Vancouver gears up to participate in the fourth annual National Yogathon at Jack Poole Plaza on August 22, bringing together passionate Yogis and non yogis alike at the beautiful and iconic home of the Olympic Cauldron.
The Yogathon will see nine Vancouver teachers from various schools and styles come together for a 108 Sun Salutation charity challenge. Participants will join in to complete the challenge with the guidance of these teachers to raise vital funds for Care for Children, an organization that provides education to children in rural and developing areas around the world, primarily in India. Currently, the organization runs 420 schools with almost 43,000 students attending.
Since its inception in 2012, Yogathon has grown from six cities in Canada to become a global event with over 40 cities participating. The challenge is an initiative of the Art of Living Foundation and sees all proceeds going to support Care for Children.
Surya namaskar, or the sun salutation, is a dynamic sequence of movements performed to celebrate the sun, while building strength and improving flexibility. The fluid, rhythmic postures awaken the whole body, focus the mind and enliven the breath.
When: August 22
Where: Jack Poole Plaza
For more information, visit www.yogathon.org