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Thu, June 13, 2013 5:00pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Yoga Gives Back had its first international screening of YGB Films' "Sister Aid Part 3 - NISHTHA" at the Evolution Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong. Over 80 people from throughout Asia attended to express their support for YGB. The screening was followed by a special charity class taught by 9 top yoga teachers from Hong Kong and the U.S. We couldn't have had a more... read more
Thu, June 6, 2013 3:45pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
The Evolution Asia Yoga Conference is Asia's largest annual yoga and wellness conference bringing together the most renowned presenters from across the globe. Passionately dedicated to serving the growing interest and understanding of yoga and well-being in the Asia region, the conference unites an extensive mix of traditions and cultures from the east and west, attracting an... read more
Tue, June 4, 2013 7:56pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
Directly Funded "Sister Aid" Programs Did you know that India ranks 122 out of 138 nations on gender equality? In some rural areas, more than fifty percent of girls are married before age fifteen. An estimated six thousand women are killed every year due to low dowry. Female literacy is still considerably lower than male literacy.However, women make the best poverty fighters. Women use... read more
Tue, June 4, 2013 7:01pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
"Sister Aid" — Bangalore, KarnatakaThe YGB team visited Jayashree for the third time this past November. As always, Jayashree and her husband Ramo welcomed us with big smiles. Their 4-year-old son, Hoysin, who is now speaking and spelling in English, was there as well. This year Jayashree qualified for her fourth loan from Grameen Koota. She received 30,000 Rs. (about $700),... read more
Fri, May 31, 2013 8:57pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
On Sunday, June 9th, a special charity class by nine popular teachers, including YGB Ambassador Samantha Chan, will be held at 12:45-2:00pm, along with a YGB video presentation by founder Kayoko Mitsumatsu. Samantha has invited eight yoga teacher friends to teach Pranayama, Vinyasa, Hatha, Power, Vinyasa, Ashtanga Yoga and Meditation. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to YGB.Samantha is a... read more
Fri, May 31, 2013 3:05pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) - Singers Beyonce and Madonna, activist Gloria Steinem and Bishop Desmond Tutu will be among big names reaching out to a billion people from a pop concert in London on Saturday with a message of empowerment for women across the planet. The "Sound of Change Live" gig headlined by Beyonce, Florence + the Machine and Jennifer Lopez will be broadcast live from... read more
Fri, May 31, 2013 8:19am
posted by YGB in News & Events
 "The Raise for Women Challenge" April 24 - June 6, 2013  The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation and Half the Sky Movement team up to Invest in Women Who Change the World.  Please Help     win this challenge by donating any amount here! It only cost $25 for a mother to start a business and a child to go to school.  Join The Raise for Women... read more
Thu, May 30, 2013 7:51pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
Deenabandhu Envisages a World Without Borders Where Every Child is Educated and Empowered!Back in November of 2010, Yoga Gives Back (YGB) was invited to visit the Deenabandhu Trust Children's Home in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, South India by Sophie Herbert Slater, a YGB Ambassador.  Sophie had been witness to the good work being done at Deenabandhu since 2006 and was eager to share her... read more
Thu, May 30, 2013 3:39pm
posted by YGB in Global Affairs
By Cynthia Gorney, Photograph by Stephanie SinclairBecause the wedding was illegal and a secret, except to the invited guests, and because marriage rites in Rajasthan are often conducted late at night, it was well into the afternoon before the three girl brides in this dry farm settlement in the north of India began to prepare themselves for their sacred vows. They squatted side by side on... read more
Thu, May 30, 2013 3:27pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
We Are So Proud of These Mothers' Amazing Accomplishments! In 2010, YGB first funded microloans for this group of 22 mothers in Tripuranagar village. Three years later, their average income has risen 600%, from 135 to 815 rupees per month.  Sister Aid recipients Anjali Naskar makes Paper Bags, has opened an individual bank account and was able to obtain computer literacy training... read more