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Sat, June 29, 2013 11:27pm
posted by YGB
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
Mon, June 24, 2013 12:57pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Kino MacGregor International Yoga Teacher, Author In Los Angeles, many people work in the media industry and do yoga, but few connect their two passions in a way that brings positive social change to the world. Kayoko Mitsumatsu, founder of Yoga Gives Back, married her two interests in film and yoga with a powerful vision to empower the women of India through micro-loan and education... read more
Fri, June 21, 2013 10:44am
posted by YGB in Global Affairs
The Indian Express reports amid growing public outrage with two incidents of gang rape-murder taking place one after another within a gap of three days in the state, the Trinamool Congress government went into an overdrive on Wednesday to convey its "seriousness" about tackling crimes against women. In a bid to assuage people, the government said it would seek death penalty for the... read more
Mon, June 17, 2013 2:00pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Thank you to the amazing team of teachers who participated in the special Charity Class for YGB: Lucy Lee, Margaret Chung, Pete Guinosso Yoga, Samantha Chan, Almen Wong, Gopal Palansamy, with YGB Ambassadors Adri Kyser and Chama Mamoru Aizawa!!! YGB was so honored to have this event with you all!!!!  Special Charity Class at Evolution - Asia Yoga Conference Hong Kong. YGB Girls... read more
Fri, June 14, 2013 5:48pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
We recently received this joyful picture from the children of Deenabandhu. It is through YGB Ambassador, Sophie Herbert Slater's long association with the Deenabandhu Children’s Home that YGB now sponsors 20 orphaned girls and boys by providing funds for their education and support including one college student, (she's holding the "Mother India is proud of Yoga Gives Back... read more