Normando Jones

Normando transforms the world of yoga into an enticing experience using hand drums, didgeridoo, synthesizers, and exotic instruments. Normando 'the musical magician' brings magic into any space not only by his drumming but also by his nature. Hypnotic rhythms and ethereal melodies allow yogis to move deeper into their awareness. The wonderful healing benefits of Normando’s music creates a transcendance, seducing the heart, awakening the soul to the preciousness of being human. Rhythm is the foundation of life, melody is the song of the spirit, and movement binds them together. Normando has provided music for Lululemon, Lolë, Moksha, Yoga Vision, Power Yoga Canada, Yoga-Thon Dundas Square, Take it to the mat/Lymphoma Canada, and The Power of movement/Arthritis Canada.

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Yara Elarabi

Yara Elarabi is a full-time yoga teacher in Toronto. Her yoga journey began seven years ago while living in Taipei, Taiwan. Once she moved back to Toronto, she completed her first 500-hour yoga teacher training through Moksha in Montreal in 2014. She also completed 20 hours of yin training in 2015, and 100 hours of Moksha Flow training in 2016. Yara’s passion and love for the practice shines through in her teaching. She is a firm believer that yoga has the power to heal people and create world peace. She hopes to change the world one yoga class at a time. Currently, Yara teaches full time at Moksha Yoga North York and Moksha Yoga Thornhill.  

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Aviva Rubin, Keynote Speaker

Aviva Rubin is a Toronto-based freelance writer, mom of two boys, patient advocate and health policy consultant as well as a member of Odette’s Patient and Family Advisory Council. Her writing on cancer has been published in The Globe and Mail, The New York Times and Chatelaine. She’s the author of the memoir Lost and Found in Lymphomaland, that documents her trip through cancer. One reviewer of the book says:

 I never thought anyone could make me laugh about cancer, but Aviva Rubin has managed to take a difficult topic, her own lymphoma diagnosis and subsequent treatment, and explore the ins and outs with compassion, insight and humor. Her story is one experienced of many, but her voice is singular. You will laugh, cry, share her fears, anxiety, hope and marvelous take on a frightening process. This is a book for everyone, not just those facing cancer, because at its core it illustrates the resilience of the human spirit.

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