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Support At Risk Youth on September 9, 2012 at Yoga Aid World Challenge.


On Sunday, September 9, 2012 The Yoga Aid World Challenge will be held in cities all over the world to raise money for various yoga charities across the globe.

Over 500 yoga practitioners and community supporters are expected at South Florida ‘s Yoga Aid World Challenge at the 7th level of the 1111 Lincoln Road Parking Complex, Miami Beach.  Doors open at 9am; Yoga begins at 10:30am.

The fundraising event will consist of a 2-hour yoga practice of 108 Sun Salutations to benefit Yoga Gangsters, a South Florida non-profit organization founded by Yogini Terri Cooper that serves the community by providing free weekly yoga classes to at-risk youth in inner city schools, hospitals, rehab centers, foster neighborhoods, jails and through other non-profits.

Last year, the event attracted more than 500 participants who raised more than $40,000 for Yoga Gangsters, enabling the organization to reach approximately 1,200 underserved kids, teens & young adults throughout South Florida in less than 8 months. This year, Yoga Gangsters intends to further engage the community in social awareness in order to reach a fundraising goal of over $60,000.


  1. Make a donation at my fundraising page: The yoga teachers that raise the most funds are selected to guide 20 Sun Salutions on the day of the event. Thank you for your donation to my fundraising page and support in helping me spread the word. I would be honored if you would join me on Sept. 9 as I intend to guide 20 Sun Salutations Goddess Healing Style!

2. Register as a Challenger to begin collecting donations from your friends and family!

**There will be BIG PRIZES for the top fundraisers & fundraising teams, including Caribbean vacation packages from Elite Island Resorts, a week stay at Blue Osa Costa Rica, tickets to the Caribbean Yoga Conference in Jamaica and much more. View all prizes HERE.

3. Purchase Raffle Tickets or participate in the Silent Auction for a chance to win Caribbean vacations, a signed Lebron James jersey, Dr. Etti Ben-Zion’s Sexi Juice Cleanse packages and more! Details Here.

Schedule for September 9, 2012

9 a.m. Doors open

10:30 a.m. Opening Meditation with Val Silidker & 108 Sun Salutations begin w Marisol Tamez followed by many South Florida teachers!

12 p.m. Final relaxation with Terri Cooper.

12:30-2:30 p.m. Yoga Studios, Food/Drink and Apparel vendors will be present for fun community networking

*Event admission is $25 at the door or raise $108 and get in FREE!

Yoga Gangsters serves South Florida’s inner city areas by providing a network of free classes, teaching the science and practice of yoga to underprivileged and at-risk youth in schools, hospitals, jails, rehab centers and through other non-profit organizations.

During last year’s South Florida Yoga Aid Challenge, our community teamed up to raise more than $40,000 for YOGA GANGSTERS! Since then, the organization has shared the gift of yoga with over 1,200 children, teens and young adults.
Yoga Gangsters also assists youth with career training and job placement by providing selected applicants with full scholarships to the Urban Guru Program , a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, so they may return to their communities as strong, inspirational leaders. For more info please visit