YOGA GIVES BACK November 2013 Newsletter

E-Newsletter - November 2013
Yoga Gives Back
For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.

Support 3rd annual global "Thank You Mother India" 2013!!!
The impact of your Donation!!
Through your support, YGB's direct funding program supports 240 mothers and children in India with micro loans and education funds. Among these, we support 10 groups of mothers and children in West Bengal. We received the latest updates from our local partner. Read about how each mother is starting her own income generating activity against all odds, in one of the groups. Read more here.
Pure InternationalWe are proud to introduce YGB's first corporate sponsor Pure International, headquartered in Hong Kong. As part of its Corporate Responsibility Program (CSR) initiative, the company will fund higher education for ten rural girls in West Bengal over the next five years, lending its support to "Sister Aid's" new initiative, the "SHE-Scholarship for Higher Education". Read more here.

Pure International"Pure Yoga Hong Kong is hosting its 3rd fundraiser to support "Thank You Mother India" in December, check details here.

Exciting News:
TYMI Runner
3rd Annual Global "Thank You Mother India" needs YOUR support!!
50 events in 9 countries are already scheduled before the end of the year!! See exciting global events already registered here. Join our efforts with the global yoga community to give back together.
Host just ONE event before December 31st, donate or become a sponsor. Register today here.
Your event will be promoted at YGB's website and social media. Your event photos will be included in the upcoming PR video.
Malibu Event with Dr. MarwahThank you everyone who supported this year's annual flagship fundraiser. Generously hosted once again by Dr Armajit Marwah, which was attended by over 150 people, raising $16,000, 50% more than last year!! Thank you to all its sponsors. See event details here and check out event photos here.

UK's Om Padma PinkUK's Om Padma is donating 100 beautiful yoga bags for YGB at the occasion of "Thank You Mother India". We are looking for US yoga studios or stores to sell them for YGB.

New Ambassadors & Representatives
YGB is thrilled to present new Ambassadors and Representatives who have joined its growing global family!!
MagnoliaMagnolia Zuniga,
San Francisco, CA
Mysore San Francisco
Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Yoga
GaryGary Goldman,
Los Angeles, CA
Jamie's Rock
DavidDavid Kim,
Los Angeles, CA
David Kim Yoga

ChiaraChiara Condi,
Paris, France
ChiaraMeng XU,
New York

New Partners
Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanley will now match 100% of donation made to YGB by its employees!!! Please spread the word to your friends at Morgan Stanley about YGB.

Baja RetreatsBaja Retreat, is offering 30% savings to YGB network affiliates, partners, clients, members etc. that will be based off a retail price of $2,499.00 for a retreat. An additional 20% of the purchase price will be donated to YGB. Enter Code-YGBBAJARETREAT13-14 has to be presented at the time of booking. Any inquiries:

Holiday Gift Ideas
YGB T-ShirtsYGB's new fall collection also includes cool men's T-shirts, too, 100% of sales are donated by Jala Clothing. Purchase yours here.

Imagine Project"The Imagine Project" opens your heart and soul to the ordinary people who surround you every day-neighbors, teachers, co-workers, the clerk behind the deli counter, strangers you pass by on the street, even the homeless. YGB founder Kayoko Mitsumatsu was featured in this beautiful project. Read more at Use "Kayoko" as your coupon code when ordering and $10 will be donated to YGB!!

Use "Kayoko" as your coupon code when ordering and $10 will be donated to YGB!!

Levitating Monkey"Changing Lives for the Cost of One Yoga Class"

Read the story here.

Anjula of "Levitating Monkey" interviews YGB President Kayoko Mitsumatsu.

How I Grew A Grassroots Non-Profit"How I Grew a Grassroots Non-Profit From Los Angeles to the World"

Read the story here.

YGB Founder/President Kayoko Mitsumatsu shares how a grassroots organization became a global campaign in six years..."If you go to Yoga Gives Back’s brand-new website (, you would probably think that YGB is a million dollar company. The truth is, we’re an entirely grass roots organization, that started from scratch and to this day pays nobody a salary. Yet, YGB now provides over 240 mothers and children in India with micro loans and education funds with minimum five-year commitment to each person. “

Follow our new YGB Blog for updated news from around the world!!

Check upcoming exciting global events for the "Thank You Mother India" campaign.
Ashtanga Yoga ConfluenceAshtanga Yoga Confluence 2014 choose YGB as Charity Beneficiary!! Register now, space if limited.
Explore the Ashtanga Yoga tradition based on the teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Start your day with a Mysore or Guided class followed by daily panel discussions and afternoon workshops with master Ashtanga Yoga teachers; Richard Freeman, Manju Jois, Dena Kingsberg, Tim Miller and David Swenson.

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

Yoga Gives Back is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

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