CAMYOGA Mitcham's Corner. Yoga studio + Vegan Cafe

by Louise Palmer-Masterton in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Funding for Cambridge's first 100% vegan cafe + a new flagship yoga studio for Cambridge favourite CAMYOGA

by Louise Palmer-Masterton in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

We did it
On 19th September 2016 we successfully raised £97,635 with 288 supporters in 21 days

New stretch target

We are almost at the end of our crowdfunding campaign which ends at 10pm on Monday!

At 10pm on Monday just after the campaign closes, we will be drawing one very lucky winner from everyone that has made a pledge, large or small, to win

A FREE LUNCH EVERY DAY FOR A YEAR!

This is a once in a lifetime prize for one very lucky person, but you have to be in it to win it!

There are still some fantastic deals to be had, but some of them are very limited and almost sold out....

Pledge now on any of our pledges for your chance to win :)

Thank you all so much for your support!

Our new stretch target is £90,000!

If we can raise this amount we can open this new studio and cafe with just the support of YOU! No reliance on any other source of funding!

All funds over and above the original target come to us directly now, so we are home and dry :)

A target of £60,000 will also enable us to purchase our new Rational oven and extraction equipment, fridges, freezers and other kitchen equipment outright.

A target of £75,000 will also enable us to purchase our servery area equipment outright

A target of £90,000 will also enable us to purchase beautiful decor and furniture

A target of £100,000 will also enable us install our new AV/camera system.

Lets make this one of the most amazing crowdfunding projects ever :)


CAMYOGA has served over 250,000 yoga classes to more than 16,000 people at three studio locations over the past 6 years.

We have also served delicious vegan food at many of our workshops and events at our Shelford studio, and have a juice and smoothie bar at all locations.

Healthy vegan food has always been a passion of ours, and this campaign is our opportunity to open not only a brand new flagship purpose built yoga studio facility, but on the same site Cambridge's first 100% vegan cafe which will serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and evening meals. Open to yogis and non-yogis alike.

Our famous raw snacks!

The CAMYOGA first yoga studio opened in central Cambridge in October 2010. It became very busy very quickly, and a second location in Great Shelford opened soon after in Oct 2012. This second location was home to our workshops and training programme, and food soon became a priority there! We took the decision to make our members cafe 100% vegan, and have built up a fantastic reputation feeding amazing healthy food to residential students and workshop attendees over the past four years.

We have always wanted to open a public cafe, and now in 2016 'Stem + Glory' has been born.

The Stem + Glory cafe at the new Mitcham's corner location will be open to all breakfast from 09.00-11.00 weekdays, a fast and fresh eat in or take away lunch 11.00-15.00 weekdays, with evening meals 17.00-21.00. We are delighted to also offer Cambridge's first American style vegan weekend brunch 10.00-15.00 Sat and Sun. Check our website for more info and sample menus www.stemandglory.uk

Louise in the new location

The yoga studio at Mitcham’s will be our biggest studio. It has been purpose built and will be home to our workshops programme as well as regular classes weekdays and evenings. We aim to serve people of all ages and abilities. We have our most popular teachers on board and this new location, as well as some new faces. We will host our big name teachers such as coming soon David Swenson and Alex Crowe, and many many more.

It is such an exciting step for us to have all this under one roof - and in such a brilliant Cambridge location.

CAMYOGA favourite Andrea K will be teaching at the new studio

Cambridge Mitcham's corner is the most happening location in Cambridge right now. With new businesses moving into the area, and massive new development going on. It is fast becoming a new cultural quarter for Cambridge, and we are delighted to be a part of it.

Helping to fund this project will bring about a beautiful refurbishment of both studios and cafe quickly and easily, and will enable us to open as soon as possible.

CAMYOGA is a nonprofit social enterprise. We are offering a series of excellent and special edition rewards in exchange for funding, but it is also possible to just simply donate to the project. Class passes or vouchers bought here can be used at any CAMYOGA location and will be valid any time from the end of this funding period. Cafe vouchers have no time limit, and can also be used to purchase cafe items at our other locations. Everyone backing this project will get their name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame at the location.

By funding this project you will become part of the fabric of the building at Mitcham's and we will be delighted to have you on board!

“Sometimes, when you are walking down the street and the world and everyone in it look completely crazy, you need a retreat. To go where you are not judged or scrutinised, where people (the yoga teachers) actually care about your health. To be in a place where someone asks if you are feeling okay. CAMYOGA is that place. — J.D.

Hear from some CAMYOGA students...

