Dahn Yoga Community Outreach Goes International: One Instructor’s Meditation and Exercise Classes in The Philippines

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Nevada Dahn Yoga instructor makes a positive difference through international community outreach activity. With Dahn Yoga meditation and exercises as part of her healing journey and connection to family and friends in the Philippines.

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Dahn Yoga Community Outreach The Philippines

Dahn Yoga instructors instinctively bring the practice to their communities, especially if those instructors happen to be immigrants to the place where they learn it. It is the simple connections between people that has taken Dahn Yoga around the world.

Community outreach has long been part of the Dahn Yoga practice; the tradition began when its creator, Ilchi Lee, started teaching classes in a local park in South Korea. Since that time, Dahn Yoga is mostly practiced in studios, but it is still a natural fit for community-based activity. Dahn Yoga instructors instinctively bring the practice to their communities, especially if those instructors happen to be immigrants to the place where they learn it. It is the simple connections between people that has taken Dahn Yoga around the world.

Recently, Lea Ramos, a uniquely dedicated nurse practitioner and Dahn Yoga instructor from Las Vegas, Nevada went home to her native Philippines on a medical mission. While there she had the opportunity to share the Dahn Yoga practice with her family and friends. She led them in Dahn Yoga meditation and exercises. Ramos said “ I love the simple tools for sharing energy principles and collaborative healing...One day, we visited a beautiful waterfall and we did meditation there. I taught them stretching exercise and breathing meditation. During the meditation, we read part of ‘The Call of Sedona’. I shared with them the guided meditation at the back of the book, and how they can continue to practice the breathing meditation. They really appreciated the experience and benefits of Dahn Yoga.”

After taking a special course near Sedona, Arizona, Ramos was motivated to share what she learned to help others. She was also inspired by the book, The Call of Sedona:Journey of the Heart by Dahn Yoga creator, Ilchi Lee, which features some of the exercises and meditations found every day in Dahn Yoga classes. A New York Times bestseller, the book has found popularity beyond the Dahn Yoga community.

About Dahn Yoga:
Dahn Yoga is a dynamic mind-body practice originating in Korea. Dahn Yoga classes combine stretching, flowing movement, deep breathing exercises and meditation in a simple and easy to learn format. Dahn Yoga is often taught alongside Tai Chi, QiGong and Mediation classes.

In the United States, Dahn Yoga classes are offered at Dahn Yoga & Health Centers, Inc., a national leader in health and wellness. Dahn Yoga classes are also offered at Body & Brain franchise, affiliate and community-based locations.

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