Tue, May 16, 2017 1:08pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
In 2007, Yoga Gives Back met with Jayashree, who just received her first micro loan. Her dream has been to give higher education to her two sons. Filming for the last nine years, this short film documents her eldest son Guruprasad's incredible achievement and dedication to become a dental surgeon. Jayashree's dream truly lives in Guruprasa'd life. Music generously donated by DJ Drez and... read more
Fri, May 12, 2017 6:47pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Happy Mother's Day from our YGB Mothers in India!  "Poor people are as capable human beings as anybody else…You need a dollar to catch a dollar. Conventional banks never come to the poor people. So we did it…"Nobel Peace Price Recipient Dr Muhammud Yunus in the YGB interview "The Power of Micro Financing" Ten years ago, Dr Yunus' micro financing revolution inspired us and YOGA GIVES... read more
Wed, May 10, 2017 12:22pm
posted by YGB
Anita Hoffman, Washington, D.C.Yoga was an integral part of Anita’s upbringing, raised by a yoga teacher/yoga therapist in Los Angeles.She is currently completing a six month, 200-hour Iyengar style yoga teacher training at Casey Health Institute,moving toward qualification to teach a sexually traumatized adolescent population. Through yoga’s philosophical framework Anita found her direction in... read more
Wed, May 10, 2017 11:55am
posted by YGB in News & Events
Tarik Thami, Tokyo, Japan  Mysore Tokyo Tarik began exploring different forms of yoga in the early 1990’s. In 1994 he was introduced to the Ashtanga yoga system. Tarik has practiced Ashtanga yoga for 18 years and over the last 13 years he has studied with his primary teachers Sri K.P. Jois and his grandson Sharath Ranganswamy. He visits Mysore, Indian annually to continue his studies... read more
Fri, May 5, 2017 11:49am
posted by YGB
 Gopi's father was a chronic alcoholic and died from liver damage.  The family lived in a village 30 KM away from Chamarajanagara town.  His mother is physically handicapped and unable to walk. With no other family to fall back on and surviving on very little earnings Gopi and his younger sister joined the Deenabandhu home in 2006.  Gopi is now in 2nd Pre-University (12th... read more
Fri, May 5, 2017 11:11am
posted by YGB in News & Events
 Tim Feldmann Miami Life CenterFlorida, USA  Tim Feldmann is the director of Miami Life Center, the yoga shala he founded with his wife Kino MacGregor and runs with Matt Tashjian. He was set on the yoga path by his first teacher Lino Miele and is Authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. A... read more
Mon, May 1, 2017 9:58am
posted by YGB in News & Events
Bea Whitton, Wyoming, USA  Bea Whitton is a Jackson Hole, Wyoming based Yoga teacher. Her passion for fitness, wellness and a holistic lifestyle began while living in New York City. During this time she received her 200 hr yoga teacher training at Yoga Vida Studio. Bea also received an additional 100 hours of yoga training, studying under Yogrishi Vishvketu in Rishikesh, India. Bea left... read more
Thu, April 20, 2017 9:20am
posted by YGB
Caroline AylwardBoston, MA  Caroline is a yogi, dancer and filmmaker who started doing yoga in college. After struggles with anxiety, yoga and meditation became an integral part of her health and life. As a lover of living mindfully, she has recently quit her full time job and embarked on a journey as a yoga teacher and freelance filmmaker. Eager to give back to Mother India and spread the... read more
Wed, April 19, 2017 2:34pm
posted by YGB in News & Events
Jessica Walden, Encinitas, California  Jessica is a long time Ashtanga yoga practitioner, teacher, and mother. She's spent a lot of time in India and was granted a Teaching Authorization Certificate (Level 2) from the KPJAYI in Mysore. Jessica has also worked in organic food production for over 20 years. 4 years ago, Jessica suffered a major spinal injury and was diagnosed with a severe... read more
Mon, April 17, 2017 1:37pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
Girls are essential agents of change in breaking the poverty and discrimination cycle. YGB is truly grateful to have the support of our first corporate sponsor Pure International, headquartered in Hong Kong, through its Corporate Responsibility Program (CSR) initiative, commit to fund higher education for ten underprivileged girls in the backward villages of Parganas of West Bengal with a five-... read more

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