About us as a social enterprise:

1. We are a non profit organisation
2. We run a means tested membership system whereby people on low incomes can get a subsidised membership
3. We have clients rehabilitating from injury or illness who have a 100% subsidy on their membership
4. We offer a means tested bursary for teacher training candidates who cannot afford the full fee and will use their yoga teaching qualification to benefit a section of the community in need. Each year we award more of these bursaries.
5. In the new cafe, eeach day we will offer food from 15.00 for a low price to people on low incomes.
6. At the end of each day, any remaining food will be donated.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A £10 cafe voucher + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Just donate! + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A £20 cafe voucher + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Yoga makeover A drop in class + juice/smoothie + lunch + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£50 or more

26 of 40 claimed

£50 Reward

A 'Learn to cook vegan' workshop with Stem + Glory's top chef + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Just donate! + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£50 or more

£50 Reward

NEW PLEDGE! £50 cafe voucher + 1 week yoga pass + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame Pass gives unlimited classes at all CAMYOGA locations

£50 or more

£50 Reward

£50 yoga voucher. + 1 lunch voucher + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame Use for any purchase at any CAMYOGA location

£50 or more

£50 Reward

4 Week beginners yoga course + 1 lunch voucher + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£75 or more

10 of 20 claimed

£75 Reward

5 course vegan tasting menu for 2 people. + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£100 or more

£100 Reward

£100 cafe voucher + 2 week yoga pass + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame Yoga pass may be used at any CAMYOGA location.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

£100 WORKSHOP VOUCHER - NEW PLEDGE + 1 lunch voucher + 1 juice/smoothie voucher + Launch party invite + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame Voucher may be used at any CAMYOGA location

£140 or more

£140 Reward

10 class pass + 1 extra class for free + 1 lunch voucher + 1 smoothie voucher + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame Use at any CAMYOGA location

£240 or more

£240 Reward

3 Months unlimited classes + Limited edition t-shirt + 1 lunch voucher + 1 smoothie voucher + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame Pass can be used at any CAMYOGA location

£350 or more

5 of 10 claimed

£350 Reward

NEW PLEDGE! 6 months GOLD membership + 1 lunch voucher + 1 juice/smoothie voucher + Launch party invite + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame Membership gives unlimited classes at all CAMYOGA locations

£700 or more

1 of 6 claimed

£700 Reward

GOLD PACKAGE Annual membership 12 months + 1 month extra FREE + Limited edition t-shirt + 1 lunch voucher + 1 juice/smoothie voucher + Launch party invite + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame Membership gives unlimited classes at all CAMYOGA locations

£700 or more

11 of 10 claimed

£700 Reward

GOLD PACKAGE Annual membership 12 months + 1 month extra FREE + Limited edition t-shirt + 1 lunch voucher + 1 juice/smoothie voucher + Launch party invite + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame Membership gives unlimited classes at all CAMYOGA locations

£700 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£700 Reward

GOLD PACKAGE Annual membership 12 months + 1 month extra FREE + Limited edition t-shirt + 1 lunch voucher + 1 juice/smoothie voucher + Launch party invite + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame Membership gives unlimited classes at all CAMYOGA locations

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

PLATINUM PACKAGE Annual membership 12 months + 1 month extra FREE + 52 lunch vouchers (worth £338) + Limited edition T-shirt + Launch party invite + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame Membership gives unlimited classes at all CAMYOGA locations

£1,780 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,780 Reward

For Robin + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£2,500 or more

4 of 6 claimed

£2,500 Reward

TEACHER TRAINING PACKAGE - MORE ADDED! One teacher Training place on a 200 hour diploma course (saving £820!) + Limited edition t-shirt + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£2,500 or more

7 of 6 claimed

£2,500 Reward

TEACHER TRAINING PACKAGE - MORE ADDED! One teacher Training place on a 200 hour diploma course (saving £820!) + Limited edition t-shirt + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£2,500 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£2,500 Reward

TEACHER TRAINING PACKAGE One teacher Training place on a 200 hour diploma course (saving £820!) + Limited edition t-shirt + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame

£2,500 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£2,500 Reward

NEW PLEDGE! ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING PACKAGE One teacher Training place on a 500 hour diploma course/INCLUDES L4 TEACHING DIPLOMA (saving £860!) + Limited edition t-shirt + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame (please note non CAMYOGA graduates will have an additional £200 pre course study module before the course start date)

£2,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£2,500 Reward

EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE Hire of the Stem + Glory cafe and chefs for an exclusive private event for you and up to 24 of your friends and family for a gourmet vegan evening meal. 5 course tasting menu including wine and drinks. + 60 lunch vouchers (worth £390) + Annual yoga membership + Limited edition t-shirt + Launch party invite + Your name in the 'Friends of CAMYOGA' hall of fame


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