E-Newsletter - March 2014
Yoga Gives Back
For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.

Happy International Women's Day!!


Women are the best poverty fighters. Studies have shown that women are more likely to use the profits from their businesses, not just to feed their families, but to improve their families' nutrition and living conditions, as well as to send their children to school, thereby giving the next generation a much better chance to climb out of poverty.

This is why we want to support many more mothers!!!

The Impact of your Donation!!

Recipient YGB local partners NISHTHA in West Bengal continues to inspire us with stories of real positive transformation in the lives of 109 mothers and 110 daughters, under YGB's "Sister Aid" direct funding program. Mothers have repaid the loan at the rate of 90%!!! Read about stories from Nari Shakti village, one of the nine groups your donation is funding, click here.

ChildrenDeenabandu Trust Home in Karnataka accepts children who have absolutely no other place to go. Your donation has been able to fund 20 children here with minimum of five year commitment. Read personal stories of these orphaned children whose lives are transforming with much love and care at this home, thanks to your donation, click here.

Become a film sponsor to support these mothers and children!!!


Highly acclaimed original YGB FILMS is currently producing two new short films about moving stories at Deenabandhu Trust Home as well as the successful "SHE" program (Scholarship for Higher Education). We invite you to become a sponsor for these powerfully moving films with minimum of $700 donation for two films. You will be credited as SPONSOR at the end of both films, which will be screened at many global events, such as Asthanga Yoga Confluence (1:30pm, May 10, San Diego) and Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong (Sunday, June 8), as well as on YGB You Tube Channel.

Write to us at: info@yogagivesabck.org or simply DONATE!!


Exciting News:

3rd Annual "Thank You Mother India" Global Campaign raised close to $50,000!!!

TYMI Event

You did it again, thank you!!! Over 100 events in 13 countries participated in TYMI 2013. This global campaign generates majority of YGB's annual funding for programs in India. With this successful result, we can add many more mothers and children in India in 2014 and report to you as soon as final numbers are confirmed.

Thank you to these level sponsors!

Platinum ($2500+)
Abacus Partners (LA), Omkar108 (LA), YogaFit (LA)

Gold ($1000+)
Enlighten Yoga (North Carolina), Mysore San Francisco, The Yoga Place ( Los Angeles) , YogaView (Chicago), Inner Beauty Yoga (Texas), Om Padma (UK), New Hippie (Los Angeles), Nomad Yogi, Chapti Productions & Chuck Miller (Japan), Pure Yoga Langham Place Hong Kong

Silver ($500+)
Maya Yoga (Kansas City), The Yoga Room (New Orleans), Kino MacGregor Workshop at Delight Yoga (Netherlands) , Zac&Zoli in Memory of Joseph Dunham (Australia), Julee Yew-Crijns (UK), Ahnu (USA), LA Flow Teachers, Yoga Om(Australia), Heart and Core Yoga Studio (Colorado), The Life Center (London)

We would also like to thank all who have registered events in Australia, Belgium, Canada, El Salvador, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Turkey, UK, and many cities in the USA. Check an amazing list of global participants here here!!

We look forward to working with you all again this year.

New Ambassadors & Representatives

YGB is thrilled to introduce our newest Ambassadors and Representatives to our growing global family!!

Ambassadors: Read about their stories here at YGB Blog Feature.

Western Australia
Yoga Om
& Blog
Moksha Puja,
Western Australia
Yoga Om
& Blog
TanjaTanja Mickwitz,
London, UK
Yoga with Tanja
& Blog
MarikoMariko Hirakawa,
New York
Ayurveda Yoga Practice
& Blog
AutumnYGB's first Youth Ambassador, Autumn Porter,
Sherman Oaks, California

Representatives: Read about them here.

AnkanshaAnkansha Rwata,
Mumbai, India
JennJenn Godbout,
New York, NY
AnyaAnya Kasatkina,
London, UK
Sharda ten HoveSharda ten Hove,
London, UK
Dia for Life



Hot 8 Yoga2-4pm, Saturday, March 15
Hot 8 Yoga
Beverly Hills, CA.

See event details here

75 minute All Level Power Yoga Class by Brit Middleton, BH Yoga Director. Great raffle and refreshment by Kharma Kare, Jala Clothing, Oma Padma, Organic India, ZICO coconut water, LARABAR, Small Planet Foods and more!! Minimum donation $25, Space is limited, pre-pay your ticket here. Please note "Attending Hot8 Yoga Event".

Ashtanga Yoga ConfluenceMay 8-11
Ashtanga Yoga Conference 2014
San Diego, CA

YGB is honored to be selected as Charity Beneficiary again!! Brand new YGB Film will premiere here at 1:30pm, Saturday, May 10th. Register now, space is limited.

June 6-9
Asia Yoga Conference
Hong Kong

Asia Yoga Confluence YGB is honored to be the Charity Partner again!! 12 popular teachers will lead a special fundraiser 108 Sun Salutations class, 12:45pm-2:00pm on Sunday, Jun 8th!! View details here.

Ashtanga Yoga ConfluenceThank you YGB Advisor & Ambassador Kino MacGregor's 2nd Los Angeles Workshop!

Hosted by Jorgen Christiansson (YGB Ambassador and Board Member) at his Omkar108, this event raised $1140 including lots of YGB tanks & T shirts sales!! Get yours here to support YGB! See more events photos here.

Follow our YGB Blog for updated news from India and around the world!!

Thank you for all the past and future events,
which make a real difference one class at a time!!






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