Help Koun spread Yoga in underprivileged communities

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Koun is a Lebanese NGO that offers Yoga and Mindfulness in underprivileged communities to promote total well-being. Help us grow!
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Campaign successfully funded on: 22 Jul,2019

This project has been successfully funded with $2,745 (102%)

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WHO WE ARE?

Help us spread Yoga and Mindfulness in underprivileged communities in Lebanon! 

“Koun”, a Lebanese NGO, came to life to make yoga accessible to those who need it but can’t access it, with the mission of promoting psychological well-being.

Sandy, founder of Koun, left her advertising job in 2015 and went to Bihar School of Yoga in India for 5 months to study yoga in depth. She goes to Bihar every year for progressive and intensive yoga training. She believes that yoga should be lived and not only practiced.

She’s been volunteering with different NGOs and communities since 2016. To bring all the communities she works with together and to make yoga sustainable, she established Koun in 2019.



WHAT WE DO?

We go to the camps by van and we teach in unequipped spaces; achieving our final goal will allow us to:

Get personal mats to the refugee kids in the camp of Tall Abbas, Akkar (around 50 kids)

Equip the camp in Akkar with basic material for yoga, such as carpets, cushions, blankets, incense, mindful coloring books for kids

Equip the Migrant Community Center with yoga mats and cushions

We pay to teach! The extra money will allow us to cover some transportation expenses. We currently offer 5 classes/week in different areas in Lebanon (Beirut, Tripoli, Akkar, Bekaa)

As a reward, you will get to experience the magical effect of meditation with Sandy!

Yoga changed Sandy’s life and she’s hoping to change the world using this practice.



THE IMPACT

Some of the benefits that practitioners are starting to experience:

  • Increased sense of self-awareness
  • Experience of deep relaxation
  • Contentment
  • Less stress and anxiety
  • Better ability to face problems and conflicts
  • Peaceful state of mind



HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Make the world happier and more peaceful - support our mission and be the change.

If you can’t contribute, help us by sharing the campaign on your social media, spread the love!

Check Koun on the MTV Lebanon News: http://bit.ly/314b583

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KounLebanon

Instagram: @koun.ngo

Website: www.koun.org






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My parents named me Sandy and my yoga teacher named me Hridaya (Sanskrit word for heart). Meditation changed my life so I decided to share it with as many people as possible! In 2015 I quit my advertising job, packed…

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$20 or more
→    GUIDED MEDITATION SESSION

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You will get to practice and experience meditation with a group of like-minded people. The session is 90 minutes long and it includes some postures and breathing techniques.
$50 or more
→    MEDITATION WORKSHOP

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This workshop will teach you how to develop a daily meditation practice. It will include breathing techniques, deep relaxation and a guided meditation.
$100 or more
→    ACCESS TO 3 YOGA CLASSES + 1 MEDITATION WORKSHOP

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Get access to 3 yoga classes and learn how to meditate!
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