Yoga Gives Global
NEXT GIVES GLOBAL EVENT : DECEMBER 1-8, 2020
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!
in 2019 through the power of our tribe,
we raised & donated
We Hosted 14 events in 6 countries in 2018
from Australia to Mexico and Argentina to Spain
& donated over $4,000usd
NEXT Y&AWW GIVES GLOBAL WEEK: DECEMBER 1-8, 2020
During our Gives Global Week we will be hosting donation based yoga classes, sound healings, and workshops lead by our incredible teachers.
Our clients, friends and families will be creating unique events to support the charities close to their hearts
and we are donating $50usd per retreat sold during the week towards the charity of our client’s choice.
Please let us know your preference when making your deposit towards you retreat.
To get involved please message us! We’d love to add you to our program.
Who, What, When, Where?
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.
#TEAMTREES (The Arbor Day Foundation)
#TeamTrees started in May 2019 when the internet challenged MrBeast to plant 20 million trees to celebrate hitting the 20M subscriber milestone on YouTube. At his audience’s suggestion, MrBeast teamed up with fellow YouTuber Mark Rober, and for 5 months they developed the campaign and organized their influencer friends and colleagues in order to have a fighting chance at achieving their insane goal: 20 million trees by 2020. #TeamTrees launched publicly on October 25th, announcing itself with a wave of #TeamTrees videos, and the rest is up to you. Whether you’ve donated to plant one tree, or one million trees, or have simply helped to spread the word, welcome to #TeamTrees!
Donations through either TeamTrees.org, the YouTube donate button, Arbor Day’s #TeamTrees Facebook fundraiser, or the #TeamTrees tiltify fundraiser are sent directly to the Arbor Day Foundation to fund tree-planting. One dollar plants one tree.
Earthwatch engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. We work from several offices, located in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and Brazil. We work with the general public, scientists, communities, educators, students, and corporate fellows. Our projects take place in more than forty countries around the globe. Together with leading scientists, we create impactful field research experiences that facilitate and disseminate world-class scientific research. We measure our success through outcomes such as peer-reviewed publications produced by our researchers and our outreach events that engage wider audiences with our work.
We work with businesses and nonprofit organizations. We enable them to implement sustainable policies, processes, and practices that promote environmental responsibility both in and out of the office. We work to sustain wildlife populations and to improve the quality and quantity of habitats and ecosystems. We work to preserve our cultural heritage and improve livelihoods worldwide. We make a tangible and significant contribution to conventions, agendas, management plans, development plans, and government policies. We do this regionally, nationally, and internationally.
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.
Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe is a 2016 American pseudoscience documentary film alleging a cover-up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a purported link between the MMR vaccine and autism. According to Variety, the film “purports to investigate the claims of a senior scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who revealed that the CDC had allegedly manipulated and destroyed data on an important study about autism and the MMR vaccine”; critics derided Vaxxed as an anti-vaccine propaganda film.
The film was directed by discredited anti-vaccine activist Andrew Wakefield, who was struck off the medical register in the United Kingdom in 2010 due to ethical violations related to his fraudulent research into the role of vaccines in autism. It was scheduled to premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival but was withdrawn by the festival. In reviewing the film, Indiewire said that “Wakefield doesn’t just have a dog in this fight; he is the dog”.
In early November 2019, Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth, a sequel to Vaxxed, was scheduled for release. Sourced from Wikipedia.
Our mission is to Support the evolution of skateboarding in Cuba, Build local communities and international connections, and Cultivate youth through sport.
Skateboarding brings together community and develops individuals. It is a unique way to engage youth and bring people together at the intersection of sport, culture, and transportation. Through our programs, Cuba Skate develops a new generation of leaders that are better equipped to tackle challenges in their own lives and connect their local and global communities. We work with a number of skateboarding companies, shops and professionals to support our on the ground programs. Our partners provide in-kind contributions, such as shoes, boards, wheels, trucks, bearings and more, totaling over $100,000 annually to keep our participants rolling!
As the only facility taking in any Oakland animals needing shelter, Oakland Animal Services hosts a wide range of adoptable animals with volunteers ready to help you find your best match. When you adopt a new family member from us, you change an animal’s life forever, and enrich your own.
Baby2Baby’s mission is to provide children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. Last year, with your support, we served 180,000 children in Los Angeles alone and tens of thousands more across the country. We were also able to formalize our disaster relief and emergency response program. Our Baby2Baby National Network has continued to expand to 37 cities, and these deep relationships across the country have mattered most when disaster hits. Baby2Baby sent highly needed items to children affected by hurricanes, fires and other emergency situations as well as to immigrant children separated from their families.
At Baby2Baby, we are here to help children in poverty regardless of how their families arrived there. We don’t judge what happened — because when we get to those children, they are wearing dirty diapers and sleeping on floors and to us, it doesn’t matter why, just how we can help. We are proud of the work Baby2Baby has done in the past 7 years, but we aren’t even close to being done and we still need your help. Your continued generosity will make a difference in their lives.
A learning community that generates experiences through recreational activities for children in Mexico. Our mission is to empower and improve the quality of life of children in Tulum. We encourage inclusion, sociocultural exchange, raise of consciousness, cognitive and socio-emotional development.
Our direct focus is childhood in a vulnerable state, since they are the ones with less opportunities and access to positive education whether at school or at home. However, since one of our core values is integration, all children from any social background, culture, race, religion, gender or skin color are welcome to participate. Children are the bridge between past and future. They are the seeds of the present. By working with them, we can also indirectly reach their families, teenage siblings, schools and the rest of the community. We believe they have the potential to leave a trans-generational impact.
WILA is a non-profit psychotherapy clinic devoted to providing high-quality, affordable therapy in Los Angeles. We rely on your support to keep our mission alive! At WILA, not only do we provide affordable therapy to the diverse communities of Los Angeles, we address community needs through projects that see our clients as whole persons in society. Our goal is to empower everyday people to tell their story, understand themselves, and make a difference in their lives and their communities. Our socially conscious therapists provide low-cost and confidential therapy to individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Families Belong Together is a coalition led by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, ACLU, Women’s Refugee Commission, MomsRising, MoveOn, FWD.us, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re Reimagining The Criminal Justice System. We envision a world where all communities are healthy and thriving, where all people feel safe, connected, and valued. Through our programs, we open doors to self-understanding, resilience, and transformation. We advocate for restorative justice solutions, holistic re-entry services, and the removal of other barriers that prevent formerly incarcerated people to rebuild their lives upon release. We work with the WA State corrections leadership to create opportunities within the system, including yoga classes for prison staff and yoga teacher trainings for incarcerated people.