Jodi's Dharma - Teaching Yoga

$5,500 goal

Campaign created 1 month ago
Hello Friends, 

I am raising money for 200HR Yoga teacher training.

I would love to combine multiple passions to create a rewarding life learning more about Yoga, and then sharing it with others. If you don't know what I am all about, please check out my site  (you can also see rewards samples there). I am on instagram a lot, if you want to be friends. Basically, I love creating sewing patterns, art, and many other geeky crafts. This lifestyle works for me, but it can be stressful. What do I love doing? Teaching others to let the Universe in. That's what you're doing when you shut your mind off, and let the inner being go. <3

YTT 200HR Tuitions: $2200 - $4000.
Yes, it's a lot.  Most of the trainings I have looked into require books and other materials yet to be announced. The most imporant aspect is not the price, but the teacher. I want to make sure I spiritually connect with the instructor.  Luckily, they all are in the same cost range.

For the past several years, I have enjoyed creating PDF sewing patterns, for bikinis, on my etsy store (jodilanedesigns.etsy.com ). People all-over-the-world interact with me, and let me know that they have been able to create rewarding businesses for themselves. I am honored to have passed on some of my creativity, and inspired them to use theirs. My belief is that everyone has it in them, but there are times when we need someone else to draw it out. That is a role I love. When I have more time (will that ever happen? Haha!) I'd LOVE to create Yoga-inspired sewing patterns.

I have learned, in life, that if we're offered help, we should allow others the opportunity to do something that lifts their spirits. This experience would allow me to guide others onto the same path that has helped me change my life. I am no where near perfect, but I am feeling better through the spiritual journey of Yoga everyday.  

I have always had a connection to the spiritual world, particularly, spirit animals, and would love to see how that could be incorporated into meditations and, specifically, Yin Yoga classes. But, I still have a lot to learn. For my personal daily yoga, I practice Ashtanga Yoga, taught to me by Kino MacGregor. Kino inspires me, every day, and I enjoy the wisdom she gives her students. I call her Guruji for a reason. I felt so strongly passionate about OMstars, and shared these feelings with her, which resulted in an amazing marketing internship with the OMstars marketing team. I know this is going to make a huge difference in my yoga journey. 

Being an artist is wonderful, but has its challenges. The entire mindset is different than those who are able to work a 9-5. I admire you, I really do. You sacrifice SO much. I feel that you should know what I do.  I work two part-time jobs, as an editor (part-time hourly) and then as a transcriptionist (part-time piecework).  In the extra time through the week, I run my tiny Etsy business and intern with OMstars. To fill in the gaps, I take on temporary gigs throughout the year at events and the local university book store (four times per year). This madness, is all on my LinkedIn, if you're curious, haha!  I love everything I do. Working with many different teams is the best way to grow and learn, but it's still hard to save.

What I'd love to do is work toward Yoga Teacher Training (200HR) so that I may achieve the skills necessary to teach Yoga. Most studios require this certification, too. Yoga has changed my life, and I want to spread that joy to others. Just like in my sewing, where I have changed the instructions so that everyone can jump right in, I'd love to bring that style into teaching Yoga.

I have been looking for local scholarships for YTT 200HR, but they are few and far between, plus huge competition. I thought it might be even more special to have a "scholarship" in the form of people who want to support my dharma. If you are unable to donate, that's completely fine. No one understands more than I do. 

I will make sure to give back to supporters by providing some free videos that will allow those of you who shared and donated the ability to see your gift become a success.  I also decided to offer some donation rewards, similar to Kickstarter, in order truly connect with those who wish to support my dharma. <3


Jodi Lane <3
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$5,500 goal

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