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|September 2014 Events|
Lisa Kitteringham (yoga), Dione Mason (Zumba®), Jennifer Hicks (Nia), Ayanna Lee-Rivears (Socacize™)
Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Yoga, Nia, Zumba, Socacize
9:15am Registration begins
Hart House Great Hall
$15 (incl. $1.73 HST) student
$25 (incl. $2.88 HST) nonstudent
At the door
$20 (incl. $2.30 HST) student
$30 (incl. $3.45 HST) nonstudent
Please bring your own running shoes (for zumba) & yoga mat
Complimentary morning snack & light lunch provided
Great door prizes
Free Shiatsu massages
Donate nonperishable food items
Yoga mats will be available for rental, at the door
9:15am - Registration begins
10am - Event begins
10-10:10am - Welcome
10:10-11am - Socacize
11-11:02am – Moment of Silence for Remembrance Day
11am-noon - Zumba
noon-1pm - Lunch & Door Prizes
1-2pm - Nia
2-3pm - Yoga
We had so much fun at the first two Fitness for Food events that we're back for more!
Join Hart House, the University of Toronto Students’ Union, and the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education and Health in supporting healthy living.
This third Fitness for Food is a great way to support the UofT Food & Clothing Bank, while getting active on campus and investing in your own wellness.
Join us for the morning or afternoon or stay all day.
Strike a pose, take deep breaths, shake your hips, do a little jig, laugh, and just have fun with it.
Delicious morning snack and lunch, as well as great prize giveaways.
Don’t forget to bring any canned food item or clothing donation.
We’ll make sure it reaches students in need!
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Lisa first discovered yoga in 2000 and loved how it complemented and grounded her dance practice. She completed her first teacher training course at Tula Yoga in Toronto in 2009 and her second in India in 2010. She is constantly expanding her knowledge and her own practice to bring more variation and awareness to every class. Focusing in on the breath and combining it with movement to create a moving meditation is the focus in her classes. She teaches a variety of styles from gentle Hatha to Power Flow, as well as dance conditioning and yoga bootcamp-style classes.
Fitness and Lifestyle Coach
Dione is dedicated to motivating and inspiring others to optimal health. With over 10 years experience in fitness, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Dione teaches Boot camp, Cardio Kickboxing, Zumba® and more. She has worked with some of the best training facilities in Toronto to International Resorts in the Caribbean. In addition to teaching fitness, she lives the fitness philosophy by her support and participation in community events as the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, Sporting Life 10K, Harry's Spring Run Off, United Way CN Tower climb, to name a few.
Facebook Page: Dione's Fitness Group
After her first class, one of Jennifer's Nia students said: “This is the most fun exercising I've ever had in my adult life!"
I found my body’s naturally joy and exhilarating rhythm through Nia; a blend of dance, martial arts and healing arts. A Brown Belt Nia Instructor, I have been teaching and practicing Nia for 15 years. I gracefully deliver friendly Nia classes that are innovative, fun, and sweaty! My students describe me as a passionate and enthusiastic mover whose contagious energy encourages them to reach their own personal movement potential. I also share Nia as an Artist Educator with the Royal Conservatory's "Living through the Arts" Program and maintain a private Speech-Language Pathology practice working with adults recovering from brain injury and stroke.
Ayanna Lee-Rivears is a dancer, Socacize™/aerobics instructor, teacher and choreographer. She started dancing at the age of 12 with Ballet Jordan in Toronto, where she was trained in ballet, modern, and jazz. As a native of Trinidad and Tobago, Ayanna was interested in learning the dance styles practiced in that particular country. With a threshold of confidence, Ayanna ventured to Caribbean Folk Performers where she was exposed to indigenous Caribbean, African and Modern Contemporary dance styles. During this time she established a reputation as “Limbo Dancer Extraordinaire” which has in turn, led her to tour extensively in the USA, Virgin Islands, Asia, Canada and the Caribbean. She has also opened for Destiney’s Child with the Boom Tang Boys at the Roy Thompson Hall.
After completing the Fitness Instructor Certified Program at Canadian Fitness Profession (Can-Fit-Pro) Ayanna started “Socacize™ to promote a fun way to exercise with a combination of dance moves, weight and strength training. She works closely with various fitness centres (Premier Fitness, Flirty Girls, etc.), corporate companies, recreation centres, schools, and dance companies. Ayanna currently conducts these spirited and energetic classes throughout the GTA.
UofT Food & Clothing Bank
This is a fundraiser for the UofT Food & Clothing Bank.
The University of Toronto Food and Clothing Bank is an organization where students help other students deal with the increased cost of living in the City.
Providing 2-3 days of food weekly to students, the UofT Food and Clothing bank also provides an unlimited amount of clothes to students in need of them.