Mantra Yoga Studio participated in Thornbury’s first ever Brainfreeze Polar Dip on December 5th. The event occurred all over Canada and several states in the USA the first week of December as a fundraiser for Jack.org, a non-profit for youth mental health. The team, calling themselves the Mantra Yogi Bears raised over $4000 by plunging into Georgian Bay in Thornbury to the cheers and support of friends, family and members of the yoga community. Team leader and event organizer Charlene Spiessman is the new owner of the yoga studio. Congrats to team members Aaron Phillips, Margot Rochestor, Simone Sterio-Risk, Cindy Waldman, Kay Schaltz, Evan Bunting, Charlie Phillips and Lochlan Irvine. Plans are already underway to participate next year – making this important fundraiser an annual event that brings the community together. 

Submitted by: Charlene Spiessman.Photos: Lou Montana, Robert Burcher