Yoga Gives Back Newsletter - March

E-Newsletter - March 2013

Yoga Gives Back
For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.

Your Donation's Impact!!
Today we have 237 Recipients in India!---YGB more than doubled the number of YGB fund recipients for 2013!! Thanks to tremendous support from the global yoga community and sponsors in 2012, we are now funding; 109 mothers and 110 daughters in West Bengal, 17 orphaned children and 1 medical/dental student in Karnataka!!! YGB is committed to fund each person for 5 years.
Yoga Flex Flyer
Your support enables so many people to positively transform their lives. Our local NGO partner, D Trust Home located in Chamarajnagar, Karnataka where 17 orphaned children are funded for good education and life with loving care sent us these updates.
Yoga Flex FlyerApana is now in 4th grade and enjoys learning dancing Bharatanatyam. She always volunteers to take up any responsibilities. She is a very truthful and honest child. She was found begging with her mother and brother in a place called Davangere. Both of the children were taken under the care of D Trust Home.

Yoga Flex FlyerThis is Padma whose parents are both HIV positive and her father is terminally ill. Considering her future, she was brought to this home as her shelter and attends primary school as 6th standard with great grades.

Yoga Flex FlyerRita is the youngest and most mischievous of all the girls. She is bright and very talkative and expressive. She enjoys dancing and has already started performing with her group on stage. She also comes from Davangere. Her father died when she was two years old. Her mother is very weak and was unable to earn for the family. She was taken care by her maternal aunty who could not take care of her financially and brought Rita to this home.

Exciting News:
Become a sponsor for the YGB Film Series!!
Sophie Herbert and kids
Put your name or brand on one or all of the films in our YGB Film Series to be screened by the yoga community around the world!! Sponsorship deadline for the first film "Sister Aid; Part 3" is March 31st. Read More

Welcome new Ambassadors and Representatives!!
Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Yoga instructor/massage therapist Michelle Pacheco teaches actively in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Brussles, Belgium
Ramona Roudhoust is a devoted yoga teacher and Shiatsu therapist Ramona hosted her first donation class for YGB on March 20th.

Local Representatives
Washington, DC
Linden Rock has a publicity and strategizing background the Nonprofit sector.
Encinitas, California
Midori Simovich is a passionate holistic wellness practitioner and a yogi, who will help with the Japanese translation of YGB contents and more.
Atlanta, Georgia
Toni is a credentialed instructor through YogaFit, who will reach out to the yoga community in Atlanta and beyond.

New Partners
Sophie Herbert and kidsAzawhistle Kids The iPad app that makes 'clean up' time simple and fun for kids and parents. 5% of global sales are donated to YGB.
Sophie Herbert and kidsKharma Khare is committed to being exponentially green: use existing materials AND prevent further waste from occupying our landfills. Our Company's launch product, Yoga Reincarnated, is made of 100% recycled car tires. The tires are melted down, the toxins are removed and the tires are rebirthed as yoga mats. 10% of sales is donated to YGB this month!!

Recent Events
Feb 28 - March 3
Ashtanga Yoga Confluence
Thank you for choosing YGB as the beneficiary of this special event and a generous donation of the proceeds!
Read More
March 1st
"Let us Rise and Build Hope", Molton, Canada
Lorraine Fletcher engaged her new community for this first fundraiser and sent Canadian $500!!!

March 5
"Images of Yoga, Instants of Life' photo exhibit"
Great YGB debut in Milan, Italy, by YGB Representative Rosa Tagliafierro and yoga teacher Alessandra! Take a look at Rosa's stunning photos of the
March 23 - 24
Kino MacGregor's first workshop in Los Angeles, at
Omkar 108
YGB Ambassadors Jorgen and Kino are donating 5% of this 'Sold Out' workshop's proceeds to YGB. Thank you!!

Thank you also for the Yoga Place LA and Yoga with Chaz for your donation from your events.

Sophie Herbert and kidsApril 6th, Saturday; 9:30am-7:30pm @ Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda
Los Angeles, CA

"All Day Open House Festival", all day community event with great yoga classes all day long, live music, great food, massage and energy healing, and a raffle giveaways.

$1 per person is donated to YGB.

May 11; "FAB 40 FUNDRAISER & FUN",The Tanneries,
London, UK

Yoga Teacher Tanja Mickwitz is celebrating her big birthday, raising funds for YGB!!

"Yoga Gives Back Fights Poverty in India, One Woman at a Time"
Jill Lawson, Huffington Post, January 30
Read the story here.

Thank you for all the past events, making a real difference one class at a time!!

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