|E Newsletter - July 2012|
|For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.|
Yoga Gives Back receives bi-monthly reports from our partner organizations, D Trust Home in Karnatka and Nishtha in West Bengal. Enjoy these updates and know how your support is making a big difference in each fund recipient's life in India.D Trust Home, Karnataka, South India
Last year, we started funding five year old Jaya who came from a broken family. She is now in the 1st grade. She enjoys learning Bharatanatyam dancing and her very sweet smile continues to shine.
We started funding Anu and his other two siblings last year. Anu is now in the 2nd grade and loves reading stories, listening to narration, and painting. He is one of the most talented children at school and continues to maintain high grades.
Mona is Anu's sister, now in the 10th grade, with YGB's funding she receives additional after school classes in Mathematic and English. She also enjoys learning Byaratanatyam dancing and Karnatic classical music.
NISHTHA: Tripuranagar Village, West Bengal
YGB is funding three groups (44 mothers and 44 daughters) in this region this year. "Stri Shakti," the group name for the 11 mothers and 11 daughters in West Bengal, is the third group funded by YGB. In January, all 11 girls were admitted to the formal school of Tripuranagar, and all are enthusiastic for the opportunity to receive education.
Eleven mothers received two-day sessions to learn about micro financing as well as how to cope with life's potential difficulties and economic responsibilities. This group has shown a dynamic interest and strong determination to develop something significant for their lives. Three women have started small businesses; selling imitation gold ornaments, running a grocery shop and vegetable vending, with some already showing a profit. Nishtha social workers will continue to provide advice and discuss business decisions with them. After two months of business operations, a common bank account will be opened for this group so they may deposit their contributions for emergencies and future plans. This group already shows promise with their commitment to succeed. We look forward to sharing more updates with you soon!!!
"Thank You Mother India" -Register by July 5th to be included in Yoga Magazine's September Issue!!
Let's unite on Saturday, September 29th (or around this date) for our 2nd global day of support. Over 50 studios and sponsors have already signed up from all over the world!!
YGB Netherlands is born!!
Janneke Verburg-Wiersma of De Yoga Studio in the Netherlands has created our new YGB Dutch community!!! Thanks also to Barbara for creating this stunning YGB Dutch website. More than 10 studios have already signed up for "Thank You Mother India" in the Netherlands and Belgium. We are so excited and inspired to have your support and look forward to growing together!
Welcome YGB Ambassadors and Representatives!!
YGB is very fortunate to have these very passionate and talented yogis in our growing global family.
Ali Valdez, Washington
Samantha Chan, Hong Kong
Bay Area/San Francisco Representatives
YGB is excited to partner with these organizations!
Recoup.com is the first cause shopping channel. Choose YGB on their website and shop. 10% of your purchase will be donated to YGB.
"The Goodess Guide to Business Bliss" by Kris Katsuko Oster and contributor Aparna Khanolkar (YGB Ambassador) are donating $4 per sales of this E book publication.
Sunday, July 1, 2012, 9:30-10:30am,@
Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 10:00am-noon,@
Friday, September 14, 2012 - Sunday, September 16, 2012,@
UTA Maverick Athletic Center, Arlington, Texas
YGB invited to present at OneYogaUSA Dallas Yoga +Music Festival
The mission of OYUSA Dallas Yoga Conference + Music Fest is to create a global shift in consciousness, advocate yoga as a dynamic art form that supports yoga as a way of life, and develop yogis into well-versed yoga teachers through the One Yoga Training Program with SEVA at the core of its mission (selfless service to the community and the environment).
Thank you Jorgen Christiansson@Omkar108 for hosting this event.
Philip Goldberg's special lecture and Guru Prem & Simran's kirtan were superb, raising over $1,200! Thanks to all of this community's support!
Fantastic first event at Stella McCartney's Beverly Hills Store with Kathryn Budig.
Thank you for your support, making a difference one event at a time!!
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