Our amazing sponsors tomorrow include BIO RAW, Mid-day squares, Remedy Kombucha, Rawcology, True Glue and True Lashes, Beth and Olivia and Organic Traditions.
We were also excited to introduce our speaker for this workshop, wellness creator, Miranda Popen. Miranda is a Tier 3 trainer at Equinox and was a professional figure skater who rode the diet roller coaster hoping to get that “perfect body”. She is passionate about helping women discover how they feel internally and how they move externally through nutrition, fitness, lifestyle and self care.
Our workout was then lead by Jennifer Lau from Fit Squad, a personal training and small group fitness training company located in downtown Toronto. Fit Squad is committed to delivering result-based training by bringing an unparalleled experience through a leading-edge methodology and exceptional coaching.
There's a new wave of weightlifting underway–and this time around, it includes women. What was once mostly reserved as a workout for men, has now made its way into the general health and wellness scene, with women in particular taking up an interest in strength-training to supplement their exercise routines. Even though weightlifting is recommended as integral to any adult's daily workout routine, women have rarely been pegged as weightlifters. Now, with a more mind-body approach, weightlifting is back on the radar for wellness enthusiasts everywhere. As women living in today's society, the pressure to live up to an unattainable standard of beauty has never been more intense. Our culture conditions us to strive for a fictionally perfect aesthetic, encouraging women to go on cruel diets and undertake gruelling workouts, fooling us into believing our healthy, capable bodies will never be enough.
We were also thankful to have Jake from Mid-Day Squares talk to us about their Montreal founded, raw superfood squares!
Photography by Alana de Haan
On Tuesday, April 2nd at lululemon the attic, we hosted another Fitness by Jacflash Yoga Workshop. This workshop featured a discussion the endless benefits of CBD with Antuanette Gomez, Founder of Pleasure Peaks and a one hour power yoga session with Kay Ghajar.
We had so much fun reading this feature on Jacflash founder, Jaclyn Genovese, in the Toronto Guardian. The article discusses Jaclyn’s career trajectory, upcoming projects, and is full of photos that give a glimpse into her everyday life!
Kacie Krecolowich is a Registered Acupuncturist with a studio in Yorkville called SILK + PALM. After spending 8 years as an Aesthetician and Skin Therapist, her own health journey brought her to Acupuncture where she competed a Diploma in Acupuncture at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine.
Her focus is to continue providing skin therapy through a holistic approach with Cosmetic Acupuncture and her own line of small batch, all natural skincare, while also focusing on Women’s Health and Hormones to bring a balanced state to the body and encouraging women to… glow with the flow!
During the workshop, Kacie explained exactly what Cosmetic Acupuncture is and how it works to benefit the skin. She also demonstrated a Gua Sha/ Jade Roller Facial massage to give the skin a silky glow!
For any questions or more information check out her website at…
Fitness by Jacflash's Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and Zero Waste Event Coordinator Sophi Robertson
Last Tuesday we hosted another amazing yoga workshop!
At all of our workshops, all levels are welcomed and encouraged!
Yoga mats were provided for use for the evening by The Local Lululemon.
Our instructor Kay Ghajar (@kayghajar) has been practicing yoga for almost 10 years. She began exploring different styles of yoga after taking courses in positive psychology, which informed on the benefits of yoga and meditation. After a traumatic life event in university and failed progression through traditional counselling, she started practicing yoga and keeping a gratitude jar, which began her healing process and changed her outlook on life.
Kay received her 200-hour teaching certificate at Power Yoga Canada and will lead us through an amazing Power Yoga session. Her detailed, descriptive instruction and high energy makes the class exciting, comprehendible and achievable for the women in the class who are all at different levels.
Zero Waste Lifestyle Influencer- Sophi Robertson
Sophi is the Zero Waste Event Coordinator for the Toronto Tool Library. She has been striving to live a waste less lifestyle with her family of three since 2016. She documents her journey on social media as @YourEcoFriend.
At the workshop, Sophi helped us find simple and accessible solutions to reach our eco lifestyle goals.
She also spoke to us about Furoshiki- Japanese art of cloth wrapping.
We learned how to cloth wrap gifts beautifully without tape or any waste. The wrapping becomes part of the recipient’s gift so that they can reuse the cloth themselves or for another gift. We’ll cover hard to wrap gifts like wine bottles and toys. This can also be applicable for transporting other items such as food.
Extra special thank you to our assistant yoga instructors walking around, giving everyone one on one love, answering any questions and helping us in our poses!