what happened to the yogathon?

Our baby grew up and matured into a Day of Yoga AND Wellness. Everything you came to know and love about the yogathon is still here. This year's event will still offer a full assortment of yoga classes and practices, however this year we wanted to expand and offer other healing practices that, together with counseling, support optimal mental health and well-being.  It is in that context that have added add tai chi, massage, meditation, reiki and acupuncture.  

When and where is the event?

March 3rd, 2018 from 9:30 am-2:15 pm at the Ithaca High School. Check-in begins at 8:45 am. Ample parking, renovated gymnasiums, and locker rooms will be available.  

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Advanced registration is required, and you can sign up through our secure website. Everyone who participates will receive a free day pass to Rasa Spa (a $20 value).

What is the registration fee?

We are making it super easy this year - one registration fee for $35.  Everyone who registers also is provided with a fundraising page to help raise funds and awareness for F&CS. Anyone who registers can also create or sign up with a fundraising team (limit 8 per team).

We have prizes donated from Rasa Spa for the top three fundraisers and a special spa prize for the top fundraising team.

  • Are you on a team but that didn't win the Spa Prize? You can still walk away with a prize to remember you wellness team. If your team averages $100 per team member we will also have a personalized team photo so that we can custom order mugs for everyone on the team.

Not in the mood to fundraise? No worries - you can still register for $35.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY I RAISE GO?

100 % of proceeds from the event go directly to the services provided to the community by Family & Children's Service (F&CS). This funding will be directed toward programs like our mental health clinic and programs for vulnerable populations like those served in Open Doors, and the Community Outreach Worker Program. F&CS is committed to providing services to anyone in the community regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, please visit our website

Can anybody participate?

This is an all-levels event that is open to the public. We welcome beginners who may never have tried yoga before, and experienced yogis looking to try something new;  we assure you there will be a class for every level! This will be a fun community event and we will pace each class appropriately. Of course, we encourage each individual to treat their bodies with ease. For the full schedule, click here

What should I expect?

Check-in starts at 8:45 am. There will be provided coat rack and shoes area - we're trying to keep the floors clean and free of mud/slush! Please bring a pair of slippers or socks to wear in the halls between classes. Program introduction and announcement of the fundraising champions will take place at 9:15 am. The Community Yoga class will begin promptly at 9:30 am. There will be a 15 minute break to grab some provided snacks and transition to the first session that you signed up for. That session is 60 minutes long, and begins at 10:45 am. After another 15 minute break, the second 60 minute session will begin at 12:00 pm, and conclude at 1:00 pm. After one last 15 minute break, the third and final 60 minute session will begin at 1:15 pm, and conclude at 2:15 pm.

There will be refreshments provided by Greenstar Co-op and Wegmans. 

- Childcare will NOT be available. 

- You should wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in.

- Please bring a yoga mat & water bottle. A pair of indoor shoes or socks, is recommended, to wear in between classes. You may want to bring a small towel. 

- All registrants will receive a day pass to Rasa Spa, valued at $20.

How can I join a team

Just register as an individual. Once you make it past the first screen you will be asked if you want to create a team or join an existing team.  If you are part of a team that has a corporate sponsor, please contact yoga@fcsith.org for instructions on how to register without having to pay the registration fee.

If you work at an organization that has an Employee Assistance (EAP) contract with F&CS - talk to your manager about starting a work team, then contact yoga@fcsith.org to learn about possible discounts.