September is National Yoga Month. Thousand yoga studios nationwide offer free yoga classes and events to raise awareness about prevention and the health benefits of yoga.
Online PR News – 19-August-2009 – – The Yoga Health Foundation has announced National Yoga Month 09.2009, a grassroots, community-based campaign to educate people about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle.
In September millions of health & socially conscious individuals will be practicing yoga at thousands of yoga studios, parks and homes around the globe.
Hundreds of yoga studios and teachers across the country are offering the Yoga Month Card for One Week Free Yoga and free or donation-based classes especially for beginners and anyone interested in trying yoga for the first time.
“Yoga has been practiced for the last 5,000 years and transformed into one of the most popular and effective methods to balance body mind, stay flexible, fit and healthy and prevent disease - mainly because it works.”, says Johannes R. Fisslinger, president of the Yoga Health Foundation.
Yoga is attracting North American participants in numbers as high as 20 million. A recent Harris poll revealed that more than 100 million North Americans would like to practice Yoga for its health and fitness benefits.
With many Hollywood celebrities like Gwenyth Paltrow, Madonna, Russell Simmons, Courtney Cox and Nicholas Cage, Meg Ryan, Ricky Martin practicing yoga and 27 billion spent in yoga-related products like yoga mats, clothing, DVD's, videos and books even traditional advertisers are paying attention.
The extensive list of current Yoga Month partners include YogaFit, Jade Yoga, Lucy, Shakti Mat, Yoga Journal, LA Yoga, Organic Spa Magazine and studios like Yogaworks, Exhale, Equinox.
About National Yoga Month
In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services designated September as National Yoga Month, one of a select number of national health observances. The Yoga Health Foundation, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization registered in California, is coordinating National Yoga Month with proceeds benefiting yoga health education for at-risk children.