A Three Part Event made up of 



5km Walk/Run 

Join us for a one of a kind event as we bring our community together to raise funds for the Nanaimo Brain Injury Society.

Mindfulness ~ Yoga ~ 5km walk/run Event 

Event Details




Saturday September 8, 2018

Check-in begins at 9:00am

2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo BC

Early Bird Price: $50

Regular Price: $75  

Do you want to add a yoga mat to your event? please add $25

*note early bird pricing ends July 15th at midnight

Event Timeline

Registration Check In 

Guided Mindful Activity

Yoga Classes Begin 

Westwood Walk/ Run

* interval walk/run led by Gillian Goerzen of Super You

Door Prize/ Raffle Draws


Register Early before we sell out!

Your Instructors

Your instructors have all generously volunteered their time and expertise to join us for this years event

Nicole Cleckner

Class: Yoga Flow 

After practicing Yoga for many years, Nicole completed her 200 hr yoga teacher training with Oxygen Yoga & Fitness where she met and studied under Christina Raskin EYRT 500HR+.

 After completing her studies,  she continued her learning with Rhodes Wellness College as a Personal Coach to help support her students as they forge the way to their own yogic path.

Nicole is currently living on Vancouver Island, where she is known for her compassionate and heart centered teaching philosophy and lifestyle. She and her partner recently opened their own Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Studio in Nanaimo BC.    She is honoured and delighted to share the magic of yoga with the world and finds her passion in helping others discover their own unique magic on and off the mat :)

Nicole is the owner of Oxygen Yoga Nanaimo. http://oxygennanaimo.ca

Cassie Starc

Class: all levels Vinyasa Flow 

Cassi is passionate about enabling holistic wellness, working with people to advance their mental and physical health through her work as a Yoga Teacher and Occupational Therapist.  Cassi came to yoga looking for a fun way to get some exercise, when working out at a gym had always felt like a chore. Yoga became a daily practice, as Cassi discovered yoga was much more than just exercise, but also a tool to shift perspective, express creativity, and relieve stress. Determined to bring this experience of positive change to others, Cassi sought out a training program and soon after graduated from Marianne Wells Yoga School (200hr YTT). Cassi aims to provide accessible yoga classes with many options in each pose, allowing everyone to create a practice unique to their own wants and needs. Currently, Cassi can be found teaching at OmTown Yoga and Oxygen Yoga & Fitness in Nanaimo, BC. You can connect with Cassi on Instagram at @cass.o.frass or on her Facebook page, “Yoga with Cassi”. 

Michelle Kartz

Class: Hatha

Michelle began practicing yoga in 2001 and decided to enrich her yoga practice and ultimately her life by completing her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at OmTown Yoga Studio in Nanaimo, BC. She continues to learn and grow; completing her Fitness Instructor Specialist Certification with CanFit Pro and her 50 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training at OmTown Yoga Studio. Grateful to share her passion with such a warm community, Michelle’s goal is to share how yoga has helped her in so many ways by cultivating an all-inclusive environment where you can feel welcome to explore your own yoga; whether it is to strengthen your practice or to experience it for the first time. She enjoys many different styles of yoga and incorporates her own experience into her classes. Michelle’s range of activities outside of yoga include anything from exploring the great outdoors to working up a sweat in the gym and she integrates this lovely sense of physicality into her classes, while aiming to keep them accessible to everyone. With Michelle you can expect to work, play, relax and have some fun!

Andrea Ting-Letts

Class: Yin/ Restorative Yoga

Andrea teaches yoga because she aspires to inspire. She believes that we are capable of igniting a revolution from within our own selves. On our yoga mats, we practice not just the physical asanas. We practice loving ourselves unconditionally; we practice honouring our own limitations but also testing our unlimited potential; we practice consciously creating peace within ourselves. When we emerge from our yoga practice as renewed human beings, we radiate peace. We are ready to create an upward spiral that unites us all. 


Andrea teaches a variety of drop-in, registered, corporate, and private classes in Victoria, BC. She celebrates movement, music, and breath in Vinyasa Flow, and cultivates stillness, awareness and acceptance in Yin and Restorative. She also guides her teaching colleagues to find their voices and establish their personal brands in workshops and trainings at the Victoria Yoga Conference and Brahmanda School of Yoga.  She completed her initial teacher trainings with Eoin Finn and Natalie Rousseau, and is currently completing her 500hr Advanced Teacher Training at Semperviva, studying with Clara Roberts-Oss, Bernie Clark, Mark Stephens, Anodea Judith, and other luminaries. 


Connect with Andrea and check out her teaching schedule at www.infiniteblissyoga.ca | andrea@infiniteblissyoga.ca

Andrea Palichuk

Class: Moksha inspired flow 

Andrea (e-RYT 500) has been teaching yoga for nearly 7 years and practicing for over a decade.  She firmly believes yoga can be for everyone and all bodies, and seeks to create a safe, judgement free space where people can explore themselves and take what they need from their practice.  Andrea personally experienced the benefit of yoga as a tool for addressing old injuries an dysfunctional patterns in her body, a self-care tool for managing anxiety and depression. A learning opportunity to explore habits and emotions, and also as a way to nourish her mind and spirit.  Her classes reflect this:  she encourages students to move in ways that improve stability and function, while focusing on mindful awareness of breath, moving usefully, creating space for peace and stillness, and observing the subtleties that arise in the process.  Andrea is passionate about how adaptable the amazing practice of yoga can be in serving each individual in many ways and she feels most at home when helping students get creative in exploring how this practice can best work for them.  Outside of the yoga room, Andrea is currently finishing off her last prerequisites to apply for Physiotherapy school next year. 


Jan McNeill

Mindful Activity 

Jan has been a practicing clinician for over 17 years specializing in
trauma and addictions.  She has a background of working with clients who
have experienced grief and loss, PTSD, addictions, chronic illness and
pain. She believes in staying current in her field and pursues constant
training in all areas. Jan has volunteered on several non-profit Boards
over the years and has a passion for helping people heal from life traumas
and believes strongly in the power of animal therapy. Jan has a full time
Private Practice, is Director of Mental Health at Vancouver Island
Compassion Dogs and is an Adjunct Professor at the Adler University in
Vancouver where she teaches Trauma Theories, and Interventions along with
several other foundational courses. Jan believes in working in a variety
of methods to find the one that works best for each client.

Jan has seen the power of mindfulness and how it can benefit everyone. 

Gillian Goerzen

Walk/Run Interval Leader

Gillian is a passionate fitness leader with nearly 20 years of experience as a fitness instructor, personal trainer and health coach. She leads running clinics, fitness and yoga classes locally in her hometown of Nanaimo, BC and works with clients all over North America as a health and lifestyle coach. Her high energy, contagious enthusiasm and expertise are uniquely paired with her genuine drive to help her clients with a kind and compassionate approach. She is tirelessly committed to helping women re-define what it means to be fit and healthy and is dedicated to shifting the conversation from what our bodies look like - to the amazing things they can do! Her commitment, above all else is to help each and every women on the planet find their unique way to #besuperyou

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