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 purpose of raising funds for charity whilst sharing the wonderful joys of yoga. Since the first Yoga Aid Challenge, The Yoga Aid events have raised over $1.3 million for charities throughout the world.
In 2012 Yoga Aid is seeking an even more ambitious goal. An international ‘yoga-relay,’ uniting the world in a wave of yogic connectedness. The Yoga Aid World Challenge. On September 9th, with a new event beginning every fifteen minutes, the Yoga Aid World Challenge will travel around the world through 25+ countries at 200+ events, ending in Los Angeles at sundown. Together we will build global consciousness and raise $1 million for charity. It is an ambitious goal, but one that is achievable with your help.
What is the Yoga Aid World Challenge?
The idea is simple: yogis sign up for free two-hour yoga classes all around the world, select a charity to support, then ask their friends and family to make a contribution on their behalf. Their reward is to participate in a great yoga class with the knowledge that they have contributed to making the world a better place.
The purpose of Yoga Aid Challenges is threefold.
- To fundraise much needed funds for charity
- To encourage individuals to share in the joys of yoga
- To build community across studios, yoga practices and locations.