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Yoga on the Lawn: A New Day Fest  (4128)

09/15/2012 10:00 AM - 09/15/2012 1:30 PM

All are invited to do yoga outdoors on Saturday, September 15, 2012 during Yoga on the Lawn: A New Day Fest in downtown Morganton, NC in the grass next to the Historic Burke County Courthouse.  Three yoga teachers from different parts of the state come
together in the morning at 10:00 a.m., each teaching a 45 minute class.  Accompanying the classes, and as a way to get involved, a drumming circle will be open to any and all who happen to bring their own percussion instruments.  Additionally, the event will
feature yoga for kids, chair massage, and more.  The event will end in the early afternoon. Since yoga is one of the most healing disciplines, New Day Fest is being organized by a group of volunteers to recognize September as Recovery Month, which is established
as an important day of recognition by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association).  For years, treatment specialists have been taking notice of the value of yoga in recovery programs and the area's yoga teachers are committed to this idea.
 More information about Recovery Month and SAMHSA can be found at

Location: Downtown Morganton next to the Historic Burke County Courthouse

101 S Sterling St
Morganton, NC 28655
United States

Sponsoring Organizations: and

Type of Event: Celebration
Health and Wellness

Program Agenda: A New Day Fest is being planned to unify the yoga community with others at all levels of experience, from people with a regular yoga practice to those who would like to give yoga a try. The event will get people together for a few hours of cleansing for
the mind, body and spirit, some drumming, and to meet a group teachers renowned for their commitment to bringing this beautiful, transformational practice to everyone they meet. The three teachers, Peggy Carter from Morganton, Prema Lynn Felder from Winston-Salem, and Rich
Fabio from Asheville, each bring with them their own style of yoga.  A full description of the classes and teachers' backgrounds, as well as a list of volunteers, can be found at the event website:  A rain location will be
announced on this website. Cost to attend is a donation to the event on a sliding scale.  People are asked to contribute a minimum of $5 and up to $15 per person for the entire event, depending on their ability to pay.  Charitable proceeds will be earmarked
for the activities of Burke Substance Abuse Network (BSAN) whose goal is to create a vibrant, recovery-oriented community of care in Burke County.  Information about BSAN can be found at

Targeted participants for this year's event: 200

Primary Contact:
Rhonda Cook
P.O. Box 157

Drexel, NC  28619

United States

Secondary Contact:
Jim Van Hecke



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