Ohm My Goodness! Yoga Aid Raises $630,000 for Charity

The world’s first one day, around the world yoga tour benefits charities worldwide.

2012 Yoga Aid World Challenge kicked off in Sydney, Australia and proceeded to “follow the sun” to Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Kenya, England, South Africa, Canada, wrapping up in the US in Los Angeles, California.

Yoga Aid’s September 9th event saw MC Yogi perform at both the Opening Event in Sydney and the Closing Event in Los Angeles. With 225 events in 20 countries around the globe, approximately 20,000 yogis joined together with serious intent: Raise $1 Million for Charity.

“When we live to give love, there is no greater feeling.” – MC Yogi

Teachers who were involved in past year’s Yoga Aid Challenges include: Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Baron Baptiste, Duncan Wong, Ana Forrest and MC Yogi, amongst many others.

To date,the thousands of yogis worldwide have raised $630,000 for Yoga Aid’s charity partners. These charities will begin utilizing these gifts for real change on the ground.

Yoga Aid began in 2006 with knowledge so beautifully summed up in MC Yogi’s words: “When we live to give love, there is no greater feeling”. Two yoga enthusiasts, Clive and Eriko, set out to put their yoga practice into action by creating the Yoga Aid Challenge, an international fundraising event with the dual purpose of raising funds for charity and sharing the wonderful joys of yoga. Since the first Yoga Aid Challenge, The Yoga Aid events have raised over $1.2 Million for charities throughout the world.

Yoga Aid began in in 2006. Two yoga enthusiasts, Clive and Eriko, set out to put their yoga practice into action by creating the Yoga Aid Challenge, an international fundraising event with the dual purpose of raising funds for charity and sharing the wonderful joys of yoga. Since the first Yoga Aid Challenge, The Yoga Aid events have raised over $1.2 Million for charities throughout the world.

As they entered 2012, Clive and Eriko decided to expand the reach of The Yoga Aid. Their plan came to fruition in the form of The Yoga Aid World Challenge: a challenge uniting yogis around the world in an effort to raise $1 million for charity. It is an ambitious goal, but one that is achievable. Thus, the “Giving4Living” philosophy spread throughout the world.

All operating expenses are privately funded to ensure that 100% of all donations support Yoga Aid’s charity partners. Since inception, Yoga Aid has raised just over $1.9 million for charity.

Namaste, Yoga Aid. Namaste.

This year’s one-day event is over, but donation pages are open until Oct. 9, 2012. To learn more or make a donation, visit Yoga Aid or check out their Facebook Page.

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