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Friday, June 10, 2011

Ottawa's First Annual Yogini Yogathon!

Sunday, June 26th, 2011
9-4pm ( Doors open at 8:40am)
Glebe Community Center
175 Third Avenue

A yoga event exclusively for women! This Yogathon is chance for you to spend a day with like-minded women, all putting Yoga into action by coming to together outside studio walls in order to help support empowering women and girls throughout the world. Together, we are strong. We are resilient. We CAN make a difference.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to CARE Canada. CARE is Canada’s global force dedicated to defending dignity and fighting poverty by empowering the world's most vulnerable and greatest resource for change: women and girls.

Join some of Ottawa’s most inspirational women Yoga teachers from studio’s around the city for an exciting day filled with asana, pranayama, and meditation! Any woman, any age, with any level of Yoga experience can take part in this event.

The Yoga community is one of the strongest in NA, and as a community of like-minded, powerful women we are collectively trying to raise over $12,000, but each participant is encouraged to raise only $108 on their own!

The participant who goes above and beyond and raises the most for the cause will recieve a GRAND PRIZE! We are also raffling off many other prizes from local studio's and stores, such as class packages from Rama Lotus, PranaShanti, Ashtanga Ottawa, to name just a few, as well as gift bags and certificates from CARE and MarketOrganics, as well as many others!

The Schedule:
9-9:30am – Welcome and a representative from CARE will kick-off the event by providing us with a short overview of the organzation! (

9:30-10:30am – Beats & Bliss with Megan Campbell ( ) An all levels Vinyasa class set to modern music.

10:30-11:30am – Kundalini Yoga with Indra Kaur ( ) A special kriya for women

11:30-12pm – Lunch break and raffle for loads of prizes! Snacks and water will be provided

12-1:00pm – Yin Yoga with Louise Sattler ( Time to enjoy the soothing, relaxing benefits of Yin Yoga

1-2:00pm – Hatha Yoga with Sharon Nikolai ( Learning some of the most quintessential poses for women’s health

2-3:00pm- Akhanda Yoga with Gayatri Gayle Poapst ( A wholistic style of Yoga blending asana, mantra, and pranayama

3-4:00pm – Kirtan with Tara Porter ( Some singing (and maybe dancing) to end the day!

* If you can only do half the day that's ok too!! Morning and afternoon attendance options are available!

CARE Canada’s mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Guided by the aspirations of local communities, it pursues this mission with both excellence and compassion because the people served deserve nothing less. Founded in 1946 to distribute “CARE Packages” to Europeans after World War II, CARE is now reaching out to over 59 million people in more than 70 countries around the world every year.

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