By Carolina Salinas
Throughout the years, it has been proven that yoga provides a large number of health benefits to those who choose to do the exercise. For instance, it helps to reduce the levels of stress and anxiety, as well as improve fitness and concentration. However, did you know that this trendy millennial practice, that dates back 5,000 years according to University of Toronto, can be practiced by a pregnant woman or even by your tiny toddler?
Check out these four events happening around the GTA to dive deep in to the yoga world.
1. 108 Salutations to the Sun
Interested in recharging your energy during this summer solstice? Why not attend the 108 Sun Salutations the Friday, June 21st from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Taking place at Victoria Memorial Square located at 10 Niagara Street in Toronto, this event has the intent to celebrate International Yoga Day and gain energy from mother Earth.
Bring that positive attitude, good vibes and your yoga mat to enjoy this class! But if you want to feel the Earth and stay in touch with the nature, mats are not necessary. Sierra Armstrong, Founder and CEO of Oblong Yoga House, will be guiding you during this yoga session.
2. International Day of Yoga in Brampton
Are you seeking happiness, harmony and peace in your life? Then you should definitely join the yoga class in Rosalea Park in Brampton the Saturday, June 22nd from 9:00 am to 11:30 am to celebrate the International Day of Yoga (June 21st). This day was proclaimed by the United Nations in 2014 as a day to raise awareness around the world, of the great benefits of practicing yoga.
For more information visit their website to register and attend for free.
3. Yoga for Kids
Keep your kids busy this summer vacation with Kids Yoga Camp, a four-day Program, July 2 – 5, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm where YogaVision Centre will potentiate their strengths and they will gain new skills, such as leadership, working in teams and tolerance of frustration with the techniques rooted in Yoga and meditation. This Kids Yoga Camp is a concept developed for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old, where Yoga and meditation, as well outdoor and group activities, are included.
4. Yoga in Centre Island
Summer has arrived and so have the picturesque and breathtaking views on Centre Island. So, why not take advantage of this at the YogaMeltdown Festival on Toronto’s Centre Island on July 14th.
You will be able to rejuvenate and gain energy from the cool breezes of Lake Ontario, enjoying the rays of sunshine and discovering the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of Yoga.
There is no excuse this summer when it comes to deepening your understanding of yoga. The weather will be on your side to enjoy these amazing activities outside, which provide both mental and physical benefits to everyone from children to adults alike.
Take advantage this summer and celebrate the International Day of Yoga, dedicated to practising this beneficial discipline.