Thanks to everyone who joined to take action to give back and assist India in COVID-19 Crisis. More than 70 events in 21 countries raised over $45,000! We can empower many more lives at this difficult time in India.

The United Nations proclaimed June 21 as International Yoga Day to recognize the global impact of this ancient practice. This is the perfect time to express our gratitude for the gift of yoga that enriches our lives, especially during this time.

It is our goal to mobilize a community of #OneMillionYogis worldwide.

More than 1400 women and children we support in India remain most vulnerable, facing the second surge of COVID-19 which will add severe economic devastation to their lives.

Choose your way to give back!

Join YGB’s esteemed Ambassadors supporting this global campaign to give back to Mother India.
Seane Corn
Lisa Walford
Kino MacGregor
David Swenson
Michiko Minegishi
Anouk Prop
Laruga Glaser
Kia Miller
Kathryn Budig
Marysia Do
Maneesh Kalra
Lauren Peterson
Wendy Chan
Mina Lee
Harmony Slater
Jocelyn Solomon
Mia Togo
Elena Brower

Nihan Hantal

Mark Robberds
Sarah Platt-Finger
Mariko Hirakawa
Birgette Kristen
Deepika Mehta
Marc Holzman

Kiyomi Takahashi

Haidar Watanabe

Daphne Tse



Date & Time
Conference “Living Yamas and Niyamas” followed by Q & A
Sat June 19, 10 -11:30 a.m. PST/1-2:30p.m. EST USA, 7-8:30 p.m./Amsterdam

Anouk Prop, Beryl Bender Birch, David Swenson, Lis Walford, Wanda Akin
“Ahimsa, Fear and Racial Justice” , A Brief Note by Wanda Akin Brown & Raymond M Brown

“Ayurvedic Self-Care for Yogis” FREE sessions sponsored by Banyan Botanicals
Sun June 20 , 8:00 a.m.- 1 p.m. PST/ 11a.m. – 4 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. GMT
Session 1: 8:00 AM PST “Sva-Dharma: Discovering Our Unique Purpose Through Ayurveda (Vinyasa and Q&A)“ Mariko Hirakawa Session 2: 10:00 AM PST – ‘YOGA of Ayurveda” Conversation with Kia Miller, Laura Plumb Session 3: 11:30 PM PST – Ayurveda 101 with Anjali Deva and Mila Grass
Conference “ Yoga in time of COVID-19” (in Japanese)
Monday, June 21 Noon – 1:30 p.m. Japan Time/ 8 -9:30 p.m. PST USA
Chama, Haidar Watanabe, Kiyomi Takahashi, Michiko Minegishi, Maneesh Kalra
“Yoga & Health Remedies from World Class Teachers” Recorded Sessions Package
June 21: 3:30-4:30pm IG LIVE “introduction”
Larry Payne, Philip Goldberg, Julie Carmen and more.
“Global Online Gathering: Benefit for India” with100 Artists from 25 Countries, Sponsored by LiveKick, In partnership with Hanuman Festival, PURE YOGA, Samahita Retreat, Global Mala Project Manila, The Vibrance Collective and more.
Friday June 25 – Sunday June 27
Featuring Krishna Das, Belinda Carlisle, Deva Premal and Mitten, Jai Uttal, Dave Stringer, Donna DeLory, Sacred Earth, Shiva Rea, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Ana Forrest and many more! MUSIC, MANTRA, MOVEMENT & MEDITATION 3 DAYS • 12 HOURS EACH DAY • BY DONATION

Our goal is to raise $50,000 with this global campaign to assist urgent COVID-19 relief needs as well as to ensure that more than 1400 mothers and children can continue to empower themselves with YGB’s micro loan and education programs at this difficult time.
Please check YGB’s Covid-19 Response details.

Thank you to these generous sponsors

Empower Sponsors ($3500)

Gratitude Sponsor ($1500)

Support Sponsor ( $500)

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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.”

Tanja Mickwitz
YGB Ambassador, London

“What a beautiful day we had in the Stadspark Maastricht were we celebrated International Yoga Day 2018 together for Yoga Gives Back! With the summer sun on our faces accompanied by a soft breeze we took the time to stand still by the country that gave us the gift of yoga and where many women and children live in sadness and poverty. In a flow of meditation, asana and deep relaxation we connected with our hearts and the essence of the true meaning of yoga.The unifying vibes of yoga were going through the park connecting us and many #onemillionyogisglobally spreading the intentions of world peace and happiness. Thank you all for your presence, positive energy, connection and great donations for Yoga Gives Back!
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?”

Anouk Prop
YGB Ambassador, The Netherlands

“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.”

Mai Li
Volunteer, Los Angeles

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