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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.                                       November 4, 2010


Proposition Gratitude promises instruction, insight and inspiration during full-day yoga conference centered on the virtue of gratitude.


Hampton Roads yoga instructors and wellness coaches present Proposition Gratitude, a community event devoted to increased well-being and the virtue of gratitude, also to benefit local charities, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.


People at all stages of familiarity with yoga are encouraged to attend for a full or half day of events ranging from Level One, prenatal, kids', specialized and restorative yoga classes to those in guided meditations, vinyasa healing and more.  Discussions by experts will address integrative nutrition and the transformative powers of the virtue of gratitude.  Vendors and displays will include representatives of local yoga studios and boutiques; ThankingOfYou.com will be on hand to post written and video-taped stories of gratitude (messages of thanks) on behalf of attendees for the people who've made a difference in their lives.  Event proceeds will benefit Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Samaritan House and the Exalted Warrior Foundation.


"The benefits of yoga often extend to all areas of one's life," said event co-organizer Amanda Hamp, CHHC, eRYT.  "They include the process of letting go of habitual thinking to becoming more grateful and compassionate while keeping a quiet mind and heart in the face of adversity. There are obvious benefits including mental focus, physical strength, balance and flexibility and less obvious ones.  Studies have shown that yoga is helpful for healing in almost all stages of life, illness, and recovery. We all have a place to start and with that the process begins."


"Beginners will get a good sampling of the different styles of yoga available in the area, and I hope that they continue to practice after this event," Peggy Campbell, co-organizer, added.  "Advanced practitioners will get to mix up their usual practice and an opportunity to learn something new. And of course, I would like everyone to become present to gratitude in a way that inspires them individually.


"Beyond that," Campbell said, "this project is a way of giving back to organizations that support the people and things for which our community can be grateful-namely, our homes and families, our men and women of service, and the Chesapeake Bay.  Stated simply, it's a way of saying thank you to our beneficiaries while honoring what we have."


When: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010

Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach. 

Cost: $60 full-day; $40 half-day; $20 for kids age 5 - 13; student and military discounts available with ID at box office. 

Tickets available at Convention Center box office or online at www.tickets.com 

Visit www.propgratitude.org for full schedule and more details.


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