Outdoor yoga class to stretch for the food bank

A trio of Oranj Fitness instructors will lead what they think will be the largest outdoor yoga class in the Okanagan on Sunday, July 17, at Stuart Park.

A trio of Oranj Fitness instructors will lead what they think will be the largest outdoor yoga class in the Okanagan on Sunday, July 17, at Stuart Park.

Sheila Chutskoff, Susie Newson and Laura Martini will team up to lead the 90-minute yoga session from 9 to 11 a.m., with a “groove method” warmup to be led by instructor Tamara Logan starting at 8:30 a.m.

All the proceeds raised by the participants will be donated to the Kelowna Community Food Bank.

DJ John Byrne will be busting out with a mixture of music on stage to set the mood for the 90-minute class.

Childcare will be provided for an additional donation and will include face painting and balloon animals.

“I am so happy to see such an overwhelming response to this event,” said Chutskoff, owner of the Oranj Fitness studio. “Lululemon Athletica really came on board from day one to help sponsor and promote this event.

“We hosted an event like this two years ago and it was amazing.

“It happened right during the forest fires so we did our sun salutations in honour of the Westside and sent all of our positive vibes their way.

“I can picture it now—hundreds and hundreds of health enthusiasts, beginners, intermediate and advanced all joining together as one. It’s honestly going to be the most amazing yoga class the Okanagan has ever seen.”

To take part, participants are asked to donate either $5 cash or $5 worth of non perishable food items.

Oranj Fitness is a community focused fitness center that inspires an environment of health, personal greatness, fun and community.

Oranj Fitness was founded in Kelowna in 2007 by Chutskoff, the former regional manager for Lululemon Athletica.

For more information about the outdoor yoga class, check out the website www.oranjfitness.com.

 

Kelowna Capital News