My Music Mission for The Heart of Living Yoga Charity
Namaste, my name is Elise Yuill Cohen and I’m a kirtan artist and yoga teacher. I’m grateful for this opportunity to share my story with you.
Last summer I had the good fortune of meeting Padma at a music festival where she heard me sing mantras for a sound healing session, and promptly invited me to make a mantra album to raise money and awareness for the Heart of Living Yoga Charity
So, this spring I will be recording this mantra album and subsequently donating 50% of its proceeds, forevermore to the Heart of Living Yoga.
I have just returned from my first visit with Padma to North Sri Lanka, where the charity was born. We visited many homes of the most impoverished families. Our priorities for this visit were women led families, special needs children and those with physical disabilities, bringing them aid of all kinds. We also laid foundation stones for a new community building in the village, opened a special needs unit at a school, and visited one of the schools that receives the Sunshine Programme, which brings children 2 hours a day of extra tuition in Tamil, English, maths and science, plus a much-needed nutritious meal and a yoga class! I was moved to tears so many times.
One of my eye-opening moments was realising how far money goes out there, with life changing effect. Just £200 can support a student at university for a whole year!
Once the album is released (summer/early autumn) I will be on the road again touring the UK and Europe, sharing the music in kirtan concerts. I would love to connect more deeply with the DSY community that kick started me on this path, by bringing a kirtan event to your yoga studio, or community…
So, would you like me to bring a kirtan concert to you?!
If so, please get in touch ASAP with your area and suggestion so I can incorporate it into my tour schedule.
Tel: +44 7862 286 704
Below are some photos & videos from Sri Lanka… (more + videos on my website!)
With love & light & thanks,