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


The Impact of your Donation!!

With your support, YGB is funding more than 500 mothers and children in India this year. Read how your donation has made a real impact on the lives of mothers and children who first received "Sister Aid" direct funding program in 2011. The list of positive changes in many mothers' lives is truly exciting; "building a toilet," "opening a bank account," "adding a tutor for her daughter,' "supporting widowed mother," etc. Read their success stories and Impact Analysis here.


YGBs's new program SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education) is also making a great progress in West Bengal and Karnataka states. 64 high school students are provided with a five-year scholarship to finish high school and advance to college level education. Read stories of the young students who are funded by Pure International here.


Donate at #Operation Girl before August 17th

We are at the 8th place now. Your donation will give YGB a chance to win bonus funding!!

With just $15 a month, a mother can start her own income-earning business in rural villages OR a young daughter can stay in school avoiding child labor and child marriage. Any amount of donation will make a real impact on many lives in India.


Exciting News:

"Thank You Mother India" Global Campaign Launched

Let's unite to express our gratitude to Mother India for the gift of YOGA. Host just ONE class or event between September 1st and January 31st, 2015. This annual global campaign raises the majority of YGB's funding to India each year! Pick a day and register today here. Your event will be listed and promoted at YGB's website and social media.

YouTubeWatch this year's 1 minute PR video, you might be in it!! Music by DJ Drez (featuring Sheela Bringi), Edited by Robert Nakano

"Malibu Fundraiser"
Sat, September 20th, 6-9pm at Residence of Dr Amarjit Marwah


The Malibu Fundraiser is the annual flagship event of the global campaign "Thank You Mother India." A very special evening with peaceful chanting, cello ensemble music performance, raffle, live and silent auctions, YGB Films presentation, appetizers, a sit-down dinner, wine and more!!! Mingle with special guests. For more information click here. Early Bird Tickets $80 per person, $100 after August 15th. Gift Bag for everyone (worth $200)!


Welcome New Ambassadors and Team Members
YGB is delighted and honored to have these new and powerful members to our growing global family!!!

AmbassadorsPeteAnri Shiga,
Hong Kong and Japan
Pure Yoga
 SachiWendy Chan,
Yoga Seeds
 SwatiDenise DuBarry,
Palm Springs, California

Youth AmbassadorStephanie Elizabeth Stais,
San Francisco, California
RepresentativeStephanieMeric Akay,
Milan, Italy
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"Pilgrimage to the Heart of Yoga" Feb 22-March 1st, 2015 Bangalore, India

An exclusive Yoga Gives Back Retreat will be at the one of the finest yoga retreat Shreyas in Bangalore with authentic Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Classical Indian Music, Rejuvenation Spa, as well as overnight trip to YGB partner Deenabandhu Trust Home where we are funding 21 orphaned children. This special retreat is designed by YGB Ambassador Mariko Hirakawa and packaged by Gateway to India Travel. Any questions, write to info@yogagivesback.org

Thank you for all these past events and sponsors!


July 27: Chama & Anri Charity Class@TokyoYoga, Japan

July 26: Rooftop Yoga by Wendy Chan@Serangoon Gardens in Singapore

July 13: Project Marshmallow with Ariel Tang in Hong Kong

July 11: Kino MacGregor Workshop@Pure Yoga New York

July 5: Kino MacGrerog Workshop@Breathe Los Gatos, California

June 27-29: Kino MacGregor Workshop@Moksha Yoga, Chicago

June 21: Fundraiser@RaYoga Studio, Costa Mesa, California

June 8: Monthly Donation Class@ Loose Yoga, Crowley, UK

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Thank you for all the past and future events,
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