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Celebrate National Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month: "Promoting the health benefits of yoga and inspiring a healthy lifestyle." According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), many people who practice yoga do so to maintain their health and well-being, improve physical fitness, relieve stress, and enhance their quality of life. Join us for a month-long series of virtual yoga classes and events. For more information and the full list of events and other resources, please visit

Fitness for You Virtual Free Yoga Classes

Special classes covering a wide range of Yoga modalities will be available during the month as well as the regular Fitness for You classes. Link to classes at

September 16 at 10:00 a.m., "Family Yoga Day"

Join Ms. Angela Meyer and connect with your family during this 30-minute fun, family Yoga class. Relieve anxiety and quiet the mind while moving through various asanas (poses) that the whole family can do. Don't miss this opportunity to unite and refresh with your family.

September 21 at 12:30 p.m., "Yoga for the Virtual Worker"

This class will introduce individuals to yoga poses that may reduce neck and back pain and improve function. If you have experienced neck or back pain, or if you are just interested in learning how to prevent it, join Sandra Scarbrough, a Yoga Therapist, who will lead individuals through a series of yoga poses using props and therapeutic techniques.

September 29 at 12:00 p.m., "The Science and Practice of Yoga with NCCIH's Dr. Lanay Mudd and Dr. Pam Jeter"

Many people practice yoga for health-related reasons, such as for fitness and well-being, to help control stress, or to help manage or prevent a health problem. To learn more about the science and practice of yoga, join Drs. Mudd and Jeter for a National Yoga Month livestream. They will discuss the latest research on yoga for health while demonstrating several yoga poses you can do at home.

Individuals needing reasonable accommodations to participate in these events should contact Mr. Chris Gaines at (

The yoga month observance at the NIH is sponsored by the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) in partnership with the NIH Health and Wellness Council (HWC), and R&W Fitness Program, and supported by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

The DATS manages other NIH LISTSERVs that may be of interest to you, which you can find at

You may also follow us @NIHEmplSrvcs on Twitter for more information about services that can assist you with balancing work and family, as well as other programs and employee services to improve your well-being.

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