For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.
Great mothers build bridges instead of walls.
- By Reed Markham
Your Donation's Impact!!YGB's direct funding program, "Sister Aid," is currently funding programs for 237 mothers and children in India, providing micro loans and education funds. In West Bengal, 109 mothers have been lent microloans to start their own businesses. 110 daughters are able to remain in school through education funds. Read the latest report about their exciting progress from NISHTHA YGB's local partner NGO.
Below are just a few examples of these mothers' proud accomplishments:
"I could not do anything in my life as I was a victim of child marriage," said Rita. "My parents did not know the importance of education and ill-effects of child marriage. I will do everything I can to enable my daughters to earn their own livelihood and become self-sufficient."
Watch this 7-minute video to learn more about the determined, inspiring and hard working mothers who live in the remote villages of West Bengal!
Thank you for these sponsors for YGB Film!!Ashtanga Yoga Confluence, bluShiva.com, Evolution Asia Yoga Conference, David Schick, Jala Clothing, Jorgen Christiansson, Kino MacGregor, Storymerhant.com, Yoga Fit, Yoga Magazine
There will be two more films this year. If you would like to sponsor either or both of the films, or for more information on sponsorship, please contact YGB at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A yogi Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post) invites YGB for "The Raise for Women Challenge" !
Take action on this Mother's Day!!!!
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Devorah Sacks, Mission Ashtanga
Devorah has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1993 and teaches at her Mission Ashtanga, qualified by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. "I love this organization. Yoga Gives Back is truly special. Read more click here.
Dr. Genieve Burley is a Vancouver based chiropractor and yoga instructor.
"Yoga has been a potent source of growth and healing in my life. After the birth of both of my daughters I experienced post-partum depression. Read more click here.
The Asia Yoga Conference chooses YGB as the Charity Partner!Sunday, June 9, a special charity class by nine popular teachers, including YGB Ambassador Samantha Chan, will be held, along with a YGB video presentation. Visit the YGB booth if you are in Hong Kong!
Hong Kong, June 6-9
"Yoga and Filmmaking Combine to Change Lives of Women in India"
By: Kino MacGregor, The Huffington Post, April 29, 2013
Read the story here.
Saturday, May 11, 2-9 pm
"Fab 40 Fundraiser & Fun"
by Tanya Mickwitz
@The Tanneries, London, U.K.
Tanya is donating 100% of the proceeds from her birthday celebration yoga class and party. Happy Birthday, and Thanks Tanja!
by Barbara Vollstedt
@Take 15, Brussels, Belgium Hosted by YGB Ambassador Ramona Rouhdoust.
"Teacher Training Graduation Celebration"
@Goda Yoga, Los Angeles, CA
Special class assisted by Kate Cariati and YGB Ambassador Claudia Fucigna, hosted by Cheryl Moss. Zico Coconut Water and Organic India will also be donating items!
"Thank You Mother India " Global Campaign
Registration will start early June on our brand new website!!
TweenYogini, an organization launched by a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner, Liza Chapman, of Mill Valley, Ca., to inspire tween girls to develop confidence, inner strength and self-love through yoga. 10% of the proceeds from the classes are donated to YGB.