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:

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

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
Sept 25: 3 PM

Yin & Yoga Nidra with Brian Simser

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
Sept 25: 5 PM

Partner Yoga with Ciara Jean Beaton

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

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

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
Sept 25: 9 PM
Sept 25: 10 PM

Yin Yoga with Randa Nasrallah

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 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
Sept 26: 1 AM
Sept 26: 2 AM

Hatha Reset with Maureen Schiller

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

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
Sept 26: 5 AM
Sept 26: 6 AM

Hatha with Kim Leblanc

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