Yoga Schedule

Sign Up Now for the 24-Hour Challenge

This year we are hosting our 24-hour yoga event over two days at the beautiful Ottawa Art Gallery. The event kicks off the morning of 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. We will feature 24 yoga classes with amazing Ottawa yoga instructors, and we hope you can join us for 1, 2, 5, or even 24 classes in support of childhood cancer research at CHEO.

Stay tuned for information on our amazing line-up of classes!

Questions or concerns? Contact us.

Class Schedule

Rise & Shine for CHEO

Rise & Shine for CHEO

Join Laura in kicking off CHEO's 24Hr Yogapalooza with an all-levels Hatha Vinyasa class! The practice will begin with a guided meditation to ground and relax, followed by breathwork to invigorate the body and mind. Laura's class style is akin to a journey, where the build-up happens without the same sequence repeating. Laura always cues with accessibility in mind, and encourages you to bring any props that will help support your practice.

Morning Flow

Morning Flow

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Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

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Find your Flow

Find your Flow

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Sept. 25: 8 AM

Laura D'Alessandro

Laura D’Alessandro is a certified Hatha Vinyasa & Yin yoga teacher. Over the past 5 years of teaching, she has taught a wide range of students, including all-level classes at various studios, athlete-specific yoga for the Ottawa Rowing Club and for Heritage College, and Puppy Yoga classes. On her YouTube channel, Treeing Yoga, Laura offers free classes for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as for mastectomy recovery.

Sept. 25: 9 AM

Jennifer Pakuts

Yoga is on ongoing resource to help with my recovery, health and overall well-being. The practice of yoga is to fortify our own inner strength so we are then able to help others. I have been teaching since at Yogatown since 2010. I am grateful to be in service of this tremendously important cause and look forward to guiding a practice during the 24hr Yogapalooza event. 

Sept. 25: 10 AM

Justine Hoang

 

Justine started down the path of yoga in 2005 and has since accrued over 1100 hours of formal teacher training. She offers weekly online and in-person classes, workshops, and private sessions, has taught at numerous yoga festivals, events and conferences both locally and abroad, and has been a guest teacher for several teacher training programs. She is also the founder/director of the OMBuds, a kirtan music ensemble. 

Sept 25: 11 AM

Melissa Delaney

Melissa is a registered Yoga Therapist & Instructor. She teaches many styles of yoga incl. Hatha, Core Restore, Yin/Yang, Therapeutic and offers workshops such as Yoga for Pelvic Health and Partner Yoga, plus Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Trainings. As a Yoga Therapist, she works with clients on issues such as pelvic dysfunction, chronic pain, stress & other conditions such as Lyme disease and MS. For more info about Melissa: www.escentialgarden.com

Sept 25: 12 PM

Bronwyn & Julie Lefebvre

Bronwyn has lived with Lupus since the age of five. Although the disease almost took her life, it was the practice of yoga, beginning at the age of 8, that began to heal the yogini. After embarking on her solo journey to Rishikesh, India to become a Yoga teacher, Bronwyn continues to share the importance of linking breath with movement, enabling students to connect with their truest Self.

After a traumatic wrist injury, Julie stepped onto the mat to heal. When her daughter Bronwyn was diagnosed with Lupus at 5, CHEO became a second home. Since the disease was chronic, the oncology ward was where they would stay. 

Julie introduced Bronwyn to the practice, inspiring her daughter to become a teacher. 20 years of teaching later, Julie shares Yoga to help others overcome obstacles, the same way it has helped her journey.

Sept 25: 1 PM

Intro to Traditional Ashtanga with Michael Dynie

Michael Dynie views yoga as a deeply personal tool for growth and healing, and aims to empower others to embrace daily practice. He has taught full-time for a decade, and facilitates teacher training programs that blend anatomy studies with traditional forms of breath-centered vinyasa yoga.

Ashtanga vinyasa yoga is a challenging practice that originated in Mysore, India developed by Tirumalai Krishnamacharya almost 100 years ago. This introductory class is for those who are new to Ashtanga, with modifications offered for various ability levels, and an emphasis on foundations. The term vinyasa means, “to place in a special way.” Poses are strung together on the breath and sequenced to help bring balance to the body and mind.

Sept 25: 2 PM

Hatha Flow with Jenn Stow

Jenn is a dynamic teacher whose classes are inspired by 10 years of eclectic experience and diverse training. She has a playful style, using “krama” (multi-level sequencing) and a sense of humour to encourage her students to grow in a fun, non-competitive way.

Jenn will be guiding us through a sequenced flow sure to warm the body.

Sept 25: 3 PM

Yin & Yoga Nidra with Brian Simser

Hey there, I’ve been a Certified Yoga Instructor in the Ottawa area for several years. My style and initial trainings come from a Northern Californian based Holistic Hatha. My passion for sharing Yoga comes from a devoted personal practice and its positive experiences.

In this class you will enjoy a calming and regenerating reprieve. Whether you are working through a marathon of yoga classes or just looking for a powerful meditative opportunity to recharge, this gentle version of yin and yogic sleep is perfect for everyone.

