In 2006, as I began to learn yoga asana and philosophy, it hit me very hard that I needed to use all my capacity to help others, especially the underserved women and children in India, motherland of YOGA. I was benefitting so much from the daily practice of Yoga, I had to give back. I shared this idea with my yoga teacher and the studio manager who all supported the idea. That’s how Yoga Gives Back was born with our mantra — For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.
Kayoko Mitsumatsu working with women in India. Watch Kayoko and Mark Alyn here: https://www.latenighthealth.com/yoga-gives-back-and-so-can-you/
Previously Kayoko was a producer/director for documentary programs at NHK (Japan’s National Public TV) since 1984 and Cultural Attache at the Embassy of Japan in London.
Global Awareness Outreach
In the last fifteen years, Yoga Gives Back has spread globally with 150 Ambassadors who are yoga teachers sharing YGB’s mission with their communities as well as raising funds with their events. We have also created a community of dedicated volunteers and partnering sponsors whose annual contribution also tremendously helps our mission.
YGB Communities Growing in 30 Countries: USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, NewZealand, Italy, France, UK, The Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ireland, Israel, Turkey, UAE