Heart of Living Yoga
THE HEART OF LIVING YOGA FOUNDATION
THE HEART OF LIVING YOGA FOUNDATION IS A U.K. REGISTERED CHARITY THAT WORKS WITH SOME OF THE POOREST PEOPLE IN SRI LANKA, INDIA, BRAZIL AND THE UK.
I became a music ambassador for this wonderful charity in 2018 after meeting their director; the inspirational Reverend Padma Devi Sumananda, at a yoga festival.
Whenever I can I donate 50% of the proceeds from my kirtan concerts to the charity, and I am currently making a mantra album which will also donate 50% of the proceeds as well, forevermore.
The charity has been running projects in Sri Lanka for the past 12 years to give nourishment and extra education to the poorest children and financially supporting those children who now go to university. The charity takes special care of women-led families who survive on next to nothing, and they also support the elders who have no surviving children to take care of them as well as the adults with special needs. They have a very special partnership, working together with the Holistic Special Education Foundation and Special Yoga UK to train the parents and teachers of children with special needs, as well as midwives and ayurvedic doctors - and this programme is now spreading nationwide all over Sri Lanka.
In India, the charity is supporting an after school educational programme for the very poorest children in the Rishikesh district and also a progressive school which gives a first rate education to the children who live in the slums. The newest project is to support a mountain village in its aims to improve life for all the residents.
In Brazil the charity is proud to support a children's home which has 60 day care children as well as the residential ones, and an indigenous tribal school that teaches the children of several different tribes within their own culture about the medicinal and healing plants of the Amazon jungle and also Jennifer's Library - a very special 13 year old in the jungle who is providing library facilities for all the local children.
In the U.K. the Heart Of Living Yoga Teachers go into schools in deprived areas to share yoga and heart meditation with the children and the teachers, who are all very stressed. They also go into prisons and school exclusion units where their yoga & meditation techniques are also very helpful.
With your support, love and prayers, all this is possible ... and so we thank you!
Please visit their website: www.heartoflivingyoga.com
OUR CURRENT PROJECTS THAT NEED YOUR HELP
OUR CURRENT PROJECTS THAT NEED YOUR HELP THE SUNSHINE SCHOOL PROJECT - SRI LANKA SPONSOR A UNIVERSITY STUDENT – SRI LANKA ELDERS WISDOM BREAKFAST CLUB – SRI LANKA FOOD PROGRAMME FOR POOREST FAMILIES & PREGNANT WOMEN - SRI LANKA THE BUILDING FUND FOR THE LOTUS WISDOM CENTRE FOR TRAUMA HEALING, THE SUNSHINE SCHOOL & THE LOTUS HANDICRAFTS TRAINING CENTRE AT PADMA LOKAH - SRI LANKA JENNIFER'S LIBRARY - BRAZIL TRIBAL SCHOOL - BRAZIL CHILDREN'S HOME - BRAZIL HEART OF LIVING YOGA PROGRAMME IN DEPRIVED SCHOOLS - UK
My First Visit To Sri Lanka
Before heading into the recording studio I made my first visit with Padma to North Sri Lanka, where the charity was born. We visited many homes of the most impoverished families. Our priorities for this visit were women led families, special needs children and those with physical disabilities, bringing them aid of all kinds. We also laid foundation stones for a new community building in the village, opened a special needs unit at a school, and visited one of the schools that receives the Sunshine Programme, which brings children 2 hours a day of extra tuition in Tamil, English, maths and science, plus a much-needed nutritious meal and a yoga class! I was moved to tears many times.
One of my eye-opening moments was realising how far money goes in Sri Lanka, with life changing effect. Just £200 can support a student at university for a whole year!
Once the album is released (summer/early autumn 2019) I will be on the road again touring the UK and Europe, sharing the music in kirtan concerts. I would love to connect more deeply with those of you who have supported and followed our journey, by bringing a kirtan concert to your local yoga studio, or another venue in your community, festival, or a private house concert, so…
WOULD YOU LIKE A KIRTAN CONCERT NEAR YOU?
If so, please get in touch ASAP with your area and suggestion so I can incorporate it into my tour schedule. Dates are booking up now, please email me at:
With love & light, & deep thanks for your time and attention,
WE BELIEVE THAT
One Light shines through all faiths.
One Light shines through all beings.
One Light shines through the entire Universe.
That Light is here as us.
That Light unites us as one family.
We are One.