There is an awesome new wellness event coming up, and it’s very close to my heart… Ellevate is a festival designed to bring women closer together in learning, fun, and wellness, in support of young mothers pursuing post-secondary education.
This event was created by local yoga + wellness entrepreneur, Melany James, owner of Soul Strength Yoga and Fitness, in loving memory of her mother, Darlene James.
Together we are growing the Lifetime Endowment of a commemorative Student Award at MacEwan University, in Edmonton, Alberta, in support of Young Mom’s wishing to pursue secondary education. 100% of proceeds from the Ellevate Event, along with donations and other fundraising efforts will contribute to our $25,000 goal. Reaching this achievement will provide $1000 each year in perpetuity to Young Moms pursuing a degree. This scholarship was created to honour a woman who’s education as a young mother became a lifelong passion for learning.
Having been a young mother struggling through post-secondary education, this cause really hits home. Supporting young moms who want to further their education will create a ripple effect that will just create more love and goodness in the world! I don’t think I need to tell you how difficult it is to be able to afford college/University education, least of all while trying to raise children, and being very young yourself . . .
Ellevate will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, AB.
Each ticket is for TWO (2) women – so bring your mom, sister, or a friend! The early bird price of $119 ends on April 22, 2015, after which each “double ticket” is $145. Each “double ticket” includes:
- 2 morning sessions
- Lunch with Pop-up Shop by Lole
- Third session in the afternoon
- A Swag Bag
You have lots of sessions to choose from! Yoga, Bollywood Dance, Zumba, Nutrition, Meditation, Fitness, Confidence-Building . . . It’s going to be quite the day. See the full list here. I’ll be one of the presenters, teaching a Chakra Yoga Workshop, where you’ll learn all about the chakras and how to do a yoga practice that activates and balances your physical and energetic body. Be sure to say hi!
Be sure to read the heart-warming story behind the creation of Ellevate here.
I hope to see you at this beautiful event!