We’re Building an Orphanage!


What is Los Angeles Rocks! Operation Shanti?

Los Angeles Rocks! Operation Shanti is a fundraising campaign spearheaded by Los Angeles Yoga Teacher Garth Hewitt to raise money to help the non-profit organization Operation Shanti build an orphanage in Mysore, India.

We have held five successful yoga class events so far; in the South Bay, on the Westside, and in the Valley, and we’ve raised $42,000 that will go toward building Operation Shanti’s new orphanage!  We are over halfway from our $80,000 goal and are continuing to spread the love and increase awareness all over Los Angeles with three more events this year.  Our next event will be in the South Bay on April 28th!

It’s time to take our yoga off our mats and give back; unite to spread the word, pay it forward and help ignite the change we want to see in the world. Participate in change and join us on Sunday, April 28th.  You’ll have a great yoga practice experiencing 10 different teachers,  have a chance to win amazing prizes, eat some food, mingle with fellow yogis and have fun –all for a great cause!

Learn more about Operation Shanti here and for more about our cause, check out Garth’s Mission Statement. Namaste!


We are expecting close to 200 participants at this event! Join us and be a part of bringing a sense of home to homeless children in Mysore, India. It is up to us to be the change we want to see in the world.

Take a few hours of your day on Sunday April 28th to participate in change. Spread some love and have some fun! To increase your contribution, get your friends and family to sponsor you and match your donation!

If you can’t attend the event but still wish to contribute to the building of the orphanage, you can donate easily via Paypal by clicking below. We thank you for any amount you are able to contribute. Every bit helps!

Don’t just donate from your own pocket – Get Sponsored!! Be a record breaker! Last year our top fundraiser raised $680! Records were made to be broken!


3 responses to “We’re Building an Orphanage!

  1. Will the children be available for adoption to USA residents?
    I would be very interested if so. Thank you. Holly Burgess

  2. Hi Holly – thank you for your comment. Unfortunately we don’t have this information for you but you can contact Operation Shanti directly. We are helping them raise money to build a new orphanage to house all the children they are taking in from the streets. But as for adoptions, our involvement doesn’t extend that far. However, please do visit their website http://www.opeationshanti.org and I am sure you can find adoption information or at least a contact person who may be able to point you in the right direction.
    We hope you are able to come to the event and help us build a new home for these kids. All the best!

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