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We are so very grateful to the following City of Om sponsors who are instrumental in building the City of Om community and helping us spread Good Vibes.
Come join the Pure Army at the hottest yoga studio in Ottawa.
We are located in the coziness of Westboro, the hustle and bustle of Downtown, and in the heart of Centretown. You can also find us in Toronto’s Liberty Village! At Pure we offer a wide range of class styles led by highly trained teachers and offer over 100 classes a week to choose from between our studios.
We believe there is a yoga for every-body, so whether you are looking to start fresh, or to deepen and evolve the practice you already have, we have the class for you!
At Pure Yoga we are equally as invested in our teachers as we are in our students, so you know you are always in the best hands.
for the vegetarian, the vegan, the omnivore and the flexitarian.
for the Westborite and the Glebite.
for the Hintonburgian and the Centertownian.
for the sidewalk surfer and the Gatineau Park explorer.
for the napper and the kayaker, the yogi and the circuit-trainer.
for the gamer, the gardener, the courier and the cycle-to-worker.
for the punk rocker and the Bluesfester.
for the activist, the artist, the student, and the government worker.
food is our common ground and pure kitchen is for all.
because community starts with the yum of its parts.
FREE SPIRIT 5K SPONSORS
EXIT Realty Corp. International, a full service real estate franchisor, opened for business in Toronto in September 1996, and in record time, expanded across North America. Our unique business model of single-level residuals is the foundation for our unparalleled growth and success, but it is only the starting block on the track we’ve created for our franchise entrepreneurs to run. We offer complete and proven systems and tools, competitive fees, and a high-tech, high-touch approach, all wrapped in a company culture of mentorship and led by an experienced and stable leadership team. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, $3.5 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity.
EXIT Realty Eastern Ontario is the regional headquarters for EXIT Realty in Eastern Ontario. Our region spans offices in communities from Hawkesbury to Pickering to Petawawa. Officially incorporated in September 2015, the region already had 10 strong existing offices. Under the regional leadership of AJ Plant and Vincent Detillieux, EXIT Realty plans on expanding to 36 offices in the region by 2020.
An Ottawa based graphic design studio and advertising agency that has been providing the nation’s capital with our branding, design, web, social media and marketing expertise for the past 13 years. Our aim is simple; exceptional customer service that promotes long-term relationships, creative and unique approaches to all of our projects and most importantly, results that will help grow your business. A boutique agency that blends the functionalities of a big company with the ability to cater to you the way a smaller business can; truly the best of both worlds.
SPIRIT LEVEL SPONSORS
PranaShanti Yoga Centre is a full-service wellness centre in the Hintonburg area of Ottawa near the Parkdale Market minutes from downtown and numerous public transportation stops. In our custom designed eco-friendly 8,000-sq.ft centre, our dedicated team of teachers and therapists offer a wide variety of classes in 4 spacious Yoga Studios and specially designed therapies in our Consultation spaces. Our soothing atmosphere and inspiring setting will help you cultivate a deep inner state of body centered restful awareness that will benefit every aspect of your life. Our spa-styled change rooms with ample showers, Infrared Sauna and full service boutique further support your healthy lifestyle. Open 7 days/week, 80+ classes/week. Workshops, teacher training programs, concerts and events offered throughout the year. FREE parking in our parking lots, complimentary tea served all day. Relax, take your time, leave feeling renewed. Drop in for a visit! 613.761.9642 (YOGA)
The Ten Spot is the ultimate upscale anti-spa experience - a ONE STOP shop for all your monthly maintenance offering impeccably executed manicures, pedicures and our famous waxing services; all done ultra efficiently with the utmost health and sanitation standards.
They've been recommended by the editors of every national publication, racked up oodles of industry awards and can regularly be found on the sites and instagrams of all the influencers.
Saje Natural Wellness connects people with the healing power of plants. Saje’s 100% natural essential oil blends, body care, home environment and aromatherapy products are sustainably sourced from nature’s purest beneficial plants. Since 1992, Saje has passionately served people navigating common health challenges and helped them learn how to promote well-being without parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic colours, fragrances or additives. Saje was founded in Vancouver, BC by husband & wife team Jean-Pierre LeBlanc and Kate Ross LeBlanc and has grown to more than 50 experience-based locations across North America. Connect with their growing community at Saje.com, @SajeWellness and #SpreadWellness.
