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September is National Yoga Month

Throughout the month of September, people across the country will have access to yoga classes, concerts and educational events as part of the National Yoga Month awareness 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 as designated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's, millions will come together as hundreds of studios, teachers, individuals and organizers will take part in their own hometowns.

“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,” says Johannes Fisslinger, co-founder of National Yoga Month. “Preventative wellness can be accessed by simply unrolling a yoga mat.”

In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services designated September as National Yoga Month.

That same year, thousands of yoga and health enthusiasts participated in a 10-city Yoga Health Festival Tour featuring yoga classes, lectures, music, entertainment and 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 many thousands of yoga studios, teachers and yoga enthusiasts will participate and celebrate National Yoga Month.

The National Yoga Month Awareness Campaign is coordinated and powered by the Lifestyle Medicine University Foundation, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit, grassroots organization with a mission to inspire healthy and conscious living.

The National Yoga Month Awareness Campaign and its sister campaign, Yoga-Recess in Schools, are supported by thousands of passionate yoga teachers, yogis, schoolteachers, parents, yoga teachers and health-conscious people around the world.

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