"Seva's efforts create hope and happiness worldwide for so many people in difficult conditions. I've always been amazed and cheered by their good works and I've been very happy to help them in their fundraising efforts."
Singer / Songwriter
“We've always admired Seva's focus on serving indigenous people in the U.S. and around the world. Seva knows how to work with communities in ways that truly benefit those in need. We are honored to be involved with their mission and look forward to contributing to their efforts for years to come."
Tea Leaf Green
“I congratulate Seva Foundation for the magnificent work they continue to do."
Legendary Folk Singer
“Seva has given so much help to so many thousands of people for so many years — such a wonderful example of love in action.”
Singer / Songwriter
"For 30 years Seva has made an extraordinary contribution to the world — not only through their
international programs, but here in some of the most impoverished communities in North America, on Native American reservations. Thank you Seva."
Singer / Songwriter
"Seva takes the impulse towards generosity and turns it into compassionate action that helps people in real need. I honor my friends and relations by giving to Seva in their name — the entire world benefits. I hope you'll join me."
Actor / Writer
"Compassion and caring for people in need - that's simply a moral necessity. But it's not
always easy to do. Seva makes it easy. They know how to put your donations to work in ways that truly benefit people."
Singer / Humanitarian Activist
"When we met the folks at Seva, we knew we were among kindred spirits, joining to bring people together in service to others. Whether preventing blindness in Nepal, assisting native peoples in Guatemala and Mexico, or helping our own Native Americans, Seva has been there to help alleviate suffering and improve people's lives. Long may they rock!"
The Grateful Dead
Join Seva on Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th for our annual Yoga for Sight event!
This global gathering of yogis is helping to raise awareness about the fact that 80% of blindness and low-vision can be prevented or cured.
Many studios donate proceeds from special Yoga for Sight classes held over the course of the weekend. Funds raised support Seva's ability to provide vital eye care services to people in need around the globe. To date, over 3.5 million people have had their blindness reversed thanks to sight-restoring surgeries and millions more have had their sight saved.
If you or your studio are intersted in hosting an event, please let us know >
More info about the 2015 event will be posted soon.
In the meantime, check out some great photos sent in by participating studios this past year:
Yoga for Sight Day 2014 brought together thousands of compassionate yogis who raised funds that are providing free glasses and sight restoring surgery to those who suffer from blindness and low-vision. Thanks to support from events like this, Seva is able to provide one million people annually with vital eye care services.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICPATED, AND TO OUR SPONSORS!
|4th Street Yoga, Berkeley, CA
4th St. Yoga, 1809 4th St., #C, Berkeley, CA A BENEFIT FOR SEVA YOGA FOR SIGHT, May 3, 2-5pm Flowering Into Being: Opening Through Yoga and Chanta with Jennifer Berezan & Barbara Voinar. For more information, visit their website.
|Aikyum Yoga Studio, Irvine, CA
Rita's Beginner Yoga Class with Meditation (10am - 11am) For more information, visit their website.
|Better Days Yoga, Goleta, CA
Details to follow - visit their website.
|Breathing Time Yoga, Providence, RI
Details to follow
|Case de Yoga East, El Paso, TX
Class will be held from 3pm-4pm followed by yummy teas & pastries. $10 donation. Please help us make Yoga for Sight Day successful and bring the gift of sight to those who need it most. For more information, visit their website.
|Cleveland Yoga, Beachwood, OH
Donation based class 1:30-3:00 withTed Lardner, Diana Vitantonio & Shane Ortega. Music by John Galvez. For more information, visit their website
|Community Yoga Project, Eugene, OR
Yoga class 8:30 - 9:40 am For more information, visit their website.
|DAYA Foundation, Portland, OR
Public classes: taught by Sarahjoy Marsh 8 – 9:40 am: Beyond Asana, Level 2-3
10 – 11:30 am: Awareness and Alignment, Level 1-2. For more information, visit their website.
|The Earth's Center, Tipp City, OH
Details to Follow. Visit The Earth's Center's Facebook page.
|Easton Yoga, Easton, PA
2 classes: Beginner's 9:45am-11:15am & Intermediate 10am-12noon For more information, visit their website.
|Eka Center, Auburn, NY
Kundalini yoga class taught by Julie Mundt. 1-3 pm. For more information, visit Julie's website.
