September is official National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) and is designed to build awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits and inspire people to practice yoga.
As part of the celebration, over 1,600 yoga studios nationwide are offering one free week of yoga to students in their areas. It’s open to new students and can be redeemed during the month of September or October.
Sign up here and simply fill out the form and choose a studio in your area from the list of those participating. And if a studio in your are is not participating, you can invite them to join.
Yoga-Recess is a project of the Yoga Health Foundation, and a national awareness campaign that reaches thousands of children nationwide, bringing mind-body fitness and health to classrooms, after-school programs, community centers and youth organizations.
On January, 25, 2013, the organization is celebrating National Yoga Recess Day. The program offers schools the ability to bring health and fitness – and the added bonus of mind-body awareness – into the classroom, allowing students to develop the ability to focus and calm their minds, as well as release daily stresses that negatively affect their health, well-being and academic performance.
The program provides free online resources like instructional videos, lesson plans and more to teachers to use in their classrooms.
A regular yoga practice can:
- Enhance ability to focus and stay on task
- Improve behavior & self-discipline
- Decrease anxiety & depression
- Aid with weight loss
- Boost self-confidence, creativity & communication skills
- Improve overall health, well-being and mental function
For more information and to register for free access to instructional videos and more, visit www.yogarecess.org, and www.yogahealthfoundation.org.
September is National Yoga Month, and the Yoga Health Foundation is celebrating by offering one week of free yoga at a more than 2,200 participating yoga studios nationwide! Simply fill out the form, select a studio, and you will be emailed your Yoga Month Card!
The Yoga Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization, and the website features a yoga finder for events, studios and teachers.
If you are new to yoga it’s the perfect time to try it out, and for those who are seasoned yogi’s, why not try out a new studio for free!