What is a Yogathon?

The Yogathon is a fun morning of yoga classes, workshops and group meditation. The event was created in 2015 to unite the community around a great cause: Family & Children's Service (F&CS). All of the proceeds from the event will go directly to support the mission and work of F&CS. 

The Yogathon includes an opening group yoga/mindfulness session and two 60-minute breakout yoga sessions of your choice. We have classes for beginner & experienced yogis, and even for those who are new to yoga!  

When and where is the event?

March 26, 2017 from 9am-1pm at the Ithaca High School. Check-in begins at 8:45am. 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 fundraising super easy this year by providing you with a personal fundraising page which you can customize.

We will be sending you content that you can share with your networks through email, Instagram, Facebook, or "old-school" in person!   

We also have prizes for the top three fundraisers!

  • We have lowered the price of individual registration to $20 this year, with a fundraising goal of $100 per registrant - and some awesome prizes.
  • When you raise $100, you will receive a $10 gift card to either Gimme! Coffee or Purity Ice Cream.
  • When you raise $300, you will receive the $10 gift card and a travel yoga mat. We will also have prizes for the top three fundraisers!

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

TEAM REGISTRATION: NEW THIS YEAR! We would love to see you and all your friends at this event, taking care of your bodies, minds, and spirits - and bringing awareness to Family & Children's Service! Teams can be anywhere from 6-8 people, with a team registration fee of $70 and a team fundraising goal of $500.

Who should be on your team? Yogis you practice with at the studio, your off-season softball team, family, colleagues - have your employer pay the registration fee and make it a team building experience! Each team member will receive his or her own fundraising page which is linked to the team page, and each member can participate in different sessions at the Yogathon. We have prizes for you too - when you're team meets their $500 goal each member will receive a $10 gift card to either Gimme! or Purity, and also a team photo mug!        

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with information about the event, detailed instructions about setting up your personal fundraising page, tips for fundraising and ways to share the event with family & friends! 

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 Open Doors, Community Outreach Worker Program, and many more. 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

As a participant in the Peace of Mind Yogathon, you are showing your support of the work that F&CS provides to the community. THANK YOU!

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 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 a 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. The Welcome Flow Yoga class will begin promptly at 9:15am. There will be a 15 minute break to grab some provided snacks and transition to the first yoga session that you signed up for. That session is 60min long, and begins at 10:30 am. After another 15 minute break, the second 60 minute session will begin at 11:45, and conclude at 12:45pm. Spend the next 15 minutes chatting with friends, talking to a yoga teacher, or checking out our partner yoga studios & sponsors table. The event will conclude at 1 pm.

There will be light refreshments provided by Greenstar Co-op and Wegmans. We encourage you to bring your own water bottle. 

- 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. 

- A coat-check will be provided, as well as a place to put your outdoor shoes.

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

What's next?

Register as an individual or a team

The event cost for individuals is $20 with a $100 fundraising goal or $35 with no fundraising (and no prizes).  To register as a team, you'll need a team captain, and the cost is $70/team with a $500 fundraising goal. You can also join an existing team! All proceeds from registration and fundraising go directly to support the mission of F&CS. In return for you just registering for the event, you will receive a day pass to Rasa Spa!

Create a Fundraising page

It's quick and easy! You can customize your page with images, tell your story of why you are involved, and securely collect donations. 

Send an Email

Fundraising is as simple and easy as that! Share your personal fundraising page with your friends, family, colleagues or students and ask for a pledge to support your participation. Did you know that if you ask 10 people to sponsor your participation, you are well on your way to your goal? 

Invite & share

We hope to make this a community event and we encourage you to invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join you at the Yogathon. Share your journey on social media and please join the event page on Facebook here

Win Cool Prizes

We are grateful to all of our participants, supporters, sponsors and volunteers! To recognize the efforts of our top fundraisers, we are offering some amazing prizes. And remember, we give away Day Passes to Rasa Spa to every participant of the event! 

I AM unable to participate, can I still be involved?

Yes! Below are some ways to be involved and support the great work of Family & Children's Service. 

Become an Event Champion

Help raise money and awareness by becoming a Fundraising Champion. Please email Rachel VerValin, event coordinator, at yoga@fcsith.org for more details. 

Sponsor a Participant

Find a friend who is participating and show them some love! Better yet, you can become a fundraising champion and raise money even if you don't participate.  

invite & Share

Tell your friends, co-workers, family, neighbors, your running buddy or those you see at the dog park about the event. Invite them to participate or to support your fundraising efforts. 

Volunteer

Please email Rachel VerValin at yoga@fcsith.org for more information about volunteer opportunities. 

 

Thank you for your support!

We look forward to seeing you at the Peace of Mind Yogathon on March 26, 2017!