This precious gift of life is undeniable and persistent.
 

Yoga Animal Rights Alliance

~ is a grassroots organization that directly aligns the practice of yoga with animal rights activism. This organization offers yoga retreats at or near animal sanctuaries around the world. As part of our practice, a significant aspect of the retreat includes direct engagement by being a volunteer to the animals who have been rescued from dire circumstances, as well as bringing a humble awareness to the rich and diverse culture that is in deep relationship with the situation at hand. Our volunteer work  deepens the yoga experience, as we become change-makers and stewards of diverse life.

 

Thailand Elephant Retreat

Would you like to go to Thailand to practice yoga and volunteer at an Elephant Sanctuary?

 January 27th-February 4th, 2018

A nine day retreat immersed in Thai culture and a day in the jungle with the Elephants. 

Cost of retreat is $1850 This includes:

  • transport from Chiang Mai to the retreat and back.

  •  9 days of Lodging and meals at the magical Earth Home Retreat

  • A day trip with Elephants in the jungle,

  • A Thai cooking class

  • A Thai Massage

  • A trip to the local temple and traditional Thai sauna

  • yoga, chanting, writing, meditation daily

There is limited space for this retreat. Save your spot by donating your $500 deposit here:

This will be an experience where the practice of self care is aligned with service to another species who, due to human ignorance, have found themselves needing sanctuary and love. This retreat will be held at an incredible homestay where we will learn many aspects of the thai culture through food, conversation, bodywork, and the land. 

 

more information needed? contact: sweethome@teacupyoga.com

You can register with your $500

non refundable donation/deposit here:


 ~YARA supports the rescue and protection of domesticated animals in need. We are devoted to the stewardship of their health and well being.

 

Sweethome Sanctuary is a 1/4 acre of land in Portland, presently home to these rescued animals:

                   Rest in Peace sweet girl:  11/2006-11/14/2017  SugarBaby was rescued from a backyard puppymill where the 'owner' was going to kill her when she was 3 months old.

                  Rest in Peace sweet girl:  11/2006-11/14/2017

SugarBaby was rescued from a backyard puppymill where the 'owner' was going to kill her when she was 3 months old.

 Griffin was brought back from Thailand. He had been saved from the floods in Bangkok where he was a street dog and then spent two years in a shelter connected to The Elephant Nature Park. Now he is happy healthy and cared for. 

Griffin was brought back from Thailand. He had been saved from the floods in Bangkok where he was a street dog and then spent two years in a shelter connected to The Elephant Nature Park. Now he is happy healthy and cared for. 

 BunBun was found on the side of highway 30, a domestic rabbit abandoned by neglectful 'owners'. She lives indoors and loves Elf who was one of a litter raised by Sweethome way back before the YARA was a thought.

BunBun was found on the side of highway 30, a domestic rabbit abandoned by neglectful 'owners'. She lives indoors and loves Elf who was one of a litter raised by Sweethome way back before the YARA was a thought.

 The goats, Truffle and Curdle, where taken in after their 'owners' were evicted from their small rental property where the goats lived in a small enclosure and were going to be abandoned. 

The goats, Truffle and Curdle, where taken in after their 'owners' were evicted from their small rental property where the goats lived in a small enclosure and were going to be abandoned. 

Sweethome has supported finding homes and caring for many other animals in the past ten years. Lizards, Hedgehogs, and several dogs have benefitted from her efforts. She will be bringing two more dogs back from Thailand this winter and will find them homes and as YARA grows, The sanctuary will grow as well. 


~YARA is dedicated to educating and enlightening people to the interconnectedness of all things and the need to respect all life regardless of species or cultural boundaries. Sweethome has authored a book, Underneath: Seeking the True Teacher, which will be coming out in the Fall of 2018. There is much to learn in this book about healing, dreaming, helping, finding purpose, and offering our efforts up to the benefit of all. 

 

This organization weaves together education, self care, service, and action. This is a dream of awakening people to the realities of our actions
This work is advocating for those who have been misunderstood, mistreated, and neglected. This work is for seekers.

 

This is where my heart expands and an unstoppable desire to be of service arises!

To ensure you remain a part of the journey each step of the way stay connected by signing up for the newsletter below.