GOOD VIBE SPONSORS
Wheelhouse Cycle is a boutique spin studio located in the heart of Wellington West. Upon opening its doors, Wheelhouse began to challenge the status quo of indoor cycling and quickly became known for its loud beats, dark room, and high energy. While some call it the 'day club', Wheelhouse Cycle is also known for a full body, high intensity workout that helps build strong bodies and strong minds. Built around a community that supports, encourages and pushes each other, Wheelhouse is the place to escape the everyday and work towards something greater both inside and outside the studio walls.
A coffee experience like no other! Located in the heart of Downtown Ottawa at 111 York Street in the Byward Market, Origin Trade is a unique coffee house and lounge. We are proud to support and feature homegrown food and drink; locally roasted coffee varieties, locally made fresh sandwiches and pastries and locally brewed beer. Start your day with a fresh, hot cup of coffee and come back at night with your friends to unwind with a flavoured hot vodka espresso amongst many other options . Origin is the new black…coffee, and so much more!
GOOD VIBES FIT PARTNERS
Greco Fitness is Ottawa’s premier boutique fitness studio. We have transformed bodies, lifted spirits and strengthened minds for over fourteen years.
Greco Fitness was founded under the philosophy of offering the most results based full-body workout in the shortest period of time. Each class is coached by top fitness specialists guiding you through every station to help you reach your full potential. We educate our members on fitness with a particular focus on form, injury prevention and fitness goals. All of our classes are suitable for all fitness levels and ages.
IG + Twitter: @grecoleanandfit
SUPPORTING THE OM SPONSORS
MalaRae is a unique mala company based in the Ottawa region of Canada. The owner, Kyla Rae, designs and makes each piece herself with care, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. As the process of making malas influences the energy of mala beads, each piece is made with love and only during a positive and peaceful state of mind. We use only top quality semi-precious gemstones and crystals. Our malas are handmade and knotted between each stone. The number of stones in our malas are made to the specific spiritual number of 108. We do not mass-produce our pieces, and we do not outsource the making of our pieces to factories abroad. Once complete, each piece is sage cleansed and moonlit charged. It is our hope that this space and our mala beads bring your mind, body and spirit a sense of true peace and positivity.
MalaRae has created a beautiful second edition Signature City of Om bracelet for City of Om 2017 made of quartz, lava + picture jasper, with the intention of CONNECTION.
Check it out at http://malarae.com/product/city-of-om-bracelet-2017/
Located in the beautiful and historic community of Pembroke, Ontario, White Pine Yoga Centre is the area's only full featured Yoga Studio offering a wide range of yoga classes in a variety of styles suitable for all levels of practitioner. White Pine Yoga is home to a large, diverse and thriving community of yogis who share in the vision that yoga is a practice for all ~ regardless of age, size, gender, income, religious belief or occupation. Share in the joy of practice at one of the most beautiful studios in Ontario, an warm and welcoming place waiting for you to come hOMe to.
Through our barre and cycle classes, The Dailey Method is the fastest way to a strong, lean, sculpted body. Dailey Barre classes combine the best of Pilates, yoga, and ballet barre training. Dailey Cycle classes fuse our signature focus on alignment and body sculpting with the cardiovascular benefits of indoor cycling to deliver a musically infused, balanced, full body workout resulting in a high calorie burn. All our classes are an ever-evolving mix of movement that offer extreme benefits for body and mind. We offer individualized attention in a group setting to give you the strength, discipline, and joy to find ultimate alignment. Join us in the Glebe for a happy hour at the barre!
Inner Fire Apparel creates lifestyle clothing that fosters connection and helps you spark your passions. Our intention is to create designs that make people smile, laugh and feel inspired…. so others can feel the same too!
We create yoga apparel that honours our mother earth. Our leggings are locally made from recycled water bottles and are BPA free. Our garments are sweatshop-free and are made in North America. Our shirts are all hand printed with love. We believe in giving back to our greater global community through philanthropic initiatives.
Little Lotus Yoga, founded by Amanda DeGrace, has been a part of the Ottawa yoga community for over 12 years. LLY started with one kids yoga class in New Edinburgh and has grown to now offering many weekly classes specializing in Prenatal, Postnatal and Kids Yoga. Amanda and her team can be found working at many community schools and daycares, offering workshops and supporting our birth community and offering weekly classes all across Ottawa. Little Lotus Yoga also offers Yoga Alliance Teacher Training programs in Prenatal, Postnatal and Kids Yoga in Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston and beyond!
