The nonprofit Yoga Aid Foundation is currently searching for Community Ambassadors to organize and host local events as part of an an enthusiastic new plan to raise funds for charity. Dubbed the Yoga Aid World Challenge, it ambitiously aims to host 200, two-hour long yoga events, in no less than 20 different countries, over the course of 24 hours on Sept. 9, 2012.
Starting in Sydney Australia and vinyasa-ing its way across the globe, the “yoga relay” will come to an end at sundown in Los Angeles, California. Yoga Aid has set a goal to raise over $1 million, with all the proceeds raised to be given to 15 carefully chosen international charities. Here in the US raised funds will be donated to four charities: Off the Mat Into the World, The Africa Yoga Project, Ganga Action and Yoga Across America.
Yoga Aid was started in 2006 by Clive Mayhew and Eriko Kinoshita with the intention of creating an international networking community of yogi do-gooders. Since founded, it's raised more than $1.2 million. In the words of Kinoshita, “The Yoga Aid World Challenge is more than just our way to give back – it is an international charitable platform uniting all yogis for the greater good and activating a sense of joy in giving back to the world.”
If you're interested in partipating in this year's Yoga Aid World Challenge, visit www.yogaaid.com. Once there don't forget to take advantage of the free download of MC Yogi's "The Giving Song," created especially for Yoga Aid and sure to get you in the seva mood!