Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks 2021 Raises $18K In Support of T2B Programs

(Social activist, author and yoga instructor Dianne Bondy teaching yoga class as part of Transition to Betterness’ Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks fundraiser at Lakewood Park in Tecumseh, ON, on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021. Photo above by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.)

Local yoga teachers and practitioners united in mind, body, spirit, and philanthropy at several beautiful parks across Windsor, Lasalle and Tecumseh during Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks in support of Transition To Betterness (T2B) on Saturday, August 22, 2021.

Yoga 4 Hope participants at Lakewood Park in Teucmseh

People participating in Dianne Bondy’s yoga class as part of Transition to Betterness’ Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks fundraiser at Lakewood Park in Tecumseh, ON, on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Some of Windor Essex County’s best yoga teachers donated their time to teach one hour classes throughout the day in local parks. Class fees went towards supporting ongoing Transition to Betterness programs which help hospital patients, with life altering health issues, and their families while in hospital.

Chantelle Mcintyre of Chill Massage Therapy Cinic and Hot Yoga Studio

Chantelle Mcintyre of Chill Massage Therapy Cinic and Hot Yoga Studio teaching yoga class as part of Transition to Betterness’ Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks fundraiser at Brunet Park in Lasalle, ON, on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Yoga 4 Hope participants

People participating in Chantelle Mcintyre’s yoga class as part of Transition to Betterness’ Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks fundraiser at Brunet Park in Lasalle, ON, on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Sisters Darlene Szecsei-Albano and Judy Beale, in honour of their late sister Maggie who lost her battle with cancer in 2002, founded Yoga 4 Hope. In 2018 they partnered with T2B who took over the event and continue it’s legacy and benefit to the community.

Last year the annual Yoga 4 Hope fundraiser pivoted to an outdoor socially distanced event due to the pandemic and this is the second year for the outdoor format.

With class fees and dentations from the community and sponsors including The Stephanie & Barry Zekelman Foundation, Lisa & Brian Schwab Foundation, and Windsor Regional Hospital, Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks raised $18K this year.

Adriana Rajewski Enlightened Yoga

Adriana Rajewski representing Enlightened Yoga teaching yoga class as part of Transition to Betterness’ Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks fundraiser at Coventry Gardens in Windsor, ON, on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Adriana Rajewski Yoga 4 Hope at Coventry Gardens

Adriana Rajewski representing Enlightened Yoga teaching yoga class as part of Transition to Betterness’ Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks fundraiser at Coventry Gardens in Windsor, ON, on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Missi Chenier Santosha Yoga Therapy

Missi Chenier representing Santosha Yoga Therapy teaching yoga class as part of Transition to Betterness’ Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks fundraiser at Brunet Park in Lasalle, ON, on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Missi Chenier Santosha Yoga Therapy

Missi Chenier representing Santosha Yoga Therapy teaching yoga class as part of Transition to Betterness’ Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks fundraiser at Brunet Park in Lasalle, ON, on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Kellen LeClair of Modo Yoga

Kellen LeClair of Modo Yoga teaching yoga class as part of Transition to Betterness’ Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks fundraiser at Lacasse Park in Tecumseh, ON, on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Kellen LeClair of Modo Yoga

Kellen LeClair of Modo Yoga sitting with participants of his yoga class as part of Transition to Betterness’ Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks fundraiser at Lacasse Park in Tecumseh, ON, on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Yoga 4 Hope participant

A young girl participating in Adriana Rajewski’s yoga class as part of Transition to Betterness’ Yoga 4 Hope In The Parks fundraiser at Coventry Gardens in Windsor, ON, on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Eyes On Windsor publisher and photographer Eric Bonnici was pleased to take on the role of official photographer for the event. He photographed some of the classes throughout the day at Lakewood Park in Tecumseh, Brunet Park in Lasalle, and Coventry Gardens in Windsor.

For more information about T2B visit https://www.t2b.ca/