Monthly Archives: July 2009

Did some yoga, did some good

Thank you to everyone who participated in and/or donated to Yoga Bear’s 1st annual Cleveland Yogapalooza this past weekend.  The event was a great success and I know we appreciated all of the support and look forward to a bigger and better event next year.  I wanted to post a quick overview of the event for those of you who did not attend, and also for those who did but wanted to read my lovely recap:

Cleveland’s 1st Annual Yogapalooza was a success!  Around 30 people joined Yoga Bear at Wade Oval for our day of wellness and yoga and overall the event raised $600 for the organization!  This money will go to help grow the Cleveland Chapter of Yoga Bear as it is still in its beginning stages in the city.  Get excited for more to come from Yoga Bear!

Cleveland Yogapalooza

 The weather was uncharacteristically beautiful for Cleveland and Wade Oval proved to be a wonderful backdrop for the event.  We raffled off eight great prize packages (thank you to everyone who donated!) and also were able to pass out water bottles and samples of granola from Kaia Foods.  Gaiam, Yogapolooza’s national sponsor, provided aluminum water bottles for the first 25 people to register and also gave away 4 yoga mats, some blocks and straps and yoga dvd’s (thank you again for sponsoring the event!).

Cleveland Yogapalooza

The variety of classes were wonderful and enjoyed by all attendees.  Laura Noss started off the day with a Jivamukti-style flow class set to music and even included a song from the late, great Michael Jackson.  Following Laura, was Fabienne Bernard who shared her Healing Yoga class with the participants.  Rounding out the day was Marcia Camino who lead a beautiful Hatha class to end the event.  I can confidently say that everyone enjoyed the variety of classes, the yoga under the trees and the company. 

In terms of coverage, we had a visit from Fox 8 Cleveland, but unfortunately I do not think it turned into any footage.  We did have placement in The Plain Dealer (online and in the Friday Magazine To Do section), The Chagrin Valley Times, and the Cleveland Coffee News.  The event was posted on,, and  Keep an eye out for some great pictures taken by Jess and I which will be posted on the Yoga Bear Flickr account soon! 



Overall I think it was a great first year for the event in Cleveland.  We successfully raised some money for the cause and increased awareness Yoga Bear’s presence in Cleveland with the general public and the Cleveland yoga community! Thank you everyone again and namaste!


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