February is officially “Heart” month and time for our annual Hope for Hearts Yogathon in support of the SickKids Exercise Medicine Program.

The annual Yogathon is one of Hope for Hearts signature events and will feature special guest yoga instructors leading us through two hours of yoga practice (see detailed schedule below). There will be raffle prizes, gifts, photos and fun!

Come join us in an amazing practice and know that you are supporting patients like Arezo Farah.

“I think it is important to support Heart Research because children like me who are born with heart disease deserve to play, participate in physical activities, and lead a normal life just like other kids of our age.”  -Arezo Farah


The practice will begin with an invigorating warm-up (20 min) by Lisa McMurtrie a Toronto based certified Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer. Lisa’s practice of yoga connects the art of movement and strength. Her energy will leave you feeling invigorated.

Then the practice (75 min) will be led by Queenie & Jonathan Phair, a couple in life and yoga instructors with international experience. This powerful duo have complimentary teaching styles that will leave you balanced in body and mind.

Finally, the practice will close with a cool down and meditation (20 min) by Justin B. Haley. A Graduate in Yoga Education (India and Toronto) and Yoga Therapy (India) Justin sees yoga as a universal health care system that can create a harmonious balance in one’s life.

To read more about the instructors, see: http://www.hopeforhearts.ca/2018-supporters/


Doors will open at 12:00 pm with the practice beginning at 1:10 pm. Come early to find a good spot, check out our vendors, and get your instagram fix at our photo booth. The practice will run for two hours ending at 3:30 pm. There are change rooms available, and there will be an area designated for coats and bags.

12:00 Doors Open
1:00 Event Begins
1:00 – 1:15 Welcome
1:15 – 1:35 Warm up with Lisa McMurtrie (20 min)
1:45 – 3:00 Practice with Queenie and Jonathan Phair (75 min)
3:10 – 3:30 Cool Down and Meditation with Justin B. Haley (20 min)
3:30 Practice Ends
4:00 Doors Close


Mattamy Athletic Centre
50 Carlton Street
Coca Cola Court 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5B 1J2


Gut health and Brain health are very closely connected. We will be discussing the effects of stress on the body and how it relates to  our digestion. We will discuss the key healing nutrients in digestive tract; identify what causes inflammation; and learn how to stabilize blood sugar levels. Cleaning up the diet, Cleaning up the gut allows for optimal performance and an increase in energy levels to support the Yoga Practice.


Click link below to see the full event details and buy tickets.

Click link below if you cannot attend the event but still want to contribute.