Ottawa School of Embodied Yoga Therapy (SEYT)
Where life’s challenges meet compassionate practice.
Practice deeply – live fully.
- Honours yoga therapy as an intelligent, comprehensive and compassionate response to the breadth and depth of all afflictions and life happenings.
- Provides experienced and trauma-sensitive teachers, from various yoga lineages, complimentary healing disciplines and health care backgrounds, in an engaged and cooperative learning environment.
- Respects the wisdom of the body and the breath, as the foundation of knowledge and change, as well as each humans need for grounding, growth and connection with others and the natural world.
- Sees embodiment, living in and from one’s whole self, as a brave, integrated and human-making response when living in a disembodied and fast-paced culture.
SEYT’s program features engaging coursework, therapeutic practice, and experiential learning combined with practical clinical instruction. Our curriculum has a solid foundation based in scientific research, professional experience, and personal inquiry. Using an integrative and holistic approach, students will study and work respectfully and compassionately with a wide scope of topics including injury, pain, trauma, mental health, disease, birth, death, and embodied living.
The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) has been Teaching the Medicine of the Future™ since 1994. Our commitment to quality education has made CSNN the largest, leading school in holistic nutrition education, being the first in Canada to offer classroom studies. We have 14 provincially-regulated classroom locations across Canada, and also offer online studies via our Distance Education branch.
Wildtree crafts colourful nature inspired jewellery and wares dreamed up from a chaotic mind. Pieces are shaped from clay and given life with unique imprinting and glazing techniques. Intriguing things like leaves, coral, honeycomb, pinecones, stamps, lace, metal, and screwdriver heads are used to imprint and texturize the clay. Glazes are combined for endless colours, finishes, textures and patterns. While no two pieces are the same, distinctive motifs emerge; moons, trees, cities, chevrons, mountains, triangles, yogis, leaves, and lines. Necklace and studs in the shape of Ottawa are a current best seller as people begin to show some love for our heart shaped city, A business that started with jewellery is quickly expanding to include other ceramic wares like planters, dishes and small pieces for the home.
Upward Dog Yoga Centre
In the heart of the Byward Market, Upward Dog Yoga Centre has been part of the Ottawa yoga community since 2002. We offer 50 classes a week for all levels with wide variety of styles including POWER, HATHA, YIN, PRE/POST NATAL, STRESS REDUCTION and BARRE classes, taught by instructors certified through the Yoga Alliance. UDYC also offers many weekend workshops taught by instructors and invited guests to help you develop your yoga skills and grow your practice, as well as 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program certified by the Yoga Alliance.
All of our classes are drop-in so whether you're a complete beginner starting out, enjoy a regular yoga practice, or maybe a seasoned athlete looking to take your training to a whole new level, we offer classes that will help you to find balance, peace, health, and well-being.
Our environmentally conscious Byward Market Centre has three yoga halls, is equipped with changing and showering facilities, and now features a community room and wellness room (offering registered massage therapy, and Thai yoga massage) in our new renovated lower level. In addition we offer Beautycounter products- high performing safe skincare ad personal care products.
Dedicated to the craft, we are Ottawa’s small batch kombuchary brewing with patience, love, and intention.
Culture Kombucha is all about cultivating happiness and community. With you, we thrive on good vibes and good times. Our kombucha is traditionally brewed for a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Red Pine Camp…
an ideal location for your next YOGA RETREAT
Red Pine Camp is a stunning yet rustic camp located on beautiful Golden Lake, less than two hours west of Ottawa. The cabins and buildings are nestled in a tall pine grove which also towers over a large variety of activities available for your guests to enjoy.
There are many spaces around camp, both indoor and out, that can accommodate yoga, tai chi or stretching groups including our chalet, a beautiful circular log building with a large hearth in the center.
For more information about rentals please visit our webpage www.redpinecamp.org. We look forward to helping you plan your next retreat!
THE FREEWHEELING PHILOSOPHY
To create vibrant shopping experiences that connect engaged consumers with the stories & inspiration behind their goods. Our markets reflect the creativity of the modern craft community. We strive to keep our events relevant to both established & emerging artisans, focusing on the highest quality goods & branding. Through cultivating community we are building an influential presence for the indie-craft movement in Ottawa.
