E-Newsletter - January 2016
Yoga Gives Back
For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.

Happy New Year!!

"No matter how much or little money you have flowing through your life, when you direct that flow with soulful purpose, you feel wealthy. You feel vibrant and alive when you use your money in a way that represents you, not just as a response to the market economy, but also as an expression of who you are. When you let your money move to things you care about, your life lights up. That's really what money is for."
--- Lynne Twist "The Soul of Money"

Your Donation's Impact

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Thanks to your generous support, YGB continues to grow at about 35% per year and was able to achieve these milestones in 2015. With your generous support, we can definitely do more in 2016.

  1. Nearly 300 mothers are supported with micro loans in West Bengal, with 91.18% loans repaid, and 90% average increase in monthly income.

  2. 285 daughters of these micro loan recipients receive education funds to stay in elementary and junior schools to avoid early child marriage.

  3. 50 destitute girl high school students were funded with SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education) in rural West Bengal as well as 35 teen boy and girl students in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka with five year scholarship for them to achieve college degrees.

  4. Twenty-one orphaned children are fully supported for education and cared life at Deenabandhu Trust Home, Karnataka.

  5. One student graduated from the Dental Medical College and entered a post graduate course to become a dental surgeon in Bangalore.

Read more about these success stories at YGB's Blog.


Popular and Impactful YGB Membership!

Become a proud YGB member!! Starting with $15 a month, you can lift up many lives in India. Just register for an easy monthly recurring payment here. We will send you an original membership certificate, as well as listing you on the YGB membership list.

Tank Honorary Member, YGB Ambassador Kathleen Kastner, Encinitas, California


Watch short YGB FILMS to learn more about YGB programs and true stories of our fund recipients in India!!



 

Exciting News:

Just two more weeks to give just ONE class for the most successful Annual Global "Thank You Mother India"!!

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Thanks to many events and donations from all over the world since September, our annual global campaign "Thank You Mother India," has raised over $70,000 so far. Thank you, everyone. If you have not taken part yet, this is your chance! Host just one event, donate or become a sponsor before January 31. Register your event here, which will be promoted globally by YGB's social media!! Check out many global events already happening or scheduled.


Welcome New Advisors and Ambassadors!

AdvisorsDavidMallika Chopra,
Founder of Intent and The Chopra Well,
Santa Monica, CA
 Alessandra Suzy Shelton,
Freelance Business Consultant
Santa Monica, CA
AmbassadorsStephDiane Magnette,
Santa Monica, CA
 StephDana Blonde,
Calgary, Canada
Yoga Shala Calgary

These new Ambassadors are hosting fundraiser events this month. Thank you. Diane Magnette is hosting Yoga Gives Back/Diane's Birthday Celebration @ Maha Yoga, Brentwood, California. Saturday, January 16th, 5:45pm. To register, please email info@mahayoga.com. Dana Blonde is donating 100% from her five karma classes every Saturday in January @ Yoga Shala Calgary.


Tank Eat well for A Great Cause!!! YGB Benefit Week by eLOVate Kitchen in Santa Monica, through January 17th!! Just show this flyer or mention Yoga Gives Back at the restaurant when placing order, and eLOVate will donate a portion to YGB and you will receive a famous coconut magic bar with home made ice-cream!!




Thank you for these recent events and upcoming events!!

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January

1st: 108 Hatha Surya Namaskar Charity Challenge @ Spirit Yoga, Osaka, Jpaan YGB Ambassador Haidar Ali hosted this fundraiser event.

2nd: Pay What You Wish Yoga @ Singapore YGB Ambassador Wendy Chan's special series of classes continues.

10th: Timji and Friends New Moon Kirtan @ Ashtanga Yoga Center, Carlsbad, California Tim Miller and Friends lead a special Kirtan session.

10th: YGB Thailand Launch Event @ Orion Retreat Center, Koh Samui YGB Ambassador Anouk Prop and friends host special Sunset event.

12th: Special Fundraiser Class @ Golden Bridge, Santa Monica, CA Gurumukh, Normandie and Onkar teach special 2 hour Kundanlini class with eLOVate refreshments.

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

23rd: The Anniversary Fundraiser @ The Life Center Islington, London, UK Oasis of Sound Anne Malone and Soulful Vinyasa teacher Tanja Mickwitz (YGB Ambassador) lead a special session.

March

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March 3-6, San Diego, California: Ashtanga Yoga Confluence YGB is honored to be the beneficiary of the globally renowned event once again, where Ashtanga Yoga Confluence, Inc. donates its proceeds to YGB as well as hosting a YGB Presentation on the 5th 1:30 - 1:45 pm. Yoga Gives Back Presentation with Founder/President Kayoko Mitsumatsu. This presentation will show the newest exciting short film that documents how the programs implemented by this Los Angeles based non-profit organization are making a difference in many lives in India. This session follows right after Women's Panel Discussion with Diana Christinson, Kathy Cooper, Dena Kingsberg, Leigha Nicole and Mary Taylor moderated by Shelley Washington (lecture/discussion/Q&A)

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

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