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DeafYoga Day ~ May 3, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Lila Lolling, Founder
Company Name: DeafYoga Foundation
Voice Phone Number: 917-543-4707
Email Address: lila@deafyoga.org
Website: http://www.deafyoga.org/DYday

DeafYoga Foundation Announces World's First DeafYoga Day

New York, NY April 22, 2009 - The DeafYoga Foundation (DYF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, inspire and collaborate with deaf community members in their quest to learn yoga. Sunday, May 3, 2009 marks the world's first-ever DeafYoga Day, a day dedicated to uniting the deaf community and yoga. With some 28 million deaf and hard of hearing in the United States and less than 20 instructors to educate them, DeafYoga Day is a natural response to the deaf community's desire to learn this ancient healing art. "It is imperative that we all come together to bridge this gap and create equal access for all," states DYF founder Lila Lolling.

Supporters are invited to participate in three exciting DeafYoga Day events, all open to the public. First are citywide daytime benefit yoga classes, in which studios donate a percentage of their class sales to help fund DYF's rapidly growing service projects and programs. Some participating studios include Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Center, Moonheart Healing Arts Center and the MonQi Studio. The Exhale Mind Body Spa will then be sponsoring an afternoon "How to Teach Yoga to the Deaf" workshop presented by Lolling at their Madison Avenue location. Seventy percent of workshop proceeds will also support DYF global service projects.

DeafYoga Day culminates with an evening Fundraiser and Celebration Gala from 6pm to 9pm at the East West Yoga Gallery, home of the Alex Grey Exhibit. This event begins with a community welcome by actor Tyrone Giordano of "A Lot Like Love" and "Family Stone." The gala continues with presentations by Lila Lolling, world renowned Indian dancer Suba Parmer, and senior disciple Srinivasan of the Sivananda organization. People around the globe are invited to watch the live webcast powered by Obtain Response and supplied by Hector Torres Video. All DeafYoga Day events are open to the public, and no competency in American Sign Language (ASL) is required.

DYF personally invites you to join them on this special day to "inspire, learn, grow, and unite". For additional information on DeafYoga Day, visit www.deafyoga.org/DYday. For interview opportunities please contact DeafYoga Foundation founder Lila Lolling at 917-543-4707.

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