Be the Light in Someone's Life!

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Fri, December 22, 2017 9:49am

Be the Light in Someone's Life!

posted by ygb, Tags: one million yogis, E-Newsletter

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



As we continue celebrating the holiday season, let’s not forget those who need our open hearts.

These voiceless girls have no one and desperately need our help.

DEVADASI” means “Servants of God.” When girls of this community reach puberty, they are dedicated to God and subsequently forced to prostitution for survival. Once an ancient religious practice, it has now become forced prostitution for girls as young as 10 years old. This tragic way of life continues in Central and Northern Karnataka, India. Yoga Gives Back’s NGO partner Deenabandhu Trust has completed a home to care for 87 rescued girls from the poorest caste, including 15 Devadasi daughters, just outside of Mysore. In 2018, YGB’s goal is to support as many of these girls as we can, in addition to the existing programs. YGB global team will be visiting this home in January, 2018 and will share more stories from India!

What If One Million Yogis Came Together?

Won’t you please join our ONE MILLION YOGIS CAMPAIGN to provide these girls with an education and a safe home? Let’s join together to give these girls the opportunity to start living with dignity and hope. Together, we can uplift so many more lives in Mother India. For as little as $5 a month, you can make an immediate impact on so many lives.



Donate or sign up now to start your own Online Fundraising Page to reach out to your own community and friends? It’s fun and easy. Just start here! Join us at this world’s biggest sustainable campaign by yogis!

Sign up now to start your own Online Fundraiser. It’s fun and easy. Just start here!

Join us at this world's biggest sustainable campaign by yogis!


Our Annual Global Campaign, “Thank You Mother India”, is happening around the world!

"Thank You Mother India" Global Campaign Video

Go to Yoga Gives Back Video
Join the global yogis, express your gratitude by hosting just ONE class through January 2018 during the campaign season. This global campaign raises the majority of our funding each year. Learn more and register your event here.


Thank you to everyone who recently held these wonderful events:
CALGARY, CANADA: Calgary Ashtanga Yoga School
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: Dena Tarasavage Special Class at Ashtanga Tel Aviv
TOKYO, JAPAN: Dance Party at Blu Jam Cafe Daikanyama with Chapati Productions
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Soul Sunday, Tantris Los Angeles with YGB Ambassadors Nina Hayes & Beate Scholtz
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: Donation Class, Prana Das Philadelphia led by YGB Ambassador Elizabeth Sitzler
WASHINGON, D.C.: One Day YGB Retreat led by YGB Ambassador Nave Ingalls and YGB Team Member Anita Hoffman

Recognition of “Ambassador of the Year” was awarded to these two outstanding YGB Ambassadors

20171206_04.jpgManeesh Karla: Tokyo. Maneesh became the first YGB Ambassador in Japan in 2014, after viewing YGB FILM “Sister Aid” about women in West Bengal where Maneesh’s mother is from. Since then, he has been hosting pioneering fundraising events such as annual his SatSang workshops with master teacher Chuck Miller at various temples in Japan. He has also just organized a very successful Charity Dance Party hosted by Blu Jam Café, Daikanyama.

Wendy Chan: Yoga Seed, Singapore. Founder and Director of Yoga Seeds, Singapore. Wendy joined YGB in 2014 after meeting Kayoko at the Asia Yoga Confluence in Hong Kong. Wendy has been hosting a series of fundraising events every year, engaging yoga communities in Singapore with endless passion.


Welcome New YGB Ambassadors

We are delighted to have these new Global Ambassadors whose commitment is the crucial to reaching new yoga communities across the globe with YGB's message.


During this Season of Gratitude, you can uplift so many more mothers and children in India, birth place of YOGA. How many lives will you touch this holiday season?