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5-Hour Zumba Challenge Fundraising Event In Support of SickKids

When:Sunday,June 17,2018


Location:St. George Center

Address:9116 Bayview Ave


Net proceeds will be donated to the Pediatric Advanced Care Team(PACT) at Toronto SickKids Hospital

Why Sickkids and PACT

Each year, more than 100,000 children come to SickKids to receive care. While the vast majority of these children will recover from their injuries or illness, others live longer but are not cured. Many of these children live with unique and complex health care needs and some of them will die before reaching adulthood.The loss of a child is devastating, and caring for children with life-limiting conditions and their families takes a special kind of care.Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at SickKids, is one the first Pediatric Palliative Care Programs in North America. Their mission: PROVIDING THE COMFORT, RESOURES AND CARE FAMILIES NEED DURING THE MOST TRYING TIMES.

In support of SickKids

Yoga FAQ

  • I've never done yoga before, is it safe for the complete beginner?

    Yes!! Absolutely. It is important to be gentle and allow yourself time to get used to the process. Give yourself at least 10 classes and take it easy; lie down when you feel like it. You are clearing toxins and stretching like never before so it is normal to feel a bit overwhelmed at first. Be patient and you will transform yourself.

  • I am not flexible. Is yoga for me?

    Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that's a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.

    This newfound agility will be balanced by strength, coordination, and enhanced cardiovascular health, as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.

  • How many times per week should I practice?

    Yoga is amazing–even if you only practice for one hour a week, you will experience the benefits of the practice. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits. We suggest starting with two or three times a week, for an hour or an hour and a half each time. If you can only do 20 minutes per session, that's fine too. Don't let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle–do what you can and don't worry about it. You will likely find that after awhile your desire to practice expands naturally and you will find yourself doing more and more.

  • Why are you supposed to refrain from eating two to three hours before class?

    In yoga practice we twist from side to side, turn upside down, and bend forward and backward. If you have not fully digested your last meal, it will make itself known to you in ways that are not comfortable. If you are a person with a fast-acting digestive system and are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during yoga class, experiment with a light snack such as yogurt, a few nuts, or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before class.

Yoga Program

Beginners Yoga

The very basics form a foundation for solid practice. Students are introduced to concepts onto which the poses are systematically built. Attention is paid to good postural alignment, effective breathing and relaxation of effort

Yoga Level 1

Students learn the fundamental principles from the classic groups of postures, including an introduction to inverted poses.

Yoga Level 2

As more confidence develops in inverted postures, students begin to explore variations in a wider range of asanas.

Hatha Yoga

This class is moderately-paced between basic and intermediate poses, building core strength and flexibility. Focus on alignment, breath, and inner intention while challenging your body. Suitable for all students, especially those looking to deepen the roots of their yoga practice.

If you are unsure about which level to proceed with, please contact me.