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Yoga fundraiser in City Park Sunday

The Jubilee Bowl at Kelowna City Park is the place to be next Sunday if you're thinking of giving yoga a try.

More specifically, the Baptiste style of yoga will be what practitioners Pam Rader and Chelsea Ray, of Shift Power Yoga in West Kelowna, will be offering instruction in, and all proceeds - based on voluntary donation - will go towards 'Vinyasa Yoga For Youth'.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. and in addition to yoga, there will be live music, family picnicking, face painting, circus yoga, hennas and more.

Rader, who owns and operates the Shift organization, began practicing and teaching in the Baptiste style in 2002, and found that the healing aspects of yoga became exponential with this powerful style of yoga that "focuses on what is possible in each and every moment, both on and off the mat."

Meanwhile, Vinyasa Yoga For Youth empowers youth ages five to 22 years through the practice of Yoga.

The primary focus is on the unique challenges facing “at risk youth”. Yoga helps discipline the body and mind and leads youth towards healthier life choices, an enhanced capacity for love and compassion, and ultimately a more meaningful life experience.

The program supplements curriculum in primary and secondary schools in both urban and rural contexts by providing in-school workshops, supporting after school programs and youth groups, and by holding weekend and summer retreats.

"We believe in the power of yoga and that peace begins with the children," claims the Shift web site which can be found here

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