All profits from the monthly subscriptions to the Sunbird Yoga Community November 2022 – January 2023 will be donated to Choose Love.
I was looking back on the charities we have been supporting and the essential work they carry out, and reading the news and feeling bit <insert overwhelmed, confused, angry emotion here>. How on earth do you pick an organisation when there are so many people who need help?? It’s too hard and heartbreaking.
So I have decided to nominate Choose Love again as our next charity because “[they] go where the need is greatest, find the local organisations doing the most effective work, and give them what they need to help people – whether thats funding, material aid or volunteers. With this model, [they]’ve managed to reach over one million people through over 393 projects in 33 countries, with 94.3% of your donations going directly towards supporting refugees.”
I hope this decision sits well with you all and please do keep nominating organisations.
Please visit their website to learn more about the amazing work they do.
I am really excited to be sharing the Sunbird Yoga Community with you!
You can join the Sunbird Yoga Community on Vimeo with access to the month’s classes plus weekly e-letters to support your practice for 5€/£ per month.
But not just that! All the profits* from the subscription fee will be donated to an organisation nominated by this community. This means the more people who become part of and share the community, the more we can donate.
I have spent a lot of time this year- more than any other I can remember- thinking about ways that I can show up. Ways that I can use my voice and my privilege to live more accordingly to the teachings and principles of yoga. Ways that I can serve. Maybe you have been feeling the same.
Taking our practice off the mat is what its all about. Our physical practice is a training ground for living with love, empathy and compassion. Helping us to realise that “no one is free until we are all free”**. That moksha, liberation, means nothing on the individual level if others are suffering.
And this is how, with your support and encouragement (as always!!), the idea for the Sunbird Yoga Community came about. My hope for this community is that it will continue to grow and develop, and as it does, we can help to support those working towards equity and social justice, together.
With a deep bow of gratitude and a big smile,
* The running costs for hosting and maintaining this will be kept as low as possible.
**Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
HOW TO JOIN & HOW IT WORKS:
- Get in touch!
If you’re not in contact with me already, email email@example.com or DM through facebook or instagram
I will add you to the email list and send the password for the video library for the month once the payment has been received.
- Bank transfer is the best way to make a payment.
Please use your name as a reference.
IBAN ES04 1563 2626 3532 6577 4287
BIC NTSBESM1XXX🇬🇧 U.K.
10569561You can pay monthly, or pay for a few months in advance- up to you! There is no obligation from month to month. You will keep access to the months you have already subscribed for.
- New to the classes and want to try it first? There are 2 months of videos on Vimeo available to use for free- please feel free to share and enjoy.
- Nominate a charity. The organisations supported are nominated by members and chosen at random- most likely names drawn from a hat (keeping it old school). Every 3 months, a new charity will be selected.
I will update the website/social media with the organisation we are supporting and the monthly total raised.
- This is your community. I would love to hear from you with nominations, and any suggestions.
Previous Sunbird Yoga Community Charities:
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
August 2022- October 2022 for Cool Earth: total raised €205
May 2022- July 2022 for the Refugee Community Kitchen: total raised €212
November 2021- January 2022 for Open Arms: total raised €220
August 2021- October 2021 for Give Your Best: total raised €178
May 2021- July 2021 for BloodyGoodPeriod: total raised €209
February 2021- April 2021 for Awamu: total raised €300
November 2020- January 2021 for Choose Love: total raised €244