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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
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