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Sat, July 27, 2013 2:07pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Yoga Gives Back would like to give special acknowledgement to two of our ambassadors,  Manon Simonis-Bruens and Ramona Rouhdoust of  Yoga Gives Back Netherlands-Belgium.Manon and Ramona are a great examples of YGB’s global grass roots efforts. Last fall, YGB Netherlands invited dozens of local yoga studios and all teachers of all disciplines to join our annual... read more
Fri, July 26, 2013 2:28pm
posted by YGB in News & Events, Success Stories
Your support enables so many people to positively transform the lives of children.  Join us! Meet Mara  She is five years old and one of the twenty children YGB is committed to fund for at least 5 years, at Deenabandhu Trust Home in Karnataka. She actually has parents but neither are capable of looking after her. Her father lost his leg in an accident and abandoned the family. Her... read more
Tue, July 23, 2013 2:33pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
YGB’s  Global Ambassadors are an essential part of YGB's global growth, along with YGB global team members. Without their volunteering work, YGB could not have been able to reach out to so many yoga communities in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and more. It has been an amazing experience for YGB to be connected with so many great souls who share the... read more
Tue, July 23, 2013 12:49pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
  It is now said that there are more yoga teachers than actors in Hollywood, and that seems pretty spot-on: every corner we turn, there is a new studio, a new gym, a new store proudly displaying Manduka mats and Buddhas galore. As the pool of yoga teachers grows larger and larger, we wonder: if yoga is truly a way of life, if yoga is more about purpose than postures – how is this... read more
Thu, July 18, 2013 11:31am
posted by YGB
Malala Yousafzai and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrive at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on July 12, 2013... [In her speech] Malala urged. ““Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” The audience, both inside the U.N. hall where she spoke and among the many who... read more
Sat, July 13, 2013 5:27pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
YGB's Film, Sister Aid Part 3 - NISHTHA,  is an official selection of the Awareness Film Festival !!!  Screening on Friday, July 26th, 8:45 p.m at the Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica! Come and see our short film on the BIG SCREEN.   A Conscious Cinema Celebration 4th Annual AWARENESS FILM FESTIVAL July 25-28, 2013 The Awareness Film Festival  is a... read more
Sat, July 13, 2013 12:54pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
By Nader Salass  In a speech Friday at the UN in New York, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head in October 2012 for speaking out about her right to education, talked about how she represents some 57 million children around the world are not going to school. The UN declared her birthday as "Malala Day." Introduced by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Malala spoke out... read more
Fri, July 12, 2013 10:52am
posted by YGB
A Guest Blog From My Niece, Sophie  My niece, Sophie Herbert Slater and her husband Dan Slater just returned from their honeymoon in Nepal and India.  Sophie would like to share something very dear to her.   One of the most important and transformative experiences of my life has been my long association with the Deenabandhu Children’s Home.  Deenabandhu is an... read more
Mon, July 8, 2013 3:32pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
G.S. Jayadev and Salumarada Thimmkka   It is customary in India that whenever someone is honored, they are given a plateful of fruits.  So was it when I was honored in 1997. I was wondering what did I do to be honored. However, the insistent good people seized me and I was honored. They invited a very famous man who held a very high post in India, it was a matter of great pride to... read more
Thu, July 4, 2013 11:13am
posted by YGB in News & Events
E-Newsletter - July 2013 For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life. Check YGB's brand new website: www.yogagivesback.org!!! Your Donation's Impact!! YGB's direct funding program, "Sister Aid," is currently supporting 240 mothers and children in India, with micro loans and education financing. In Karnataka, South India, we are now funding 20... read more