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Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon

What is Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon?
This annual day of practice and celebration brings together participants to raise funds that give children facing devastating disease lifesaving answers and hope. Our next Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon will take place in-person on April 10, 2022.
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Who can participate?
Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon is open to all, ages 16 and up. All levels and styles of yoga practitioners are welcome. All participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and may be required to provide proof of vaccination as well as complete a symptom screening in advance or upon arrival at Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon.

How do I register?
Register as an individual, join a team or start your own.
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Do I need to pre-register?
Yes! We expect the day to sell out. Registration will not be available at the event.

What is the day like?
Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon consists of two main yoga sessions—a morning and an afternoon practice. The morning practice is taught by New England based yoga instructors, and the afternoon session is all about finding time to celebrate as a community. In between sessions, participants can grab lunch, shop our marketplace vendors, visit our photo area, and more. Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace and rest at any time.

What COVID-19 protocols will be in place?
All participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and may be required to provide proof of vaccination as well as complete a symptom screening in advance or upon arrival at Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon. Boston Children’s Hospital will adhere to all protocols put forth by the state of Massachusetts, the CDC, and Gillette Stadium at the time of the event. Expect hand sanitizer stations, touchless facilities in the restrooms, and adequate social distancing opportunity. All participants will receive up-to-date information on protocols just prior to the event.
If you have questions, please contact us at yoga@chtrust.org.

What if it rains?
In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to the Socios.com Field House. Participants will be notified in advance of the event and directed to the appropriate location upon arrival. Adequate spacing and ventilation will allow us to continue to adhere to any COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of the event if we must move indoors.

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Donations and Fundraising

How do donations help kids?
Your funds help provide lifesaving care and support to patients and families, through the Boston Children’s Hospital Every Child Fund. When you fundraise, you advance promising research, care for kids facing complex illness and give parents supports that enable them to stay by their child’s side.
Learn more about your impact

How can friends/family/colleagues donate to my Yoga Reaches Out efforts?
Your supporters can donate by:

  • Giving online by credit card on your personal fundraising page.
  • Making a check out to Boston Children's Hospital. Please have your donor write your name and “Yoga Reaches Out” on the memo line so we can ensure the donation is posted to your fundraising page.
  • Giving you cash. Write a personal check or exchange cash for a bank check and mail it to us — please do not mail cash. Please write your donor’s information on the envelope so we can add them to your fundraising page.

How should I send my check donations to Boston Children’s?
Please complete this form and mail gifts to us. Once received, we will process and update your total. If you have questions, please contact yoga@chtrust.org.

Boston Children's Hospital's Tax ID number: 04-2774441
Please mail checks made payable to Boston Children’s Hospital to:
Boston Children’s Hospital Trust
Attn: Gift Services
401 Park Drive, Suite 602
Boston, MA 02215-3354

Will donors who give by check appear on my personal fundraising page?
Yes. Our gift processing team will add donations received in the mail to your personal fundraising page. Offline donations may take 5-7 business days to be reflected on your page

Do you send acknowledgement letters for contributions?
Yes. Boston Children's Hospital acknowledges all gifts of $250 or more and sends receipts for these gifts per IRS guidelines. All online gifts will receive an automatic receipt.

I don't want to fundraise. Can I still attend Yoga Reaches Out?
Yes, you can register and make an outright donation of $300 via credit card or check to fulfill the fundraising minimum.

Do I still need to raise the minimum if I join a team?
Yes, each individual is asked to pay a $25 registration fee and required to raise the fundraising minimum of $300.

What if I don’t reach the fundraising minimum?
All participants need to meet the fundraising minimum by April 27. If you do not raise $300 by that date, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance.

How do I learn more about matching gifts?
Many companies offer matching gifts for their employees who give to non-profits like Boston Children’s Hospital. Increase the impact of your donation by applying for your company to match your gift now.
View our matching gift guide

Can I do a Facebook Fundraiser for Yoga Reaches Out?
When you register for Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon you’ll be able to create a Facebook Fundraiser through your Fundraising Center. Please do not create a fundraiser directly through Facebook. Gifts made through a Facebook Fundraiser can only be counted towards your personal fundraising total if it is created through your Yoga Reaches Out Fundraising Center. You can also link your Instagram to your Facebook Fundraiser (see how here).

Will gifts made through my Facebook Fundraiser appear on my fundraising page?
Yes, but only if you create your Facebook Fundraiser through your Fundraising Center. Any donation you receive from Facebook will be added to your fundraising total automatically.

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Event Day

What should I wear to Yoga Reaches Out?
Please wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothes appropriate for practicing in outdoor weather. Most people practice in bare feet. You may also want to bring a small towel.

What else should I bring?
Because more than 1,000 participants will be coming together, please refrain from bringing anything that will take up a lot of space around your mat (coolers, large bags, etc.). Water bottles, snacks, and smaller items are fine to bring, but please refrain from eating and drinking on the field. Please do not bring anything of value since there is not a secure place to leave it.

Should I bring my own mat?
Yes. Mats will not be available.

Will hands-on assists be offered at Yoga Reaches Out?
No, hands-on assists will not be offered at Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon

When should I arrive?
You can arrive at any time. We recommend you show up by 9:00am to enjoy music and get settled for the day. If you need to come a bit later, volunteers will be there to register you and show you to your assigned mat placement.

What do I do with my shoes, cell phone and other belongings?
Please keep belongings with you at all times. We encourage you to bring a small amount of cash to use at our marketplace (some vendors will take credit cards or electronic payment). Please understand that we are not responsible for your valuables. Please silence your cell phone during the event. Taking pictures, using social media, and sharing your experience with others is encouraged but please be mindful that we’re striving for a meditative environment.

Is it ok to wear perfume/cologne?
Please refrain from wearing strong scents. Many people are sensitive or allergic to various scents and fragrances.

Can I eat or drink during Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon?
Feel free to bring snacks and water. Please refrain from chewing gum in the stadium. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. And we ask you not to eat or drink on the field.

Can I take pictures at Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon?
Yes! Please be mindful of not taking photos of people you do not know unless it is a large group shot. We encourage you to share the day on your social media! Remember to tag us @yogareachesout and use the hashtag #yogareachesout.

Will there be parking?
Yes. Free parking will be available around Gillette Stadium. Staff will be present to direct you to parking lot 22B.

What is the marketplace? What types of vendors will be there?
Vendors from all over New England attend Yoga Reaches Out each year to showcase yoga and wellness related merchandise, programs, and services. Participants are welcome to browse the marketplace at any time during Yoga Reaches Out (we suggest before the event kicks off or during the lunchtime break) to peruse items such as yoga attire, mala beads, jewelry and much more.
Learn how your company can be part of the Yoga Reaches Out marketplace

What COVID-19 protocols will be in place?
All participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and may be required to provide proof of vaccination as well as complete a symptom screening in advance or upon arrival at Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon. Boston Children’s Hospital will adhere to all protocols put forth by the state of Massachusetts, the CDC, and Gillette Stadium at the time of the event. Expect hand sanitizer stations, touchless facilities in the restrooms, and adequate social distancing opportunity. All participants will receive up-to-date information on protocols just prior to the event.
If you have questions, please contact us at yoga@chtrust.org.

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Benefit Classes

How do I learn more about hosting a benefit class?
Donation-based yoga classes are a perfect way to bring your community together and raise money for Yoga Reaches Out.
Learn more here

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