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200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in Oregon Prisons Fundraiser

Oregon prisons have asked for our help transforming the communities on the inside!  We are the DAYA Foundation, and we have 20 years of experience teaching yoga in prisons.

In August of 2015 we launched the first 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered yoga teacher training program inside a prison. With 200-hours of rigorous study in yoga philosophy, mindfulness, neuroscience, teaching skills, classroom management techniques, and interpersonal neurobiology, our newest yoga teachers inside graduated from this training in March of 2015.We now have twelve certified yoga teachers, more than half of them have life sentences, at Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) teaching yoga classes. And, we have 3 more prisons requesting a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program for their community: Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI), Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF), and Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP). We are enthused to do so!  However, we are also seeking funding support to create and sustain these projects.


Sponsorships

The Annual Sponsorship program allows everyone to participate in the bright future of the DAYA Foundation. By giving as a sponsor, you greatly aid us in delivering accessible yoga alternatives to all of our students and to all those in need, all year round.

Annual Sponsorship, which is entirely tax-deductible, is contributed on a monthly basis (automatic payments are the easiest for us to manage). We’ve set up the scale for donations to be able to include the greatest possible number of community members. If there is an alternate amount that you would like to donate, please let us know!

Annual Sponsorship Levels

Agni (Fire)
It takes fire to transform one thing into another.
$108, annual amount, $9/month. Includes: tax-deductible donation; mention on donor page on website.

BE ONE OF OUR SECOND FIVE SPONSORS IN THIS CATEGORY AND WE’LL GIVE YOU A GRATITUDE GIFT OF A SILK EYE PILLOW.

Bhakti (Devotion) 
It takes devotion to stick with that transformation, lest it be lost in the ashes of thought.

$360, annual amount, $30/month. Includes: tax-deductible donation; mention on donor page on website, and 15% discount on punch cards and memberships.

BE ONE OF OUR SECOND FIVE SPONSORS IN THIS CATEGORY AND WE’LL GIVE YOU A GRATITUDE GIFT OF SARAHJOY’S CURRY PASTE RECIPES FOR VATA and KAPHA.

Dhristi (Vision) 
It takes vision to see where transformation is leading, sometimes through periods of exhilaration and great unknown.

$540, annual amount, $45/month. Includes: tax-deductible donation; mention on donor page on website, 15% discount on punch cards and memberships, and four guest passes for your friends or family members.

BE ONE OF OUR FIRST FIVE SPONSORS IN THIS CATEGORY AND WE’LL GIVE YOU A GRATITUDE GIFT OF LOCAL ORGANIC CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES and A POUND OF ORGANIC COFFEE.

Daya (Mercy) 
A heart undergoing this process becomes steeped in compassion (daya) for all beings that seek the liberating and challenging experience of transformation.

$1080, annual amount, $90/month. Includes: tax-deductible donation; mention on donor page on website, 15% discount on punch cards and memberships, four guest passes for your friends or family members, and a private lesson with staff teacher (other than Sarahjoy). 

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