YGB Films

Produced entirely by our YGB Team, YGB Films shares powerful stories of mothers and children in India whose lives continue to transform thanks to your support.


12th Anniversary Gala Highlight

“We Are All One Family: Guru’s Journey”



“International Yoga Day Campaign 2019”

“Shaktidhama Girls Home”


 “11th Annual Gala Highlight”

“Drama Based on a True Story”

“Seva Trip”


“Girls Born to “Devadashi”


Jayashree’s Dream Lives

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“One Million Yogis” Campaign PR Video

“Thank You Mother India” Global Campaign


“10 Years of Yoga Gives Back”



“Thank You Mother India” PR Video

“My Mother’s Dream”


Gold in Hand

“Thank You Mother India” Global Campaign


“Thank You Mother India” Global Campaign

Jayashree’s Journey Continues


Deenabandhu: Home of Love & Acceptance

My Mother’s Dream



Sister Aid Part 3 – NISHTHA

“Thank You Mother India” – 3rd Annual Global Campaign




“Thank You Mother India” – 2nd Annual Day of Global Campaign

Gracias Madre India – Dia Anual de Ayuda Global


Sister Aid Part 1 – NISHTHA

Sister Aid Part 2 – Deenabandhu

Thank You Mother India” Global Fundraiser Part 2

“Thank You Mother India” – Global Fundraiser Buzz is Building!


Jayashree’s Journey: From Transaction to Transformation

YGB Exclusive Interview with Dr Yunus: The Power of Micro Financing


How Micro Financing Works, by Grameen Koota, India


YGB Mini-Documentary: Micro Financing Changes Lives

About YGB Films

YGB Films was created to connect the global community directly to those supported by YGB’s programs.

Powerful voices of mothers, children and orphans bring the harsh reality of their lives closer to you, while inspiring you with an amazing sense of hope for their future. YGB Films are filmed and produced entirely by YGB team through regular visits to India (since 2007), and we will continue to film these real stories to build awareness of the issues these women face as well as appreciation for the transformation their lives have undergone, made possible by their commitment to hard work and by opportunities made available through your support.



Become a YGB Film Sponsor and help this very unique out reach effort to grow and make a difference!!! You will be credited as a sponsor at the end of the film you sponsor. We are asking a minimum of $500 for each film. YGB Films are screened at many global yoga conferences and events, such as Ashtanga Yoga Confluence( San Diego), Evolution Asia Yoga Conference (Hong Kong), YGB YouTube Channel and other media sites.  Please simply go to DONATE tab or write to apply or any questions: info@yogagivesback.org


Production Collaborators

Editors: Beth Gallagher, Caitlin Danenhauer, Ting Poo, Robert Nakano, Martinos Aristidou, Christopher Kuhne, Sashi Peterson
Still photographs: Jane Connors, Leslie Hendry
Local coordination: Anand Varadaraj
Translation: Midori  Simovich, Madhuri Harway, Vaibhav Choudhary, Malay Mukherjee
Music: DJ Drez, Sheela Bringi, GUMI, Daphne Tse
Local Cameraman: Nateesh Ullal
Director/Producer: Kayoko Mitsumatsu


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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