Yoga Rocks the Park Names GBYF As National Seva Partner For 2014

We’re honored to announce that Yoga Rocks the Park™ has named the Give Back Yoga Foundation as its National Seva Partner for 2014.

Yoga Rocks the Park™ brings outdoor yoga and music events to more than 20 cities nationwide, bringing together people of all ages in a celebration of community, joy and giving back. Through this 2014 National Seva partnership, YRP will donate 5% of its net profits from national ticket sales to GBYF. This funding will help our organization to bring yoga and meditation to thousands of people who might not not otherwise experience the benefits of these transformational practices – including veterans, at-risk youth, prisoners and those who are recovering from eating disorders.

YRP will donate another 5% of net profits to local causes in each city where it operates.

“Yoga as a path to peace should be available to all people,” says Erik Vienneau, CEO and Founder of Yoga Rocks the Park™ – an organization that serves more than 20,000 yogis each year. “Together we can touch so many beings. I’m thrilled about the incredible potential of our partnership.”

Rob Schware, Executive Director of GBYF, notes that the seva partnership with Yoga Rocks the Park™ and their parent company, Open Sky Event Marketing, is a catalyst that can fuel the growth of grassroots social change and community cooperation.

“(This) is a way to join forces in fueling the growth of community-minded yoga events throughout the country,” says Schware.

To learn more about Yoga Rocks the Park™ and find an event near you, visit

Download the press release: Yoga Rocks the Park Announces Partnership with Give Back Yoga Foundation


Join Us At The First Annual Seeds of Service Dinner

We cordially invite you to join the Give Back Yoga community on Wednesday, September 11th for our first annual Seeds of Service dinner, an evening of delicious farm-to-table cuisine that supports the distribution of our free Yoga For Veterans Toolkits.

These evidence-based, highly effective practice guides give returning soldiers a valuable resource to overcome post-traumatic stress, major depression and traumatic brain injuries, helping them to make a successful transition back to civilian life. So far, we’ve put free Toolkits in the hands of over 8,000 veterans – and by joining us at this community gathering, you can help us meet our goal of reaching 10,000 returning soldiers in 2013. Read what veterans have to say about the effectiveness of these Toolkits.

We’ll kick off the Seeds of Service event with cocktails and tapas at 6 pm at the lovely Lyons Farmette in Lyons, Colorado. At 7 pm, eat Private Chef & Catering Co. will serve up a mouth-watering artisan dinner, prepared with freshly harvested ingredients from the Farmette. We’ll also enjoy the musical stylings of Denver Chant Fest musician Chuck White, and hear a very special presentation by former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer and Military Olympic Athlete Sarah Plummer, the founder of the Just Roll With It! Bootcamp for Transitioning Warriors. A spiritual warrior after our own hearts, “Semper Sarah” is on a mission to empower all those who have experienced trauma or difficult life events.

Dinner tickets are available for just $108, with 85% of the proceeds going directly to support Yoga for Veterans. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite through September 11th.

Can’t join us this time? Please consider supporting us from home with a donation that directly benefits this fundraising effort. Just visit our Eventbrite page and choose the amount that you would like to contribute.

And whether you can join us or not, don’t miss a chance to enjoy 30 free days of online yoga, meditation and wellness videos from event sponsor GaiamTV. When you subscribe through our affiliate link, GaiamTV will donate $20 to our Yoga For Veterans program. Begin your free trial with a special playlist selected by veterans for Give Back Yoga.

We thank you for being part of the Give Back Yoga family, and for making it possible for us to support programs around the country that bring yoga and mindfulness to those who need it the most. We look forward to sharing this inspiring evening with you!


Thanks to these Seeds of Service Sponsors:

Samadhi Center for Yoga :: Neurosculpting® Institute :: Yoga Pod :: Hanuman Presents ::eat :: Lyons Farmette :: Sarah Plummer :: Chuck White :: Organic India :: Outlaw Yoga :: 8 Days a Week :: MantraFest :: Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place :: Denver Chant Fest ::CorePower Yoga :: Boulder Body Wear :: White Wave Foods :: Yoga Download :: GaiamTV:: OmLight Photography :: Conscious Tribe :: BVSD CHOICE Program :: Ramblin Jackson ::CO Yoga Events :: Open Sky Event Marketing