There are many reasons people are drawn to yoga. Everyone has their own purpose and goals whether it’s relief from pain or stress, weight loss, or increased balance, just to name a few. But there is a whole community of yogis who practice to relieve the ill effects following chemotherapy treatments. These yogis struggle to accept and make peace with their bodies even as a life-threatening illness attacks from within.
City of Hope is one of the nation’s leading centers for cancer treatment and research. Patients battling cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases are offered gentle, restorative yoga classes for relaxation and well-being, in addition to traditional treatments. Yoga for Hope is a fundraising event for City of Hope that encourages a gathering of the general public to share the joys and benefits of yoga together on a special day. All proceeds from the event go towards research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope.
Last year was Yoga for Hope’s official inaugural year in San Diego and it sold out, tripling the initial fundraising goal with $80,000 in donations. This year the sights have been set even higher. Join Yoga for Hope on Saturday, August 11th at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Park for a festival of yoga classes, musical performances and vendor booths. Students at all levels of yoga experience are welcome to take class from renowned instructors Steve Hubbard, Stacy McCarthy, Claire Petretti, Bonnie Saldivar-Jones, and Michael Fukumura (the last two both Yoga One Instructor Almuni).
Yoga One is proud to have been involved in the first Yoga for Hope meetings and planning sessions many years prior. We’re very excited to see how the event has grown and blossomed. To participate, you can sign up as an individual or join a fundraising team. Participants who fundraise will be eligible to receive an exclusive Yoga for Hope tank top and swag bag. Click here to learn more about this fantastic event! This August, come experience where the Power of Hope meets the Power of Yoga!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Yoga: 9:00 a.m.
Vendors: 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
$40 (through Aug. 8)
$50 (Aug. 8 through Aug. 11)
All participants will receive a Yoga for Hope swag bag.
Online registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Day of event registration is $50, so be sure to register early!
*Registration Fees are not tax-deductible