Robert Hawke

Robert Hawke is a speaker, cancer survivor and comedian. He has created wellness content for The Ontario Hospital Association, The University of Toronto Medical School and The Canadian Mental Health Association. He wrote Kicking Cancer’s Ass: A Lighthearted Guide to the Fight of Your Life and is very excited about his new book, Doing Happiness: Uncovering the Hidden Benefits of Feeling Good. He lives in Toronto with his terrific wife and ridiculously small dog.

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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

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. 

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