Addicts and Angels: Yoga in the Park for Autism Speaks Canada

I love when people get creative with their fundraising ideas. I also love when people highlight causes that are close to my own heart. One of those cause is Autism Awareness.

Growing up with a younger brother who is autistic, I know all too well the struggle it can be. And I’m not talking about autism itself. While some people may deem autism to be a grim diagnosis, I don’t it that way. Being autistic just makes people a little different. They handle stimuli in different ways, they socialize in different ways, they function in different ways. But in the end, those with autism simply want what all of us want: to be happy, to be loved, and to live a life of purpose. The true struggle lies in our inability to fully understand those with autism, and even more sadly, the unwillingness of some to even attempt to understand.

And that’s why autism awareness is so important to me. So when I found out that event planner extraordinaire Miriam Wexler was putting on a unique event to raise funds for Autism Speaks Canada, I knew it would be a perfect fit for our Addicts and Angels series.

Along with the awesome events Miriam produces, she also works Arbonne Cosmetics. In her words “One of the best aspects about our team is we consider eachother family. So when we heard the news that the 3 year old son of one of us was diagnosed with autism, we decided to come together to not only host an event to share our knowledge and belief in healthy living but also to give back to a charity so close to our hearts.”
And what better way to raise funds and awareness on a hot summer day than with an outdoor yoga event! The team brought on yoga instructor Ana Stepniewska who rushed to volunteer her time for a good cause.
The goal of the event is not only to help Autism Speaks Canada, but to do so in a way that promotes health, wellness and personal development. Attendance of Yoga in the Park gets each participant:
-a 60 minute yoga class
– a 15 minute tutorial on Arbonne’s 30 day to healthy living
– a complimentary green post workout shake
All of this for just a $20 donation (and hey, if you’re feeling generous you can always donate more!)
Check out all the details here. Donate, join the event, do what you can to help Autism Speaks Canada.
Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is a Toronto based writer with a serious addiction to music. Corporate drone by day, renegade rocker by night, writing is her creative outlet. Nadia has written for the Examiner (.com) on live music in Toronto and Indie Music in Canada, and was a weekly columnist for Don't Believe a Word I Say. She has never been in a band but plays an awesome air guitar and also the tambourine. Nadia is the co-founder, Managing Editor and resident Music lover (and editor) for Addicted.
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