|E-Newsletter - March 2010|
|For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.|
Sudhamani: From Pay Phones to Ironing
Ayesha D'Souza of Grameen Koota provides us with regular updates on women whose lives have been significantly improved thanks to micro lending. In addition to providing micro loans, Grameen Koota is providing health and hygiene workshops for member families, as well as launching water and sanitation programs. All of these programs are key to insuring that members' progress is sustainable and that poverty is eliminated. Grameen Koota now reaches over 300,000 women in the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra, with the goal of reaching to one million women.
Finding Balance: Giving to Yourself So You Can Give to Others with Felicia Tomasko, Angela Kukahn, Brian Aganad, Mary Beth LaRue, and Ally Hamilton
Women's Empowering Workshop 2010 Series: A delightful and playful embodiment of Yoga,
dance, and meditation
with Hala Khouri, Cristi Christensen and Isabelle Du Soleil
JANUARY 30, 2010 @ YOGIS ANONYMOUS
Yoga Gives Back would like to thank Yogis Anonymous founders Ally Hamilton and Dorian Cheah for generously and enthusiastically launching the first in a series of special donation classes, proceeds of which go to YGB. We appreciate the team of passionate teachers who participated: (YA owner) Ally Hamilton, John Sahakian, Chani Nicholas, Charlie Samos, and Meredith Hines. Each one brought their own unique style to create a challenging and relaxing experience for body and soul.
Thanks also go to the acoustic improv musical accompaniment which was provided by Daniel Stewart, along with Emily Kerns on vocals, Jeff Harris on Guitar and vocals, and Greg Klimuck on drums.
Yoga Gives Back is delighted to introduce our five Ambassadors. These renowned yoga teachers committed themselves to supporting our efforts to fight poverty in India through micro-finance in 2009. They donated proceeds from classes, endorsed us on websites and in publications, and generally helped build awareness for the cause. Thanks to their support, YGB has been able to expand its network of yoga studios, teachers and students. We greatly appreciate their continuing support in 2010 and invite more yoga teachers to join the efforts of this great team in "giving back to India." This year's Ambassadors are:
This month, Yoga Gives Back is happy to say "thank you" for...