I am teaming up with the social enterprise 109 World team created by yoga_girl, Rachel Bråthen. We are going to Latvia in the end of May where I will be sharing Yoga and Expressive Arts with children that have grown up in institutions. Together we will explore how these tools can help manage stress, foster emotional healing, build confidence and awaken individual creativity, which helps to build healthy and contributing individuals in community.

Latvia is one of the poorest countries within the European Union. This has deeply affected the family way of life forcing many parents to abandon their children or leave them unattended. These children are most often placed in state-run institutions that do not have the proper resources to fully take care of them and most importantly: prepare them for independent living. Most children have to leave school after elementary school at the age of 15 and then have nowhere to go and no education that can lead to a decent job. The result – many end up in criminal circles, in prison or unemployed and in the same situation as their parents before them. We cannot break this vicious cycle without giving the next generation the necessary tools to develop into loving individuals with ambitions to thrive.

109 World has set out to raise awareness about this issue and invest in these in children and providing them with education. If you are interested to learn more about this trip and how you can help out check out https://109world.com/experience/latvia/

I am raising funds for the art supplies and any contribution is helpful. Even $5-$10 will make a difference and there are plenty of wonderful awards to receive for helping out!

Reward for pledging $5 or more: You feel urgently peaceful

Reward for pledging $10 or more: Deep gratitude arise

Reward for pledging $25 or more: Love rains down on you from all directions

Reward for pledging $50 or more: You find your foundation of truth & love within you

Reward for pledging $75 or more: Love is canceling all debts

Reward for pledging $100 or more: Your love scrubs the world clean

to donate: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1714940848/yoga-and-expressive-arts-with-109education