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Bicycle Yogis: Support free Yoga for village schools across India

Our dream is to share yoga and meditation with as many people as possible - and with your help, that dream will be a reality.


We are a group of Isha Hatha Yoga teachers from 3 different countries who are on a bicycle journey across India. We started from Kanyakumari on Sept 3rd, and will cycle around 8,000km before reaching Kashmir, offering free yoga and meditation classes to children in rural villages all along the way. The journey will last 12-13 months.

We have chosen specific practices that are simple yet powerful, and support the children in their growth and development, particularly to help improve memory, mental clarity and focus, as well as give deep relaxation, something which is much needed during exam times.

We are also teaching to orphanages, old age homes, colleges, blind schools, school for deaf children, a few sports teams and to a school for mentally challenged children. As of Feb 16, 2020, we have reached over 25,000 students and others.

After 2 lessons, the children will continue to practice on their own during school time for 10-15 mins every day. In addition, we will be planting a tree at every school where we teach and talk about the importance of trees on the environment, such as for rivers and many other things.


These practices have changed our lives in a profound way, and we feel every child should have a chance to benefit from these incredible tools. It is a special opportunity to share the science of yoga in places where these tools would not normally be accessible. 

As Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation, and many others have said, now is the time to raise human consciousness on this planet - we hope this can be a great contribution, as our children are our future :)

In order to complete the full mission, the Bicycle Yogis are seeking financial support to help cover the costs of bicycles and equipment, accommodation and travel costs for the Pan-India ride. The funding will go to support the core team and also to teachers who will be joining to teach in the local language in the respective states.

We will post updates sharing how the funds were spent and post stories, photos and videos as the journey unfolds on social media - you can follow the ride here: 
Instagram - www.instagram.com/bicycleyogis/
Twitter - www.twitter.com/BicycleYogis

*Bicycle Yogis is organized by an independent group of 20 Isha Hatha Yoga teachers, but is in no way affiliated with Isha Foundation, or is collecting funds on the foundation's behalf.*


Local Newspaper Feature in Telugu at a village near Chittoor June 2019
Local Newspaper Feature in Telugu at a village near Chittoor June 2019
The Hindu newspaper Sept. 11, 2019 https://tinyurl.com/y5cwme4c
The Hindu newspaper Sept. 11, 2019   https://tinyurl.com/y5cwme4c
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22nd March 2020
Namaskaram Dear Friends,

We are really thankful for all your support extended for this journey.

Update on the progress: We have taken classes for around 32,000 children in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The team has reached Maharashtra now and have taken a break till the COVID-19 situation settles down.

Pranam,
Bicycle Yogis Team.
Namaskaram Dear Friends,

We are really thankful for all your support extended for this journey.

Update on the progress: We have taken classes for around 32,000 children in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The team has reached Maharashtra now and have taken a break till the COVID-19 situation settles down.

Pranam,
Bicycle Yogis Team.
14th March 2020
The team is in Maharashtra now we have reached out to 32000 School kids till now.
The team is in Maharashtra now we have reached out to 32000 School kids till now.
19th February 2020
Hello everyone,

The journey is going really well - beyond our imagination. We have cycled through Tamil Nadu and about three quarters of Karnataka at this point, and only thanks to your love, support and generosity we have been able to reach 25,000 students as of Feb 16, 2020.

It is quite mind-blowing when you think about it in those terms, and we still have 3,000km to go, if we were going on a straight road.

The response from the children and schools is really amazing, and we can easily see the impact that this has, so thank you all for believing in us!

We will keep putting in our best, joyful efforts every day, and would greatly appreciate if you could also share this with your friends and family!


Hello everyone,

The journey is going really well - beyond our imagination. We have cycled through Tamil Nadu and about three quarters of Karnataka at this point, and only thanks to your love, support and generosity we have been able to reach 25,000 students as of Feb 16, 2020.

It is quite mind-blowing when you think about it in those terms, and we still have 3,000km to go, if we were going on a straight road.

The response from the children and schools is really amazing, and we can easily see the impact that this has, so thank you all for believing in us!

We will keep putting in our best, joyful efforts every day, and would greatly appreciate if you could also share this with your friends and family!


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Rs.626,300 raised

Goal: Rs.2,000,000

107 Days to go

Beneficiary: Ajay Mani Raj info_outline

Fundraising campaigns (1)

Supporters (306)

A
Anonymous donated $100

Go go go! Thank you for all the work that you are doing :)

SK
Shyam donated Rs.2,500

Namaskaram, you are all doing a wonderful job! Big Thanks!

BC
Balamurugan donated Rs.500

Wonderful effort

PG
Pravin donated Rs.1,000

Great devotee work ...solute

PN
Parthasarathy donated $100
George
George donated Rs.1,001

Pranam