Hit the mat at the Central Alberta Yogathon

On Saturday, Aug. 18 roll out your mat for a great cause. Join us in downtown Red Deer for the 2018 Nexus Energy Technologies Central Alberta Yogathon.

The empowering fundraiser kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs to 2 p.m. at City Hall Park.

The event features four hours of yoga, taught in a variety of styles and led by certified central Alberta-based teachers, a raffle, refreshments and prizes.

This year the recipient of the funds raised is the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC), which educates, supports and empowers individuals, families and communities regarding all aspects of sexual violence. CASASC has been in service for over 30 years in the central Alberta region, covering a service area spanning south from Wetaskiwin to Carstairs and west from Rocky Mountain House to Hanna.

The purpose of this event is to bring awareness surrounding not only sexual violence, but mental health support initiatives through the healing power of yoga.

The Yogathon is suitable for all ages and abilities.

This is the fourth year for the Central Alberta Yogathon. Last year’s event included over 40 participants and raised $9,000 for the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation, a local mental health initiative.

Registration is $40 per person, with the fee waived for the participant who raises over $200 in pledges. Participants are encouraged to register as a team or individual. Registration is available on-line at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/central-alberta-sexual-assault-centre/p2p/centralalbertayogathon/ or through a traditional paper pledge form.

Update: The Central Alberta Yogathon was postponed on August 18 due to air quality concerns. The yogathon has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 15.