(annual event since 2005)
Yoga for Hope 2014 will be held on February 22, 2014 at both the Waterloo Recreation Complex, on Father David Bauer Dr., in Waterloo, Ontario AND at the Minoru Sports Pavilion, 7191 Granville Ave., Richmond, B.C. Our grassroots Charity Event offers individuals an opportunity to make a difference in their local community by simply participating in Yoga. The Waterloo event will be raising funds for HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre and the Richmond event's proceeds all go to SOS Children's Village, BC.
THANK YOU SPONSORS!!
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Ready to strike some of your favourite poses for a day of mindful and relaxing yoga?
It doesn't matter what your level of yoga knowledge is, beginner, intermediate or seriously-bendy, Yoga for Hope is all about bringing our energy together to help elevate those in need in our communities.
We've put together an amazing group of local instructors this year. Please register soon to ensure there is room for you and your yoga mat. You might want to sample a couple of classes or challenge yourself to do a whole day of Yoga!
You'll find "Register in Waterloo" and "Register in Surrey" on the left sidebar. Just click on the one you want and you'll be on your way.
"In essence, yoga is a practice of service to humanity,"says Mark Lilly, the founder of Street Yoga, a nonprofit that teaches yoga to at-risk youth and their families in Portland, Oregon.
WHO YOU'RE HELPING
In Waterloo, all proceeds (and we mean ALL) go directly to HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre. HopeSpring is a jewel in the Kitchener-Waterloo community offering services and programs to those with cancer. HopeSpring receives no funding from the government or The Canadian Cancer Society. It relies solely on donations from the community. As one HopeSpring client eloquently said, "HopeSpring was a bright point in a dark time in my life." This is what community does - we light up the dark for one another.
In Surrey, the funds will all go to SOS Children's Village. SOS Children's Village BC is a local non-profit organization that as been serving foster children and vulnerable youth for the paste 25 years in British Columbia. They are part of the International SOS Children's Village organization, operating the only Canadian village with five large family homes located on 2.5 park like acres in Surrey, B.C. They operate a variety of village and community outreach programs including after-school Homework Club, Sounds of Learning Music Program, Therapy Services, Camps an more.
SOS BC stands for an environment where home, hope and healing are present. They believe in finding solutions in the best interests of local kids who are hurting. They strengthen families. http://www.sosbc.org/