Christine Yanke is a mom, a wife, an accomplished author, and Canada’s first certified YogaFit for Warriors instructor – a therapeutic practice aimed at relieving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is also a former client of St. Joe’s Womankind Addiction Service and knows firsthand how using alcohol and drugs to cope with stress, grief, and trauma can spiral into a full-blown battle with substance abuse. This summer, Yanke is participating in the Run for Women to raise funds for women’s mental health services at St. Joe’s, which she credits for getting her life back after struggling with addiction.
To participate in the Run for Women, or donate to women’s mental health programs, visit https://www.runforwomen.ca/Cities/Hamilton.aspx. Registration ends on June 25th, 2021. Use code: RFWIMPACT for $5 off your registration fee!