National Yoga Month and NIH Mind & Body Week

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Sep 08, 2009

Mind-Body-Spirit News

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is holding its second annual fitness and health week—focused on stress management modalities, meditation and yoga—September 8–11, 2009. The event is dedicated to improving the well- being of NIH employees, local community residents and those farther afield. The program is free and open to the public. After the success of last year’s premiere event, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated September as National Yoga Month.

To learn more about NIH Mind & Body Week, check out the “NIH Mind and Body Week” group on Facebook. To learn more about National Yoga Month, go to

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at