Yoga Day USA Changes Lives and Builds Community

Jan 22, 2010, 12:50 ET from Yoga Alliance

Hundreds of events -- many benefiting Haiti -- offered this Saturday, January 23

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Yoga Alliance:

WHAT: Yoga Day USA will once again be taking place to help serve and educate all people -- from novices and couch potatoes to triathletes, young, old and everyone in between -- about the power of yoga. Join thousands across the country as they stretch mind, body and spirit through the practice of yoga. Yoga Day USA is designed to increase the public's awareness of yoga's benefits and help make the practice more accessible to everyone of all fitness levels, ages, and ethnicities.

Many of these events are fundraisers for national and community charities. With the recent events in Haiti, the yoga community is focused on raising funds to help relief efforts. To date, more than 20 Yoga Day USA events allocate donations to this urgent cause.

Survey: As part of the annual Yoga Day USA initiative, Yoga Alliance conducted a survey to address misconceptions about yoga.  The research focused on everyone; from those who have never even stepped foot in a studio to people who have made yoga an essential part of their lives. Survey findings are available at

WHEN: January 23, 2010

WHERE: The event takes place in yoga studios, parks, beaches, private homes, the work place, and schools throughout the U.S. Classes and workshops are hosted by Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) and Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) across the country.

*To schedule a photo or video shoot of Yoga Day USA activities, please contact a yoga studio or teacher near you hosting an event. To locate activities in your community, please visit  

Photos and captions can also be provided by request.

To find out more about Yoga Day USA events, please go to  Follow Yoga Day USA on Twitter or join us on Facebook. Be sure to visit Yoga Alliance's channel on YouTube


Yoga Alliance is the national education and support organization for yoga in the United States. We support students to learn and teachers to teach yoga. The Yoga Alliance directory represents over 25,000 yoga teachers and schools that meet internationally recognized standards of training, experience and ongoing professional development. Yoga Alliance standards provide teachers with an important foundation for their yoga teaching practice. It is these standards that help and protect the health and safety of society. All Yoga Alliance registrants have completed a pre-defined curriculum of no less than 200 contact hours and non contact hours.  For more information on Yoga Alliance, please go to

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