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International Yoga for Sight Event

Encourage your Yoga studio to participate in the International Yoga for Sight event during the month of April! Seva.org’s International Yoga for Sight Event Yoga studios can still register to participate in the global event to preserve and restore eyesight Yoga for Sight, Seva.org’s Fifth Annual event will take place throughout the month of April 2018. Registration is still open for yoga studios and instructors around the world to participate. The event raises awareness and support for Seva’s international efforts to preserve and restore sight and provide eye care services in underserved communities. Yoga studios that engage with Yoga for Sight offer classes or other activities that in some way encourage participants to reflect upon the sense of sight, with the goal of raising funds to support Seva’s sight-saving programs in more than 20 countries around the world. Every $50 raised through Yoga for Sight will restore the sight of a person in need. Some studios offer classes in the dark or invite participants to wear blindfolds for the duration of the practice. Others offer a special meditation practice or show a film that profiles Seva’s work around the world to protect and restore eyesight in communities with limited access to medical care. Funds raised through Yoga for Sight provide eye exams, eyeglasses, medical care and sight-restoring surgery to adults and children living in impoverished communities in countries like Bangladesh, Cambodia, Tanzania, Nepal, and Guatemala, as well as in Native American communities here in the United States. This past year Seva provided vital eye care services to 1,290,167 people in 21 countries. Nearly 70,000 had their eyesight restored, 118,498 received medical treatments and 105,815 were given glasses. Around the world, 36 million people are blind, and another 217 million suffer from low vision. The World Health Organization estimates that 75...

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