Give Back Yoga is excited to announce the launch of a crowd funding campaign on a new platform called Piglt. The campaign aims to raise $15,000 by December 31st, with the goal of sharing yoga toolkits with 2,000 veterans.
Piglt (pronounced “piglet”) is a disabled-veteran owned-and-operated business. Piglt’s co-founder, Casey Wallace, served 5 years on active duty in the Air Force as an Acquisitions Officer. With the support of co-founder Vidya Chokkalingam, Casey offered hands-on assistance to further GBYF’s fundraising efforts, with the goal of making an impact on veterans and their families across the world.
Most of Casey’s classmates (USAFA ’05) are still on active duty, put in harm’s way every day. Through this fundraiser, Casey hopes to improve their access to the healing practices of yoga and meditation – proven through clinical research to be effective in helping trauma survivors to recover from the symptoms of PTSD.
“Give Back Yoga Foundation is bringing peace of mind and transforming human consciousness for thousands of veterans in the world,” says Casey. “Everyone at Piglt is honored to help spread the word to thousands more.”
- $10 – a shoutout on our Facebook page
- $20 – MP3 download of iRest Yoga Nidra: Easing into Stillness
- $30 – MP3 downloads of Deep Relaxation and Breathe In, Breathe Out
- $50 – a copy of Karen Lo’s book, Blessed to Serve
- $75 – a T-shirt from Outlaw Yoga and Rod Stryker’s Deep Yogic Meditation CD
- $75 – your name or organization linked to our Friends page
- $100 – a signed copy of Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence by Matthew Sanford
- $125 - an Organic India gift bag full of tea, wellness supplements and a handmade mala
- $150 – your organization featured on our blog and social media
- $300 – a one-hour Skype session with Mindful Yoga Therapy founder Suzanne Manafort
- $500 – access to our trauma-sensitive teacher training at the Sedona Yoga Festival
- $7,500 – a handmade quilt crafted by a veteran
The Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans toolkit features simple but effective yoga practices that were developed to help returning soldiers cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and depression. When you purchase this multi-media guide for yourself or someone you know, you’ll gain a valuable tool for dealing with stress and support Give Back Yoga Foundation’s programs for veterans.