Please find below press releases for Yoga Health Foundation and its National Yoga Month and Yoga-Recess in School campaigns.
Yoga-Recess-in-School awareness campaign culminates in National Yoga-Recess-Day January 25, 2013 rea
release date: 09 Jan 2013
For Immediate Release:
January 07, 2013; 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. Yoga Recess™ allows students and teachers to take advantage of all that Yoga offers. Inspiring children to make smart choices and live healthier lives, Yoga-Recess™ brings a unique element to 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.
With recent budget cuts in educational funding, our students, teachers and our future are at risk. They lack the sources to create an optimal learning environment. Physical education programs, extra-curricular activities and student choice electives, have been taken away. In turn, many schools have become a place associated with stress and poor academic performance. Yoga-Recess™ offers schools a free alternative for bringing health and fitness—and the added bonus of mind-body awareness—into the classroom, by providing FREE online resources like instructional videos, lesson plans and more to teachers to use in their classrooms. In addition to Yoga’s well-known perks of increased strength, stamina, and flexibility, a regular Yoga practice has been scientifically proven to:
• 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
Although Kids Yoga has experienced unprecedented growth in the last few years and is now seen popping up around the globe, Yoga and its many benefits are NOT financially accessible for ALL children and families. Yoga Recess™ is trying to change all that by providing free resources to school teachers! We want to bring the many benefits of Yoga and healthy living to all children and schools around the nation, regardless of their financial status. In addition, parents and teachers may raise funds via our online fundraising platform. 90% of donations made to Yoga Recess go as a grant directly to benefiting schools and classrooms to be used for yoga related programs or expenses. The remaining 10% is used to “power” the national Yoga Recess campaign. The campaign culminates with Yoga-Recess-Day January 25, 2013 with thousands of parents, yogis, and teachers participate in bringing the tools for a healthy body & mind to children in classrooms.
About Yoga Health Foundation and Yoga-Recess
The Yoga Health Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate about the health benefits of yoga, to inspire a healthy lifestyle and to support projects and sustainable solutions for personal and global health. For more information about National Yoga Month September and Yoga-Recess in Schools visit: www.yogahealthfoundation.org or www.yoga-recess.org. OUR MISSION: To foster health, happiness, creativity, compassion and integrity in students by giving teachers free tools to integrate yoga into their classroom experience.
For More Information: Yoga Health Foundation
Nicole Hayman-Sherman, Executive Director
Discover the Benefits of Yoga during National Yoga Month September with ONE WEEK FREE YOGA
release date: 06 Sep 2012
Join the millions of people across the world practicing yoga in September 2012 to celebrate National Yoga Month. Since 2008, Yoga Month has expanded into a nationally recognized awareness campaign and national observance, contributing tools to inspire health and harmony in life through yoga. This year, the Yoga Health Foundation, the nonprofit organization coordinating Yoga Month, plans to offer an unprecedented number of one week free yoga passes, available, August 1 from www.yogamonth.org.
“Experience is a powerful teacher,” explains Yoga Health Foundation founder Johannes R. Fisslinger, “so we decided to give people across the country the opportunity to try yoga for themselves.”
The numerous benefits of yoga include stress management, increased flexibility, relaxation, stronger muscles and connective tissue, among many others. A regular practice encourages an overall well being that many yogis from all walks of life can attest to.
These immense health benefits of yoga have been proven countless times, yet the Yoga Health Foundation challenges people to experience yoga for themselves and share its positive physical and mental effects. Through one free week of yoga passes, National Yoga Month provides the tools for beginners to try yoga, and for experienced yogis to expand their practice.
For access to free yoga and events from over 1,800 studios across the country, visit www.yogamonth.org to find a participating studio in your city. Whether just beginning or continuing a journey through yoga, Yoga Month provides the perfect opportunity to discover yoga’s simple, unique health benefits firsthand.
“Preventative wellness can be accessed by simply unrolling a yoga mat!” says Fisslinger.
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. That same year, thousands of yoga and health enthusiasts participated in a 10 City Yoga Health Festival Tour featuring yoga classes, lectures, music, entertainment, exhibits. Since then, the initiative has taken root as a global awareness campaign, educating, inspiring and motivating people to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Yoga Month is coordinated by the Yoga Health Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Yoga studios, teachers and organizers are encouraged to offer free yoga classes and events in their community and list them at www.yogahealthfoundation.org.
