In a time of isolation and uncertainty, the inaugural LOMAPALOOZA was a one-day virtual event that focussed on health and wellness, personal growth, and fun, all from the comfort of our attendees own home!
Don't worry if you missed this year's event - you can check out the recordings below, and we'll be back again next year with another exciting lineup that aims to make you feel good, while doing good!
Thanks to the generous support of our wonderful community and presenters, we raised a total of:
Event Line Up
Please note all times listed are in EST
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM EST
Super Smoothie Delights
CLICK HERE to download your recipe and follow along with Meghan!
Join Meghan Telpner, bestselling author and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, for a ridiculously fun, information-rich and entertaining smoothie workshop. You will be amazed at how much deliciousness can be packed into a single blend to make a smoothie that eats like a nourishing meal. This is the best kind of fast food and she’ll offer loads of substitution options to suit all palettes and dietary needs.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
HIIT, FIT, HOORAY!
CLICK HERE to follow along with Gill's Spotify playlist!
If there's one thing we could all use right now, it’s a rush of endorphins to keep our minds sharp and our spirits high. Join our Nike Trainer, Gill Munn, as she guides us through this heart-pumping, calorie-blasting HIIT Challenge designed for all fitness levels. We promise it will leave you sweating, smiling, and feeling just a little bit better about that extra slice of banana bread.
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EST
Power and Peace Yoga
A slow moving Vinyasa to help you get grounded during turbulent times. Use breath and movement to find peace and calm. Expect to leave class feeling rested and refreshed. Class is for all levels.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
CLICK HERE to download your recipe and follow along with Matt!
Join Matt Basile, founder of the Fidel Gastro's Street Food Co. and author of best-selling cookbook Brunch Life, in making Nashville Hot Chicken and Waffles and talking all things brunch. He'll take you through his trip to Nashville to explore the world of fried chicken while writing Brunch Life, discuss how brunch isn't just a meal but a culture and answer some of your burning questions about food and more!
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM EST
STREET ART + CULTURE
CLICK HERE to download your colouring pages and follow along with Dani!
Learn the ins and outs of graffiti with Mixed Media Artist Dani Cooperman, and learn how to create your own tag and piece. Using a mix of photographs, acrylic paint and computer-drawn street art elements, Dani creates vivid urban landscapes on plexiglass which are then lit from behind with LED light panels. Dani’s artwork has been featured in numerous art shows in the US and Canada and is held in private and corporate collections in a dozen cities around the world.
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM EST
Come to this virtual session to check-in, get real and dance your way to better connections at work and home. Feeling like a zoombie? We’ll play with the virtual meeting tool to share how we’re doing and what we’re dreaming of during these difficult times. Then we’ll talk about what it means to bring our “whole” selves to work these days—which often means bringing our whole self home. Key to feeling authentic, during a pandemic and beyond, is trusting relationships. We’ll end by exploring and developing our Trust Mindset. Our assumptions and attitudes about trust shape how well you connect to family members, friends and colleagues. Heady stuff, but we’ll get there through the body: you’ll learn a dance and get to boogie to Justin Timberlake. What’s trust got to do with it? Plenty, and we’ll have fun exploring the topic.
Click here for more information about Great Place to Work.
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
The Sit - Mini Meditation
Join Sikin Samji for a meditation called the sit. We use it to cultivate a pathway to connection with ourselves by creating a sense of ease and focus, bringing the mind into a present state of awareness.
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM EST
Leah Allyce Canali
Labelled as a "true talent" by icon and superstar, RuPaul, Leah Allyce Canali will invigorate your soul and ease your mind with a live performance covering some of music's hottest acts whilst making it all her own. Sit back, relax, and let her rich vocal stylings light up your day.
4:45 PM - 4:50 PM EST
I Like You (Even During a Pandemic)
Josh Johnson is a stand-up comedian, Emmy-nominated writer and performer from Louisiana by way of Chicago. He is currently a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and is a former writer and performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (where he made his late-night debut). Take a quick laugh break as Josh shares some of his insights on the world today.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
BarChef at Home
CLICK HERE to download your recipe and follow along with Frankie!
Co-owner of Toronto’s BarChef – rated by Food and Wine Magazine as one of the “top seven new and innovative bars in the world” – Frankie Solarik is a pioneer of the Modernist and contemporary approach to cocktails internationally. Join Frankie to learn about the BarChef philosophy and how to create complex, balanced cocktails at home using fresh ingredients and culinary techniques.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
DJ Power Hour
Part I: StokeS the MC
Part II: DJ Jane Blaze
End your day with an epic dance party full of incredible music and positive energy. Spend the first half hour kicking it old school with StokeS the MC, and stay tuned for the back half where DJ Jane Blaze will bring you back to today with the hottest mixes around. After a day of feeling good and doing good, take this time to let loose on your own personal dance floor.
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