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Sun, October 16, 2016 12:36am
posted by YGB
 Anouk  joined YGB five years ago and started volunteering at the Deenbandhu Trust Home in Karnataka as a yoga teacher and psychotherapist. In 2015, Anouk launched "Expedition Kili" campaign and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with her father and friends, raising 10,000 Euros to create a social business in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka. Her tremendous efforts provided local destitute women... read more
Sun, October 2, 2016 12:00am
posted by YGB in News & Events
YGB is pleased to share a truly inspiring example of how YOGA businesses can support and make a true difference with YGB’s programs.   Kelly Kolterman is Founder & CEO of Jala Clothing.  Kelly is a yoga teacher, an entrepreneur, and a mother of two and started supporting YGB with Jala’s stylish design of Namaste tanks and T shirts, which have become very popular worldwide.... read more
Thu, September 22, 2016 12:04pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Aparna Sherman's 4th Annual Yoga Gives Back fundraiser September 30th, 6-8pm.  Of the many hundred organizations I could have been an Ambassador for, why did I choose YGB?"YGB touched my heart so deeply in that the founder is a humble person dedicated to service. Th money is given out as loans, not handouts. Loans are empowering to these women as they build their small businesses. This... read more
Wed, September 21, 2016 11:10am
posted by YGB in News & Events
YGB Thank You Mother India Fundraising Event Tea and Yoga Society  Wednesday, September 21, 2016  with Jennifer Durand founder and owner of The Tea & Yoga Society and the creator of The Yoga Garden Game and the Yoga Garden Music, Dance & Yoga program.  She continues to study and teach at The Healing Yoga Foundation with her teachers, Kate Holcombe and Chase... read more
Mon, September 12, 2016 1:07pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
Here is an inspiring story of a couple in the US, who decided to donate to YGB’s program from their wedding celebration and are now seeing the real impact of their generosity. They wish to remain anonymous.My husband and and I were fortunate enough to celebrate our union in grand fashion. Amidst the parties, the dances, and the food, we also wanted to include some kind of pay-it-forward... read more
Fri, September 2, 2016 5:50am
posted by YGB in News & Events
For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life. Host one class to fundraise any amount! 75% of the population in India, birthplace of yoga, still suffers from acute poverty, living under $2 a day. This is too lopsided to be indifferent about. “Yoga” means “to unite,” and we want to connect to the people in today’s India. This is why we invite the global yoga community to raise... read more
Thu, August 25, 2016 10:53am
posted by YGB in News & Events
 What is Yoga Gives Back all about? A couple of weeks ago we interviewed Kayoko Mitsumatsu, the founder of Yoga Gives Back, about the power of the work she does and why she created the organization. This week, we interviewed Maneesh Kalra about his work with Yoga Gives Back and what it’s like to volunteer your time for this organization.Q. What inspired you... read more
Tue, August 23, 2016 10:39am
posted by YGB in Success Stories
Girls are essential agents of change in breaking the poverty and discrimination cycle. YGB is truly grateful to have the support of our first corporate sponsor Pure International, headquartered in Hong Kong, through its Corporate Responsibility Program (CSR) initiative, commit to fund higher education for ten underprivileged girls in the backward villages of Parganas of West Bengal with a five-... read more
Tue, August 16, 2016 2:08pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
 Come ride with us for a good cause at the brand new SoulCycle Calabasas!  Your ride will transform many lives in India through Yoga Gives Back's micro loan and education funds, which is supporting nearly 900 mothers and children this year. Fun ride with a top instructor, refreshments, raffle and goodies by our sponsors after the ride!!  Space is limited, please pre-... read more
Mon, August 15, 2016 9:33am
posted by YGB in Success Stories
This year, YGB’s five-year program SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education) is funding 100 under privileged teen girls for them to continue their higher education in West Bengal. These students are not only diligent about their studies but also have become passionate advocates to change their abusive tradition against young girls. YGB partner, local non-governmental organization NISHTHA, ... read more

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