What is 24 HR Yogapalooza?

24Hr Yogapalooza is a community-based fundraising event for CHEO, focused on funding childhood cancer research. In both 2018 and 2019, 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, 24Hr Yogapalooza has gone virtual because even though we can’t meet in person, the need for raising money for kids with cancer is still very real. All funds raised go directly to cancer research at CHEO.

This year, we’re challenging our fundraisers to complete 24 hours of yoga over 24 days. The 24-day yoga challenge starts on Friday October 2nd and finishes on on Sunday October 25th

Starting October 2nd, each day we will release a new pre-recorded video class hosted on YouTube for anyone and EVERYONE to enjoy at whatever time they like. Follow us on our websiteFacebook and Instagram to stay up to date! While there is no 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. Register to fundraise before September 24th AND raise at least $150 by October 2nd, and you’ll be entered into a draw for a pair of Bose Soundlink II Bluetooth Headphones!


Who Can Join?

The great thing about going virtual this year is that ANYONE can join in, participating in as many classes as desired, at any time of the day. If you miss a day, you can make it up the next day…or just do as many classes as you want! After posting, all classes will remain on our YouTube channel for all to enjoy. 

So grab a friend (or 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. 

Those that feel passionate about childhood cancer and raise over $500 by October 25th, will be entered into a draw to win a Bose Soundlink Revolve Bluetooth speaker!

How To Participate

There are 3 easy ways you can get involved (do any of them!):

  1. Sign up and fundraise. Anyone that signs up by September 24th AND raises at least $150 by October 2nd will be entered into a draw for a pair of Bose Soundlink II Bluetooth Headphones! Raise more than $500 before October 25th and be entered into a draw to win a Bose Soundlink Revolve Bluetooth speaker!
  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 October 2nd, join our daily classes on Youtube and enjoy 24 hours of yoga over 24 days. While there’s no cost to join, we would love it if you either donated or shared our event on your social media accounts.
  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!