OLIVIA Vivian inspired young girls when she appeared on Australian Ninja Warrior this year and now she has turned her attention to young people in remote and underserviced communities.
The former Olympic gymnast is an ambassador for Wellness Walkabout, a mass yoga class being held at Optus Stadium to raise money for Fair Game, a not-for-profit that provides health and fitness programs as well as recycled sports equipment to remote and under-serviced communities in WA.
“Since the show (Ninja Warrior) came out the response from parents and young girls has been great,” Vivian said.
“I want to inspire young women and older women who are not confident in themselves, to go out and give things like this a go.”
The Leaky Tap caf owner said she practiced yoga as often as she could.
“It’s something where you shouldn’t wait until you feel like you need it,” Vivian said.
“I do it during my warm ups at least.”
Fair Game is aiming to attract 3000 people to the event so it becomes the biggest yoga class in Australia.
There will be four yoga teachers running the class – Adam Rose (Myaree), Shawn Taylor (Fremantle), Kylie Pearsall (North Perth) and Claudia Scalisi (Mt Lawley).
WHAT: Wellness Walkabout flow yoga class
WHERE: Optus Stadium
WHEN: Saturday, October 6 from 2-6pm
TICKETS: $50 adults, $30 students at www.wellnesswalkabout.org.au