Emphasizing the message of preventative health and wellness, National Yoga Month September offers a full seven days of free yoga classes at participating yoga studios from coast to coast.
Online PR News – 24-September-2009 – – Thousands of people and hundreds of charity, global peace, and health and wellness events across the country are celebrating the first official National Yoga Month as it continues throughout September 2009. Emphasizing the message of preventative health and wellness, National Yoga Month offers a full seven days of free yoga classes at participating yoga studios from coast to coast.
The Yoga Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to yoga education, leads the National Yoga Month campaign as part of an ongoing effort to encourage more people to take steps towards improving their own health and well-being.
“Experience is a powerful teacher, so we decided to give people across the country the opportunity to try yoga for themselves,” explains Johannes Fisslinger, founder of the Yoga Health Foundation.
The result is a card valid for “One Week Free Yoga,” available to anyone who visits their website, www.yogamonth.org, which over 20,000 people have done so far. Cards can be redeemed at hundreds of studios across the nation up until November 30, 2009.
However, the National Yoga Month campaign goes beyond encouraging people to take up their own yoga practice. Dozens of charities, schools and community centers across the nation are reaping the benefits of yoga in the National Yoga Month Campaign. The Yoga Health Foundation donates hundreds of Yoga-based Mind Body Fitness educational DVDs to teachers for free, reaching thousands of children to inspire them to live a healthy lifestyle. The DVDs are divided into 15-20 interactive, classroom-friendly segments, and are available by request online.
“Considering the current budget crisis and cuts in funding especially for physical education in schools, it is more important than ever to bring affordable health and fitness education and exercise into class rooms, “ says Fisslinger.
National Yoga Month has inspired other yoga studios to make similar contributions to their communities through charity donations and events. Three Trees Yoga & Healing Arts Center in Federal Way, Washington, Yoga Country in Brentwood, Tennessee, and RYAH Yoga & Health in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania are just three of the hundreds are participating studios who have decided to donate money raised through National Yoga Month events to local charities.
“If we can make a difference in just one person’s life, we consider our campaign a success. We’re looking forward to growing more and more each year,” says Fisslinger.