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Yoga marathon BIG success!

September 12th, 2008 by Louis

November 29th 2008 by Louis

Rain doesn’t get in the way of “Saluting the

Sun” for Kids’ Health

“It’s our fifth year doing Yoga Marathons the rain didn’t stop us one bit,” says Louis Yuhasz of “

Back in late October Charleston’s most popular yoga instructors lead the way in the 5th Annual yoga-thon to benefit Louie’s Kids, a non-profit organization assisting children suffering from obesity.

Participants in the yoga-thon completed 108 “Sun Salutations, with sponsors donating money for each Sun Salutation or minute of yoga completed.

“We raised over $12,000.00 and that’s with only 100+ yogi’s in the pouring rain,” said Louis Yuhasz, founder of Louie’s Kids. “You can’t argue with that many people in spite of rain raising that much money -every dime we raise goes to a one-of-a-kind program after school for some of the areas most overweight children”

Darcy Shankland took the prize as biggest fundraiser earning her two airline tickets donated by Air Tran. “Part of living your yoga is to give back to the community, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed participating in the yoga marathon for such a terrific cause. There are so many children who need the help Louie’s Kids can provide, this is one of the most unique events in the Lowcountry and I’m extremely excited about raising money to help children right here in the Charleston community,” she said.

Sponsorship: Supported By: Charleston Magazine, Center For Therapeutic Massage, Down To Earth, MUSC Children’s Hospital, Natural Awakenings, NBC News 4, Snyder Party Rental, The Sprout, The Square Onion, and Whole Foods Market

Click here to see poster!

Click here to download sponsor form and get started winning airline tickets!

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A new Magnet School devoted to overweight kids!!

September 9th, 2008 by Louis

It was reported today that a new magnet school opened in Spartanburg, SC. Some might say it’s not a big deal, but The Academy of Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine magnet program is like no other magnet – ever. What makes this school different? While most middle school students take PE for nine weeks of the year, these students will have it every day, for 45 minutes, for the entire school year.

 It makes  sense that a school devote itself to  the academic wellbeing of their kids as well as  their health and wellness. Administrators will tell you that the test scores for children in the higher BMI ranges (Body Mass Index) are systematically low or below average. Kids who are overweight are less likely to succeed in school, less likely to go to college, have a family or lose the weight.

 If we don’t treat the kids most affected by the skyrocketing incidence of adolescent obesity, we’ll pay for them later. I can tell you that after 7 years in the business of providing treatment to kids, we have learned that having engaged adults available to these kids is crucial. I look to one kid specifically in our Fit Club program that Louie’s Kids introduced this past summer at Mitchell Elementary. Her Mom, Dad and Grandmother are all supporting her – they’ve made their house a fat-free zone, they’ve encouraged her to wear her pedometer, asked her if she’s journaling as required, and the results are in –she’s lost 22 lbs since June 3.

Let’s join with Spartanburg and recognize programs like Fit Club, the Lean Team or Junior Doctors in Health as opportunities to turn around failing schools and support children’s health and their overall wellbeing.
Louis Yuhasz 

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Charleston Magazine announces annual award!

September 5th, 2008 by Louis

Charleston Magazine’s Giving Back Awards announced, Friday, Sept 5, 2008index.html

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2008 Yoga Marathon coming together -Be a yogi for a day!

September 4th, 2008 by Louis

So the 2008 5th annual yoga marathon is coming together in Marion Square. Right now the line up of teachers looks like Kari Kim, Beth Thomas and Michelle Scarafile from Blue Turtle, Cameron Gunter from Phoebe Pember House, Andrew, Allison and B from Jivumukti, Brenton and John from From Seed to Tree and Lynn Tally.

We are still looking for the City’s most popular yogi’s to call sun salutations that day -give us a shout if you’re interested.

You can download a sponsor form and get started raising money for us here on the site. Scroll down on our blog and click on the link to the sponsor form and the poster -and pssst “tell your friends!”

Thanks for checking in!

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