About Yoga Health Foundation
The Yoga Health Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, fosters an awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits and provides individuals with actionable guidance and tools to enhance their own well-being. The foundation coordinates the national (and global) awareness campaigns Yoga Month and Yoga-Recess.
What does the Yoga Health Foundation Do?
Provides Online Resources
The Yoga Health Foundation website features a searchable yoga finder and event directory for visitors to locate yoga teachers, studios and events near them. It is free for teachers and event coordinators to list their studios and events. Information on yoga and its proven health benefits is also posted to educate those new to yoga.
Coordinates National Yoga Month September
September is the official National Yoga Month, a national observance designated by the Department of Health and Human Services. This month-long celebration of yoga encourages teachers to offer free community yoga events and classes. Individuals new to yoga can try a free week of yoga classes at studios across the country by printing a One Week Free Yoga card from the website.
The entire yoga community comes together for the Time for Yoga, a global community yoga practice. As the culmination of Yoga Month, every year on September 30, individuals across the globe are invited to practice yoga at 7pm as a part of a “wave” of yoga around the world.
Coordinates Yoga Recess-in-Schools
Yoga Recess is a national campaign that brings yoga-based health and fitness education into the classroom. By offering free online resources and awarding grants to school teachers, Yoga Recess fosters health, happiness, creativity, compassion and integrity in students.
Our Core Team
Johannes Fisslinger, President and Co-Founder
Johannes has been passionately involved in integrative medicine and preventive health for 25 years. A passionate yogi and meditator for over 20 years, he is the co-founder of National Yoga Month and Yoga-Recess in Schools and president of the Yoga Health Foundation. Johannes also heads the Intl. Meta-Medicine Association which teaches Advanced Integrative Health Coaching. As president of the production company Inneractive Inc., and producer of the acclaimed movie Titans of Yoga, Johannes is currently working on his new movie Enlightenment Now!
Meredith Montgomery - Director of Donor Relations
Originally from Houston, Texas, Meredith earned a liberal arts degree from Kenyon College with majors in Studio Art and Environmental Studies, and a minor in Dance. She received her RYT-200 in 2005. Previously working for eight years in non-profit management, she currently publishes Natural Awakenings Magazine in the Gulf Coast counties of Alabama. Meredith resides in Fairhope, Alabama with her husband, their son, three dogs and a tortoise.
A Special Thank You to Dr. Rachel Permuth-Levine for her support at the National Institute of Health and for being instrumental for National Yoga Month to be accepted and listed as a national observance and awareness campaign.
National Yoga Month Advisory Council
Dr. Rachel Permuth-Levine
Beryl Bender Birch
Bryan Kest, Power Yoga
Cyndi Lee, OM Yoga NYC
Hala Khouri, Off the Mat
John Kepner, IAYT
Krishna Kaur, IABYT
Larry Payne, PhD
Loren Fishman, MD
Saul David Raye
Shiva Rea, Global Mala
Timonthy McCall, MD
Veronica Zador, SYTAR
Wade Imre Morissette