Visit Eka's Facebook page.
|Honest Yoga Center, S. Burlington, VT
Third Eye Opening 10:45am-12:15pm - Psychic Development of the Yoga Gupta linage with Danielle Vardakas-Duszko. For more information and to sign up, visit their website.
|Leela Yoga, Alameda, CA
Flow yoga class with live music, June 1 from 2-4 pm. Suggested donation $10. Cataract glasses will be provided for those who would like to experience the world of the visually impaired. For more information, visit their website.
|Namaste Yoga, Berkeley, CA
A benefit class hosted by Naushon Kabat-Zinn, Saturday June 7 at her 8:30am class in our Berkeley studio, 2820 7th St., Berkeley, CA. with live music....stay tuned for details AND All funds collected from mat rentals over the next 3 months (April-June) will be donated. FOr more information, visit their website.
|Nandi Yoga, San Mateo, CA
Community Flow class 1:15-2:30pm - For more information, visit their website.
|Sculpere Yoga, Philadelphia, PA
Class with Christina Espaillat 4:30-6 pm. Suggested minimum donation $10. For more information, visit their website.
|Seaside Yoga Sanctuary, 3 locations, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Salinas, CA
Sightless classes, students will be asked to close their eyes, wear sunglasses or cataract glasses. All classes for the day will be included at all 3 locations. Donations for Seva will be collected from students. For more information, visit their website.
|Serene Yoga and Healing, Oak Ridge, TN
Contemplative Flow yoga class and a showing of Fierce Grace. For more information, visit their website.
|Sri Yantra Yoga, Houston, PA
Drum Circle Friday 5/30. 7-9pm. Open Level Yoga Sat 5/31 8am. For more information, visit their website.
|Studio eight Yoga, Reno, NV
Ashtanga yoga offering a donation based karma class. For more information, visit their website.
|Universalist Unitarian Church of Utica, Utica, NY
Class shared by Julie Waldas and Linda Mullin Welch. June 6, 5p, Showing the movie Fierce Grace about Ram Dass. All proceeds will go to Seva.Contact Linda 315 527-6593
|Yoga Garden, Narberth, PA
Maggie Lile from 7:30-8:45pm. For more information, visit their website.
Yoga Garden, Philadelphia, PA
Sarra Kaufman from 7:30-8:45pm. For more information, visit their website.
|Yoga Tree, Bay Area
9 Bay Area locations, will donate $1 for every visitor at all studios on June 1, 2014 to the Seva Foundation in support of Yoga for Sight Day. For location information go to: www.yogatreesf.com
|Yoga with Michelle Massey Barnes, Chelsea, MI.
Friday, June 20th from 6:00 to 7:30pm, Celebrating Sight & Service Summer Solstice-Eve in Michelle Massey Barnes Clocktower Studio, Chelsea with Yoga Teachers: Michelle Massey Barnes, Susan Whitmarsh, and Joan Wolf
|Yoga Morristown, Morristown, NJ
Flow class 5:30-7:00. For more information, visit their website.
|Yoga Nook, Chesapeake, VA
Outdoor donation class at Oak Grove Park in Chesapeake. 9-10 am. For more information, visit their website.
|Yoga Room and Wellness Center, Farmingville, NY
Yoga and meditation class 6 pm. For more information, visit their website.
|Zazen SF, San Francisco, CA
2219 Filbert Street, 1:00-2:30pm. For more information, visit their website.
|Eileen Maxey, Dallas, TX|
|Candace Berkowitz, Landenberg, PA|
|Niki and Patrick, Columbia, MT|
If you practice yoga, own a yoga studio, or know someone who might want to participate the 2015 Yoga for Sight event, please let us know.