Hridaya Ambassador Program

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Become a Hridaya Ambassador
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Hridaya Yoga is expanding its reach and beginning a new chapter in France. Manifesting our center in Longeval has been a labor of love for a team of dedicated Karma Yogis. But, to fully realize this dream of sharing the teachings of the Heart with a wider audience we need help! If you are inspired to support us by spreading the word about Hridaya Yoga France and our crowdfunding campaign, please consider becoming a Hridaya Ambassador or Supporter.

 

What is a Hridaya Ambassador?

A Hridaya Ambassador is someone who feels the calling to introduce people to the Hridaya teachings and our center in France.

There are 3 kinds of Ambassadors:

  1. Hridaya Supporters: People inspired to spread the word through online and in-person sharing about Hridaya.
  2. Hridaya Ambassadors: Those not only inspired to spread the word, but interested in being creative, active participants in promoting Hridaya Yoga France and its programs.
  3. Teacher Ambassadors: Hridaya Yoga teachers who feel motivated to be deeply involved in the development of the Hridaya Family in Europe and around the world.

What Does a Hridaya Ambassador Do?

Ambassadors support Hridaya Yoga France by regularly promoting our center and its programs in-person and via social media. This assistance is ongoing and will continue through the end of 2018.

If you are not active on social media, you are still warmly invited to join the program. We welcome your creativity in helping us spread the word in whatever ways speak to you.

When you join the program, you:

  • See yourself as a representative of Hridaya, part of the family.
  • Promote Hridaya to your social network online and in-person.
  • Actively generate program sales and donations.
  • Are a critical part of increasing awareness about Hridaya France and ensuring the success of our fundraising efforts.
  • If a Teacher Ambassador, you are the “face” of Hridaya. You represent Hridaya while teaching in your hometown and maintain a connection with Hridaya’s main centers in France and Mexico.

What Are the Program Commitments and Benefits?

Benefits

As an enrolled Hridaya Supporter, you will receive a discount code that will entitle you to get 50% off the course fee for one 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat in France. The discount code is valid for any retreat booked by December 31, 2018 and must be redeemed by the end of 2019.

Commitments

Online
  • Invite all of your Facebook friends and followers to like the Hridaya Yoga France page.
  • If you are on Instagram, invite all your friends to follow the Hridaya Yoga France page.
  • Like, share, and/or comment on our Facebook posts at least once per week, including our fundraising videos.
  • If applicable, like, share, and/or comment on our Instagram posts at least once per week.
  • Write a review of Hridaya Yoga France on TripAdvisor, Facebook, BookYogaRetreats, BookRetreats, Retreat Guru, and other similar platforms (can be the same text on all platforms).
  • Forward Hridaya newsletters (with a personalized note) to your email list and to yoga schools, meditation centers, community groups, and/or any other organizations you feel would benefit from knowing about our expansion to Europe and our fundraising efforts.
In-person
  • Actively spread the word to friends, family members, and others who would enjoy knowing about Hridaya’s new home in Europe. You will be given a discount code to give up to 5 of your friends 20% off a course or retreat at Hridaya France. (Note that this offer cannot be combined with other discounts.)
  • Publicize Hridaya France at your local yoga school and other community organizations.
  • If possible, hang our posters and flyers in your community.
  • Find a minimum of 5 donors for our crowdfunding campaign.

Feel free to be creative and add something yourself! If you have any questions, please contact your Program Coordinator.

Benefits

  • If you are one of the ten most effective Hridaya Ambassadors (determined by demonstrated commitment, ability to attract new followers, and/or success in generating donations to our crowdfunding campaign), your name will be entered in a drawing to win one of three fabulous prizes:
  1. Free enrollment in the Hridaya Teacher Training Course in Mexico. (Note: In order to be eligible for the HTTC, you must have completed Module 1 and at least one 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat.)
  2. Free participation and dormitory accommodation for one 17-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat in Mexico.
  3. Free enrollment and dormitory accommodation to participate in one Hridaya Module.
  • As an active Hridaya Ambassador, you will receive a discount code that will entitle you to attend one free 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat in France. The discount code is valid for any retreat booked by December 31, 2018 and must be redeemed by the end of 2019. If you are unable to visit France within the next year we may be able to extend the deadline. In exceptional cases, we may be able to permit your participation in a free retreat in Mazunte. Contact your Program Coordinator for more information.

