Helping those in need in the community and on a global scale is something Ranada believes in wholeheartedly.

Ranada received a full scholarship in 2011 to attend a leadership program with a national non-profit organization called, Off the Mat, Into the World. OTM helps individuals take the path of yoga "off the mat and into the world" expanding the sphere of change outward to local and global communities. OTM does this by facilitating personal empowerment through leadership trainings, fostering community collaboration, and initiating local and global service projects.

Ranada looks forward to showing you all the different ways you can serve, whenever you feel moved to do so. With this knowledge, you will have the opportunity to work with others, like yourself, to create positive change in your community and throughout the world.

"I never look at the masses as my responsibility; I look at the individual. I can only love one person at a time - just one, one, one. So you begin, I begin - I picked up one person. Maybe if I didn't pick up that one person, I wouldn't have picked up forty-two thousand....The same thing goes for you, the same thing in your family, the same thing in your church, your community. Just begin - one, one, one."

Mother Teresa

Last year, Ranada became one of the participants for Off the Mat, Into the World, 2015 Global Seva Challenge Kenya.

The challenge was focused on raising awareness and providing support to women facing Female Genital Mutilation (FMG) and Early Childhood Marriage (ECM) in Kenya. Also, she helped raised a significant amount of funds to help support the construction of two rescue centers in Kenya. The centers provide health care, education, protection from physical/sexual abuse to girls who would otherwise be subjected to (FGM) and (ECM) in Kenya and offer and educate groups on alternative rites of passage ceremonies.

It is estimated that, in Kenya alone, more than 40% of the women between the ages of 15 and 19 and over half of women above the age 35 have been subjected to some form of (FGM) or (ECM), which are dangerous, oppressive and potentially fatal for millions of girls worldwide.

During the Global Seva Challenge 2015, Ranada and her two partners, Maggie Martinez and Stephen Marshall, founded Yogis Who Give, a charitable organization that inspires the yoga community to join forces and make a meaningful impact on a local and global scale. For more information, visit: