Karma at Moksha Downtown & Come And Swap It! – more TNT fundraising efforts

I wanted to invite you all to two events – one is coming up tomorrow and the other next month – the 8pm Karma Class at Moksha Yoga Downtown and Come And Swap It! (a clothing swap soiree!).

Everyone knows what karma means in the yoga world, the idea that if you do something good (or bad), the universe will find a way to repay you. Whether it’s good or bad depends on your intentions of the deed. Yogis like to give back in good ways. Remember the LYM fifth pillar Outreach? This is a perfect example of expressing good Karma. Which was the week Cecilley and I truly devoted ourselves to run with Team In Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. I’m hoping karma will find a way to get us $8,000 before October 14th.

As part of Moksha yoga’s philosophy giving back is in their blood. Every studio has karma class (donation-based classes) that help support a charity of Moksha’s choice, or a cause or charity dear to the heart of the individual studio. I am truly blessed to belong to such a wonderful community at Moksha Downtown. And without a doubt Erin (the studio manager) was behind me 100%. She has kind enough to offer this Friday’s Karma proceeds to go towards my and Cecilley’s marathon mission. Thank you, Erin!

So please come join Cecilley and I at 8pm this Friday, August 24th. We promise good karma will come your way if you do! If anything it is a great way to practice hot yoga at a cheaper rate then paying the regular drop in fee.

But, if your Friday evening is taken up by other activities we understand. But don’t be shy for Saturday, September 15th at Cecilley’s apartment we are hosting a clothing swap for all our friends, which includes you! Drop a donation at the door and come brows though an assortment of stylish new finds to update your fall wardrobe. From dresses, to shirt, to pants, shoes and accessories there is no way you will walk away empty handed. You can find more details on the Facebook event post, so check it out!

Don’t have clothes to swap, no problem. We’d rather see you there and walk away with something new then not show up at all. Also, to make the afternoon that much sweeter, there will be grown up refresherments and snacks for our guests. As well as a fun playlist. Hey, who knows when you’ll be need to strut your inner model down an imaginary runway and when you do music is needed. Our DJ is taking requests. Okay, so I understand a clothing swap isn’t exactly fitness related. But! My yoga friends and teachers are contributing yoga clothes – so there you go a clothing swap can be fitness related. Now that you’ll have new workout clothes you will have no excuese not to go to yoga or run or whatever it is that you’ve been holding back from doing.

Good karma, good clothes, good food and lots of fun. Please come.

Yoga, On the Beach!

UPDATE: Due to rain, Yoga on the Beach will now take place on Sunday, August 12 at 8am. Hope you can join us!


Now that you’ve all purchased your Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada lottery tickets – because I know everyone has – I wanted to extend the invitation to attend Yoga, On the Beach. Yes, this is another Team In Training fundraiser Cecilley and I have planned. As I said before, we have a long ways to go!


Okay, so the class won’t be at this beach. But you can pretend!


Come yogis, one and all! And start your weekend off on the right foot.

Join us at Sugar Beach for a special sunrise class on the beach staring at 8am. We’ll be rising and shining to a funky, creative vinyasa flow, taught by the amazing Jackie Szabo.

Your donation of $15 will help support Cecilley and Jill’s marathon mission, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Please leave a comment on our donation page indicating your attendance to the class.

Please bring your mat, some water, and a towel for a possible after yoga dip, perhaps? And for those interested, optional brunch will follow. We haven’t yet picked a spot so please leave your suggestions.

And for those who may be driving, there is an Impark located at 178 Queens Quay East. Important details to provide for event planning. As well as directions – google maps! And again the time is 8am to 9am on Saturday, August 11th Sunday, August 12th.


This is proof. If you come do yoga on the beach, you will be as cool as Cecilley.


Honestly, what could be better than yoga, brunch and great company?

We hope to see you there!

The LLSC Wellness Lottery – a TNT fundraising effort


Wow, August is finally here. And with that came a very scary realization for me – come August 14th, Cecilley and I will have exactly 2 months until our (half) marathon mission will happen. Oh my goodness… that literally just sank in. Holy crap! The clock it ticking and the weeks are winding down. I need to step up my game here, start running way more, run some hills, and get on this fundraising business.

We have so much to do, and so little time.

This is where we can really use your help! One fundraiser Cecilley and I have going on is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Wellness Lottery!

Jackie Szabo and Jess Lemmon (two very lovely Moksha Yoga teachers) are organizing a yoga retreat August 17th – August 19th at the Harmony Dawn Ontario Retreat titled, “Building Strength In Your Practice.” Sounds amazing right? Well you could still go to this sold out retreat – how? That’s where we come in.

For a $27 dollar donation made to our fundraising pledge, you will be entered in the lottery for a change to win accomidations to the reatreat with Jackie and Jess. That’s the grand prize.

There are four prizes to be won including, two 5 class cards to any Moksha Yoga studio you wish, dinner for two at Feel Good Guru and lastly a David’s Tea prize pack.

All proceeds from this lottery will be used to fund blood cancer research across Canada and provide educational support services for those affected by the illness. The intention of the Wellness Lottery is to incorporate cancer prevention into our fundraising efforts. As such each prize promotes environmental sustainability and a healthy, active lifestyle.

Still have questions. Just ask me! But hurry the lottery closes Friday, August 10th.