Have you ever wanted to change the world? Me too! Have you ever gotten lost in the "what if?", "if only", and "I guess, when the time is right"? Yeah, me too - far too often and for far too long.
My name is Kendra and I am a Yoga teacher and Yoga studio owner. After better than 15 years in Corporate America, I was settled quite nicely into what I thought was my career path. After many years with the same company, my department was eliminated and despite many reasons not to, I decided to take a HUGE leap of faith and get my 200-hour Yoga teacher certification. Upon my return from school, I took on a couple of other corporate level positions and taught on the side. Nothing was working; I was drained, miserable, and felt very unwell. I was left with another big life decision; take another leap or drown in what was becoming my daily professional and personal struggle. Not having the courage to make that call, the universe chose to assist that jump and I was let go from my position. My next leap was to open up/focus on the studio and try to make ends meet while teaching full-time. I cashed out my (very small) 401K and opened Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio. This represented a HUGE financial impact for my family as I was bringing in a very comfortable wage and being let go meant that the only "disposable income" I would otherwise have was my 401K.
We have been open now for a little over a year and I am managing to keep my head above water, albeit barely at times. I have an opportunity to further my education in Yoga and get an advanced certification. This training will deepen my knowledge base so that I can continue my mission of spreading kindness, compassion, healing, and self-love to anyone who wants to embark on that path. Simply put and as humbly as I can say this - - - I just do NOT have the funds to make this happen and keep the studio running at the same time. That said, I also know in my heart that this is the right path to be on and truly believe that when we give, we receive. I try to live my life and base my business around giving back as much and as often as I can. I offer free classes to teens, I offer discounts to people with financial struggles, I volunteer my time and support toward charity work and causes that need attention and light, I offer a place where people can come as they are and just BE - - - while learning how to love themselves more and more. I try my best and will keep showing up to do that no matter what the answer is to this call.
That is where this page comes into play and this request. I admit that this is much harder and more emotional for me than I thought it would be when I made the decision to create this page. I am asking for HELP...help in raising the funds I will need in order to take the training and stay floating at the same time with the studio. My heartfelt PROMISE is that I will use those funds as describerd above and will donate ANY AND ALL funds raised over my goal back to a cause that needs the money. I am leaping out on faith to ask for ANY donation you can make, be it $1.00 or anything above that that feels right. I am throwing it to the universe and to our creator and hoping that this indeed is my time for this opportunity.
Thank you all for "listening" to me and if money isn't something you can afford to give at this time, I humbly ask for some positive energy to this request so that it finds it way to where it needs to go to root, water, and grow!
Be well and Namaste!!