Get Flexible With City of OM Yoga Fest

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City of OM Yoga Festival is back June 3rd at Lansdowne Park promoting wellness, balance, and community.

They are inviting yogis of all levels in Ottawa to join in on yoga workshops, a 5K free run along the canal, and an after party hosted by Pure Kitchen.

If you’re experienced in yoga or a beginner there are classes for everyone.

The All Access Festival Pass will give you access to yoga classes taught by Ottawa’s highly acclaimed yoga teachers until 9 p.m.

Co-owner of Pure Yoga Amber Stratton is starting off the day teaching at 8 a.m. Later, Stratton’s co-owner Jen Dalgleish will also be teaching a class. Stratton is followed by the amazing Andrea Robertson who recently led a class at Parliament Hill. Robertson founded Body and Balance where she offers yoga classes, boot camps on the Hill and retreats around the world. Nigel Walker who will also be leading yoga at Glow Fair is teaching a Soul Full Flow yoga class at 6 30 p.m. with live music.  Then, A Tribe Called Sweat closes the event with hip- hop inspired yoga.

To encourage first-timers to get out of their comfort zones City of OM is also offering free beginner classes open to the public. Meditation classes, family yoga, an anatomy workshop, and a demystifying superfoods workshop are some of the classes offered free to the public.

You also have the option to break up the yoga filled day with the EXIT Free Spirit 5 K run. Tony Greco begins with a guided stretch before the run along the canal, and the run finishes with a guided meditation class.

The festival doesn’t stop at yoga. Pure Kitchen is in partnership with Kichesippi Beer Company and Culture Kombucha. Together they are hosting an after party with live performers Rise Ashen and Ottawa’s Souljazz Orchestra.

This year City of OM is spreading good karma throughout the city and supporting people affected by brain injuries, global poverty, and Ottawa’s animals by donating two dollars from every festival ticket to Love Your Brain, CARE, and the Ottawa Humane Society.

Ensure your good karma by getting your early bird passes on June 2nd or line up at 7 30 a.m. on June 3rd before the festival begins!