Lisa O'Brien's Fundraising Page
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Lisa O'Brien's Fundraising Page

Welcome to my fundraising page for Africa Yoga Project!

Africa Yoga Project (AYP) is a Not-for-Profit Organization that empowers individuals to create a transformation within themselves and within their community through the power of yoga. I was drawn to serve as an Ambassador because of a deep calling to share ways to feel good and do good: to be engaged, present and powerful for yourself and others.

My husband and I live in upstate New York with our six children and dog Bodhi. We hope that we model the adage that one of the surest ways to happiness is through service.

Embodying the mission of Africa Yoga Project, building connection, and raising significant funds ($10,000) to support the use of yoga to elevate individuals and empower communities is my service in action. All of the funds I raise go directly to the work being done in Kenya through AYP.

I believe in AYP’s approach of sharing yoga’s spiritual, physical, and practical (replicable) ways to empower generations of young people. I believe in the ripple effect that it creates throughout Africa and the world. And in the connection between Kenya’s suffering and our suffering, their joy and ours, and their goodness and ours.

Upon reaching my fundraising pledge, I'm invited to join the team in Kenya where I’ll spend 14 days working directly with Africa Yoga Project teachers and the communities they empower. The theme of the first week is receiving. I’ll attend, observe, and assist in various outreach settings such as informal settlements, prisons and schools.

For the second week, giving is the theme and I'll share my strengths and skills with the Africa Yoga Project teachers in a workshop format. The workshop topic is determined with the help of the AYP team and I'll develop the curriculum prior to leaving for Kenya.

This work is elevating the sense of possibility and peace not only in Kenya, but throughout the world.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about this project. Please consider a donation. Every bit counts toward cultivating peace and goodwill...for all of us.

Learn more here, and consider wearing your support for AYP with one of my t-shirts, tanks, or long-sleeves -- check those out here: my store

Yoga Reaches Out, November 2015, Irene and Margaret visited Albany, NY from Nairobi 

“We are all longing to go home to someplace we have never been - a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.” ― Starhawk


August 2018, United States Naval Academy. Our eldest son is a midshipman in his second year.


The Ambassador Program is an opportunity to embody service in action. We invite individuals who are up for something BIG and ready to step into leadership as a catalyst for change in the global yoga community. Becoming a part of the Ambassador team is about embodying the mission of Africa Yoga Project, building connection, and being dedicated to raising significant funds to support the use of yoga to elevate individuals and empower communities. 

Learn more and apply to become an Ambassador here

Name Date Amount Comments
Lisa O'Brien 10/07/2019 $294.39  
Lisa O'Brien 05/14/2018 $500.00  
Andie Sibincich 04/17/2018 $50.00  
Teespring, LLC 10/11/2017 $13.23  
Teespring, LLC 09/21/2017 $11.57  
2017 Yaksha Yoga & Wellness Weekend at Stratton Mountain 08/24/2017 $350.00  
Teespring, LLC 06/02/2017 $12.40  
Lisa O'Brien 03/18/2017 $45.00  
Teespring, LLC 03/03/2017 $2.23  
Teespring, LLC 12/19/2016 $4.15  
Teespring, LLC 12/19/2016 $5.82  
Poshmark Store 11/09/2016 $31.28  
Lisa O'Brien 11/09/2016 $50.55  
Poshmark Closet Proceeds 10/05/2016 $130.40  
“Powerful Poses, Poetic Pictures: An evening with Robert Sturman to benefit AYP 09/29/2016 $323.50  
Teespring, LLC 09/20/2016 $1.29  
Teespring, LLC 09/19/2016 $15.16  
Teespring, LLC 09/09/2016 $15.16  
Alfred Wolfer 09/08/2016 $100.00  
Lisa O'Brien, Yaksha Yoga & Wellness Weekend at Stratton Mountain 09/07/2016 $130.00  
Ryan Argentieri, Lila Mae Earth Day Promotion 09/07/2016 $33.00  
Caitlin Vollmer 06/13/2016 $25.00  
Justin Wolfer 06/13/2016 $300.00  
lululemon athletica Greenwich 05/31/2016 $50.00  
Bikram Yoga Hilton Head 05/13/2016 $500.00  
Lisa O'Brien 05/05/2016 $150.00  
Danielle Maslowsky 05/05/2016 $190.00  
Jessica Lustig 04/15/2016 $375.00  
Teespring, LLC 04/06/2016 $11.87  
The Hot Yoga Spot Clifton Park 03/31/2016 $200.00  
Clinton Minnicks 03/27/2016 $75.00  
Laura Petersen 03/25/2016 $20.00  
Teespring, LLC 03/10/2016 $35.16  
Teespring, LLC 03/10/2016 $7.35  
Lisa O'Brien 02/28/2016 $504.00  
Teespring, LLC 02/19/2016 $138.49  
Tracy Finkel 02/01/2016 $50.00  
Jenny Hawes 01/26/2016 $10.00  
Darcy Stryker 01/20/2016 $35.00  
Jessica Lustig 12/16/2015 $100.00  
Lisa O'Brien 11/10/2015 $108.00  
  Total $5,004.00  
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