Karma Classes: Give a Little to Your Heart . . . and Your Brain

Need some good karma in your life? Partake in the UBC Yoga Club’s Karma Class on Saturday starting at 1pm. Our Karma Classes are by donation, and all proceeds go to a particular charity or organization dependent on the month.

This month’s organization we are collaborating with is the UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation Club in order to support their goal of raising funds for cardiovascular research.


The UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation Club aspires to build a vibrant community of strong, heart-healthy scholars. They envision a vibrant community for UBC where UBC students, faculty and staff have a sound mind and sound body by adopting a healthy lifestyle consisting of a proper diet, adequate exercise and good habits (e.g. avoiding smoking, minimizing stress, going for regular check-ups as necessary etc). Using their awareness campaigns, they hope to inspire others to deliberately care for their heart, and to understand that valuing their heart and its health is the right start to valuing the gift of life. By providing educational materials and tools from the Heart and Stroke Foundation to the public, through their Research Match service and by hosting their annual Research Night. They endeavour to make the same community equally interested in learning more about – and appreciating – the wonders of the heart and brain. To find out more about the UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation Club, visit their website http://ubchsf.com/ .


Did you know . . .

-Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for Canadian women
-Heart disease is preventable and manageable
-Physical activity (including yoga) can:

  • dramatically lower your risk of heart disease and stroke
  • help prevent and control risk factors such as:
    • high blood pressure
    • high cholesterol
    • type 2 diabetes
    • osteoporosis
    • certain types of cancer
    • obesity
  • reduce stress levels
  • increase energy
  • improve sleep
  • improve digestion

(source: http://www.heartandstroke.com/)

Give a little back to your heart and brain by doing some yoga with the UBC Yoga Club and supporting the UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation.




The Three A’s the UBC Yoga Club Guarantees

We all know that achieving three A’s is not the easiest academically, but the UBC Yoga Club has its own three A’s to offer you.  The UBC Yoga Club guarantees:

Accessibility: Our locations are easily accessible as we offer all our classes on campus mainly in the Nest (The Student Union Building) and the Hillel building (the building next to Brock Hall). Obtaining a membership has also become more accessible with our new online platform. On this link,  https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=628006 you can buy a membership with a credit card. You can also pay for classes ahead of time with the MindBody app. We understand not everyone wants to buy the membership with a credit card, that is why we also allow for people to buy memberships with cash before a class. Just come to class ahead of time and we will sign you up. You can also pay for drop-in by cash when you show up to class.

Availability: The UBC Yoga Club provides a plethora of classes which are available throughout the week. Our club guarantees at least 15 classes per a week with 1 class everyday (no classes on holidays), in order to make our classes available with your schedule. There is no commitment either as all the classes are drop-in. We provide all the props and mats, so all you have to do is bring yourself with a few bucks. Everyone knows how hectic the academic year can be, and that is why we try to make sure we have a comfortable environment available with certified yoga instructors to relieve the stress.

Affordability: Being a university student, sometimes it can be hard to go to yoga classes at a studio without breaking the bank. That is where the UBC Yoga Club comes in. We try our best to provide a comfortable and affordable environment to do yoga. Drop-in with a membership is only $2 per a class. Our membership also provides deals with our sponsorships. Head over to the “Work with Us” section and click on sponsorships if you want to find out more about the deals. The UBC Yoga Club’s membership for students before September 23rd, 2016 is $15 with our early bird promotion, and after this date, it will be $20. If you are not a student, then membership will be $30. This membership is until August 2017. We also now provide a one-term membership which is only $10 as not everyone wants to commit for an entire year or may be a student on an exchange. If you are not sure about yoga in general and do not want to commit to a membership, you can always drop in for only $5. When you come to a class, you do not need to worry about having your own mat and props , because we provide it for you since we know it can be expensive buying all the items needed for yoga.

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