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

Happy Holidays!!

Your Donation's Impact: Success Stories of Mothers and Daughters, West Bengal

Nishtha Nishtha

YGB receives bi annual reports from its partners in India. Here is a great update from NISHTHA, West Bengal where YGB's "Sister Aid" program is funding nearly 300 mothers with micro loans and their 300 daughters with education funds. NISHTHA reports that 91.18% of the micro loans are repaid now, and there is 90% increase of these women's monthly income on average in the last four years, shown in the graph below (in Rupees). Full Report can be read here.

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Reboti and Daughter

The heartbreaking but inspiring story of Reboti Pal: Reboti's husband died when she was only 19 and her daughter Debika was 6 months old, and had a physical disability. "Any young widow is hugely discriminated and socially excluded. Society blames her for her husband's death. Reboti had to face harsh behavior from in-laws' and their neighbors. She was thrown out of her in-laws house and started living in the outer periphery of her parents' poor home. She started working as labor for a pottery maker but the wages were small, not enough for two meals for herself and daughter. But they survived for nine years like this." When the group was formed for micro loan under YGB's Sister Aid program, Reboti was invited to join the group to improve her living standard. She was shy and had no self-confidence. The group leader and other members helped her use the loan to purchase special mud to make pots and fuel to burn the raw clay pots. Today, she owns a profitable business. Reboti makes enough money for food, education and clothing. She plans to live in a better house which, she plans to construct in a few years.

Become YGB Member?

Imagine-with just $15 a month, you can support an impoverished mother like Reboti build a sustainable livelihood and transform her life. Take part in our campaign by becoming a YGB member, with easy monthly membership: We will send you an original membership certificate.

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Exciting News:

Join our global campaign before January 31, 2016!

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Host just one event or become a sponsor before January 31, 2016 to support more mothers and children in India. Yoga communities in fifteen countries take part every year to generate most of YGB's funding in India! Register your event here today, which will be promoted globally by YGB's social media!! Check out many global events happening already here; Australia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, UK, and USA.

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Welcome New Ambassadors, Team Members and Partners!

AmbassadorsAlessandra Alessandra Pecorella,
London, UK
Aditya Yoga School
 DavidDavid Milliotis,
California,
Ashtanga Yoga Orange County
 Steph Steph Charlwood,
Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK,
My Kind of Yoga™ Guernsey
Team MemberPhelicia Phelicia Goh,
Singapore


Partners

Holiday Gift Pick by Yoga Journal!!!

Tank Picked as Yoga Gifts Under $75, get this super popular YGB Namaste Tank from Jala Clothing who donates 100% of proceeds from its sales! Get yours here.



Bracelet YGB Partners collaborate for YGB!!! BeadRelief is donating 25% form it's special collection Stack Bracelets sold on Jala Clothing.



Ohmme

Ohmme LogoMen should practice yoga. Founded in London, Ohmme wants to encourage men to practice yoga through the medium of stylish clothing. Ohmme is now also in France, Denmark and Turkey. Ohmme donates £1 per purchase to Yoga Gives Back. Thank YOU!!!

Bhakti Chai's "Gita Giving" grants $5000 to YGB!!

BhaktiDid you know @BhaktiChai does so much more than brew a delicious, spicy tea? They are also funding amazing projects around the world for via new #GITAGiving platform! We are thrilled to be included. Currently, they are promoting FB contest for Yoga Gives Back till December 9th with amazing prizes, check out here.



Great debut at Om Yoga Show in London!!

Om Yoga Show

Thanks for the most successful debut in London and we will return in 2016! Check out the E Blast here.



Upcoming "Thank You Mother India" Events

December

Om Yoga Show

3 - 9th: YGB Singapore TYMI "7 Day Challenge" Instagram with many local sponsors

13th 11am-2pm: Ashtanga Led Class and More @ Yogaplace Maastricht, The Netherlands

13th 2-4:00pm: Special Fundraiser Class @ Vida Yoga, New York. Zander Gladish and Will Schneider will teach a fun class!!

15th 5pm-9pm: Special Fundraiser Evening @ Kaia Yoga Old Greenwich, CT. YGB Ambassador Stan Woodman hosts an amazing evening with Beryl Bender Birch, Tricia Stevens and Gina Noram with wonderful sponsors!

18th 2pm: A Special Class @ Ashtanga Yoga Tel Avi. YGB Ambassador Maya Gross will host an event with Ashtanga Master Class and Tibetan Bowls Meditation

18th 5:30-6:30pm: Annual Special Fundraiser Class @ Central Coast School of Yoga, Terrigal, Australia. Peter Mulholland hosts annual yoga on the beach fundriaiser!

January

12th: Special Fundraiser Class @ Golden Bridge, Santa Monica, CA. Gurumukh Khalsa will teach a special 2 hour Kundanlini class

16th: Fundraiser Yoga Class @ Pranava Yoga, Strathmore, Canada.
Owner Becky Stone will host its first YGB event



Many more exciting events around the world will be added soon!!

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

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