“A GLOBAL GATHERING FOR INDIA”
JUNE 25-27, 2021, LIVE STREAM EVENT
Thank you everyone. WE DID IT!
Yoga Gives Back is grateful for the first-ever gathering of 80+ artists, leaders and teachers from the music, spiritual and yoga world coming together to support women and children in India during this COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath.
“Everyone responded so passionately to our invitation to express their gratitude for India for its culture and tradition that bless us. With the COVID-19 crisis in India, everyone has been looking for a way to take action to assist lives affected and this gathering offered a perfect opportunity.”
Daphne Tse, YGB Global Ambassador and Musician, who personally reached out to the presenters around the world and co-producing this event.
Together, we have raised nearly $120,000 as of today with our three global campaigns since May: “Covid-19 Relief Campaign”($20,000), “International Yoga Day” ($45,000) and “A Global Gathering for India” ($50,000). Thanks to the leading sponsors and donors listed below not to mention all the participants and volunteers in nearly 30 countries, who helped all these campaigns truly successful.
This funding will help YGB to assist with the immediate needs of more than 1400 women and children, including nutritious food, sanitary kits and secure education opportunities to avoid child marriage or trafficking.
Big Thanks to These Generous Donors and Sponsors
Leading These Global Campaigns!
“$1008 EMPOWERMENT” SPONSORS
1. Galie Yoga, Bellingham, WA, USA
2. Kenneth Atchity, Los Angeles, CA, USA
3. Jocelyn Solomon, Santa Monica, CA, USA
4. Terry Gilman, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
5. Michael Cypers, Los Angeles, CA, USA
6. Dena Kingsberg, Byron Bay, Australia
7. Janice Hill, Los Angeles, CA, USA
8. Mandala-yogi up your life, Munich, Germany
11. Lisa Revelins – Healthy Wealthy Wild, Perth, Australia
12. YGB Conference “Living Yamas & Niyamas”
15. Jacob Ulvila, Vienna, VA, USA
16. Deena Al-Ansari, Manama, Bahrain
18. Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation, Wilmington, DE, USA
19. Anri Shiga & The Yoga Lane Hong Kong
21. Rina Tham, Topanga, CA,USA
23. Danica Lynch, Castaic, CA, USA
24. Modo Yoga, Canada
25. Larry Payne and Friends’ “Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness” Sessions
26. Yoga Works, Marina Del Rey, CA, USA
27. Anna So, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
28. L. Sequin, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
29. Angela MacDonald, Canada
30. The Pad Project, Los Angeles, CA, USA
$500+: JALA, Story Merchant, Ashtanga Yoga Tel Aviv, Birgitte Kirsten Yoga, Harmony Slater & Lara Land Yoga, Theresa Parsonage Yoga, Tara Mitra Yoga, Yoga Magazine Netherlands, Marc Holzman Yoga, Sachin Timbodia, Liga Geston, Daniel Reynolds, David Thurikill, Laura Caster, Brad Cudnik, Bettina Haffer, Beth Barmack, K. Wolf, Sachin Timbadia, Jennifer Christiansen, Carolyn Sivaram-Brandon, Cally Albrecht, Katrine Berge, Warrior Works, Renuka Matthews, Mina Lee, Allyson Pfeifer, Amanda Giacomini, Yoga Junkies, Sacred Yoga Studios
Chant and world musicians featuring Grammy nominated artists: Belinda Carlisle, Krishna Das, Donna De Lory, Deva Premal and Miten, Jai Uttal, Manose, Dave Stringer plus C.C.White Soul Kirtan, Nina Rao, Girish, Jahnavi Harrison, Sacred Earth, The Maharaj Trio, Wah!, DJ Drez and Marti Nikko, Sheela Bringi, David Newman, SHIVARASA, Joseph Pepe Danza, Edo Kahn, Punnu Wasu, Joss Jaffe, Sheila Nichols, Nikki Slade, Govindas and Radha, Suzanne Sterling, Joey Lugassy, Daphne Tse, Yoshi Aono, Petros, Sean Johnson, Shervin Boolarian, Meenakshi and Ron (Swaha), Adam Bauer, Kevin James, Jack Harrison, Clayton Horton, Wavy Gravy & Ace of Cups and many more!
