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Meals that heal Yogathon on Saturday


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A group of local yoga instructors, and supporting businesses are set for the 4th annual Yogathon this coming weekend on Saturday, April 9th at Premier Fitness in the Thousand Islands Mall. 

The event will be raising money for Loaves and Fishes, a local charity that offers a very important service to the community, helping feed those that couldn’t otherwise feed themselves.  Organizers, Dan de Luis, Whitnee Denard-Paul, and Julie Morel felt this was the perfect organization to benefit from the funds raised. “With today’s economy, we wanted to keep the money raised specifically local”, said de Luis.  In the past the proceeds went to provincial organizations like Schizophrenia Ontario, but this year the idea was making the event ‘truly local’.   

“We see the need and the benefit of such a great community service every day”, said Denard-Paul, adding that there are several other worthy charities, but the fit seemed perfect with families struggling to put food on the table. 

The event and yoga in general have both gained enormous momentum in recent times, with so many people struggling to maintain their health and wellness while balancing their busy lives.  “This is the perfect time of year when everyone is looking for something new to better their bodies and their health”, said Denard-Paul.  “The Yogathon is a great way to get into yoga without having to make a big commitment or join a club”. 

While yoga instructors spend the better part of their jobs bettering the lives of their students on a personal one-on-one level, the event will help organizers give to the community on a broader spectrum.  “We chose a charity that people know about, but that needs more help”, said de Luis.  “The support of the area businesses and individuals have shown is amazing”. 

Contributing donations from: 

Premier Fitness, Lulu Lemon, Elite spa, Savvy, Keystorm, Ultimate Cup, Hemp Heaven, Echo, Tait's, Curves, East Side Marios, Kelsey's, 3M, Aura spa, 9.99 store, Carol Comerford, Beauty Inside, Island Delight, Bud's on the Bay, Total Image Spa, Charms, Brockville Motors GM, Le Chateau, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Galaxy Cinema, Canadian Tire, Starbucks, Reitmans, Limestone n Ivy, Wally Wash, Leon's, Tim Hortons, Boston Pizza, Ocean Tanning, 1000 Islands Pizza, Bija Yoga, MorningMoon Yoga, Subramanya Yoga,  Bodhi Tree Yoga center, Healing arts center, Judy Todd, Ola Pacyna.

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