YWCA Strong With Her

Please join us for a karma class and help us end gender-based violence.

YWCA Halifax brings together leading yoga and sports associations in the HRM for a week of
physical activity benefitting the December 6th Fund and honoring the victims of the 1989 École
Polytechnique massacre.

We would love to have you join our list of studios this year and encourage as many others as possible to mark this crucial day with a reflection by doing a yoga class or joining a sports session.

Now more than ever community matters as does its power to enact and affect change and because of this we hope that you will join us. 


Half of all Canadian women have experienced physical or sexual violence.


92% of teens who experience dating violence are girls.


Every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.


Karma classes are a great way to practice yoga and your choice of sport while financially supporting a good cause and connecting with others on a deeper level of awareness. Rather than charge an entry fee, studios collect donations for a charity. During the week of December 6-12 2022, look for the Strong With Her logo. Participating locations will ensure your Karma Class donation supports the work of YWCA Halifax.


About December 6th Fund:

The December 6th fund provides non-interest-bearing micro-loans and individualized support to women who wish to flee domestic violence but are compelled to stay for reasons of financial instability, life skills, and barriers to sufficient housing and/or self-sustainability. It reduces the number of homeless women and families in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) while working to end violence against women.  

Yoga instructors across HRM are joining YWCA Halifax by hosting an in-person and virtual karma class to recognize those lost in Montreal, provide a healing space for self-care, and raise funds to help in our work of ending gender-based violence and providing support to those affected.


Participating locations listed below. Ask your instructor to consider hosting a Karma class in support of YWCA Halifax Strong with Her this December.

For more information, please contact Candice Grant 902.818.5685 cgrant@ywcahalifax.com

List of Participating Studios

Sunday November 20:

The Fitness Room Anna Townsend- Pilates 2pm

The Fitness Room Darcie- Spin 3:15pm

Friday December 2:

Spin Co 5:30pm

Tuesday December 6:

On the Mat Tori Jarvis Grant- Power Flow

The Fitness Room Anna Townsend 9:15am

Evolve: All three locations, Full day of classes

Nature Folk Breath & Flow with Ashley McGaw 6:15pm

Wednesday December 7:

Many Hats Bedford Karen Furneaux & Leslie Bishop 1pm

RStudios @RINSE

Evolve: All three locations, Full day of classes

Thursday December 8:

Pro Edge Chernise Clayton- Strength & Conditioning 7:30-8:30pm

The Practice Full day of classes

Nature Folk Jilliana Burgess Lyengar Yoga Basics & Restorative 5:45pm

Friday December 9:

RStudios @RINSE Full day of classes, all four studios

Nature Folk Lyengar Restorative with Julia MacLean 11:45am

Saturday December 10:

Shanti Dartmouth Jacqueline Adams 12:30pm

Sunday December 11:

Nature Folk Candlelit YIN with Karli Morgan 7:30pm