Esteemed teachers featuring David Lynch, Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco, Nadine McNeil, Danny Paradise, Paul Dallaghan, Dena Kingsberg, Ronan Tang, Teresa Herrera, Cristi Christensen, Nubia Texeira, David Kim, Katy Appleton, Tryphena Chia, Bobsy Gaia, Eoin Finn, Insiya Rasiwala, Gwyn Williams and many more plus special offerings from astrologers, Debra Silverman and Riley Skye.
Media & Outreach Partners include Hanuman Festival, LA YOGA, PURE YOGA (Hong Kong), Global Mala Project Manila, Samahita Retreat, BaliSpirit Festival, The Yoga Barn, Samudra, Thai Yoga Fest, The Vibrance Collective, Chamonix Yoga Festival, Yoga Magazine Netherlands, Embodied Philosophy and more global organizations joining forces to engage audiences from around the world.
Proceeds from ticket sales, donations, and sponsorships, will tremendously help more than 1400 underserved women and children Yoga Gives Back supports in Karnataka and West Bengal who are struggling with COVID-19 crisis and long lasting socio-economic impact from the lockdown. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to support our brothers and sisters in India through this crisis. Read more about YGB’s COVID-19 Response.
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Thank you to these generous partners and sponsors!
Belinda Carlilse http://www.belindacarlisle.tv/ C. White Soul Kirtan https://www.soulkirtan.com/ Dave Stringer https://davestringer.com/about/ Deva Premal & Miten https://devapremalmiten.com/ Donna DeLory https://www.donnadelory.com/ Girish http://www.girishmusic.com/ Jahnavi Harrison https://jahnavimusic.com/ Jai Uttal https://jaiuttal.com/ Joseph Pepe Danza https://pepedanza.com/ Krishna Das https://www.krishnadas.com/ The Maharaj Trio http://maharajtrio.com/ Manose https://www.ancient-future.com/manose.html Nina Rao http://www.ninaraochant.com/ Punnu Wasu https://www.punnuwasu.com/ Sacred Earth https://www.sacredearthmusic.com/ Sheela Bringi https://www.shebrings.com/ Shiva Rasa https://www.shivarasa.com/ Wah! https://www.wahmusic.com/ Adam Bauer https://iamadambauer.com/ Anne Malone https://www.oasisofsound.com/ Bobsy Gaia https://www.mana.hk/about Brent Kuecker https://www.brentsyogaportal.com/ Christina Sangita http://christinasangita.com/ Clayton Horton https://www.ashtangayoga108.com/ Cooper Madison http://www.gandharvaskirtan.com/ Daphne Tse https://daphnetse.com/ David Newman https://www.davidnewmanmusic.com/ De Kai http://www.dekai.org/ DJ Drez & Marti Nikko http://www.djdrez.com/ Eddie Young https://eddieyoung.com/ Edo Kahn https://asoundlife.org/ Franko Heke https://www.frankoheke.com/ Govindas and Radha https://www.bhaktiyogashala.com/about.html Gumi https://www.gumi-bansuri.com/ Jaya Deva https://en.jayadeva.es/ Joan Condal https://joancondal.com/Joey Lugassy http://www.joeylugassy.com/content/bio/ John de Kadt http://johndekadt.com/ Joss Jaffe https://www.jossjaffe.com/ Katie Wise https://www.bhaktimama.com/ Katrin von Chamier http://www.katrinvonchamier.de/en/; Kevin James www.kevinjamesmusic.com ; Lee Grane https://www.leegranemusic.com/ Lis Martinec https://www.myabundantlove.com/ Luc Acke https://lucacke.bandcamp.com/ Lulu and Mischka Prem https://www.luluandmischka.com/ Mark Kelso http://muddyangel.com/ Nikki Slade https://nikkislade.com/ Petros http://pax108.com/ Radhika Vekaria https://www.radhikavekaria.com/ Raghavendran Rajasekaran https://soundcloud.com/raghamusic Saul David Raye https://ritamhealingarts.com/ Sean Johnnson https://seanjohnsonandthewildlotusband.com/ Selda Goodwin https://www.seldasoulspace.com/ Sheila Nicholls http://sheilanicholls.com/ Sherrie Howard https://www.sherriehoward.com/ Shervin Boolarian http://soundhealingbali.com/ Spring Groove http://springgroove.com/ Suzanne Sterling https://suzannesterling.com/ Swaha (Meenakshi & Ron) https://swaha.ca/music.html Yoshi Aono https://hanumanfestival.com/
