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Tonic Presents OmT.O. 2017!

Tonic Presents OmT.O. 2017!

Last year, on June 19th, over three thousand people from all across the GTA converged on the Distillery District for OmT.O. It was a yogic celebration of the longest day of the year. They’ll be at it again as Tonic Magazine is proud to present OmT.O. 2017 on Sunday June 25th, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm at the Distillery District. Come join us and take any or all of nine free, specially themed, 40 minute yoga classes taught by the most popular and dynamic instructors from the top yoga studios in the city. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, you’ll be sure to enjoy these uplifting energetic classes. All you need to bring is your yoga mat and your good intentions.


This is the fifth year for the event, which has steadily grown in size and popularity. OmT.O. was originally conceived to bring people from all walks of life together with Toronto's best yoga teachers to celebrate strength of body, mind and community. Check out the class schedule at www.omto.ca to plan your day!


Back by popular demand is the amazing Meditation Station, presented by The Heartfulness Institute. Located just south of the main gates on Mill Street, the Meditation Station will be the spot for OmT.O. guests to mindfully reflect on their surroundings and the day. These energetic certified trainers, all volunteers, are part of a worldwide non-profit movement. They will offer individual and group relaxation and meditation sessions throughout the day, at the north end of the plaza. What makes Heartfulness meditation unique is yogic transmission, which helps us dive deep in the heart during meditation. A midday Heartfulness session will also be offered from the stage. Heartfulness is always free. www.heartfulness.org


Those of you who came last year know that the weather was hot and sunny. Whether you’re taking one, two, three or more classes we want you to stay hydrated and energized throughout the day.


This year our water sponsor is SodaStream, who’ll be on site sampling, demonstrating and selling their product all day. Powered by a CO2 carbonator, SodaStream allows you to turn tap water into sparkling water in an instant. With SodaStream, you have the flexibility to create your own sparkling beverages by adjusting the fizziness and flavour level to your personal taste. Try one of their Sparkling Flavour Mixes, or create your own flavour.


But wait! Longtime OmT.O. sponsor Pure-le Natural will be offering cold refreshing Liquid Greens and Active Vitamin B12 to help everyone power through Yoga and we will be introducing Organic Fiberrific, the cleanest fibre, and the newest addition to the Pure-le Natural Family.


And if that’s not enough, new OmT.O. sponsor Genuine Health will be on site too. As the official protein sponsor of OmT.O. they’ve got the plant-based goods! Come find them for free smoothies and bars to keep you fueled between asanas! Plus, you’ll have the chance to show them your fav yoga pose for a chance to win an awesome grand prize. Ommmmmm”


Wedderspoon prides itself on sourcing only the highest quality, raw, Non-GMO Project verified Manuka honey on the market. Manuka honey, a New Zealand superfood which boasts incredible health and wellness properties, can be used both topically and internally, in home remedies, DIY beauty regimes and even just taken by the spoonful daily. Wedderspoon will be sampling their Manuka honey via their convenient ‘Manuka on the Go’ snap packs at the OmT.O Festival, in the hopes of further contributing to the calm and strength of your yoga practice.


Our retail grocery sponsor Lady York will be on site too! They’ll be showcasing what they do best, fresh produce. Come by their booth for a free fruit skewer. They are also going to showcase their  fast growing catering division.


But what if you just want to cool off and get out of the sun? No problem, one of our new sponsors, Mettrum, will be operating a misting tent! Get an omega boost!  Naturally organic, hemp is rich in protein, antioxidant vitamins and omega fatty acids, helping nourish your mind, body and skin.  Proudly Canadian, Mettrum OriginalsTM (formerly HEMPOLA®), harnesses the benefits of hemp into a collection of all-natural, farm-fresh food, skincare and household products. From delectable, healthy baking mixes and fibre-rich protein powders, to lavish body oils, creams, lip balms and food-safe wood-finishing oils, the versatile possibilities of hemp are endless.  Incorporate the nourishing power of hemp into your daily routine.


In addition to all the food and drink to sample and purchase, we have amazing yoga apparel and goods to purchase on site! In addition to the unique artisans, some of whom are featured in this issue’s On The Shelf column (see print version of the June issue), we have our new yogawear sponsor, Lorna Jane.  Lorna Jane always develops beautiful, fashionable garments made with high performance fabrics and utilizes expert craftsmanship, but what makes Lorna Jane truly unique is that Lorna Jane created a new way for women to approach daily fashion and life. Their mission is to empower every woman to lead her best life through the Active Living philosophy and the daily practice of Move, Nourish and Believe.


Guess What? We’re providing 1000 VIP passes to our Yoga Studio Partners to give away to their customers and clients. Bring your VIP pass to OmT.O. before 4:30pm on the day of the event and redeem it for an amazing gift bag courtesy of VIP sponsor Purica! Purica’s bottom line is simple: Their wholesome natural formulations must produce powerful results that customers can feel. Purica formulations are designed to help all who use them recover the capability and vibrancy typically enjoyed only during youth. They believe that their continuous use will help maintain vitality and ease suffering at any age.


Pssst. Here’s the best part….one of those VIP Passes is a “GOLDEN TICKET!!!” One lucky pass holder, which will be drawn the week before OmT.O. 2017, will get an amazing prize pack worth hundreds of dollars courtesy of Purica, Tonic Magazine and various other companies! Contact our yoga studio partners to find out how to get your VIP Pass to OmT.O.2017

So be sure to join us for what will be our best OmT.O. event yet! omto.ca