Sept 25: 4 PM

Flow with Kristy Schmekel

I teach in a vinyasa style infused with mobility work. I love exploring the boundaries of a traditional practice by finding creative ways for you to work and play within your practice. I try to provide a unique experience each time you step onto your mat as I believe if we step outside of our comfort zone then we give yourselves a chance to see what might be hidden under our habits and if we acknowledge what is hiding then have the opportunity to cultivate change.

This class move you through shapes and transition that allow you to find both an element of strength and stretch.

Sept 25: 5 PM

Partner Yoga with Ciara Jean Beaton

Lover of bannock, beadwork and biomechanics, I am a full time yoga & movement teacher who specializes in AcroYoga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga. Part time and complementary to the artful movement practices I offer, I am also a level one thai yoga massage practitioner and love to express my creativity off the mat as an Indigenous artist through traditional and contemporary bead work.

This partner-based class promises to be lighthearted and nurturing with no previous experience required. Partner Yoga helps bring our attention to the way that we communicate, interact and connect with each other ~ on and off the mat. Come with zero expectations, a sense of playfulness and be ready for some laughter. All levels of experience welcome. Practice with your bestie, partner, member of your famjam or come make a new friend!

Sept 25: 6 PM

MIA Yoga with Rob Aranyosi

Rob is a yoga & movement teacher with over 1000 hours of training based in the ottawa area. His focus is on having his students create connection & overcome personal barriers through the practice of movement. You can find him teaching trainings, workshops, studio classes & private sessions both online and around the city.

Myofascial integrated alignment yoga is a dynamic practice that is designed to help restore balance in the body. It is a sequence created on a set of myofascial meridians (lines of tension that run through muscle and fascia) and incorporates different movements to target the different properties of fascia. Rather than teaching traditional yoga poses , we “tune” poses to the chosen lines to help increase or decrease tension.

Sept 25: 7 PM

Flow State: a Journey to Self with Samantha Murray

Samantha is a movement facilitator and embodiment coach whose mission is to empower her students and clients to listen to the innate wisdom of their bodies and learn to tap into their intuition as a catalyst for growth. She has been teaching at Yogatown for 6 years and is known for her challenging yet accessible practices that leave students feeling energized, powerful and deeply connected to Self.

Join Samantha for a movement practice designed to help you find your Flow State. Through a combination of dynamic movement, yoga asana, intuitive somatic exploration and breathwork, you’ll learn to trust in your own intuition, tap into your unique vibrational frequencies and reconnect to your Self. This practice is for all bodies and all levels.

Sept 25: 8 PM

Gentle Flow with Kethy Sosso-Kolle

I am a Cameroonian – Canadian Black woman (she/her) living/working in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. I am a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher with a background in ashtanga and vinyasa hatha yoga. I teach Slow Yoga Flows that are accessible to beginners.

Slow movements with breath to the sound of music and poetry.

Sept 25: 9 PM

Flow with Genevieve Ross

Genevieve is an Ottawa yoga teacher who brings joy to the mat with her creative and fluid classes; using mindful movement as the focus to deepening the practice.

She enjoys nature and outdoor activities-cycling, kayaking, hiking, canoe camping trips, and anything by the ocean.

Sept 25: 10 PM

Yin Yoga with Randa Nasrallah

Randa was introduced to yoga in 2009 and fell in love with the practice after her first class.  Her favourite yoga classes have aspects of physical challenge, sweat, playfulness and relaxation. Her intention is for others to leave the class feeling relaxed but energized, calm but focused, definitely pain free and a sense of relief. Sharing yoga with others is a passion that drives her every single day and makes her very happy.   

Yin Yoga is about awakening your body and mind to the energetics of the posture you are holding. Postures are held for an extended periods of time between 3-5 minutes. The purpose of Yin Yoga is to restore our natural ability to move with fluidity. When you develop flexibility, every component of your body is affected: muscles, tendons, ligaments, veins and arteries, bones, organs, circulation, and energy flow.

Sept 25: 11 PM

Yin Yoga: Letting Go with Nathalie Michèle

Aloha! Yoga is Life! Yoga taught me that we are all interconnected and we are pure Love. I have practiced yoga in over 30 different studios, across North America. I completed my 200 hr YTT in Maui, Hawaii, and have been attending sound healings there. I am currently working on my 300 hr YTT. I started a YouTube channel in 2020. I love bringing in the Ocean and nature into my practice, leading me back to source. Life is a miracle! We all are;)

Aloha Beautiful Souls! Join me tonight for a deep sense of opening of our bodies, fully letting go and embracing the present moment, tapping into our universal consciousness and creating a sense of space for self love and compassion. We will be connecting with breath, and linking mind with body. These poses will be held between 2-5 minutes and are meant to target the connective tissues in our bodies. So lets spend a little time in Heart Space!

