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£1,000
raised of £1,500 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,000 to help fund a bursary pot for queer yoga retreat.

    Funded on Friday, 24th May 2024

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    I am running a five day queer yoga retreat for queer people to come together to rest, heal & connect. The daily reality of being in a marginalised body is exhausting and so often it is the very people who need practices like yoga the most, who find themselves feeling unwelcome to yoga studios & spaces.

    Queer people are more likely to be living with mental health conditions, lower financial means and experience social isolation. We are also more likely to be living lives which confront social norms (e.g. different ways of creating families, polyamory, neurodivergence, gender non-conformity) which are both joyful AND can make the experience of day to day life mentally, physically and emotionally tiring. As a community, we also have specific experiences of grief & trauma in relation to coming out, loss of community members, family disconnection etc.

    For all these reasons, it is so important that opportunities for queer people to come together in community to heal, rest & simply be. The practice of yoga offer such a breadth of practices to support this process and I am extremely passionate about increasing the accessibility and inclusivity of all kinds of yoga offerings.

    I know that retreats are financial inaccessible for so many members of our community. I ran this retreat, Spirals & Cycles for the first time in May 2023 and it was incredible to witness the transformational power of the space we co-created for everyone who attended. The idea to create a bursary pot came emerged from the 2023 group in order to make the retreat accessible for queer people on lower incomes and/or experiencing further intersections of marginalisation due to race, ability and gender.

    Depending on how much we raise and the demand, the total sum will either be used to fully fund a place or partially fund multiple places. The total sum will be increased depending on your donations!

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    • Leonie Harvey-Rolfe14 days ago
      Leonie Harvey-Rolfe

      Leonie Harvey-Rolfe

      14 days ago

      hi all, I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has donated. These kind contributions have supported three people to come along at discounted rates. Big queer love and gratitude to you all ❤️🌈✨

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    11

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 23, 2024

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 30, 2024

    • Betti

      Betti

      Nov 25, 2023

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 16, 2023

      £25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 7, 2023

      £75.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 6, 2023

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 25, 2023

      £100.00

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    Leonie Harvey-Rolfe

    Leonie Harvey-Rolfe

    Leonie is a queer non-binary yoga facilitator based in Bristol. They offer queer centred, trauma-informed yoga classes, workshops and retreats and are passionate about making yoga more accessible and inclusive. www.yogaloni.com

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