Over 1,600 yoga studios offering One Week Free Yoga during National Yoga Month
release date: 25 Jul 2012
Throughout the month of September, people across the country will have access to an entire week of free yoga classes by visiting www.yogamonth.org. The offer is part of the National Yoga Month campaign which is designed to educate, inspire and generate awareness of the positive impact of yoga on health.
During National Yoga Month, one of a select few national health observances, millions will come together for free events and activities. Festivities will take place across the U.S., with hundreds of studios, teachers, individuals and organizers taking part in their own hometowns. The events are all designed to educate people about the mind and body benefits of yoga practice.
“We are all looking for ways to take an active role in managing our health. There are readily available solutions that don’t necessarily require insurance or even a doctor,” said Johannes Fisslinger, co-founder of National Yoga Month. “Preventative wellness can be accessed by simply unrolling a yoga mat!”
As part of its mission to provide actionable guidance and tools, National Yoga Month is providing people with an opportunity to try yoga for free. Whether you are attempting it for the very first time or are an experienced yogi looking to deepen your practice, participating is simple. Just visit www.yogamonth.org and search for free yoga classes and events in your city or print your Yoga Month Card to be redeemed for One Week Free Yoga at over 1,500 participating yoga studios nationwide.
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. That same year, thousands of yoga and health enthusiasts participated in a 10 City Yoga Health Festival Tour featuring yoga classes, lectures, music, entertainment, exhibits. Since then, the initiative has taken root as a global awareness campaign, educating, inspiring and motivating people to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Each September over 1,500 yoga studios will participate in the One Week Free Yoga program and host over 1,000 yoga classes and events.
The Yoga Month campaign is administered by the Yoga Health Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization registered in the State of California. All funds benefit the national awareness campaign and yoga health education for at-risk kids in schools.
Yoga-Recess national campaign aims to bring yoga into classrooms
release date: 31 May 2012
Yoga-Recess in Schools is a national campaign coordinated by the Yoga Health Foundation to bring yoga-based health education into classrooms. By providing free online resources like instructional videos and lesson plans that will make it easy and fun for school teachers to integrate yoga into their teaching schedule. This allows children to benefit from balancing their body and mind through breathing and stretching exercises. The national campaign will peak with Yoga-Recess Day, Friday January 25, 2013 with hundreds of participating school teachers and organizations.
“Since we started Yoga-Recess 2 years ago over 10,000 school teachers expressed interest in bringing yoga into their classroom. With the new Yoga-Recess in School campaign we encourage school teachers to integrate breathing, stretching and other short yoga exercises into their daily class schedule.” says Johannes R. Fisslinger, president of the Yoga Health Foundation.
Considering budget cuts in schools across the country and the elimination or reduction of physical education, school officials are looking to find cost-effective ways to bring PE back into their schools. Physical exercise alone does not seem to be enough anymore. Children of all grades are more stressed then ever and yoga seems to be the perfect form of exercise to balance the body and mind.
According to the University of Indiana’s Sound Medicine, children who practice yoga, often experience healthier sleep patterns which allow them to relax more than children who don’t practice yoga. A study conducted by the Journal of Attention Disorders found that ADHD children who practice yoga are much more likely to remain focused and are less hyperactive, which in turned reduced the amount of emotional outbursts and their oppositional behavior. A Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study showed that people who regularly practice yoga have fewer chances of gaining weight and are more likely to lose weight. Additionally, yoga allows asthmatic children to maintain a healthy lifestyle without fear of a high-intensity exercise induced asthma attack.
Participating in Yoga-Recess is easy:
* School Teachers:
Access free educational yoga-recess videos to bring yoga into your classroom.
* Parents, Teachers, Yogis & Businesses:
Raise funds for your school, engage your community, build a fundraising team.
* Sponsors & Media Partners:
Help us promote Yoga-Recess and receive extensive benefits.
Yoga-Recess educational materials are FREE for school teachers. The national campaign is funded by passionate school teachers, principals, parents, yogis and people wanting to improve the quality of life for children and youth.
The Yoga Health Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, grassroots organization, coordinates Yoga-Recess in Schools and National Yoga Month September (a national observance). Their mission to inspire a healthy lifestyle through national awareness campaigns is supported by thousands of yoga studios and teachers nationwide.
Yoga-Recess | Yoga Health Foundation
Phone 754-300-YOGA (9642)