Yogathon August 2010 - United We Serve-Let's Read, Let's Move

Yoga has become a universal language of spiritual exercise in the United States, crossing the many lines of religions and cultures. The Dharmic Hindu community actively supported and engaged communities in President Obama’s “Active Lifestyle Challenge” through Yogathon which focused on youth and adults, in a nationally coordinated open house, to bring health benefits to the communities.  This event was held on Sunday, Aug. 29th, 2010.  The open house included an introduction of the temples to the community; explanation of yoga and its connection with philosophy and tradition, with a workshop on yog-asanas for youth and adults.  Nationally, more than 150 temples, ashrams and centers participated in providing yoga service within their communities. The yoga workshops were coordinated through Patanjali Yoga Peeth and Art of Living Foundation.  Yogathon later transformed into ongoing YogaSeva, part of HASC's sugnture program UtsvSeva.



 United We Serve - Let's Read, Let's Move events

1. August 29th - Nationwide YOGATHON

2. September 11th - Prayers in the temples, nationally, to observe
- National Day of Remembrance
- Ganesh Chaturthi (Removal of Obstacles)
- Mahatma Gandhi's 1906 launch of Satyagraha-non-violence movement
- Swami Vivekananda's 1893 famous speech in Chicago

3. Ahimsa SarvadharmaSeva - 9/11 Days of Service and Remembrance:
Temples /Ashrams/Spiritual Centers click here to register your participation in YOGATHON, Press Release, Letter to the Community, Download Customizable Flyers , Presentation and Resources for teachers and participants.

107  organizations in 23 states have registered online so far

(over 150 participated)

HASC is open to partnering
with all focused on Seva. 
We appreciate the voluntary participation of the organizations partnering with HASC. However, HASC does not vouch for them or endorse any other organization’s view point. We leave it to each individual to decide how and with whom to participate in the Yogathon.  Confirmed partners and sites to date

Participating Organizations

- World Association of Vedic Studies

Yogthon Explained

Yoga Teachers available as needed

- Art of Living  (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar)

- Patanjali Yoga Peeth (Baba Ramdev)

- Teachers in Temples/Ashrams/Spiritual Center

- Other Volunteers

Supporting Organizations

- AIM for Seva

- Anoopam Mission

- Arya Pratinidhi Sabha America
- Arya Samaj of New Jersey

- Asian American Hotel Owners Association

- BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha

- Corporation for National and Community Service

- Chinmaya Mission

- Council of Temples
- Hindu Temple of Atlanta

- Hindu American Foundation

- Hindu Mandir Executive Conference

- Hindu Students Association

- Hindu Students Council

- Hinduism Today

- Network of Indian Professionals (NETIP)

- Patanjali Yogpeeth (USA) Trust

- Points of Light Institute


- M.A. Math (Amma)
- Sai Health Fairs

- Sewa International

- Institute for Faith and Service
- Yoga Bharati

- Yoga Month

- Wild Lotus