Commitments

Online
  • Invite all of your Facebook friends and followers to like the Hridaya Yoga France page and find 10 other people to do the same.
  • If you are on Instagram, invite all your friends to follow the Hridaya Yoga France page.
  • Like, share, and/or comment on our Facebook posts at least once per week, including our fundraising videos.
  • If applicable, like, share, and/or comment on our Instagram posts at least once per week.
  • Write a review of Hridaya Yoga France on TripAdvisor, Facebook, BookYogaRetreats, BookRetreats, Retreat Guru, and other similar platforms (can be the same text on all platforms). And, find 5 friends who have completed a Hridaya Module or retreat or served as Karma Yogas to commit to doing the same.
  • Forward Hridaya newsletters (with a personalized note) to your email list and to yoga schools, meditation centers, community groups, and/or any other organizations you feel would benefit from knowing about our expansion to Europe and our fundraising efforts.
  • Write a short article and/or make a short video. After creating your article or video, send it to your Program Coordinator. With their approval, share it on social media with a link to the Hridaya Yoga France website. You could answer questions like:
  • How did Hridaya change your life?
  • Why should people join the crowdfunding campaign for our new home in France?
  • Why would you recommend Hridaya to your friends? (Giving examples of what programs you did and how they resonated.)
In-person
  • Actively spread the word to friends, family members, and others who would enjoy knowing about Hridaya’s new home in Europe. You will be given a discount code to give up to 10 of your friends 20% off a course or retreat at Hridaya France. (Note that this offer cannot be combined with other discounts.)
  • Publicize Hridaya France at your local yoga school and other community organizations.
  • If possible, hang our posters and flyers in your community.
During the crowdfunding campaign:
  1. Create your own sub-campaign!
  • Create your own campaign page.
  • Choose your goal amount (€1000-€5000 suggested).
  • Shoot your own short pitch video in which you promote Hridaya Yoga France and the crowdfunding campaign.

2. Find any way to collect money for your campaign, online or offline. For example:

  • Set a goal of hitchhiking or walking a long distance (i.e., Paris to Lyon) without money and collect donations and raise awareness along the way.
  • Bake amazing cakes and sell them in the center of Lyon.

3. Participate in the “I Love You Challenge” (more information to follow).

Feel free to be creative and add something yourself! If you have any questions, please contact your Program Coordinator.

Benefits

  • If you are one of the ten most effective Hridaya Ambassadors, your name will be entered in the prize drawing described above. Note: As you are already a Hridaya teacher, you will not be eligible to claim free participation in the HTTC. Instead, you will be awarded a free 3-month stay at Hridaya Yoga France. This will include full board, dormitory accommodation, participation in Hridaya Modules (when available), and ample time to go deeper in your own practice.
  • As an active Hridaya Ambassador, you will receive a discount code that will entitle you to attend one free 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat with dormitory accommodation in France. The discount code is valid for any retreat booked by December 31, 2018 and must be redeemed by the end of 2019.
  • You will also receive 50% off participation in one Hridaya Module in France or Mexico.

Commitments

Online
  • Invite all of your Facebook friends and followers to like the Hridaya Yoga France page and find 10 other people to do the same.
  • If you are on Instagram, invite all your friends to follow the Hridaya Yoga France page.
  • Like, share, and/or comment on our Facebook posts at least once per week, including our fundraising videos.
  • If applicable, like, share, and/or comment on our Instagram posts at least once per week.
  • Write a review of Hridaya Yoga France on TripAdvisor, Facebook, BookYogaRetreats, BookRetreats, Retreat Guru, and other similar platforms (can be the same text on all platforms). And, find 5 friends who have completed a Hridaya Module or retreat or served as Karma Yogas to commit to doing the same.
  • Forward Hridaya newsletters (with a personalized note) to your email list and to yoga schools, meditation centers, community groups, and/or any other organizations you feel would benefit from knowing about our expansion to Europe and our crowdfunding efforts.
  • Write a short article and/or make a short video. After creating your article or video, send it to your Program Coordinator. With their approval, share it on social media with a link to the Hridaya Yoga France website. You could answer questions like:
  • How did Hridaya change your life?
  • Why should people join the crowdfunding for our new home in France?
  • Why would you recommend Hridaya to your friends? (Giving examples of what programs you did and how they resonated.)
In-person
  • Actively spread the word to friends, family members, and others who would enjoy knowing about Hridaya’s new home in Europe. You will be given a discount code to give up to 10 of your relatives 20% off a course or retreat at Hridaya France. You will also be given a code that will give up to 5 of your lucky friends or family members 50%. (Note that this offer cannot be combined with other discounts.)
  • Publicize Hridaya France at your local yoga school and other community organizations.
  • Hang Hridaya Yoga France posters and flyers in your community.
  • Offer a yoga class, meditation, or workshop for free at a yoga festival, school, or center to share the teachings of the Heart with a larger number of people. Hridaya’s teachings are unique and we believe that many people in Europe should know about them. For example, in Europe, there are not many options except Vipassana for those who want to spend 10 days in silence.
During the crowdfunding campaign:
  1. Create your own sub-campaign!
  • Create your own campaign page.
  • Choose your goal amount (€1000-€5000 suggested).
  • Shoot your own short pitch video in which you promote Hridaya Yoga France and the crowdfunding campaign.

2. Find any way to collect money for your campaign, online or offline. For example:

  • Set a goal of hitchhiking or walking a long distance (i.e. Paris to Lyon) without money and collect donations and raise awareness along the way.
  • Bake amazing cakes and sell them in the centre of Lyon.

3. Participate in the “I Love You Challenge” (more information to follow).

Feel free to be creative and add something yourself! If you have any questions, please contact your Program Coordinator.

How Do Hridaya Ambassadors Stay Connected?

We’ll maintain a strong connection with Ambassadors and Supporters through engaging various channels:

What If I Have Questions or Need Inspiration or Assistance?

Simply reach out to ambassador@hridaya-yoga.fr.

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