us again :)

Thank you again, all of you, for every nod in our direction, donation, comment and share from each of you. Magic indeed does happen, when we're crazy enough to believe :)

YOU made this possible. Damn you're amazing :)
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