... Arrows of Gratitude ...
So, we arrive at the place of Love and Gratitude. On this page you will find links to some of the projects and people that I love and respect, that I draw inspiration from and choose to support in whatever way that I am able. Of course, there are many worthy people and projects in this world that could be added to the list, and the list will most likely grow over time. These are just a sample that are close to my heart, and that all require support in their own way to be able to continue offering the valuable service that they give to the planet, its plants, animals, and people.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these, then Google knows some things, but I am also happy to share more, so, be in touch if you like and I will be more than happy to share some more information from a personal point of view.
http://foxproject.org.uk Fox rescue and rehab centre, providing medical and ambulance services to one of my favourite animals.
https://ukwct.org.uk There are 10 wolves who are in need of support in this (now closed to the public) conservation and education centre based in the UK.
http://www.21gratitudes.com Home-base study hub for the inspirational work of the equally inspirational Ya'Acov and Susannah Darling Khan, the founders of the School of Movement Medicine, with whom I danced and apprenticed with on the long, challenging and fun road to becoming a Movement Medicine Teacher and Facilitator.
The Bahuaja Conservation Area is a Peruvian Amazon conservation project and ECO-LODGE that I support and visit in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. The project began in 2013 with the acquisition of 132 hectares of pristine Amazon forest with the purpose of helping the preservation of this region and it's bio-diversity. Of these 132 hectares, 100 are untouchable and solely dedicated to conservation. The other 32 are multi-use, where in addition to developing various organic crops, there are several other innovative projects underway. It is possible to visit this Eco-Lodge and learn many things about the jungle and what threatens this delicate eco-system that is so vital for the continuity of all life on this planet. This project requires continued financial support in order to maintain the area and safeguard it from illegal poachers and loggers. If you wish to donate or visit, then please write to me and I will guide you through the process and give any assistance or advice that I am able to... with love.... http://www.bahuaja.org
https://4altareslapelicula.com Movie (feature film) about walking a sacred and interrelated path and the issues facing the Amazonian region. This movie is in production and still requires on-going financial support. If you feel to contribute, please visit the website as there are several options available for collaboration and contributions.
https://winaypaqperu.org/como-donar/ Donate to the continued provision of free Waldorf-inspired, culturally-appropriate eductaion for local children in the Sacred Valley of Peru.
https://www.festivalmusicamedicina.com/english Bi-annual festival of medicine music held near Cusco, Peru. This festival brings together artists from various areas with the shared intention to raise money for the provision of free, high quality education to local children in the Cusco region of Peru, an area in which many children are unable to attend school for a variety of financial and other reasons.
https://peru-retreat.com/heart Retreat organisers and collaborators in Peru that I am happy to share the work of here. They offer a variety of retreats, centred deeply around healing and self-knowledge.
https://treesforlife.org.uk Rewilding and planting project based in the Scottish highlands, a small donation plants a tree, or you can even start your own grove of trees. Please note: I am not withdrawing my support of these tree planting organisations, but would recommend anyone and everyone to research the organisations and ensure that they are actually doing this work with integrity and planting appropriate trees in appropriate places. Or, better still, support a local project or space holder such as Bahuaja Conservation Area, where they are dedicated to not only planting, but protecting ancestral medicinal plants.
http://www.pachamama.org A very dear organisation whose mission is to act as a bridge between the 'developed' world and the 'developing' world, creating awareness of environmental issues, helping to protect indigenous tribal lands and lifestyles in the Amazon region, amongst other significant projects. They also provide many excellent free or donation-based opportunities to learn and engage on their website. I recommend beginning with taking the AWAKENING THE DREAMER SYMPOSIUM and following up with THE GAME CHANGER INTENSIVE.
https://www.burguet.com/eng/indexeng.html Website of maestro Spanish / Flamenco guitar maker Amalio Burguet. I am honored to own one of his guitars and it has been an incredible teacher and companion to me, I cannot recommend his guitars or his skill highly enough -and overall, a lovely family to do business with.