Yoga Gives Global

Y&AWW Gives Global Program

What is our Gives Global Program?


As part of our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, we kicked off a program of giving back on a global level with our teacher partners and Y&AWW tribe. Annually we produce a global event where we embrace our local and international communities by offering donation-based yoga classes and other fun events like tarot readings, happy hours, and pop-up shops. Proceeds will go to the local and global non-profit of our leader’s election. These non-profits are selected based on women and children’s advocacy. The events are fun, unique and seek to advance the health and well being of women and children worldwide.

We are always looking for amazing causes for collaborations. Thank you for helping us be a part of the greater good. The world needs us now more than ever!

Be the change, act locally, give globally!



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Who, What, When, Where?


We Hosted 14 events in 6 countries in 2018
from Australia to Mexico and Argentina to Spain


AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 – Gives Global donated over $4,000usd

Our tribe has created a rainbow of offerings embracing local and international communities by offering donation-based yoga classes and other fun events including tarot readings, happy hours, and pop-up shops. Proceeds for these global events will go to the local and global non-profit of the teacher’s choice. These non-profits were selected based on women and children’s advocacy. The events are fun, unique and seek to advance the health and well being of women and children worldwide.

La olla Belgrano


Homelessness in Argentina is at an all-time high with the economy in crisis and people without work. La Olla Belgrano in Buenos Aires organizes and serves the homeless every Wednesday with the help and support of the community. Each week they feed several hundred men, women, and children in an effort to better the quality of their lives and to ease the financial strain they endure.

who : Sofia Von Linden, Lola Piñero, Ana Rif, & Jessica Marucci
What : Tarot Readings & Happy Hour
When : Friday August 24, 2018 – 6-8pm
Where : Ruda Bar in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Girls Not Brides: Mexico

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 1000 civil society organizations from over 95 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfill their potential. Nearly one in four girls in Mexico (23%) marry before their 18th birthday. Mexico has the 8th highest number of child brides in the world.

In Mexico, child marriage often takes the form of informal unions and is largely driven by poverty, tradition and patriarchal gender norms. It is most common in rural areas like Tulum and the surrounding pueblos, particularly among indigenous groups where social practices and customary laws prevail over state legislation. 92% of girls in informal unions in Mexico are out of school. Lack of education or employment can push girls to view marriage as a path towards independence and financial stability. Others see marriage as an opportunity to flee violence in their family homes.

Who : Christina Thomas, Adele Snyman & Andrea Igar
What : Yoga Class
When : Saturday August 25, 2018 – 10-11:15am
Where : Yäan Wellness Spa at Be Tulum in Tulum, Mexico


Who : Christina Thomas, Adele Snyman & Andrea Igar
What : Salsa Dancing with Happy Hour
When :  Saturday August 25, 2018 – 5-7pm
Where : Zamas Hotel in Tulum, Mexico

Ramana’s Garden : Rishikesh, India



Ramana’s Garden’s vision is that every child in India, regardless of caste, creed, or social-economic background, has the right to quality education, proper nutrition, and primary health care. It is our further intention to empower Indian women through literacy and vocational training so that they can generate their own income and thereby gain rights in their own households and communities.

Who : Natasha Walters
What : Yoga Class & Water Healing Meditation
When :  Monday August 27, 2018 – 5:30-6:45PM
Where : 4834 E Pinecone Lane on Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana 

The Trevor Project



Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13–24. Trevor provides valuable resources to young people nationwide who may not have anywhere else to turn to for help. That’s why their work is so incredible—thanks to Trevor’s programs, LGBTQ youth are not alone. HOTLINE : 1-866-488-7386

Who : Erika Van Germeren
What : Yoga Class & Meditation
When : Wednesday August 29, 2018 –  3:30-5pm
Where : Harmonia Wellness Center in Sausalito, CA

Enliven Muskoka



Enliven Muskoka provides proactive self-care services (programs, workshops, events) that support people living with cancer with navigating their journey in positive and productive ways, reducing the social isolation that comes with a cancer diagnosis.  Our services are also open to caregivers.  We are a place for healthcare practitioners to recreate, replenish, and engage in dialogue to ensure cohesive and aligned services into our community, together. Wendy and Trixie will be offering a sound meditation that brings us into states of calm and ease. The intent for a sound bath meditation is to use the frequency of sound to align our own energetic vibration into a balanced calm state. Through crystal bowls, wind chimes and several other instruments your nervous system will be lulled into receptivity. Simple, restful restorative yoga postures will aid in deepening the connection to sacred idleness & rest.

