A seed we planted is starting to grow - but we need your help to water it.
In 2018 we will journey two people who are in sustained recovery from addiction through the Pilamaya Yoga 220 Hour Teacher Training course. Yoga is a remarkable practice that builds self-awareness, strength and healing in body and in mind. This initiative is rooted in a compassionate desire to offer support from personal turmoil into recovery and leadership.
How it works
Training as a yoga teacher requires an investment. Some of this money is raised by the individual’s sponsor in return for 108 voluntary hours to the recovery sector, but it is up to us to find the remaining funds. That’s why we are launching a Crowdfunding campaign, and humbly ask for your help in raising awareness of our cause.
We have set a target of £3,500 - enough to cover the costs of enrolling two people onto the Pilamaya Yoga training in 2018. This training will change their lives, and give them the skills to continue on their path of recovery from addiction and inspire others to do the same.
Pledge £5 A Huge THANK YOU: For your wonderful support, we honour your name in gratitude to you! You will get a mention on our page as a fabulous friend of the Araucaria Project.
Pledge £10 Original Artwork for Mindful Colouring: For your kindness, we invite you to spend a moment of mindfulness with our original artwork prepared for you to mindfully colour in. This is not available anywhere else so you will truly be creating your own piece of original Araucaria art.
Pledge £20 Original Art Yoga Nidra Eyepillow: A beautiful original Araucaria Project artwork eye pillow. Printed on silk, these little gems are calming additions to any restorative yoga nidra or meditation practices and as yet are not available anywhere else. Grab one of the first editions for your lovely pledge.
Pledge £30 Making Space Programme: For just a small token, we in return offer a 5-week course. As you take your journey, guided by us, you receive a course of weekly guided meditations, supportive and enlightening content in the closed Facebook group, and readings on each week's themes. By following this programme we support you to find the space for just 20 minutes each day and to create stillness amongst the hustle and bustle or our ever busier lives.
Pledge £35 Gift Voucher: For that one special yogi or yogini in your life, expert or beginner, why not treat them to a gift voucher they can redeem against any retreat, programme or 1-2-1 session with either of the project founders Gail Stephens or Shaura Hall... Christmas is coming... :)
Pledge £40 Self-Care Package on January Blues Day: A meditation and yoga nidra practice, a yin yoga practice, and a day’s nutrition that includes recipes for a breakfast smoothie, lunch, an afternoon pick up juice, dinner + dessert all designed to lift, restore and enhance your mood on what has become known as the most unhappy day of the year!
Pledge £45 48-Hour Remote (Re)Boot: We will bring it to you - all you have to do is check in online, joining our remote community for a 48-hour reboot from Friday evening until Sunday evening. We will prepare and eat delicious food together; we will share a range of different yoga practices; we will show you how to work with your breath to lift and lower your systems; and we will start and end each day with meditation and yoga nidra.
Pledge £60 Signed and personalised Araucaria artwork: In recognition of your generosity and because you are part of this project we are so proud of, we would like to honour that by recognising you with a limited edition, original signed and personalised, full colour print of the Araucaria Project artwork. Simply let us know if it is for you or to be made out to another name. These are not available anywhere in the world and may never be again!
Pledge £100 Self-Care Package on January Blues Day + Signed and personalised Araucaria artwork: For every one of these pledges from you lovelies, we would like to gift you with a lasting memento in the original signed and personalised artwork AND make a difference to your world with our specially designed self care package to boost you back up on January Blues Day 2018.
Pledge £120 One Making Space Programme place + 2 places on a Remote Reboot: The Remote Reboot places can be used by two different people on the same Reboot or by yourself at two different points in the year.
Pledge £200 Signed Artwork + Eyepillow + Making Space Programme + 2 places on a Remote Reboot: For those of you pledging £200 we are truly humbled and as such we would like to offer you a special Araucaria Project Package, with a mix of our unique artwork and eye pillow alongside our beautiful, balancing programmes. We can not thank you enough!
Pledge £375 Winds of Change Retreat: To show our immense gratitude for your incredible pledge we gift you this retreat and invite you to join us in the rolling hills of Tavira on a 4-night mind-and-body retreat that utilises the sensory nature of the environment to promote a sustainable connection to self. A combination of mindfulness-based practices, hatha + yin yoga, yoga nidra, kundalini yoga meditations, and breath practices to instil a sense of calm.
Pledge £450 Spirit of the Mountain Retreat: How about a good old-fashioned challenge for the mind, body and soul? A 3-night mind-and-body retreat in Snowdonia that promotes team spirit and inner resilience as we ascend the majestic Snowden Mountain and connect to her indomitable spirit. Join a group of like-minded folk who wish to come together, practice yoga and contemplative practices. Get away from it all and be catered for with delicious food too!
Pledge £800 The Human Alchemy Programme: A 10-part course that shares mind and body practices to teach you how to manage the effects of stress and enhance your leadership qualities. The programme is for people who:
•are interested in mind and body self-development
•hold groups and spaces for others
•want to know more about what makes effective leaders
•are ready to hone their skills for leading and managing themselves and others.
The programme runs over ten modules, from 11th January until 6th December 2018.
A HUGE thank you to all of you who took the time to read all of this. Just you taking the time to say hello is wonderful recognition for us.
We would like to give a special thank you mention to our partners in the project and credit the photos to: The Yogologist, Pilamaya Yoga Teacher Training, Dancing Warriors and East London Juice Co.