_Sprouting healthy relationships with food_

June Karma Charity – Tastebuds

June Karma funds will benefit Tastebuds, a student nutrition collaborative in Hamilton. Their mission is to provide inclusive programming that engages students in enjoying healthy meals and snacks in a welcoming school setting. Tastebuds is committed to collaborating with their partners and student voices to continually work towards sprouting healthy relationships with food. June Karma classes… More details


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May Karma – Bike For Mike

Throughout the month of May, we’re working with Bike for Mike Hamilton as our Karma Charity! Bike for Mike works to create and empower a new generation of Hamilton bike riders. Their mission is to to help make Hamilton a more cycle-friendly city. By providing children and families across Hamilton with bicycles, they hope to… More details


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March & April Karma – Grow Your Yoga

Throughout March and April, all Moksha and Modo studios collectively support The David Suzuki Foundation with funds raised through their Grow Your Yoga karma campaigns! The David Suzuki Foundation collaborates with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through… More details


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Yoga Advice For Runners

Yoga Advice For Runners Support your running with yoga to lengthen and strengthen your muscles, to improve your posture and balance, and to help you prevent over-use and repetitive motion injuries. Running is one of the best cardiovascular exercises out there. It not only strengthens your legs and your lungs, but it is also a… More details


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February Karma: 5 Days for the Homeless

For the month of February MYH is supporting 5 Days for the Homeless, as it’s monthly Karma Charity. 5 Days for the Homeless is a national campaign that aims to increase awareness and donations for homelessness. Each participating University around Canada selects around eight student “Sleepers” to immerse themselves into an impoverished life environment by sleeping, eating, and living outside, on campus, for five days straight. DeGroote Impact is a committee at McMaster that is organizing this event, with a goal  to raise a grand total of $10,000 for the Notre Dame House, who specifically offers its services to street-involved youth. In recent news, they have been struggling to keep a float, so now more than ever will this campaign be needed. You can help us support 5 Days for the Homeless on Friday evenings by joining us for our Karma classes. Karma classes are a minimum $7 donation on Friday evenings at 7pm… More details


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January Karma Charity: YWCA Transitional Living Program

For the month of January MYH is supporting the YWCA’s Transitional Living Program as our charity of the month! All proceeds from our weekly Karma Classes will go to support this amazing initiative. This program provides safe and affordable, temporary housing for women who are at risk and struggling with the impact of poverty, homelessness and violence. The Transitional Living Program provides:  a 65 bed residence for women looking to make significant changes in their lives for up to a period of eleven months. Annually, this program provides shelter for 150+ women who have endured complex and painful journeys, some as young as 16. Staff support is offered 24 hours a day through a trauma informed model of care including case management, supportive counseling and crisis intervention. Many women living in the Transitional Living  unit  are struggling with issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, abuse and homelessness. The demand for housing is high; over 300 women are turned away from shelters in Hamilton monthly due to lack of space. Every woman who comes to the Transitional Living Program at YWCA Hamilton has a story.  Each story is unique but all women share one element in their story – that is they come to the YWCA to make a change. Last year YWCA Hamilton served over 5,500 women, girls and families – including 117 women in transitional housing – supporting them through some of the most challenging and exciting times of their lives. You can help… More details


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December Karma: Christmas Tree of Hope

For December Karma, MYH will be supporting the Christmas Tree of Hope as our charity of the month! In it’s 39th year, the AM900 CHML, Y108, 953 Fresh FM Children’s Fund: Christmas Tree has donated over 4.5 million dollars into the Hamilton/Burlington community. The Children’s Fund has donated about $300,000 to over 40 local charities. They’re mounting the 8th annual Toy Truck initiative, “Operation Santa Claus” Toy Drive to honour Jimmy and Susan Lomax – founders of Operation Santa Claus. Last year the Toy Drive raised over 10,000 toys and helped over 25 charities. We’re proud to say that this is the fifth year that MYH is supporting such a wonderful cause in our community! To help us support The Christmas Tree of Hope,… More details


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November Karma: Moksha/Momentum Karma Tree

For November we are pleased to announce that we will be supporting our 3rd Annual Holiday Karma Tree, as our monthly Karma charity. This holiday season will mark the third annual Moksha & Momentum Holiday Karma Tree initiative. The last two Christmas seasons, members of the Moksha Yoga Hamilton and Momentum communities have come together to sponsor children and their families at inner city Hamilton schools with personal gift items along with gift certificates to bring the true meaning of holiday giving to their homes. Collectively, individuals in our community have come together and donated well over 350 gifts and sponsored over four dozen families in need during the holiday season. This year, we’re expanding on this initiative as it’s so very special to us and truly one of our favourite Karma events of the entire year. In addition to how we have organized this in the past two years, through November all of our Karma funds will be donated to purchasing extra gifts, and sponsoring additional families who would not have Christmas in their homes otherwise. Each year, we receive gift requests for basic items that we often take for granted such as pyjamas, hair elastics, diapers and warm winter socks. We’re excited that with your help, we will be able to bring extra smiles to Hamilton children and families this year and hopefully make this our most successful Holiday Karma Tree yet! To help support our Holiday Karma Tree, join us for a minimum $7 donation class on Fridays at 7:30pm!


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October Karma Charity: Food4Kids

For the month of October  at MYH, we are supporting Food4Kids, a program that ensures local children have food for the weekends when school food programs don’t run. It is estimated that there are over 2,000 children in the Hamilton, Halton, and Niagara regions who go without food over the weekends. Food4Kids is a program… More details


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How to Start Loving Your Body

It’s time that we start treating our bodies like a friend, not an enemy. Take some time to evaluate your relationship with your body and then use some of the tips below to find a little less criticism and a lot more love! 1. Find Gratitude for Your Body We tend to be our own… More details