We have made it to Panama - our halfway point!
Support us as we venture back to Austin, Texas!
Support us as we venture back to Austin, Texas!
6000 miles across Central America
A task of bringing creative movement to underserved communities in a way that is accessible to people of all abilities
THIS IS OUR STORY
ONCE UPON A TIME…
… there were two wandering yoginis named Sally and Sara, making their way around the world, boldly following their bliss, and wearing their hearts proudly on their sleeves whilst doing it. Sally, from the land down under with gum trees plentiful in the outback of Victoria, Australia. Sara, from a small town known for its pies, in the mountains of New Mexico, USA. Their curiosity, and hunger for adventure and creative outlet was nurtured with dance, yoga, and various outdoor activities.
In mid 2013 their lives were mashed together by their mutual love of play - a modality of play known as: ACROYOGA. That summer, in the city of Montreal, they both became “professional players” after undertaking a crazy awesome teacher training with AcroYogaMontreal. Here they learned that acroyoga (a physical practice that involves yoga and acrobatics, gets you climbing your friends in creative and mysterious ways, and can make your muscles burn for days) is fundamentally about human connection, creative expression and play!
A few months after the training, in the redwood forests of California, Sara and Sally went into labor. Finally, after many hours of contractions/contortions (which involved deep discussions whilst playfully hanging upside down from each others feet), the World Play Movement was born!
Who are we?... We are performing artists, teachers, yoginis, acrobats, world travelers and hardcore PLAYERS! And our mission is to unite and uplift the world through the power of play by sharing our love of acroyoga, movement, and creativity in a way that is accessible to ALL!
THE JOURNEY SO FAR...We have taken The World Play Movement on its first adventure! Embarking on a road trip from Austin to Panama and back while sharing and researching “play” with all we meet along the way! We are learning how others do it, we are reminding those who have forgotten how to do it, and we are sharing how we do it.
I work very hard, and I play very hard. I'm grateful for life. And I live it - I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.
How we are PLAYING IT FORWARD:
·Offering free of charge workshops at schools, orphanages, nonprofits, women’s organizations, community center’s, city plazas, and anywhere else that will host us so that we can make an impact on peoples lives.
·Street performing, playing in public, and getting people upside-down giving them the experience of their first flight!
·Playing interactive games with our online followers, people we meet along the way, and even those who aren’t expecting it ;-)
·Documenting and blogging about our travels and the things that move and inspire us along the way.
·Connecting and collaborating with other artists, teachers and groups that share a common vision of a healthier and happier planet.
·Volunteering with projects focused on the health and wellness of people, their communities, and the planet.
·Upon return from Central America, we plan to register World Play Movement as a Non profit organization in which we would expand the project to communities all over the world. Building a network of teachers, artists, innovators, and organizations that are inspiring people and making a difference in the world through their form of play.
Go to this link to see our Central America Itinerary
Why the "World Play Movement"?
WORLD - We strive to take care of the planet, take care of each other and take care of ourselves... living healthy, playing healthy, and collaborating with others to educate and co-create, cultivating a healthy planet and perspective for generations to come.
PLAY - play is a universal language that allows people of all backgrounds and all abilities to connect. It calls for presence, curiosity and imagination. It is an outlet for us to express ourselves in a healthy and creative way. It holds the power to unite people, bringing laughter and joy into human connection.
MOVEMENT - our way of play involves a movement practice (acroyoga). Play has the power to move people both physically and emotionally. Our goal is to start a global movement with a focus on sharing movement arts.
Now we need your help to PLAY IT FORWARD!
What we need the $$ for & What you get in return :)
We need some help with our… Fuel expenses, toll fees, insurances, mechanic costs, play equipment (circus toys), wifi and connection fees, including a cell phone that will have a working GPS so that we don’t get too lost.
Your contributions will also enable us to support ourselves over the 9 weeks, whilst we provide workshops and get involved with a bunch of super cool and forward thinking projects and communities along the way. Many of the organizations we have outreached require lodging and volunteer fees. The more we raise, the more communities and projects we will be able to get involved with! Any funds left over will go towards building World Play Movement into a registered Non-profit organization and future projects.
What you get…
By contributing you will get karmic points for supporting two girls who are turning dreams into reality, sharing what they love in a way that is accessible to ALL people, of ALL backgrounds, and ALL abilities. You will get our undying love and gratitude! You will be playing it forward, getting to be a part of our awesome project, uplifting and uniting people all around the world!
Plus check out our range of quirky perks, and see what tickles your fancy.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please contact us if you would like to get involved in our project!!! We are looking for like minded individuals to be on our board of directors, as well as other teachers/artists and organizations that would like to collaborate on this, and future World Play projects. Get in touch with us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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about our campaign if you want us to like you a little bit more than we already do ;-)
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Get out there and play with the world!
Life is when several billions of cells get together and decide to be you for a while. Enjoy each and every moment, and don’t bore the cells!
Team on This Campaign:
Sara and Sally worldplaymovement