Do Yoga and Do the World Some Good

Credit: Lead With Love

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to do a Yogathon? Now is the perfect time to try it!

This weekend, Lead with Love will be hosting a Yogathon, proceeds of which will go to the Off the Mat, Into the World’s Global SEVA South Africa project. Twelve inspirational teachers from studios across the city will join Lead the Love for an intentionally-minded 3 hour creative fundraising asana, yin yoga and pranayama practice. Live music will accompany the practice. The yogathon will raise awareness and support for six South African non-government organizations focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention and education.

If this sounds like an event you’d like to attend, here are the details:

Where: Yoga for the People (201-150 West Hastings)
When: Saturday, December 4. Doors open at 11:30am
Cost: $25
To register:

In addition to the registration fee, participants are encouraged to raise additional funds for the cause. The most successful fundraiser in the event will receive an amazing prize.

Don’t miss this chance to practice yoga and to raise funds for a great cause! Lead with Love is a grassroots fundraising initiative created by Danielle Hoogenboom, a yoga teacher, activist and artist in Vancouver. She is working in collaboration with Off the Mat, Into the World to unite her local yoga community to be of service in the Global SEVA Project, South Africa 2010.

Off the Mat, Into the World’s Global SEVA South Africa is a project whose 2010 efforts support grassroots organizations in South Africa, where 5.7 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, and where almost 1 in 3 women aged 25-29 are infected. The project uses the power of yoga to inspire conscious sustainable activism and ignite grassroots social change both locally and globally.

To learn more about the Yogathon, please visit

By Kelvin Claveria