Akira Watamoto https://www.yogafest.jp/official/ Ana Forrest https://www.forrest.yoga/ Danny Paradise https://www.dannyparadise.com/ Debra Silverman https://debrasilvermanastrology.com/ Dena Kingsberg https://www.dena.net.au/ Gurumukh Kaur Khalsa https://www.goldenbridgeyoga.com/gurmukhs-story/ Jack Kornfield https://jackkornfield.com/ Nadine McNeil https://www.universalempress.com/ Nubia Texeira https://nubiateixeira.com/ Paul Dallaghan https://samahitaretreat.com/ Riley Skye https://www.rileyskye.com/ Ronan Tang https://www.facebook.com/joyronan Seane Corn https://seanecorn.com/ Shiva Rea http://www.shivarea.com/ Teresa Herrera http://teresaherrera.net/ Trudy Goodman https://www.trudygoodman.com/ Cristi Christensen https://www.cristichristensen.com/ David Kim http://www.davidkimyoga.com/ Denise Kaufman https://www.denisekaufman.com/ Eoin Finn https://blissology.com/ Francesca Regala https://www.rootsofwisdom.org/ Gillian Breetzke https://samahitaretreat.com/ Gwyn Williams http://zenthaishiatsu.com/ Insiya Rasiwala https://yogue.wordpress.com/ Katy Appleton https://www.appleyoga.com/ Maneesh Kalra https://athayoga.jp/ Meredith Sasseen http://www.meredithsasseen.com/ Renata Langner http://renatawildspirit.com/ Tryphena Chia https://www.tryphena.org/
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“I immediately resonated with Yoga Gives Back’s ethos as it truly shows karma yoga in action. When I look at the kind of aid the YGB campaigns support, I see how not only “the price of one yoga class can change a life” but potentially generations. Being able to support women to start a business or gain vocational skills to help them move out of poverty, cultivate entrepreneurship and gain independence will have a profound effect on their whole families now and in the future. So what to us might seem like a drop in the ocean will create a lasting rippling effect. This is such an inspiring way to create sustained change. Supporting YGB also gives me the opportunity to give something back to the motherland of my practice, the practice for which I am so profoundly grateful. Yoga shows me how to find freedom and choice in my own life, so I am honored to be working with YGB to provide the women we support in India with freedom and choices which aren’t naturally available to them.”
Show your gratitude and compassion as a yoga practitioner, yoga teacher or just as a human being and join us in supporting real change. No one ever became poor of giving. Are you with us?”
“Recently, the most unfathomable thing happened to me. I was laid off from my job as a Pharmacist Project Manager after working for the same organization for 33 years. It was a shocking experience that I will never forget. Instead of wallowing in my sorrow, I chose to help those who need help. Since a year ago, I started practicing Yoga and Meditation to relief stress and anxiety. I met the founder of Yoga Gives Back (YGB) at a Yoga pop up class. Yoga Gives Back is an organization that helps empower women and provide scholarship to children and orphans by using ‘Micro-financing’, an unconventional financing to support women to start their own businesses.”
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