While we do not recommend take it to the mat for your first yoga class, you do have several months to train and get ready for this wellness challenge. Our instructors will ensure that they include posture modifications to accommodate all experience levels.

We recommend you also consider joining the meditation workshop. This workshop is great for anyone who wants to learn techniques to calm the mind, increase focus, and enhance enjoyment and fulfillment in one’s day to day life.

Absolutely. This workshop is for all levels; no previous experience is required.
Come dressed in yoga wear. You will need to keep your possessions with you throughout the day. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included. Water will also be provided. A brand new mat will be ready and waiting for you – it’s yours to take home after the event.
Wear the clothing you usually do to practice yoga or meditation – something comfortable and stretchy.

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Yes, however, you will not be permitted to enter the yoga or meditation class while they are in session. We will ask all participants not to leave the yoga practice during the class unless absolutely necessary.

The number 108, in several Eastern traditions, is described as sacred and “signifies” the interconnection between body, mind and spirit. The number 1 = unity, 0 = stillness, and 8 = infinite possibility. take it to the mat, The Great Yoga & Wellness Revolution promotes these concepts:

  • 1: together we will move with our yoga practice, calm our minds and learn about mindful living, we will move together with our la yoga practice.
  • 0: in stillness, we will absorb the teaching and meaning of our day, so that we can carry it forward as we strive for wellness in our lives.
  • 8: we will walk away from this informative and connecting day with limitless possibilities of how to live a healthier lifestyle.
We encourage all participants to enjoy the 108-minute practice; you have fundraised for this challenge. As in all yoga and meditation practices, you may choose to take a break and rest quietly on your mat as needed.
Participants will receive an incentive when they reach a specific fundraising level; fundraising rewards are not cumulative. You may choose any reward at or below the category for which you are eligible.
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Absolutely, they will also need to register and fundraise for the event. Space is limited and only those who have registered may participate.
The event registration fee is $50. It is non-refundable and covers your participation in take it to the mat event day activities. It includes your new yoga mat, breakfast, snack, lunch and beverages, yoga or meditation, speakers and more.
Yes, those who donate $10 or more will receive a tax receipt.
Charitable tax receipts will not be issued because the value of the day exceeds the registration fee. Any personal donation made above this fee however, can be receipted.
Our fundraising pages on this site provide tips and tools to help you reach your fundraising goal.  All funds raised will support Lymphoma Canada, and so we hope that you do your very best!
Yes. Please ask donors who choose to donate to you directly (not online) to provide you with a cheque made out to Lymphoma Canada. Should they give you cash instead, please deposit it and write a cheque to Lymphoma Canada. In both cases, you must attach a document that includes the donor’s full name, full address including postal code, phone number and the amount they donated. We will use this information to issue and mail charitable tax receipts.
Yes, all participants must sign a waiver when they register for the event online.
No, only those registered in advance may attend.
Fundraising rewards are not cumulative. Participants will receive only one reward. You may choose any award at or below the category for which you are eligible.
Yes, one may participate individually or join a team.
Creating or joining a team may add to your enjoyment of the event. Teams may practice and/or fundraise together. Team members motivate one another. Teams may select a team name and then choose to wear identifying apparel on the day of the event. Statistically, team members raise 20% more funds than individuals.
Each team member will fundraise for him/herself. The total amount that the team raises will be split among all team members.
Please see our fundraising tab for tips to success, ideas to help you build your donor network, and sample letters.
There is no maximum, although we recommend a minimum of 5 team members.
We encourage all participants to raise as much as possible to support Lymphoma Canada in our mission. Each participant, regardless of the funds raised, will receive only one fundraising reward.
The booking is specifically for the date specified. We are amenable should you wish to fly in early or depart at a later date. Your flights will be covered (up to a maximum flight allowance); however, all other expenses incurred before or after the retreat weekend will be your responsibility. Please contact our office for further details.


If you have other questions please email us at info@takeittothemat.ca