Naam Yoga growing across the globe:
Thousands do Naam Yoga in Mexico City In the name of Love, Peace and Light
On January 26, 2014, thousands joined hands, prayed, laughed and exercised in a Naam Yoga class in Mexico City in the name of love, peace and light. This outdoor Naam Yoga Superclass was co-sponsored by Naam Yoga LA, based in Santa Monica, CA, Naam Mexico and the Mexican government. People of all ages, fitness levels and religions were invited and encouraged to participate.
"Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, founder of Naam Yoga (headquartered in Santa Monica) returned to Mexico for this historic event and set into motion the powerful, healing vibration of Naam Yoga for Mexico City and the world.", said the Santa Monica Mirror newspaper this Friday, February 1st, 2014.
TV Azteca stated that there were 15,000 who attended yet estimates from attendees projected that numbers were above 21,000. In an effort to increase the class was live stream broadcasted around the world. Thousands participated through this route thus increasing the global message being sent that people consider love, peace and light a priority. Founder, Dr. Joseph Michael Levry stated, "It is our responsibility to individually and collectively contribute something positive, healing and uplifting to our planet. We came together at the Angel of Independence Monument in Mexico City to unite our hearts in the spirit of healing in order to add more love, more peace and more light to the world."
Naam Yoga is a new form of yoga that incorporates sound, movement, and breathing, increasing the flow of energy in the body to achieve optimal health and well-being. This rapidly growing form of yoga is available globally, with franchises in USA, Mexico and six other countries. The super class attracted 1,500 people in 2010, 12,000 in 2011, and a record-breaking 15,000 in 2012.
Jane Mirshak, the Executive Director of Naam Yoga Los Angeles said this after her experience that day. "To be one of thousands of people who came together in the name of peace was the experience of a lifetime – thank you Mexico and Dr. Levry,"
Dear Mina, Thank you for having the courage and commitment to keep Soul Body Yoga open in Moorpark. As a Naam Yoga teacher student who has taught all over the world, I know what an achievement it is to keep a studio open. It is a great blessing to have a yoga center in your home town. It is a place where people not only exercise. It is a place where people retreat to connect with themselves on a deeper level. It is a place that builds a sense of community during a time when people feel increasingly separate. I have felt heartened to know that class sizes are getting bigger. While it means that we have to set our mats a little closer together, I like to think of this as an indication of stability for the studio. In New York and LA, mats are super close and students learn to make their "personal space" a little smaller in the name of welcoming community and being grateful that this precious yoga studio has a thriving business. It means that I have a peaceful place to go that does not require a long drive. Soul Body Yoga is a beautiful oasis in the middle of Ventura County and I consider it home.