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

Celebrating Mother's Day!!

The Impact of your Donation!!


With your support, YGB has doubled the number of mothers funded this year to 209 in West Bengal!! You can read their encouraging reports here.

Women are the best poverty fighters. Studies have shown and YGB has witnessed that mothers are more likely to use the profits from their businesses, not only to improve their families' nutrition and living conditions, but also to send their children to school, thereby giving the next generation a much better chance to climb out of poverty. YGB's Sister Aid program also requires all mothers to save at least 50 rupees a month for their daughters' higher education, which is a very innovative initiative worked through with our local partner NGO NISHTHA.

Exciting FACTS for 2014!!!
  1. YGB revenues have grown every year since its inception. 2013 revenues were up 45% from the previous year, with only 1% spent for admin cost as we are all hard working volunteers!
  2. Total of 503 mothers and children funded this year in Karnataka and West Bengal, more than double from 2013.
  3. This year, YGB's new program SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education) funds 65 high school students in West Bengal and Karnataka. This program aims to give chances to poor high school students to complete high school level and aim for even higher education.


Your chance to act!!! Become a YGB Member to support these mothers and children!!!

Whether you are a student, teacher, studio owner or business owner, empower yourself by giving back!!! More details here.


Exciting News:

YGB Film


Watch this moving new YGB FILM “Deenabandhu: Home of "Love & Trust” (6 minutes)!!  Music by DJ Drez and Sheela Bringi. You can also become a sponsor for new films, details here!

Thank you for these sponsors already committed to support this new series: Aparna Khanolkar, Ashtanga Yoga Confluence, INC, bluShiva.com, Chuck Miller & Chapati Productions, JalaClothing.com, Namaste Water, ORGANIC INDIA, Sattva Yoga, StoryMerchant.com, YGB Netherlands & Belgium, YogaFit

YGB is delighted and honored to have these new powerful members to our growing global family!!!

New Advisor and Board of Director

Melvyn Carlile, CEO
London, UK
MindBodySpirit Ltd
Kino MacGregor,
Miami, FL
Kino is donating % from her global workshop series for YGB this year!!
Kino Yoga

New Ambassadors & Representative

AmbassadorsPetePete Guinosso,
San Francisco, CA
Pete Yoga
 SachiSachi Doctor,
San Francisco, CA
Yoga With Sachi
 SwatiSwati Pandey,
Kualalumpur, Malysia
RepresentativeStephanieStephanie Baker,
London, UK



22 Mornings of YogaMay 8-11
Ashtanga Yoga Confluence 2014

Ashtanga Yoga Confluence choose YGB as Charity Beneficiary. YGB new film will premiere at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10th!!

22 Mornings of Yoga22 Mornings of Yoga
May Challenge by Yogaplace Maastricht, headquarters of YGB Netherlands & Belgium

22 mornings of YOGA in May! Roisterers are invited to find sponsors to support daily effort and donate to YGB!!

Asia Yoga ConfluenceJune 6-9
Asia Yoga Conference
Hong Kong

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

IronmanMay 31st
Ondrej become "IRONMAN" for Mothers and Children in India

"... I found my purpose by improving and adding value to the lives of others with love through the platform of health, fitness and spirituality… " Read more here.
Ondrej Zouhar will be competing in the Hawaii 70.3 IronMan on May 31st to help raise money for Yoga Gives Back! Support Ondrej's mission by donating here at Crowdrise.

RA Yoga and MelissaJune 21st
Summer Solstice - Celebrating with 108 Sun Salutations Summer with Melissa Christensen

@ RA Yoga, Costa Mesa

Thank you for all these past events and sponsors!!!

Sponsors Logos

March 15th: Hot 8 Yoga, Beverly Hills, CA with Brit Middleton

April 26th: Yoga80, Carlsbad, CA with Robert Pastor & Reegan Lessie

April 26th: Indian Evening, Santa Barbara with Aparna Khanolkar

May 3rd: Ja Fitness & Wellness, Toronto, Canada with Lorraine Fetcher

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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