Yogathon Benefits Underserved Populations in Metro Detroit

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Yoga By Design Foundation will host an all-day Yogathon at Karma Yoga in Bloomfield Hills on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds will help provide yoga programs for underserved populations and students who could most benefit from yoga, but have no access to affordable programs. A $20 per class minimum donation is appreciated. Participants can register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yogathon-2014-tickets-12096415705 or drop-in (on a space-available basis).

Class Schedule at Karma Yoga  (3683 W Maple, at Maple & Lahser Roads):

6:30 - 8:00 AM  Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of K. Pattabhi Jois

8:15 - 9:30 AM  Yoga Fusion

9:45 - 11:00 AM  Kundalini Yoga

11:15 AM- 12:15 PM  Magical Mystical Flow

12:30 - 1:45 PM  Stoke the Fires of Digestion & Passion

2:00 - 3:00 PM  Nia - Guide the Body to Heal through Movement

3:15 – 4:30 PM Gentle Karma 

4:45 – 6:00 PM  Gong Immersion

Yoga By Design Foundation is the first organization of its kind in the nation to raise money for the purpose of providing yoga at no cost to a variety of recipients, including Metro Detroiters with Downs Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, physical and mental disabilities, as well as veterans, homeless and children who have suffered abuse and neglect. 

“People under stress from poverty, illness and other life circumstances can use yoga for coping, healing and, ultimately, empowerment,” says Lynn Medow, founder and president of Yoga by Design Foundation. “Yoga guides them back to their strongest and most balanced self.”  

There is evidence that Yoga can lower blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels, improve circulation, alleviate pain linked to migraine headaches, lessen back problems and arthritis, reduce symptoms of asthma and diabetes and increase strength and flexibility.  

This is the fourth year Karma Yoga has donated the studio as host for the Yogathon. 

The Yogathon is sponsored by the Detroit Lions , Buddy’s Pizza, Studio for Bodywork, Acupuncture Healthcare Associates of Michigan, , Karma Yoga, Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications , Bevery Hills Orthopaedic Surgery and various generous individuals.

For more information or registration, visit www.yogabydesignfoundation.org or contact Lynn Medow at ybdfoundation@gmail.com, 248.939.1367.

About Yoga By Design Foundation

The Yoga By Design Foundation is a 501©3, tax-exempt organization that offers yoga free-of-charge to underserved populations. They are 100 percent volunteer-run and all funding goes toward direct programming. If you are a qualified yoga instructor or non-profit organization and would like to get involved, visit www.yogabydesignfoundation.org or contact us at ybdfoundation@gmail.com.