Thursday, March 30, 2017
Family-oriented yoga event to take place Sunday, raising funds for homeless
Lee-Ann Matthews, founder of Kids Space Yoga, is hosting a fundraising event at St. Thomas Church (6897 Somerled Ave. corner of Rosedale Ave.) on April 2 at 10 am.
All are welcome to participate, she said, kids in tow or not, but it will be a family-oriented, non-secular event with live guitar music, singing, yoga movements and plenty of fun for people of all ages. While she has kid-sized mats available, adults are encouraged to bring their own and refreshments will be served after the one-hour class which starts at 10 am, so get there at least 15 minutes early.
Donations, big or small, will be accepted with all proceeds going to Open Door ― a Westmount-based homeless shelter.
“It’s geared mostly for families,” said Matthews, noting all donations are accepted as people are welcome to give as much or as little as they can. “I teach yoga to children under 18, but sometimes people like to come anyway even if they don’t have a kid and that's okay as well.”
No preregistration is required, she said, as the space is large enough to host at least 40 people. This is not a religious activity, though Matthews does facilitate kids’ programming at the church. This activity, she notes, is to encourage kids at her church about social outreach and community work.
“I am super excited to do this,” said Matthews. “I love doing community family events. It’s my favourite thing to do. I just hope a lot of people of come out. Having a lot of participants creates a greater energy. We will have a better vibe.”
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