HAVE YOU EVER DONE SAVASANA IN THE RAIN?
013's Spirit Yogathon was a beautiful event. On the day of the Yogathon, we had a full spectrum of the elements - from sunshine to rain. But no problem for the superheros in attendance... - hey, that looks like Wonder Woman! The Yogathon started with blue skies and bright sun allowing for warm up and then the start of 108 Surya’s.
It was cloudy by the end of round 2. After the 3rd set in the light rain, everyone learned the story of the superhero yogi Hanuman, through a skit put on by the kids yoga class:
If Hanuman could remember his greatness and overcome all obstacles, so could we. This helped some of us to get through the last set of Surya’s, and we concluded the practice with Savasana. Savasana was in the rain. The warm raindrops on our weary bodies was welcoming, and both a cleansing and rejuvenating sensory experience.
A yogi said: " The Yogathon was a big success! The rain just made it more sensory, the food was delicious, the kids had fun, and everyone came together for a great cause. Congratulations! "
After a delicious garden lunch and great dessert, mala making, and henna tattoos by Ashley, all the firefighters came, and then the flooding downpour to cool everyone off. I couldn’t help but think that a rainfall like this would be welcomed in the dry horn of Africa.
We were all super hero’s today in some way making a difference helping each other and helping the hungry in the world.
By the way, the “open air” kirtan was held “inside with open windows”. The vibration was quite incredible after 108 surya’s purified our Energy!
Three's a charm - Covered by the Mississauga News for the third time!
For the third time, the Spirit Yogathon got featured by the Mississauga News. In the print version and their website.
Between set 2 and 3 of our sun salutations, Jason Spencer from the Mississauga News had a 10 minute interview with me – so that all our Yogathon yogis had a bit longer break ;-) Take a look what Jason wrote and put into the online edition here.
We raised $1931.00 in service of the worlds hungry!
Message from Marcela
World Food Programme:
Thank you for filling the cup!
Your donation of CAD 1,931.00 on Jun 26, 2013 provides critical ongoing support in the fight against global hunger. More children will receive nutritious meals at school and more disaster victims will get the lifesaving food they need. Right now we are struggling to reach children in need in the Horn of Africa, and your contribution will help ensure that more of them get at least one good meal today.
You can be assured that your gift will immediately be put to good use. For every dollar you give, we can provide four healthy meals.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart - and on behalf of the people whose lives you are changing. Together, we are building a world without hunger.
Winners of the Spirit Yogathon Draw.
Arbonne Gift Set– Eva Moss
Free Spirit Yoga (5 class pass) – Patricia McInnis
Free Spirit Yoga gift basket – Julianna (Wonder Woman)
Free Spirit Yoga (Jack Harrison CD) Jessica Ruygrok
Free Spirit Yoga (Jack Harrison CD) Maria Syme
Roots Yoga Pants – Lori Ann Simpson
Roots Yoga Jacket – Sandra Clifton
Roots Bag with T-shirt – Maxine Moffet
Pottery gift – Dale Douglas
10,000 Villages Tea – Lee Taggart
10,000 Villages Tea – Carly Ross
Water bottle with Recreation Passes – Elizabeth Shymus
T-shirt Aeropostal – Renee Batte
T-shirt Holister – Laura Dobbyn
A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors and Volunteers
Planet Organic in Port Credit
Starbucks by Sherway Gardens
Free Spirit Yoga Mississauga!
Also generous donations from Calypso Blooms, Arbonne and Roots, gratitude to Chris, Lori Ann and Patricia. And all those who volunteered with their help. And of course thanks to the Mississauga Fire Fighters and the Mississauga News!
Save the Date for the 9th Annual Spirit Yogathon: June 21st, 2014
If you want
to feel the magic,
then put the Spirit Yogathon 2014 into your calendar: June 21st.
to have fun and
to help the hungry ;-)
September: Fall Schedule, Anusara™ Immersion & Teacher Training
If you want to dive into your yoga practice more deeply:
For those seeking a solid and reputable teacher training: We plan an Anusara Yoga™ Teacher Training in 2014.
we offer an Anusara Yoga™ Immersion in Fall, the perfect opportunity for you!
All parts on the weekend - accessible for mostly everyone!
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Schedule for yoga classes for September, Autumn session.