Peace Out Yoga Teacher Training

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Hello! My name is Chanel Tsang and I'm the host of Peace Out Podcast, a children's podcast of relaxation stories that are inspired by yoga and mindfulness meditation and promote social-emotional learning and self reflection for children ages 5 - 12 years. Each Peace Out episode is downloaded 10,000+ and listened to in  homes and schools around the world. 

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ABOUT PEACE OUT PODCAST 
For two years, I have worked with the wonderful team at Bedtime FM to create, write, and narrate each Peace Out story. We have recorded two great seasons (36 episodes!) already and have begun our third season! 

>>>I'm so proud that Peace Out has been included on best podcast lists by Common Sense Media, School Library Journal, and Parents.com, to name a few!<<<

My goal is to keep our podcast free (and ad-free!) for all families and teachers to access for as long as we can. Listeners can listen free on our website  or any podcast app such as Apple Podcasts. Any donations we gratefully receive through our Patreon or PayPal are currently just enough to keep our production, website hosting, etc. fees covered so our producer no longer has to pay out of pocket (whew!).

Each Peace Out episode takes me about 4-6 hours to create including idea conception, research, writing, recording, and editing (this doesn't include the beautiful production work done by BedtimeFM!). 


WHY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING? WHY AM I ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT?
My other goal is to keep improving Peace Out through yoga teacher training.  I've been practicing yoga for about 13 years and am looking forward to deepening my practice and understanding of yoga. This will help when creating the breathing and gentle movements that are part of each story and add another layer of guidance and beneficial experience for our listeners. I believe the training will also help me in expanding Peace Out-- I'd love to make the podcast better and develop other resources for parents and educators.

Unfortunately, the family drop-in centre (where I've absolutely loved working in for years), was recently shut down and my job was unexpectedly eliminated this year. I'm so thankful that I was able to find part-time work soon after, but any savings I've made towards yoga teacher training must now be put towards my family's needs first, of course. 

With my now part-time hours and my children back to school, I feel that it's still an ideal time to complete the training so I decided to fundraise to do this, and I am hoping that any listeners of Peace Out who have enjoyed the podcast will be willing to support me here. 

I am committed to continue working on our podcast and putting in new episodes on my free time in between work and family time because I love it and feel passionately about it!

All funds raised will go directly to the yoga training and class fees, and if there is any extra funds, that will be put back into the podcast. (Please note that this is a personal fundraiser and while I have their blessing on this, it is not connected to BedtimeFM.)


***DONATION APPRECIATION***

$5+ donation!  
I'd love to thank anyone who donates $5 or more with a personalized voice recording of thanks. (Please include your name or  your child's name in it if you'd like it in your message). 

$15+ donation!
You'll be send a special Peace Out story (that will not be heard on the podcast)!

$25+ donation!
And for those who donate $25 or more, you'll be sent the special Peace Out story with a  personalized greeting added before it, written and recorded especially for your child(ren). (Please include the child(ren)'s names and 2-4 details about each child to include in the story.)

I'll provide regular updates here about my training too!

Thank you for reading this and for considering making a donation. I really appreciate it! 

Peace Out and Peace Within, 

Chanel
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Hi everyone! I wanted to thank you for being very patient with the stories. I have an update!

We have been very busy at Peace Out with some exciting developments. Nothing is set in stone yet but I will share with listeners if things are confirmed (sorry, I know that's vague!). I am also starting to work on a side project related to Peace Out and will also share more when things settle. If you don't follow us on Twitter (@peaceoutpodcast) or IG (@peaceoutstories) or Facebook (@bedtimefm), please do for updates!

Okay, so I am aiming to send out my story recording to you within two weeks, before the holidays. If you haven't, could you please confirm your email address by emailing PeaceOut@Bedtime.fm? I will send you the audio file via email.

Thank you again and hope you're all having a great week!

Chanel ❤️
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Hello everyone!

Wow, thank you SO much! I've reached my goal of $785 thanks to all of your generous donations! I have registered for the next Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher training and cannot wait to go!

I've found so much happiness, sense and awareness of self, reflection, and calm from yoga myself and really believe that yoga and meditation have so many benefits. If I can do something to encourage this (as well as social and emotional learning, which was my main motivation for creating the podcast) in children through Peace Out, then I would feel it would be my tiny contribution to others. The teacher training would help deepen my personal practice and give me more tools to use when writing the stories. I am also working on a few ideas to improve Peace Out and will share what pans out! Thank you for helping me with this goal!

I hope you can grant me one more favour in being patient with the story for those who have donated $25+. I am still constantly writing and recording regular Peace Out stories and will aim to have this special story written and recorded by end of November. Then I'll add the personalized greetings and send to you via google drive, most likely! Just a heads up that they will be more "raw" and not produced with the music as I am doing this on my own. :)

Thank you again. I am so grateful to you all and will keep this gofundme page open just to send group updates when the training starts. (If I happen to get more donations, they will be used towards Peace Out production costs.)

If you want to keep in touch, please feel free to email me at peaceout@bedtime.fm or I'm on Twitter @peaceoutpodcast, Instagram @peaceoutstories, Facebook is @bedtimefm.

Peace out and peace within,

Chanel
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Hi everyone!

My first GoFundMe update! Thank you so much to everyone who donated so far. I was very reluctant to set this fundraiser up, but when I saw the donations come in, I just felt so grateful for your support for me and what I'm doing. Most of you know that Peace Out is a passion project and one that I cannot wait to build on through this yoga teacher training.

Goal update: I have lowered my goal! Initially, I felt that I needed to do my full yoga teacher training (300hrs with a fantastic yogi near me). However, after I posted this GoFundMe, I was thinking more and remembered a kids' yoga teacher training that I was looking into a few years ago and realized that it was actually perfect for what I want to do and made more sense practically (it's a 95hr training) and of course financially ($785 vs $3500!). So I've registered for the session happening in January! And this means I'm closer to my goal! I already have a long list of ideas to expand Peace Out and so excited about the training and where it may lead! Thank thank you again!

Special relaxation story update: I am currently working on stories for season 3 of Peace Out so am giving myself a month to write and record the special story for those who donated $25+. Hope this is okay with you. Please remember to send me your child(ren)'s name(s) and a couple of details about them so I can make their personalized greeting special!

More updates to come!

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!
Love,
Chanel ❤️
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