Join us at Ashtanga Yoga Confluence March 30-April 2, 2017 at the Kona Kai Resort and Spa, in San Diego, CA

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Join us at Ashtanga Yoga Confluence March 30-April 2, 2017 at the Kona Kai Resort and Spa, in San Diego, CA

Join us at Ashtanga Yoga Confluence March 30-April 2, 2017 at the Kona Kai Resort and  Spa, in San Diego, CA


YGB is honored to be the only charity beneficiary of this esteemed confluence since the first year. YGB will have a booth and short presentation. Join us, do not miss this very special opportunity to dive deeper in learning YOGA.

Space is limited, per-registration is highly recommended.

Yoga Gives Back Presentation, Friday March 31st!

1:00-1:15 pm – Yoga Gives Back Presentation with Founder/President Kayoko Mitsumatsu (presentation)

Yoga Gives Back is helping mothers and children in India to build sustainable livelihoods. 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.

YGB is super thrilled to be represented by Yoga Gives Back Board of Director Kino MacGregor, and YGB Ambassadors Mark Robberds and Ambassador Laruga Glaser who have been  supporting our mission for years.


Kino McGregor
Miami, FL
Miami Life Center

"I believe in the ingenuity of the human spirit and that when given the chance people will rise to their greatest potential. Yoga Gives Back is more than a charity and fosters the entrepreneurial spirit of the rural women and families they work with. The axiom that says that you cannot feed the world but if you teach a person how to fish or make bread they can feed themselves for a lifetime is at work in Yoga Gives Back. Recipients of YGB loans are rewarded for their hard work, given a chance to succeed and find a way to break the relentless cycle of poverty they were born into. Yoga helps Westerners find peace and thus make their lives more sustainable. With the power of micro-financing Yoga Gives Back helps Indian women gain access to opportunities that would otherwise simply not exist."


Mark Robberds
Yoga with Mark Robberds

"My life has been blessed by the gift of Yoga and India is the source of this wealth of knowledge that has the potential to uplift the lives of all people from all walks of life across the planet. When we take part in the journey of Yoga there is a natural and spontaneous opening of our own heart of compassion, and we want to help our brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, especially those less fortunate than us. This is why I am proud to be an Ambassador for YGB. It is the greatest honor to be able to share my love of Yoga with others and at the same time give back to those in need in Mother India. I hope to see you at the next YGB event! "


Laruga Glaser

"The practice of yoga has been a lifeline. The moment I tasted the spaciousness the practice awakened within, there was no turning back. From then on, I have never been the same, and that spaciousness inside has been filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the vast lineage of teachers and aspirants who came before me in the backdrop of India. To be aligned with Yoga Gives Back fills me with energy and purpose. Giving those the resources to better the lives of women and their families, through Microfinance, lights a flame that will be passed on through generations just as the tradition of yoga has. A circle I am honored to be a part of in any little way I can serve."


This confluence donates a portion of its proceeds to YGB each time. 
We are grateful to our wonderful long time sponsors Liforme, LARABAR, Jala, Fourth & Heart Ghee, and Zico Coconut Water.