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Our foundation Alo Gives has a big goal: We are bringing movement and mindfulness to 2-million schoolkids. Because we asked ourselves a question that we feel compelled to answer: What would happen if we were able to take the tools we learned through the practice of yoga — meditation and movement, being able to quiet and focus our minds, mute negativity and amplify the positive — and teach them to children. Yoga and mindfulness are so powerful and therapeutic that, if they are part of the future of education, they could change the trajectory of future leaders’ lives. These young people, who have more pressure and distraction from digital sources, social media and an increasingly chaotic world, and who have higher rates of depression, mood disorders and adolescent substance abuse than ever before, could experience quieter minds, better coping skills, and more positivity and belief in their ability. They could be happier, healthier beings, who can focus better and learn with more ease, calm and confidence. And teachers could spend less time disciplining and more time teaching.
Our goal is to get 2-million children on this curriculum this year. We are starting with 3rd-5th graders. And we want to reach and teach 10-million schoolkids in the next 5 years… at elementary level and all the way through high school. Because as soon as we asked ourselves what would happen if we actually committed to doing this big thing, our next question was this…
What would happen if we didn’t?
Alo Gives is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to bringing yoga to children and underserved communities. Since its inception, Alo Gives has worked with inspiring organizations like the Baale Mane home for abandoned girls in Bangalore, India and Urban Yogis in Queens, NY, to share yoga & mindfulness with underprivileged youth, and we have supported pro-social nonprofits like Girls Build LA and Kind Campaign to empower future leaders. We have also partnered with Water.org to help give families in developing countries access to clean, safe water so they can build a better future for themselves. A portion of Alo’s sales and all proceeds from our Mindful Movement book have supported Alo Gives.
We are deeply excited to be supporting the Baale Mane home for girls, many of whom have been rescued from child labor, domestic violence, living on the streets, or have dangerous family situations in Bangalore, India. We sent yogi Josh Kramer to meet the Baale Mane girls and their caregivers and learn more about their facilities needs in June 2017. We are so inspired by the girls’ spirit and dedication to yoga and knew we had to get involved with supporting them as soon as we heard their story.
At present, construction is almost complete for the new yoga pavilion where the girls can do their daily 6:00 AM practice, better dorms and sanitary food prep facilities. We very much look forward to celebrating the completion of their new spaces and to seeing the girls practicing and living in their new home.
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