“At Banyan Botanicals, we are eternally grateful for the wisdom that flows from India, enlightening our lives. Being a supporter of Yoga Gives Back helps us give expression to this gratitude through the wonderful work they are doing to empower women from some of the poorest families in India. Through sharing our mutual gifts, we can all work together to create a healthier, happier world.”
~ Kevin Casey, CEO, Banyan Botanicals
“It takes a village.”
We are thrilled to announce that Banyan Botanicals joins YGB Annual Partners Program with their belief in YGB’s mission. Banyan Gives Back lists Yoga Gives Back as one of the non profit organizations it supports. Banyan’s mission is to help people achieve and maintain health and well-being through the wisdom of Ayurveda. In addition to our products and the education we provide on our website, we also work directly with local, national, and international non-profit organizations through charitable giving and in-kind donations.
Banyan was founded in 1996 by Scott Cote and Kevin Casey in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Scott began studying Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad in 1986 as a student at the Ayurvedic Institute. His passion for Ayurveda and serving Dr. Lad landed him the responsibility of setting up and running the Institute’s herbal pharmacy. There he worked side by side with Dr. Lad for 10 years mixing formulas for clients while absorbing the wisdom of his teacher.
Kevin began his studies with Dr. Lad in 1993 and joined Scott in the herbal pharmacy the following year.
As Ayurveda gained in popularity, Scott and Kevin increasingly received requests for higher quality Ayurvedic herbs and products. At the time there were limited options and they could see that for Ayurveda to really take hold in the United States this supply issue would need to be addressed.
In 1996, the Banyan Trading Company was started out of a room in Kevin’s house with the mission of providing the highest quality Ayurvedic herbs and products to Ayurvedic practitioners.
Yoga Gives Back receives a broad range of support from a diverse set of individuals and corporations. Their commitment and loyalty helps us achieve our mission to empower women and children in India with sustainability.
This year, we launched Annual Partners program to invite corporations who truly share YGB’s mission. We can give back so much more if more corporations join us and create effective impact in our #OneMillionYogis campaign.