Yoga Health Foundation

Yoga Community Rallies Behind Yoga Month to End National Health Care Crisis

Leaders within the yoga community throw their support and knowledge of holistic health behind Yoga Month to end the national health care crisis. Toyota, Equinox Fitness, Luna, Health Magazine, and VibeHolistic have also enlisted in the Yoga Month health revolution.

Los Angeles, CA, June 19, 2008 --( For decades, the 18 million plus Americans practicing yoga have reaped the rewards of a healthy and vibrant life. Due to the health care epidemic engulfing the nation, the yoga community is aligning proven holistic techniques with traditional medical practices as it marches toward Yoga Month 09.2008, a national awareness campaign to inspire a healthy and informed lifestyle.

Spearheaded by the Yoga Health Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, Yoga Month 09.2008 will gather yoga industry and health care giants together to take their knowledge of holistic living and its health benefits to mainstream society. The Yoga Health Foundation stresses health prevention and holistic practices that complement conventional medicine. Yoga Month 09.2008 is the first initiative of its kind to mobilize the yoga and traditional medical communities to ban together to fight the health care crisis in this country.

During the month of September, yoga experts, homeopathic specialists, medical practitioners and green merchants will participate in Yoga Month’s 10 City Yoga Health Festival Tour. Hillary Rubin, one of Yoga Month’s featured instructors, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 12 years ago. Rubin believes she owes her drug and symptom-free existence to yoga and holistic living. She will highlight her natural regime during the tour. The festivals will benefit those interested in a lifestyle enhanced by various schools of yoga, informed eating habits, and natural medical remedies often found in household gardens. These preventative and cost efficient alternatives provide a welcome counterpart to standard health care. The festival tour is scheduled for Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Miami, Denver, San Diego, Austin, and Vancouver.

To fully realize the potential of Yoga Month 09.2008, the Yoga Health Foundation formed strategic alliances with corporate sponsors to assist in putting an end to the health care crisis. Toyota, Equinox Fitness, Luna, and Health Magazine are just a few of the many sponsors on board in support of Yoga Month.

In addition, the Yoga Health Foundation aligned with community outreach partner VibeHolistic to spread the message of Yoga Month in underserved communities. An empowerment company founded and managed by women, VibeHolistic’s purpose is to serve people of color by providing knowledge in the areas of yoga and holistic health. In preparation for Yoga Month, VibeHolistic will host a Spa Soiree on June 25th at the Creative Chakra Spa in Marina Del Rey, CA. The event will bring together celebrated leaders within black and Hispanic communities to organize efforts for Yoga Month in September.

Johannes Fisslinger, founder of the Yoga Health Foundation, believes the answers to many of the illnesses that maim, weaken, and destroy are found in nature and within the body’s natural ability to heal itself. According to Johannes, “Nature has given us inexpensive, easy to find, and simple tools to assist conventional medicine in addressing our health needs. Yoga Month health festivals will offer holistic alternatives that work and do not cost a lot of money.”

Dr. Carrie Demers, an M.D. who specializes in internal medicine while practicing Ayurveda and homeopathy, agrees with Fisslinger. “Most diseases are preventable and curable with natural medicines and a healthy lifestyle. That is the simple truth. The general population needs access to this information and support for making changes in how to eat, exercise and manage stress.”

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Vera Alexander