YGB Blog

Thu, June 29, 2017 11:51am
posted by YGB in News & Events
In 2010, YGB developed "Sister Aid" to directly provide impoverished mothers with micro-loans and young daughters and orphans with education funds.

Since then "Sister Aid"  has been able to double the number of fund recipients every year, now reaching nearly 900 mothers and children in Karnataka and West Bengal.

This is the Nishtha Shakti group in West Bengal who have... read more
Sat, June 24, 2017 6:05pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Kerill Ezzy, Macau


Kerill is a dedicated yoga practitioner whose fundamental motivation in teaching is to work with the integrity of the body as a means of accessing the alignment of the breath and spirit. She has a true love of the yogic tradition, modern sciences and the nitty gritty of life. Bringing these together with a touch of humour, she challenges students to step... read more
Fri, June 23, 2017 10:29am
posted by YGB in News & Events
Gwen Tan Wynne, Asia

As a lifetime student of Yoga and a mother of three boys, Gwen finds balance, compassion, peace and resilience in her practice on the mat and endeavor to bring these teachings into her daily life. Gwen is committed in sharing the multitude offerings of yoga practice and is in constant awe of the all the benefits it brings - physical, mental, emotional and psychological... read more
Sat, June 3, 2017 4:58pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
With your support, YGB now funds 26 children for their education and living expenses in the loving home at Deenabandhu Children's Home Karnataka, India. This home houses about 100 boys and girls who have absolutely no other place to live. $500 a year can support these children fully. Join us to make a real difference in these children's lives and donate now! Swetha is now in 3rd standard at... read more
Tue, May 16, 2017 1:08pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
In 2007, Yoga Gives Back met with Jayashree, who just received her first micro loan. Her dream has been to give higher education to her two sons. Filming for the last nine years, this short film documents her eldest son Guruprasad's incredible achievement and dedication to become a dental surgeon. Jayashree's dream truly lives in Guruprasa'd life. Music generously donated by DJ Drez and... read more
Fri, May 12, 2017 6:47pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Happy Mother's Day from our YGB Mothers in India!  "Poor people are as capable human beings as anybody else…You need a dollar to catch a dollar. Conventional banks never come to the poor people. So we did it…"Nobel Peace Price Recipient Dr Muhammud Yunus in the YGB interview "The Power of Micro Financing" Ten years ago, Dr Yunus' micro financing revolution inspired us and YOGA GIVES... read more
Wed, May 10, 2017 12:22pm
posted by YGB
Anita Hoffman, Washington, D.C.Yoga was an integral part of Anita’s upbringing, raised by a yoga teacher/yoga therapist in Los Angeles.She is currently completing a six month, 200-hour Iyengar style yoga teacher training at Casey Health Institute,moving toward qualification to teach a sexually traumatized adolescent population. Through yoga’s philosophical framework Anita found her direction in... read more
Wed, May 10, 2017 11:55am
posted by YGB in News & Events
Tarik Thami, Tokyo, Japan  Mysore Tokyo Tarik began exploring different forms of yoga in the early 1990’s. In 1994 he was introduced to the Ashtanga yoga system. Tarik has practiced Ashtanga yoga for 18 years and over the last 13 years he has studied with his primary teachers Sri K.P. Jois and his grandson Sharath Ranganswamy. He visits Mysore, Indian annually to continue his studies... read more
Fri, May 5, 2017 11:49am
posted by YGB
 Gopi's father was a chronic alcoholic and died from liver damage.  The family lived in a village 30 KM away from Chamarajanagara town.  His mother is physically handicapped and unable to walk. With no other family to fall back on and surviving on very little earnings Gopi and his younger sister joined the Deenabandhu home in 2006.  Gopi is now in 2nd Pre-University (12th... read more
Fri, May 5, 2017 11:11am
posted by YGB in News & Events
 Tim Feldmann Miami Life CenterFlorida, USA  Tim Feldmann is the director of Miami Life Center, the yoga shala he founded with his wife Kino MacGregor and runs with Matt Tashjian. He was set on the yoga path by his first teacher Lino Miele and is Authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. A... read more