Victoria’s First Ever Yogathon: Saturday, July 7

Benefits Victoria Cool Aid Society

An outdoors yoga session for just $5 or up to 12 hours at a Yogathon with pledges? Cool.

A chance to help your neighbours in the community who can’t afford a yoga class take yoga at Cool Aid’s Downtown Community Centre for free?

Double plus good.

Everyone is welcome at Victoria's First Yogathon July 7, 2012This exciting public event is happening in Spirit Square (Centennial Square) on Saturday, July 7, from 8 am – 8 pm: Victoria’s first-ever Yogathon! Please join us.

There will be drop-in, 45-minute yoga classes every hour, on the hour,from 8 am to 7 pm.

There will also be water, a first-aid station, some information about Cool Aid and the Downtown Community Centre. Tours will also be available at 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm of the Community Centre – which is just a block away at 755 Pandora.

You are invited to participate in the Yogathon in a variety of ways:

  • Print and display the poster at your place of business or elsewhere in the community.
  • Join us for some or all of the day.
  • Volunteer for one or two of the hour-long sessions – we need professional teachers to lead each one-hour block.
  • Make a donation towards the Yoga program – so that Cool Aid can continue making yoga available to people in our community with no means to pay. (Pick “Downtown Community Centre” as your “Fund/Designation” if you are donating online.)
  • Get a pledge form and start raising money!
  • Distribute copies of the Yogathon pledge form to your friends and other yoga practitioners to encourage them to participate and raise some money for the community Yoga program.
  • Form a Yogathon team!
  • Get involved in helping us plan and organize this event.
  • Help on the day in a non-teaching capacity.
  • Maybe you have another idea on how to help out?

During the Yogathon day, there is a $5 suggested donation per class. You can also pick up a pledge form and raise more money and participate in as many sessions as you want.

To learn more about the Downtown Community Centre’s healthy recreation and leisure programs please visit the web page at

The Victoria Cool Aid Society has been building hope, lives and community in the Capital Region for over 40 years, since 1968, through a wide range of programs including supported housing, community health and dental services, emergency shelter, mental health and employment services, and the Downtown Community Centre. Cool Aid focuses its services for adults who are homeless or in need of help and provides assistance to over 10,000 individuals every year.

The Victoria Cool Aid Society traces its origins to the Cool Aid Hostel, which was established over 40 years ago, on June 10, 1968, to provide short-term, emergency shelter to transient youth travelling the country. Today, Cool Aid operates a diverse range of social and health services for those in our community who are most vulnerable.

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The Street Yoga Teacher Training is coming to Victoria! Join us July 27-29, 2012!

Hosted by the Downtown Community Centre | 102-749 Pandora Avenue,
Victoria BC, Canada, V8W 1N9

July 27-29, 2012

Friday: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday: 12pm – 6pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
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