Who : Wendy Martin & Trixie Freebird
What : Sound meditation & restorative yoga
When : Wednesday August 29, 2018 – 5:30-7:00pm
Where : Ahimsa Sacred Breath Yoga Salon in Muskoka, Ontario Canada

Mama Hope


The mission of Mama Hope is to help communities achieve lasting, self-directed prosperity by challenging a broken aid system — one that perpetuates poverty and disempowerment. We do this by directly supporting projects in education, health, women’s empowerment, agriculture and beyond — that are 100% community-led. Nina visited the location in Tanzania in 2015 and connected with the children and leaders there. She now advocates for them and other organizations on a regular basis.

who : Nina Endrst
What : Yoga class & Meditation
When : Thursday August 30, 2018 – 9:30-10:30am
Where : Bodhi Holistic Spa in Hudson, NY

Families Belong Together



Families Belong Together is a coalition led by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, ACLU, Women’s Refugee Commission, MomsRising, MoveOn,, and United We Dream, among others to reunify immigrant families who’ve been separated at the border. We are focused on Flights to Reunite Families. Help reunify children separated from their families at the border by donating to pay for airfare, hotel, and personal items for children and parents released from detention. Please join Jen for this special event to cultivate kindness, raise awareness and offer funds for immigrant families who have been separated at the border. Our regular practice will be an offering to the ease and wellbeing of these families and our generous contributions will help unite them. Please come and practice…there’s nothing special you have to do…all donations to Families Belong Together, and/or any of its parent organizations.

who : Jen Burk Reynolds
what : Offering Kindness yoga class
When : Friday, August 31, 2018 – 11am – 12pm
Where : Yoga Works in Mill Valley, CA

The Delores Project



The Delores Project provides a welcoming, low-barrier shelter and services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals during times of homelessness. We believe that hospitality, respect, and regard for the dignity of each individual lay the groundwork for forming positive relationships leading to lasting change. We also work to end homelessness by advocating for housing solutions.

Who : Maureen Russell
What : Yoga Class & Brunch
When : Saturday September 1, 2018 – 9-11am
Where : Ale House in Denver, CO

The Art of Yoga Project

Our mission is to lead at-risk, exploited and incarcerated girls toward accountability to self, others, and community by providing practical tools to effect behavioral change. We send specially trained yoga teachers, art therapists, creative arts and writing educators into facilities to deliver our mindfulness-based curriculum.

The Art of Yoga Project focuses on early intervention to help marginalized and justice-involved girls prepare for a positive future. We are leaders in the treatment and rehabilitation of justice-involved girls by offering gender-responsive, trauma-informed, culturally-responsive, and strengths-based programming.

Who : Hillary Acer
What : Yoga Class
When : Saturday, September 1, 2018 – 4:30-5:30pm
Where : YogaSource Palo Alto, CA




Project Soar is non-profit 501(c)3 organization, registered in the U.S. and Morocco. The organization was founded in 2013 by Morocco-based American social entrepreneurs, Maryam Montague and Chris Redecke.

Project Soar provides 50 lessons to empower teenage girls in the developing world. The program is based off the 5 Pillars of Empowerment, which embody our beliefs that every girl should have the opportunity to know her Value, Voice, Body, Rights and Path. Only girls who stay in school can participate in Project Soar – every girl takes the Project Soar Pledge, affirming her commitment to do so.

who : Dawn Dafgek of BONE by DAWN
what : pop-up shop with wine tasting
when : Saturday September 8, 2018 – 1-5pm
where : Noelle Interiors  815 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA

Proactiva Open Arms



Proactiva Open Arms is a non-governmental, non-profit organization whose main mission is to rescue refugees from the sea that arrive to Europe fleeing wars, persecution or poverty. Born from a rescue and first aid at sea company with extensive experience in the Spanish coasts.

We specialize in surveillance and rescue missions of boats carrying people who need help in the Aegean and Central Mediterranean sea, as well as raising awareness of all the injustices that are happening which have been untold.

who : Daniela Savalli & Sofia Von Linden
What : Happy Hour & Express Tarot Readings
When : Saturday September 1, 2018 – 7-9pm
Where : Cellar Cal Marina in Barcelona, Spain

Warrawee Women’s Refuge in Fremantle



All funds raised will go directly to the Warrawee Women’s Refuge in Fremantle. Warrawee has been operating for 40 years and provides immediate, short-term, SAFE shelter, support, counseling, legal aid and advocacy for thousands of women and children escaping domestic violence. This is a frontline service which relies on the generosity of our community.

Who : Louisa Obyrne, Jane Underwood Molly Schmidt
When : Sunday September 2, 2018 – 3-4:30pm
Where : Off The Wall Yoga in Fremantle, Australia


Connection Coalition works in collaboration with nonprofit youth organizations to provide access to tools for resiliency with trauma-informed practices that help calm the nervous system and allow better decision making with yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. Yoga programs are offered in schools, shelters, jails, foster homes, rehabs and more, all led by CoCo instructors.