Hands to Heart: Yoga for a Cause

Thank you, Winnipeg!

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, over 270 people joined us for Hands to Heart: Yoga for a Cause, presented by David & Ruth Asper and Orangetheory Fitness in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This one-hour flow yoga class, led by Rachelle Taylor of Prairie Yogi Magazine, was held at the beautiful Canadian Museum for Human Rights. We were also lucky to have host Chrissy Troy of Virgin Radio and music by DJ K-Chedda. Check out the gorgeous event video and photos!

We are THRILLED to announce that the event reached its goal, raising over $75,000! The funds raised by the amazing participants, donors and sponsors will help to support violence prevention programs and emergency women's shelters in Manitoba. Be sure to like the Hands to Heart Facebook page and check back for information on next year’s event! 

Thank you to event Co-Chairs Janette Millar and Hannah Pratt, all of the event day volunteers, and the wonderful event committee:

  • Gloria Thom
  • Niamh Skelton
  • Jennifer Thompson
  • Beth UIrich
  • Scott Stephen
  • Leanne Horn
  • Roger Loewen

Did you know that: 

  • More than 2,800 women and their children were admitted to Manitoba shelters in 2014
  • Among Canadian provinces, Manitoba has one of the highest rates of intimate partner violence
  • On any given day in Canada, about 300 women and children are turned away from shelters because they are full.

Your support makes a difference in your community! 

The Canadian Women's Foundation's Campaign to End Violence raises funds for grants to organizations across Canada that are helping to end violence against women by providing shelter, rebuilding lives, and teaching girls and boys how to have healthy relationships. By participating in Hands to Heart, you are supporting shelters and violence prevention programs that help women, girls and teens in Manitoba. Learn more about the Foundation's violence prevention programs.

Thank you to the following event sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors


                                                                                                       Taylor Avenue Studio

Motivation Sponsors

Inspiration Sponsor

Community Guardian Sponsor
Adamar Styles

Gillis Quarries

Cambrian Credit Union
Birchwood Automotive Group
Riverstone Spa

In-Kind Sponsors

The Keg Steakhouse

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

GJ Andrews Food & Wine Shoppe

Shippam and Associates

Manshield Construction
David Asper


In-Kind Sponsors continued
Hillberg & Berk
Shoppers Drug Mart




Serene Yoga Studio

Orangetheory Fitness

Sleep Country

Diamond Gallery 
Scarlet Lemur


Cranked Energy

Hilary Druxman