October 25th, 2020

Galt hosts yoga session that benefits food bank

By Bobinec, Greg on October 28, 2019.

Herald photo by Greg Bobinec
Dozens of people gather at the Galt Museum to join Lululemon and The Canadian Yoga Institute for a morning session of yoga in support of the Interfaith Food Bank Sunday morning. @GBobinecHerald

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald


Bringing community organizations and businesses together to create more community inclusion was Lululemon and The Canadian Yoga Institute offering a complimentary yoga class to benefit the Interfaith Food Bank.

Sunday morning, the yoga class was held at the Galt Museum for people to come and enjoy a morning of relaxation, stretching and strengthening, all for the cost of a non-perishable foot item.

“We are holding a complimentary yoga class with the Canadian Yoga Institute with donations to the Interfaith Food Bank,” says Kaitlyn Messenger, organizer. “It’s just a Sunday morning class and we rented out the Galt Museum for people to enjoy. This is our first time doing it, we are just testing it out but so far it has been a good turn out.”

Organizers say yoga was a good choice for a community inclusive event because yoga is suitable for all ages and restrictions, as well as a good way to start the day.

“I think that yoga is inclusive to everybody because anybody is able to come and do yoga and to be able to provide something that doesn’t really have a cost to it, and bring that inclusiveness into the community,” says Messenger.

As the weather gets colder and as the year approaches its closing date, food banks throughout the city are expecting to see higher demands and when organizers of the complimentary yoga class were planning for the event, they thought it would be good to give back through the class.

“We wanted to do a collaboration within the community, so Galt Museum, Lululemon, the Canadian Yoga Institute,” says Messenger. “We started to build a connection with the Interfaith Food Bank so we thought why not bring a bunch of different community businesses and whatnot together to do something good for an organization and bring the community together.”

Dozens of community members enjoyed their serene morning at the Galt Museum, overlooking the coulees while breathing and moving their stress away for the Lululemon and The Canadian Yoga Institutes first complimentary yoga class.

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