Rachel Permuth-Levine wrote me to ask that I put something about the next NIH Yoga Week on the blog:
From September 8-11, 2009, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will
premier its second annual Yoga Week. Highlighting the science and practice of yoga, this four-day series of events will serve NIH employees and the public. Participants will not only learn about the benefits of yoga but also experience them first-hand through stretching and practice. The first yoga week, in May 2008 received national attention with over 1300 participants – it also resulted in National Yoga Month, a National Health Observance being designated for every September from now til – perhaps eternity. This Yoga Week will focus on yoga, yoga therapy, yoga research,
and will have other related presentations on meditation, stress management, and other mind/body modalities. Everyone is welcome to join us for several free sessions. There will also be an opportunity to gain Continuing Education credits through Yoga Alliance and several other health education partners. Events take place in Bethesda, Maryland, which is just 20 minutes away from Washington DC. Come be a part of this historic and energizing event.
So now you know, set aside a few afternoons that week to take in some of the activities. And if you think that you have something special to contribute, contact Rachel yourself. You’ll find her very receptive to ideas and suggestions.