What Is 24Hr Yogapalooza?

24Hr Yogapalooza is a community-based fundraising event for CHEO, focused on funding childhood cancer research. Starting in 2018, this was a live event spanning 24 hours straight. While most people dropped in for some of the time, there were a few dedicated yogis that actually did all 24 hours straight! With the challenges introduced by the global pandemic in 2020 & 2021, 24Hr Yogapalooza went virtual because even though we couldn’t meet in person, the need for raising money for kids with cancer was still very real. In 2022 we were back to an in-person event, held at the Ottawa Art Gallery. This year, we are returning to the amazing Ottawa Art Gallery in downtown Ottawa but we’re switching things up and spanning 2 days while still doing 24 hours of yoga in support of childhood cancer. As always, all funds raised go directly to cancer research and care at CHEO.

This year, we’re challenging our community of supporters and fundraisers to complete as many hours of yoga over 24 hours as they can. Maybe it’s 1, 2, 5, or even 24 hours of yoga…whatever suits you, we’ll have amazing yoga teachers for the full 24 hours. The event kicks off September 30, running from 8:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m., and continues with another 12 hours on October 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Check our website often as we share the list of talented teachers we will have. Or follow us on our websiteFacebook and Instagram to stay up to date! While there is no specific fee to join any of the sessions, we are asking people to register and help us raise money or to make a donation to our cause.


Who Can Join?

The great thing about yoga is that ANYONE can join in, participating in as many classes as desired, at any time through the 24 hour event

So sign up to go solo, or grab friends and start a fundraising team…it’s as easy as signing up and often just sending a few emails. Every bit helps…there is no minimum amount to fundraise.

How to Participate

There are 4 easy ways you can get involved (do any of them!):

  1. Sign up and fundraise. 
  2. Donate and help kids with cancer. All donations will help us to make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer. 
  3. Starting September 30th, join us at the Ottawa Art Gallery for as many of the classes as you can do over the 24 hours. While there’s no cost to join, we would love it if you either donated or shared our event on your social media accounts…ideally BOTH!
  4. Follow us on our Facebook and Instagram

A Roster of Amazing Instructors

The Ottawa yoga community is full of amazing, passionate instructors who we will be tapping into that to bring you some awesome classes. Check out our instructors and line up of classes for this year’s 24-hour challenge!