The 7th Annual Yoga Marathon in Marion Square (updated with photos)

Image by Amanda Click / TheDigitel

Update October 10:

Over 150 participants came out to Marion Square on Saturday afternoon to take part in the 7th annual Yoga Marathon in Marion Square. The sun was shining and spirits were high as the group, lead by Charleston Power Yoga instructors, made their way through 108 Sun Salutations.

We snagged some photos from the event, check them out in the slideshow posted above.

First reporting:

Join hundreds of other devoted yogi’s for an afternoon of downward dogs, headstands or mountain poses during the 7th annual Yoga Marathon benefiting Louie’s Kids on October 9th.

Invite your friends and family out to Marion Square where the group will complete 108 Sun Salutations, a yoga sequence combining 12 postures.

“This is a particularly emotional and moving year for me personally,” explains Louis Yuhasz, founder of The Yoga Marathon and Louie’s Kids. “Last year the day before the event a 17-pound steel post shot through my windshield while I was driving on I-26 with equipment for the event, the results were a broken jaw and serious slash that ended at my neck artery. The next day while I was in a 6-hour surgery at MUSC Trauma center, the yoga marathon went on and not only did the yoga community come out in record numbers from the hundreds of studio’s across the region, this event went on to raise $25,000.00 –another 7-year record. We recorded donations from 37-states. I am indebted to the yoga community and am just as certain this year will be another extraordinary event for our community” Yuhasz went on to say.

With participants coming from as far as Asheville, NC and Jacksonville, FL to participate, many of the region’s most popular yoga instructors will lead the way in this 7th Annual Yoga Marathon on Saturday, October 9th from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m., rain or shine.

This year Louie’s Kids will share a portion of the proceeds with Yoga Benefits Kids, a non-profit organization devoted to helping children in Title I schools benefit behaviorally and academically from regular yoga practice. In addition this will serve as a new funding source for a new initiative Runbuddies will bring athletic mentors to the doors of children who need them most.

To register, click here.