Niños del Sol Orphanage
In 2011, I came across Casa de Milagros (House of Miracles) as I was planning to open a yoga studio called Sacred Roots. I wanted to set up a seva project for the studio to support children or women in a mountain environment. I was about to set off with my yoga teacher on my first, of what would eventually become, annual trips to Peru to offer Sacred Roots Yoga Retreats in the Sacred Valley. I was struck by the dedication that this orphanage had to keeping the children connected to their cultural roots, teaching them about plant medicine essences and healing, organic gardening, healthy food preparation, spiritual practice and most of all, about love. After my first visit in Nov 2011, I came home deeply moved by the connection between the children who call this place home and the mountains they live in. Sacred Roots Yoga Studio is no longer, but my commitment to ensuring these children go on to thrive in their lives is.
Casa de Milagros was founded by a woman known as Mama Kia in 1995, who discovered children sleeping in doorways and living in the streets during a trip to Cuzco. Mama Kia took them in, and they became a family. Her belief was that through love, these children could begin to heal, and ultimately thrive. Her goal was to provide these children with support, opportunity, and a family well into their young adult lives. Through this support, she believed that they could beat the cycle of poverty that they were born into. Sadly, Mama Kia lost her battle with cancer in 2010, leaving these children without a mother for a second time in their lives.
Ninos del Sol (formerly Casa de Milagros) is committed to carrying on the legacy of Mama Kia. Please visit ninosdelsol.org for more info and to make donations directly.
Through 108 Sun Salute solstice events, silent auctions and more recently, artisan bracelet sales we have raised over $13,000 (which equals 1 month of full financial aid) to help support the basic needs of 22 orphaned children. I would love to see this fundraising number double in 2018 and I am reaching out for your support.
Beaded Wrap Bracelets
I have restocked and purchased 200 Senkapa beaded wrap bracelets that I would love to sell out of by Jan 1st. These bracelets/anklets are made with hand-spun alpaca wool, plant dyes and are symbolic of our Unity as each white bead represents a star in the cosmos. Woven with love by Quechua women in the Sacred Valley, they will connect you to the power and peace that is our global family in Oneness.
100% of the proceeds go directly to the children.
Thank you for your support and for giving the gift of unity while supporting the Ninos Del Sol children and the women weavers of Amaru village.