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Bending over backwards: premiere of “Yogawoman” at the Mayfair Theatre

Ottawans sure do love their yoga. Walk down Bank St. from Wellington to Gladstone and you’ll encounter more yoga studios than Bridgeheads. While the majority of practitioners do yoga for the physical health benefits, it’s well known toned muscles aren’t all you get from downward dog. Yogawoman is an award winning documentary that tells the inspiring stories of […]

Laughter first, yoga second: Through the Gaze of a Navel

Well, it finally happened folks. There I was, bent over in my Downward Dog when Emelia Symington Fedy – the yoga instructor, professional advice giver, self-proclaimed pop psychology expert and witty performer – told the class to “twerk it like you can work it”. I never thought I’d see the day I’d be encouraged to […]

Fringe Review: Ananta

By Vanessa Turpin 55 minutes | Musical, Stand-up Slam | Mature On opening night, Ananta took to the stage dressed in all black, perched atop a high stool and looked out at the intimate (read: small) crowd from behind round-framed glasses. He looked to be the quintessential depiction of a Beat poet, in a somewhat […]

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – Part-Time

Our yoga programs are life-transforming and for everyone, whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or wanting to deepen your yoga practice and knowledge.The Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Part-Time program is designed to help accommodate your busy schedule. This program offers the possibility to really dive into the teachings: physically, mentally and spiritually while […]

Concert With Crystal Journey

Join David Hickey for a Sound Immersion Experience! The show will take place in two 40-50 minute sound experience sets with a short intermission. David’s set up includes 10-12 Quartz Crystal Bowls, 8-10 Paiste Planet Gongs & Santoor (Persian & Indian). Nothing is amplified, pre-recorded or rehearsed. Each set and performance is sonically pure and […]

Queer & Trans Yoga

Free! Donations gratefully accepted for Manajiwin, the body-positive and LGBTTQ+ safe fitness space, offered by Kind and the Odawa Native Friendship Centre Facilitated by Grounded Turtle Yoga This class welcomes those who are new to yoga, and those who are more experienced. We have one single-stall bathroom where people are welcome to change before or […]

Creating Balance Sequencing a Yang + Yin Class

With Jenna Switzer and Stéphane Ippersiel For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students! Yang + Yin Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice to combine the benefits of dynamic sequences and standing postures with more passively held yoga poses. Yang is the masculine principle – light, active, outward, moving, hot, retrospective. Yang Yoga builds […]

PranaShanti Community Kirtan

Kirtan- an ancient participatory music experience- offers another method of practicing yoga that brings one in contact with the divine within. This yoga of the heart, or yoga of devotion, can carry us effortlessly to a place of quiet, to stillness. One of the oldest sacred music traditions of the world, the kirtan call-and-response chanting […]

Happy BALLadays! with Jenna

Happy BALLadays! Join Jenna Switzer for a fun, interactive, ball bliss workshop which will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for the holidays! This workshop will be focused on releasing tension and increasing mobility in your hips, shoulders, and neck. Everyone attending this workshop will walk away with their own set of Small Yoga Tune […]

New Year’s Day LIVE Music Yoga

Set Your New Year’s Intentions in MUSIC and MOTION with Jenna Switzer and The Bhavantu Collective! Bring in the New Year with a 90-minute flow class combining asana, breath work and meditative practice with the beautiful spiritual music of the Bhavantu Collective. Prompt deep reflection and inspire positive intentions for the year ahead. Bring Bhakti […]

Bend and Brunch

Join us ONCE A MONTH for Yoga + Brunch @ Ottawa’s top craft beer bar in Lansdowne Park! Bring your mat for a one hour yoga class and then stay for brunch + a beverage from our friends Stiegl Canada or Culture Kombucha! Please reserve ahead as each month we fill up! Dietary amendments are available for food […]