Sept 26: 12 AM

Strong Hatha with Kerry Kotylak

Yoga has been an incredible part of my life for years both taking classes and teaching. Originally I was drawn to the athleticism of Power to help me “stay in shape”. After several classes I realized that my nagging pain was going away. I had gained core strength, balance and stability, and I was able to breath better in times of stress. My approach to teaching is to keep it practical, accessible and fun. I teach at Mountaingoat Yoga and Inner Soul Yoga and Cycle.

Sept 26: 1 AM

Kundalini Yoga with Antonia Roul

Antonia who is a certified Yoga and Pilates Teacher was born and raised in Fort-de-France, Martinique, a French island in the Caribbean. She started to practice yoga when she was 5 years old. Since 2018, Antonia has been teaching at various locations such as OM Festival, the Central Ottawa Kundalini Co-op, the Old Ottawa South  Community Association (OSCA), at the Department of National Defence, at Yoga Unity, etc. She also taught Worldwide.

Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. It brings balance to the body and the mind. During those 50 minutes we will do a short kryia to keep the energy moving. We will stretch the body and relax the mind.

Sept 26: 2 AM

Hatha Reset with Maureen Schiller

I’m a school teacher turned yoga teacher. I’m a born again yogi. My body fell in love with yoga only five years ago. No wonder, the yoga would have been medicine in my pelvis for a disease I did not know I had. Ten months ago I had a total hip replacement and am now back in Ottawa. My 3:00am class is my debut teaching class here. What I love, what you already know: yoga opens us up to us. I had been teaching hatha yoga for Movati Windsor.

At 2 AM you can expect a slow, chill, trance like hatha class that will allow you to commit to postures like never before. Expect to go deep, to rediscover and re-experience poses like never before. Expect nothing short of a total body re-set. Expect your body to rest into this practice and bathe yourself in fresh blood and fresh oxygen.

Sept 26: 3 AM

Amrit Vela - Greeting the day with blessings with Jas Bhandal

Jas is the owner of a small yoga and meditation school who believes in the transformative power of intention. She offers yoga teacher training certifications as well as workshops on meditation. She encourages students to explore the depth of their perspectives and limits both physically and mentally primarily through hatha and yin sessions.

In Sikhi, amrit vela is getting up before sunrise and greeting the day with intention and a level of groundedness prior to the chaos and distractions of the day. In this slow hatha practice we get to experience time slowing down as we receive the blessings the universe offers.

Sept 26: 4 AM

Yoga for Legs with Linda Myers

I am honoured and thrilled to be part of the 24hr Yogapalooza event in support of the CHEO Foundation. I am a 200-RYT and currently lead practices at Movati, the YMCA, online and private & corporate sessions. I am passionate about yoga and sharing my energy. Our practice will be for all levels, linking the body, breath and mind. It will be an energetic practice that blends sweat, strength and flexibility to tone the body and discipline the mind. I am looking forward to sharing with you, see you on the mat!

Each and every day we ask so much of our legs. After almost 20 hours of yoga we have probably asked so much more of them. Join me at 4:00 am as we treat our legs to some much needed love. I look forward to leading the practice and leading us to the last few hours of this amazing cause.

Sept 26: 5 AM

Morning Stretch with Jean Kim

While healing from a severe car accident, Jean learned the essence of the mind-body connection, and that being within a community of practitioners was as empowering as the practice itself. Soon after, YogiMe was birthed to offer others a place for healing, self-discovery and attachment. Jean has a Yoga Alliance Certification and enjoys sharing her knowledge through online and in-person classes. She is currently partnering with Yoga Master, Eric D. to create a company for yoga training, retreating and products.

In honour of the 5am Club, we gather to celebrate the health of our bodies and the joy of being in community. All those with breath are welcome to join in for morning stretches to kick-start your day!

Sept 26: 6 AM

Hatha with Kim Leblanc

Kim has practiced every style of yoga for over 20 years. Initially, becoming a certified Ashtanga instructor 10 years ago was for her personal growth only and it wasn’t until last year that she felt truly ready to help guide students along their yoga journey. Starting to teach has given Kim an even deeper understanding of body awareness and the importance of not taking yourself too seriously – especially in Eagle Pose. Kim’s classes bring in the combined flavours of Ashtanga, a taste of Hatha with a hint of Yin.

A gentle, accessible yoga designed to open the body and center the mind. This class provides an opportunity to unwind, stretch, build strength and release tension throughout the body. While always keeping a strong focus on safe alignment and breath, the class begins with a slow easy warm-up followed by static poses in preparation for a short meditation at the end of the class.

Sept 26: 7 AM

Gentle Morning Flow with Andrea Lacey Campbell

When I am on my mat, my body, heart and mind become one and I am renewed in each moment. I love to share this experience with my students in a way that is intuitive and meaningful. I enjoy the rhythm of breath married with movement that is safe for all levels. I am a 200 Hour ERYT and YACEP yoga teacher and trainer, teaching primarily out of Hamsa Yoga in Carleton Place. I offer Yin, Restorative and Warm Flow yoga classes, fitness coaching, various workshops and immersive training.

This morning flow will slowly ease you into your practice and move you through a gentle flow with some breath work throughout to awaken the body & mind to create a mindful presence for your day.