Dear Friends & Community,
Ten years ago, my student Rob Schware and I invested $87 to establish the Give Back Yoga Foundation as a 501(c)3. From this humble beginning, we took a first step towards an audacious vision: we hoped that by helping yogis to give back, we would nurture a grassroots movement of yoga service that would plant seeds of social change and healing for all of humanity.
Today, your wholehearted support of this vision has turned Give Back Yoga into a thriving gateway organization for yoga service. Looking at the growth of our outreach and service community over the past year, there seems no denying it: this is, indeed, a movement.
Yoga, in its purest form, is about service. The experience of yoga is one of connectedness – and once we awaken to this truth, we can’t help but to look for ways to share the joy, compassion and loving kindness we have found through practice.
There has never been a better time to join the spiritual revolution. Thank you for being part of this.
Beryl Bender Birch Co-Founder & Board Chair
Give Back Yoga Foundation
A LOOK AT HOW YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE
GIVING BACK AS A COMMUNITY
Nearly 400 studios in 38 states and 4 countries hosted donation classes through our 108 Studio Partner Program and our Give Back Yoga – November initiative, raising more than $25,000 to help bring yoga to underserved populations.
Learn how your studio can share the gift of yoga by giving back from the mat in 2017.
a note from our executive director
Thanks to you, many more people have access to lifesaving tools that support healing, resilience and inner peace. Together, we are creating a ripple effect of change that is touching the lives of individuals, and strengthening families and communities. I’m deeply grateful that you are helping to shape this movement of transformation. And as you strive to answer that essential question, “How can I serve?” my hope is that you experience the same rich dividend that I have – a life filled with meaning and purpose, each and every day.
– Rob Schware