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I never leave home without my Manduka! My mat has traveled the world - Hawaii, Costa Rica, Bali... and more states then I can count. Practicing on my Manduka feels like coming home... even when I'm thousands of miles away.

-Bethany Orheim
Del Mar, CA

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January 12th, 2011

Yogis for Haiti Day: January 12, 2011

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the country of Haiti, devastating the capital and largest city, Port-au-Prince. A study by the Inter-American Development Bank as reported by the New York Times, estimated that the total cost of the disaster was between $7.2 billion to $13.2 billion, based on a death toll from 200,000 to 250,000. While public response was strong in 2010, there is much to do and Haiti needs us now more than ever. More than a million displaced people still live under tents/tarpaulins, reconstruction has been slow to start, and an outbreak of cholera and political unrest has made conditions worse and recovery difficult.

Off the Mat, Into the World believes in the power of the yoga community to come together to make a difference. Therefore, OTM is initiating the 2nd “Yogis for Haiti” day on this anniversary to demonstrate our solidarity and collective support for relief efforts in Haiti. Last year, the yoga community came together raising over $18,000 for organizations on the ground serving Haiti. This year, we’re uniting again on January 12th, 2011 to show our support and make a difference by taking our yoga off the mat and into the world.

To support this initiative, and in solidarity for these efforts, Manduka is offering 10% OFF ALL PURCHASES MADE ON JANUARY 12, 2011.

The coupon code is: Y4HAITI10 (This offer expires at midnight, January 12, 2011).

January 4th, 2011

Resolve to Give Back with Scott Lewicki

Resolve to Give Back! Let your New Year's resolution support Seva - self-less service - by contributing to the Yoga Gives Back project.

Scott Lewicki will teach a special, very playful hour long Anusara class, live Kirtan music by Sura Das and Temple Bhajan Band, a presentation by YGB, Indian snacks and great raffle prizes. Collection of wonderful, open-hearted souls. Your contribution makes a difference.

When: Saturday, January 15 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Where: Guerilla Yoga@ Hollywood Dancing Center
817 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

For more information, please click here

December 31st, 2010

Yoga Gives Back: Last Class of the Year

YGB debuts in Portland, Oregon, as Amy Bratton at Yoga Union teachs this special donation New Year's Eve Class with live music. Suggested donation $ 5-$25, and all proceeds go to YGB. Thanks Amy and Yoga Union to host this event, sharing the YGB mission to help fight poverty in India!!!

For more information, please click here.

December 31st, 2010

L A Yoga's N Y E Community Extravaganza

Enjoy a celebration worth supporting, as LA YOGA Magazine host a special benefit event, raising capital & consciousness for the YOGA For Youth Foundation.

This event begins Friday, December 31st at 2pm, with 3 yoga sets from some of the finest yoga teachers in Los Angeles, and rolls into live music at 7:30pm all the way till 3am in the morning!!!

Food vendors include raw & vegan cuisine by Euphoria Loves Rawvolution, & The Samosa House. High Country Kombucha will be on tap! Plus organic elixirs & drinks at the bar. There will be eco/green booths, and beautiful lounge space!

For more information and buy tickets, click here.

December 10th, 2010

Exhale & Yoga Give Back Womens Empowerment Workshop

Micheline Pierrette Berry, Isabelle De Soleil, Jo Tastula, and Keri Ann Telford will lead the Yoga flow and dance at Exhale's Women's Empowerment Workshop Holiday Special: "Giving and Receiving from the Heart".

When: Friday, Dec 10, 8-10pm.
Where: Exhale, Venice

Momo Loudiyi, Moroccan world musician, will perform live a unique and fantastic blend of timeless Sufi music and globally influenced danceable trance arrangements.

This event features great raffle prizes and treats. Men and women of all levels are welcome.

The majority of the funds donated and generated will be used to empower and educate more women and their children in the some of the most rural areas of India via YogaGivesBack.org.

This will be another very magical night at Exhale - Grab a friend, a mat and your dancing toes and be a part of the solution and the fun!

More info here.