Karin Charuz

Since 2006, Karin has been devoted to guiding others into a true state of self-acceptance and helping them improve their physical and mental well-being through the practice of yoga and mindful living. Karin believes that the practice of Yoga is adaptable to suit everybody and she encourages her students to listen to their bodies and work patiently in a way that feels safe to them while having fun with their practice.

Karin is a senior instructor at Yoga Tree studios in Toronto and a teacher training faculty member. She leads spiritual retreats, various workshops and teaching at corporations, as well as one-on-one private sessions. Karin’s classes focus on staying connected to the inner self with emphasis on breathing, developing awareness of body and mind, as well as core strength, muscle tone, improved posture, balance and inner confidence.

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Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart is a comedian, author, and speaker who delivers a unique blend of humour and inspiration aimed at helping people reclaim their joyful nature by seeing the lighter side of life. Susan is the author of “Reaching The Laugh Resort” and “Your New Lenses Are Ready For Pick Up: A Guide To Seeing The Lighter Side Of Life”. Susan is also the co-author of “From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons From Four Funny Ladies.” You can learn more about Susan at www.susanstewart.ca.

Susan is delighted to be involved in take it to the mat and support the efforts of Lymphoma Canada. A dedicated yogi for the past six years, she is excited to share how we can practice yoga wherever we are by meeting life’s challenges with a sense of ease and of course, a sense of humour. 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Susan-Stewart-192598074146911/

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Normando Jones

Normando Jones has been playing percussion and drum set in many bands over the past 40 yearsf and has recently become a Kundalini instructor. The movement of yoga gives him the fuel he needs to express himself and contribute to the energy and flow of a yoga class/routine. Through the use of hand drums, didgeridoo, computer tracks, and synthesizers the world of yoga becomes not only a form of exercise but an experience that allows yogis to move deeper into their own awareness. The music of Normando Jones an incredibly unique, delightful, and unrivaled complement to the practice of yoga. It has been said that the musical accompaniment helps clear the mind of the day to day thoughts and bring about clarity and oneness. Normando will share the rhythm and melody of his music during 108 minutes of yoga.

I have the pleasure of providing live music for the third annual take it to the mat experience. You are in for a truly heart-warming and uplifting journey. Great food, intriguing speakers, and an enriching practice, the likes of which you have not encountered. I have witnessed first-hand the effects of lymphoma on the body, and its impact on family and friends. Providing live music for you who support this cause is an honour. Namaste!

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