What is Camp Moomba you ask?? It is an organization established in 1997 which helps children impacted by HIV/AIDS. They recognize that isolation and discrimination are among the greatest challenges facing these children. Camp Moomba provides a summer camp for these children striving to give them a brief respite from their illness in a camp community based on equality, friendship, and support. It is a place where the stigma of HIV/AIDS does not exist. They offer other day/weekend events for these children throughout the year as well.
What is the Camp Moomba Yogathon & Blissfest?? This event is an AMAZING fundraiser for these children. It is a yearly event which keeps getting bigger and bigger each year. There is a 108 minute yoga class instructed by 11 different yoga instructors. Some you might recognize from the Kits area: Eoin Finn, Insiya, Danielle, Clara, Bernie, Dan & Rebecca. What an ALLSTAR lineup!! There is also a blissfest Marketplace which I’m sure all yogis will love. :)
I am so passionate about helping this cause. I met Luke, the founder of Camp Moomba, years ago at Grouse Mountain snowshoe guiding together. I volunteered at this event a few years back, and absolutely loved the experience. This year, I felt I HAD to volunteer once again. I feel that I have become a part of the yoga community in Kistilano now and I want to become more involved. It brings such beautiful people. Since I’ve started practicing yoga, it has one hundred percent changed my life. It’s my turn to give back. I will be there Saturday morning EARLY, and I’m the official Greeter so I get to meet EVERYONE!! They are expecting over one thousand people to participate. I attended the volunteer orientation tonight at UBC and I’m feeling so stoked for it. What amazing people and an even better cause. It’s going to be BLISS ;)
If you haven’t yet registered, no problem. You can show up around 10:00 or earlier and pay 30$ for the yoga class. It begins at 11:00. Just look for me and I can direct you where to go!!! I can’t explain to you the feeling and the energy that this yogathon creates. You will just have to experience it for yourself :)
If you have any questions, here’s the website. http://www.campmoombayogathon.com
Or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Smile with your heart! And come play yoga on Saturday!!!
Love JT :)