Financial Literacy, Spirituality, Yoga & Money

 In General

I recently received a rather abusive/rude email stating that yoga teacher training should be free since it’s Spiritual work, and this was Gandhi’s approach.


My response was that while Gandhi was a qualified lawyer and did remarkable work in the world, he also taught self-reliance.


Our relationship with money is an important one.
It is part of existence, part of Yoga and part of self-reliance.


While Gandhi taught self-reliance and did not accept payment from people, he was financially supported by a wealthy Jewish man, Hermann Kallenbach.


In 1904 Mr Kallenbach met Gandhi, who was then working in South Africa. They had long discussions on various issues.

In 1910 Mr Kallenbach donated a thousand-acre (4 km²) farm belonging to him near Johannesburg in South Africa to Gandhi.


During WW1, Kallenbach was imprisoned as a prisoner of war.


After the war, he returned to South Africa, where he resumed his work as an architect and continued to correspond with Gandhi.
He died in 1945 and donated a considerable portion of a large financial estate to Gandhi’s Indian community in South Africa.


This is really important to know for perspective.


Gandhi’s work and impact would have been very different had it not been for the continued financial support he received from Hermann.


Saliya Life Wellness is a social entrepreneurship.

Saliya Life Wellness exists because I have invested 25 years of personal life experience into international healthcare and education.

The spiritual dimension of existence is ONE aspect of being human.

There is MORE to the picture.

There is also physical, emotional, mental, financial and human relationships that make us HUMAN.


The yoga teacher training, alternative dispute resolution(ADR), workplace training, deep tissue massage, private retreats and personal consultations integrate various aspects of education and substantial experience into what I offer to society.


As well as having done a great deal of international social contribution


A holistic, integrative packaging of 25 yrs professional experience and qualifications is the offering, with the intention to impact society in a functional beneficial and sustainable way for the real world.

As a social entrepreneurship in the real world, I am unable to provide this for free.


Well-rounded people understand how to work with money AND remain human.

Published by Colleen Glennis McClure

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