Headlines in recent weeks have been dominated by the Syrian refugee crisis, and the tragic photo of 2 year-old, Aylan Kurdi, whose image on the cover of newspapers around the world, flooded our hearts with sadness and moved many people to action.
Now, it is your turn. Small actions can lead to big change. Inspired by our yogi friend, Carly Hayden at Catalyst Yoga in Everett, WA,, we too wanted to make a contribution to help.
The federal government recently started an emergency relief fund and will match every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the impact of the conflict in Syria, up to $100 million, effective immediately and until December 31, 2015.
Let's open our hearts - please join Nikki on Sunday, September 27, at 4:30 pm for a karma yoga class at Soul Fitness in North Vancouver, with all proceeds going towards Oxfam Canada in their effort to reach more people in Syria.
September 27, 2015 from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Soul Fitness, 275 Fell Ave #114
Donation: $15, pre-paid via our Tilt Page
Many thanks to Soul Fitness for generously donating their studio for this cause.
To learn more about about the situation in Syria and to sign a petition, visit the Oxfam site: http://www.oxfam.ca/blogs/ask-world-leaders-to-act-now-withsyria
Have you been meaning to get up to the Sea to Sky Gondola to see what all the fuss is about? Well, this is your chance.
Sea to Sky SUP, Yoga & Fitness is teaming up with the lovely ladies at Girls Gone Wilderness, a new non-profit based in North Vancouver, to host an afternoon of hiking, quick workouts, yoga and some chill time at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola for Hikefest 2015!
There will be a guided hike from the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola, a very quick upper body and core workout at the top, and a 30 minute yoga cool-down on the Spirit Trail Lookout platform at the end of the hike. Snacks will be provided.
September 13, 2015
Car pool leaves from Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver at 9:30 am. Car pool returns between 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
(Cars provided, no need to bring your own car, unless you prefer to).
Tickets: Only $25, includes transportation, gondola ride, guided hike, short workout, yoga class, and snacks.
Please bring your own lunch, or you can purchase it at the top of the gondola. All proceeds go to Girls Gone Wilderness.
Reserve your ticket here.
Email Nikki for questions. Hope you will join us!
Nikki Johnston Beaudoin is an outdoorsy Mountain Mermaid, and the Owner and Operator of Sea to Sky Paddle Fit, based on Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver.