VYW 2017

"May we be protected. May we be nourished. May we work together with great energy. Let what we study be invigorating. OM. Peace, Peace. Peace."
Katha Upanishad (800-400 BCE)

Join us for Be Well Virginia-Virginia Yoga Week and the Summer Wellness Campaign that follows. The 10th Annual Virginia Yoga Week... a Celebration of Mind, Body and Spirit ...takes place June 11th - June 18th. Studios throughout the region will be sharing the gift of yoga, offering free, five dollar and charity driven classes in support of the Yogis for Positive Change Karma Project. Featured charities this year are YoKid, the Carpenter's Shelter and Yoga Gives Back. Yoga studios and independent studios will be sharing the gift of yoga with free, $5 and charity driven karma classes in support of the Be Well Virginia-Virginia Yoga Week featured charities.

The kick off to Virginia Yoga Week is the Love Your Body Yoga Festival, Sunday June 11th, 10:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. The event Sponsor is Beloved Yoga. Margaret Townsend, Founder and Chair of Virginia Yoga Week, will be speaking and teaching at the free event; as well as introducing our friends from The Embassy of India as they promote the Third International Day of Yoga.

Free events during Virginia Yoga Week include:

Saturday, June 17th 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 am The Third International Day of Yoga on the National Mall, the Sylvan Theatre. * The Event Sponsors are The Embassy of India and Friends of Yoga

Sunday, June 18th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Solstice Celebration at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. The Event Sponsor is East Meets West Yoga

Sunday, June 18th, 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Free Yoga in the Fresh Air in Celebration of the Summer Solstice, at the Montgomery Park Gazebo, 901 North Royal Street, Old Town Alexandria, the Canal District. The Event Sponsor is River's Edge Yoga and The Old Town North Community Partnership. We will be accepting at donations of healthy, non-perishable food for ALIVE, the Lazarus Ministry and Hunger Free Alexandria's "Got Breakfast "providing 150 + families with a healthy breakfast at Free Yoga in the Fresh Air.

Many thanks to all within the area for their support of Be Well Virginia-Virginia Yoga Week and the Summer Wellness Campaign.

A particular mention and “thank-you” to our friends at Discover Arlington for promoting us through their social media outreach efforts.

Om, shanti, shanti, shanti, Om
the Virginia Yoga and Wellness Community and Yogis for Positive Change.