A Freewheeling Craft Fair is a thoughtfully curated showcase of the very best emerging & established artisans from our local maker community. We pull together engaging event experiences, offering thematic retail pop-ups featuring the opportunity for consumers to meet the makers & learn the stories inspiring their goods. We look for new ways to elevate the market experience, making it a lively atmosphere for consumers, and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit to inspire makers to push their creative boundaries.
It all culminates in a festive celebration of creativity, inspired surroundings, interactive experiences, maker goods, artisanal food & drinks, and good times.
After hosting our first Craft Fair in October 2015, we were been invited to be the official event partner of the creative space “Makerspace North”. We host an annual series of thematic modern craft markets to showcase local talent, and to welcome the Ottawa community into the Makerspace collaborative workspace.
Our goal for the future is to look past the marketplace, giving makers the tools and cultivating the community support that they need to be as successful as they can be when they popup in our marketplaces. This includes workshops, speaker series + grant programs. We don't want to use the word community as a buzzword- we want to add meaning to it so that the makers feel like they are a part of something bigger.
It's all about balance! Are you looking for a change? To create and maintain a healthy lifestyle? To grow or to develop on a new level? Welcome to Iron X Fitness Ottawa!
At Iron X Fitness, our main focus is to help you build a strong, natural and healthy body. We have a supportive community to make you feel comfortable, confident and empowered. We offer a variety of boutique fitness classes and wellness services which include Group Fitness, Yoga, Pole Fitness, Personal Training, Registered Massage Therapy and Holistic Nutrition.
Working with all ages, shapes and sizes, we strive to build the integrity of your body by injury prevention, health improvement, weight management, and overall strength and mobility regardless of your age. All levels are welcome. No pressure. No judgment. No limits.
Glebe Health House is a collaborative and dynamic group of health care professionals who are truly passionate about helping you return home to your best self.
As there are many pieces to your health and wellness puzzle, we offer many professional health solutions: Naturopathic Medicine, Registered Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Holistic Nutrition, and Psychotherapy/Counselling.
Our purpose is to help you start living and celebrating your Best Health now. At the core of this is the knowledge that small changes done consistently matter, and the impact of improving your health, and therefore your life, can revitalize your world on so many levels. We want that for YOU and we are here for YOU. Build Your Health House with us!
Did you know Strathmere now offers day and overnight spa and wellness getaways? We added a beautiful new building to our 200-acre property for everyone to enjoy! Set right in the middle of the field surrounded by wildflowers and large trees, The Retreat offers spa and massage services, daily yoga (al fresco weather permitting), two outdoor hot tubs, a large swimming pool for the summer months, outdoor fire and nature trails.
The Retreat Cafe features our own ecologically grown produce highlighted in our field to plate menus, as well as local Craft Beer, VQA Wines, Fair Trade Organic Coffee, Loose Leaf Teas, super food smoothies and detoxifying juices. Visit our Growers while you are here and see what’s being sent to the kitchen for you to enjoy.
Come and stay in one of our 34 guest rooms for a special getaway, or just a few hours with a walk on the nature trail, a yoga class, a soak in the hot tub and a bite to eat.
Visit www.strathmere.com to learn more about the Strathmere Experience!
Baseball is back in Ottawa with the Ottawa Champions who play in the Can-Am league. Tickets are available for all home games with family friendly pricing. The league is currently comprised of 7 teams: Ottawa, New Jersey, Rockland, Quebec City, and Trois-Rivières, Sussex County (which is also located in New Jersey state), and Garden State.
The Ottawa Champions play at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park (300 Coventry Rd. Ottawa, ON)
Check out their schedule or buy tickets through their website.
Whole Foods Market is a natural and organic grocery store located in the Shops of Lansdowne. The store sources the finest natural and organic foods available, maintains the strictest quality standards in the industry, and has an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture.
There are bountiful aisles filled with hundreds of unique products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, local and international cheese, delicious prepared dishes, and made in-house breads to name a few. With no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners, this is real food, pure and simple.
The store and its team members hold strong commitment and excitement in supporting the local neighbourhood and larger community. Whole Foods Market embraces the responsibility to co-create a world where each of us, our communities and our planet can flourish. All while, celebrating the sheer love and joy of food.