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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
Mon, July 1, 2013 5:20pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Sobhana Gazmer, 29, who works at a call center in the New Delhi area answering calls from Americans about their credit card accounts, feels increasingly anxious since a high-profile rape in mid-December sent shock waves through the country. (Mark Magnier / Los Angeles Times)That could've been me. Every woman thinks that way."— Sobhana GazmerShare this quote By Mark MagnierWhen... read more
Sun, June 30, 2013 12:05am
posted by YGB in News & Events
Pictured Joan Scheibel and Ashleigh Sumner at YogaFit Studio. YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide hosted a grand opening celebration at their beautiful studios on S Robertson In Los Angeles with YGB as the beneficiary of their arts sales.  The Exhibit continues until August 5th!!Thank you to Beth Shaw and her amazing team, and artists Ashleigh Sumner Gallery and Joan Scheibel Studio for... read more
Sat, June 29, 2013 11:27pm
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Leslie HendryFounder, Azawhistle.com After foot surgery, I had to find an exercise regime that didn't require shoes. My gym offered a yoga class and from there I started "doing" yoga.I'd heard of yoga places with their Om or shanti-something names, but it didn't mean I would enter the unknown. My gym was the familiar, and even though I peddled on the bikes, climbed the... read more
Wed, June 26, 2013 4:18pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Happy Micro-Loan Mother’s Day!by Eddie Stern, Ashtanga Yoga New YorkMy friend Kayoko Mitsumatsu has been working tirelessly since 2007 to mobilize the yoga community to help empower women in India to lead more sustainable lives and reduce poverty through providing micro-loans, through a non-profit called Yoga Gives Back.YGB’s direct funding program, “Sister Aid,” is... read more
Wed, June 26, 2013 12:16pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
"The RaiseForWomen Challenge", was a fundraising Challenge to help female-focused charities gain recognition and resources sponsored by The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation and Half the Sky Movement. YGB raised a total of $7,258 reaching its goal amount to have Arianna Huffington Tweet and Promote YGB’s event this year!  Thank you to all our wonderful Donors!
Mon, June 24, 2013 2:49pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Thanks to Alessandra and all the Sattva Studio teachers and to YGB Representative Rosa Tagliafierro for the wonderful photos from the donation class for YGB @SattvaStudio, Milan Italy. We are so grateful for your continued support.  See More Photos HereTheprimerose Photography - Yoga and Life 
Mon, June 24, 2013 1:56pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Jill Lawson  Writer, business owner, yoga teacher, dog lover, and nap takerYoga in America is growing exponentially and it's apparent that women have all but dominated the practice. According to recent statistics, 72 percent of the 15 million people who practice yoga in the United States are women. With millions of women practicing yoga, it is no surprise that billions of dollars are... read more
Mon, June 24, 2013 1:36pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
With your support, YGB is adding this orphaned boy Krishna whose grandfather brought him to our partner Deenbandhu Trust Home in Karnataka as he can not take care of him any longer.From Deenbandhu Trust Home, " He is a bright little young kid and has started attending fourth standard at a local school. It seems not much attention was paid for his academics.He cannot read and write Kannada... read more