E-Newsletter - January 2015
Yoga Gives Back
For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.

Let's Make This Year Count!!


Your Donations' Impact

Thanks to your support, Yoga Gives Back has been growing 35% per year since 2009. Here is the list of milestones achieved in 2014:

  • Doubled fund recipients to 504.
  • Provided a new SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education) five –year scholarship for 64 disadvantaged teen students in Karnataka and West Bengal.
  • 210 Micro loan recipient mothers in West Bengal continue to make progress and nobody has defaulted yet.
  • One medical dental college student graduated and getting ready for the post graduate school, who has been fully funded by YGB.
  • All the orphaned children and rural girls continue to get education.

Become a YGB member! Easy monthly auto-renewal registration here!! $15 a month can support an impoverished mother to start her income earning business OR a young daughter to remain in school to avoid child marriage. $25 a month can offer higher education scholarship for destitute teen students who are so eager but have no other way to continue education.

Welcome Corporate Sponsors! YGB is truly grateful to have another corporate sponsor YogaFit and its founder Beth Shaw to pledge $10,000 for SHE Scholarship and children at Deeanbandhu in 2015. Read more here. YGB welcomes all the YOGA related corporations to join in our campaign.


Check out an inspiring blog "Kayoko's Journey," as YGB President Kayoko Mitsumatsu shares how your donations are making positive impact for so many lives in India against all odds!!


Exciting News:

"Thank You Mother India" raising over $55,000. Help us reach to our goal of $75,000.

Host just one event before January 31 and take part in this life changing campaign!!


Thank you for all the events in fifteen countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Spain, the Netherlands, Tel Aviv, UK, and many US cities. See the list of events here. This annual global campaign raises the majority of YGB's funding to India each year! Register here. Your event will be listed and promoted at YGB's website and social media.


Follow "Expedition Kili" as YGB Dutch Ambassador Anouk Prop will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in February, to raise more awareness and funds for YGB programs as part of "Thank You Mother India" global campaign!!!

Welcome New Ambassadors
YGB is delighted to have new members to our growing global family!

AmbassadorsDJ Drez,
Los Angeles, CA
 Marti Nikko,
Los Angeles, CA
  Jessica Young,
Brisbane, Australia
  Shannon Connel,
Chicago, IL

Youth Ambassador Maddy Schoenberger,
San Francisco, CA

YGB debuts...

February 20-22: Texas Yoga Conference, Houston

Feb 20, 18:15- A special "Yoga Gives Back" Presentation with YGB Film Screening with YGB President Kayoko Mitsumatsu, Houston Representative Shamanth Shankar, and YGB Ambassador Stephanie Boullt. Sponsored by LARABAR, Zico Coconut Water, Jala Clothing and more!! Visit YGB booth!!

March 8: Seva Celebration, Rishkesh, India

This is the first Seva Celebration on the Holy Gangas River, Rishkesh. YGB was chosen to be the beneficiary charity of International Women's Day event, March 8. Join us as teachers and students from across the globe gather to unite with one common intention: to give back to empower women in India. Immediately following the annual International Yoga Festival, March 1-7. More details and registration here.

Welcome New Partners


Anouk At Orange Oranges we believe that small, positive choices can make a big difference.We carefully choose beautiful, high-quality products that reflect this positivity--products you'll love and feel good about. Orange Oranges is committed to donating a portion of its proceeds from the sale of every women's and men's yoga top to YGB. www.orangeoranges.com.au


AnoukBead Relief's mission is to partner with non-profit organizations by creating a custom hand-made bracelets and donating 25% of the sales of that bracelet to our respected partners. Here is the custom designed YGB Bracelets!!

Bali Malas

Anouk Delicate design of rudraksha, rudrani and amazonite, hand knotted on light colored thread exclusive to Bali Malas. We are honored to have collaborated with YGB Ambassador Marti Nikko in celebration of her album Dreaming in Sanskrit. 20% of the sales of this special mala will be donated for Yoga Gives Back.

Follow our YGB Blog, Twitter and Instagram 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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