GILBERT, Ariz., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This month Dahn Yoga celebrates its 16th anniversary of sharing a special brand of health and wellness in the United States. Dahn Yoga & Health Centers, Inc. was created 16 years ago when Dahn Yoga instructors brought the Korean practice to the U.S. Integrating many forms of exercise and meditation, Dahn Yoga practice has become key to a healthier lifestyle for many Americans.
Dahn Yoga history began with founder, Ilchi Lee, who developed this unique system of mind-body practices based on Korean Taoist teachings. The Dahn Yoga community includes practitioners all around the world, but began with Lee teaching exercises to a stroke victim in a public park in South Korea in 1980. Within little more than a decade, the universal appeal of these holistic living and empowerment techniques saw expansion to other countries, most notably the United States. Various students of Ilchi Lee taught Dahn Yoga basics in several U.S. cities before formally organizing as one company in 1996.
Years of inspiration, creativity and growth have resulted in a dynamic company at the core of a healing community. At this stage in Dahn Yoga's maturity, the company has begun to focus on what it can directly contribute to and benefit the local communities in which it operates. This year has seen an emphasis on Dahn Yoga meditation and has created many opportunities for individuals to become acquainted with Dahn Yoga principles. It has also created leadership opportunities for a variety of practitioners.
Through these activities, Dahn Yoga hopes to help people develop a broader definition of what it means to be "healthy." The Dahn Yoga health approach holistically integrates ancient wisdom to modern life skills, a practice which has changed and adapted itself over the years, but continues to help many individuals unlock their potential.
Though Dahn Yoga has grown, and has developed and diversified its practice over the years, the holistic company aims to maintain its founding commitment to community service. In many cities, classes are still held in parks, as well as the studios.
During the month of June, national and local celebrations will take place to honor of the company's 16th anniversary. There will be also be special national and local promotions on memberships and workshops. For more information, visit www.dahnyoga.com.
About Dahn Yoga:
Dahn Yoga is a dynamic mind-body practice originating in Korea. Dahn Yoga classes combine stretching, flowing movement, deep breathing exercises and meditation in a simple and easy to learn format. Dahn Yoga is often taught alongside Tai Chi, Ki Gong and advanced mediation classes.
In the United States, Dahn Yoga classes are offered at Dahn Yoga & Health Centers, Inc., a national leader in health and wellness. Dahn Yoga classes are also offered at Body & Brain Yoga franchises and affiliate and community-based locations.
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