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About YRO

Yoga Reaches Out (YRO) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that makes a difference in the lives of children by raising funds for children's organization through yoga events.

The mission of Yoga Reaches Out is to bring the yoga community together to create seva (selfless service). The YRO Yogathon is a celebration of doing what we love to do (yoga) and giving back at the same time! Since conception in 2010, YRO has held annual Yogathons on both coasts and raised over two million dollars for children in need locally and globally. In addition to chapters in New England and the Bay Area, YRO has recently expanded to having chapters in Los Angeles, Albany, South Carolina, Connecticut, and NYC.

Yoga Reaches Out was founded by yogi and personal trainer Sarah Gardner of Wayland, Massachusetts. Her love for yoga and her passion to make a difference in this world inspired her to create a platform where people could build community, practice yoga with deep purpose, feel empowered by helping others, and have a really good time doing it all! Sarah is so grateful to the yoga community, business community, and all the incredible teachers and volunteers that have embraced YRO. It takes a village, and YRO epitomizes the goodness that happens when people work together.

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