The Art of Living Foundation

The Art of Living Foundation

August 15, 2012 12:17 ET

Yogathon Brings Message of Health, Peace and Unity to Calgary at Meadowlark Park

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2012) - Yogis, health enthusiasts and beginners will gather on Sunday, August 19 at Meadowlark Park in Calgary to participate in the Art of Living Foundation's inaugural Yogathon - 108 Sun Salutation Challenge.

Yogathon 2012 challenges participants across Canada to complete 108 sun salutations, a dynamic sequence of movements (asana) performed to celebrate the sun, while building strength and improving health and flexibility. The Canada-wide Yogathon aims to create awareness about yoga and its role in a healthy lifestyle, as well as raise funds for Care for Children's educational initiatives in developing countries.

"We are inviting the Calgary community to cross the borders of their yoga mats, studios, style, form, age, culture and according to their physical ability, unite to find peace and tranquility while contributing to a cause", says Debra Joy Eklove, President, Art of Living Foundation.

Care for Children is an Art of Living Foundation initiative, which partners with rural and tribal areas in Africa, India and other developing countries to establish schools and other educational infrastructure.

The Art of Living Foundation is the largest volunteer-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the world. The Foundation's service projects, programs on meditation, stress elimination and Sri Sri Yoga have benefited millions of people representing all walks of life, religions, cultures and traditions.

Yogathon 2012 participating cities: Montreal, Halifax, Calgary, Toronto, Quebec and Ottawa.

WHAT: Yogathon - 108 Sun Salutation Challenge ($20 sponsorship towards Care for Children)
WHEN: Sunday, August 19, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 (noon)
WHERE: Meadowlark Park 58th Ave SW Calgary (near Chinook Centre)
CONTACT: Pooja Tolani, Calgary Yogathon 2012 - (403) 397-2971
pooja.tolani@artofliving.ca - www.yogathoncanada.org

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