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2019 Yogathon

Save the date: April 27, 2019

The annual Yogathon is Hope for Hearts signature event. This yoga practice is lead by a quartet of extraordinary Yoga instructors . There will be raffle prizes, gifts, photos and fun!

Come join us in an amazing practice and know that you are supporting patients like Lena.

“The Exercise Medicine Program is important because it helps children like me to do things we didn’t think we could do on our own. I feel happier now and less tired and my advice for other children would be “Make being more active your goal”. -Lena Holdershaw


Doors will open at 11:00 am with the practice beginning at 11:30 am. Come early to find a good spot, get know the Hope for Hearts team, the instructors, fellow yogis, and get your Instagram fix at our photo booth. The practice will run for 90 minutes ending at 1:00 pm. There are change rooms available, and there will be an area designated for coats and bags.

11:00 Doors Open
11:30 Event Begins
11:30 – 12:10 Warm up with Jacqui Wells
12:10 – 12:40 Practice with Queenie and Jonathan Phair
12:40 – 1:10 Cool Down and Meditation with Michael DeCorte
1:10 Practice Ends
1:15 pm Raffle Prize Winners announcement
2:00 Doors Close




About our Special Yoga Team

The practice will begin with an invigorating warm-up (30 min) by Jacqui Wells, one of Toronto’s favorite Yoga instructors, Holistic Nutritionist, and Shiatsu Therapist. She will energize you with the art of movement of strength.

Then the practice (30 min) will be led by Queenie & Jonathan Phair, a couple in life and yoga instructors with international experience. This powerful duo has complimentary teaching styles that will leave you balanced in body and mind.

Finally, the practice will close with a cool down and meditation (30 min) by Michael DeCorte, founder of Jock Yoga, media fitness expert and blogger. He will power down our practice and lead us through a moment of mindfulness.

During the entire practice your body will flow on the magical music played by the amazing performer The Only Alexandria.

To read more about the Yoga Team check the Yoga team page.


2018 Yogathon

The 2018 Hope for Hearts Yogathon saw more than 160 yogis, 30 volunteers, 10 vendors and 4 instructors running a 90 minute practice.

Special thanks to all our supporters and volunteers:

  • Our leading practice instructors Lisa McMurtrie, Queenie and Jonathan Phair and Justin B. Haley.
  • Event MC Gabriella de la Torre
  • Our in house DJ Marco Tellez
  • Our inspiration, Luca Bonomo who shared his story as SickKids patient with us.
  • Our Media Sponsor City Life Magazine
  • Our main in-kind sponsors Mukta Being, Loblaw, B Yoga, and Lululemon.

Our Marketplace vendors: Naked Dates, Almaevita, Bold Baker, Nagi Organic, Origins Water, Rawcology, Teal N Bronze, Loblaw Nutritional Program, Equinox and Mai Lin Jewelry.

And to all the companies that supported us with In Kind donations. Thanks to you we had more than 20 incredible raffle prizes and generous swag bags for each participant.

  • Complementary yoga and fitness passes by Yoga Tree, Crunch Fitness, and Equinox.
  • Complementary dinners offered by Oretta, Gusto, Nervosa and Pizzeria Via dei Mercanti
  • Gift cards from Big Carrot and Back in Balance.
  • Gift provided by Mala Prayer, Naked dates, Almaevita, Teal N Bronze, Rawcology, Nagi Organic, Mai Lin Jewelry, Byoga dn Lululemon.

2017 Yogathon

2017 was Hope for Hearts’ inaugural yoga event. The event was created to embody our beliefs in living an active and healthy lifestyle.  The event was attended by 130 yogis, 20 volunteers, 5 vendors.

Special thanks to all our supporters and volunteers:

  • Our leading practice instructors Lori Kirwan, Queenie and Jonathan Phair and Robert Young
  • Event MC Folklaur Chevrier
  • Our in house DJ Marco Tellez
  • Our Event Sponsor B Yoga
  • Our main in-kind sponsors Lululemon, Whole Food and Naked Dates.
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