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  • Shaktidhama Girls Home

    Shaktidhama Girls Group Home in Mysore, South India, houses 150 girls who were rescued from Central-Northern Karnataka State. These young girls come from impoverished, marginalized communities. YGB started supporting this program in 2018. Many girls are from Devadasi families, where girls become ...

  • Sanuyara'a Journey

    This film chronicles an inspiring journey of Sanuyara who lives in a rural village of West Bengal. Sanuyara is one of the first 50 SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education) recipeints. We met her for the first time in 2014 when she was very excited abou the scholarship that enabled her to continur h...

  • SEVA TRIP

    YGB's eight global Ambassadors traveled to India this January to visit all YGB programs. It was a very special trip shared with YGB's dedicated supporters from many different countries meeting with micro loan recipients mothers, teen girl and boys who receive YGB's scholarship and orphaned childr...

  • YGB Microloan Group Transforms Sonamoni

    Sonamoni is one of nearly 500 underserved women YGB supports with micro loans in West Bengal. This short film shows how this program helps not only women's financial independence but more importantly creates a peer support group that empowers women mentally to stand for their basic human rights ...

  • Sister Aid

    Filmed in November 2012, this 7-minute video tells inspiring stories of YGB fund recipient mothers and daughters, as well as a harsh reality they live in. It also sheds light to how YGB's direct funding program "Sister Aid" is making a positive impact in the lives of so many mothers and daughters...

  • YGB S.H.E. Scholarship Student Mallik

    Last December, we visited many youths who receive YGB's five-year SHE Scholarship for Higher Education. Mallik is one of them who shares how this scholarship changed his life and now aims to make a difference for his family and community. For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a live.

  • Ten Years of Giving Back

    In 2007, Yoga Gives Back was born from one yoga class in Los Angeles. Today, it reaches to nearly 20 countries, supporting more than 1000 mothers and children. Watch how the global yoga communities have come together for this one mission to give back to Mother India for the gift we have received....

  • We Are All One Family: Guru's Journey

    We met Guruprasad in 2007 at his home in Bangalore, when he was 15. His mother Jayashree just received her first micro loan of $120 (7000 Rupees). For the last 12 years, we have followed this family's journey as the living situation started to improve, especially continued education of Guru, the...