About National Yoga Month

September marks a significant milestone in the “yoga for health” movement.  It is the first official National Yoga Month (designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed to build awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits and provide people with actionable guidance and tools to better their own well-being.

Events are planned across the country, including:

* One week of free yoga - By going to www.yogamonth.org/yogamonthcard, people can find participating studios and teachers, print out the Yoga Month Card and redeem it for One Week of Free Yoga at locations in nearly every city across the country.
* Local Yoga Month events - Hundreds of yoga studios, teachers, individuals and event organizers will create free or donation-based National Yoga Month events in their city for everyone from those trying yoga for the first time to experienced yogis.
* Global Mala Yoga for Peace Celebration - On September 20, beginners and advanced yogis alike will gather in Los Angeles for four hours of yoga, raising both funds and consciousness for today’s most pressing issues.
* High level support - People and organizations from the likes of NIH to Dr. Dean Ornish, Mariel Hemingway are lending their support to National Yoga Month.

Participate in National Yoga Month:

* Host an event:Create a Yoga Month event such as a yoga class, workshop, peace party or community class during the month of September and register it at yogamonth.org.
* Donate a Yoga Class:Contribute the proceeds from one or more classes taught in September to the National Awareness Campaign and Yoga Health Foundation.
* Join the Yoga Month Card New Student Program:Yoga studios and teachers can participate by offering one week of free yoga to new students.
* Volunteer: Become aYoga Month Ambassador in your city, helping to spread the word and inspiring your community.
   * Join our Email List: Become a part of the Yoga Month community.

About Yoga

The yoga movement in this country is growing. At a time when everyone - regardless of gender, age, geography or socio-economic level – is looking for proactive ways to manage their own health, yoga provides a real, viable, scientifically proven method to do so.

Yoga can be effective in helping to address the health care crisis. Yoga is one of the oldest known sciences in the world and acknowledged by experts as a highly effective complementary alternative medicine.

Yoga is:

* Universally available and financially, physically and culturally accessible for anyone.
* Beneficial in the treatment of conditions ranging from pain relief, weight management and circulation to cardiovascular disease and digestive health.
* Proven to help reduce pain in people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain and other chronic conditions.
* Proven to be successful in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, chronic insomnia and depression.

Our Mission

National Yoga Month is a national awareness campaign to educate the population about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire both youths and adults to take responsibility for their wellbeing by focusing on prevention and healthy lifestyle choices.

Our Vision

To improve the overall health of our nation through the practice of yoga and health-inspiring lifestyle changes and to bring the yoga community together and be a platform of unity.


The Yoga Month campaign is produced and 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.