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 […]
Look out Ottawa foodies, there is a new vegetarian restaurant in town called Pure Kitchen. Food lovers of all sorts are going to love the atmosphere, staff, vibe and of course the food. Think vibrant, artsy, energetic, tasty, and healthy. These are all accurate observations to describe this new restaurant. Whether grabbing a shake after […]
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 […]
It’s all about balance. When I first found Ashley Kokelj’s Yoga On Tap sessions online, I was uneasy with the thought of combining draught beer with deep lunges. But after talking to “The Happy Yogi”, I see that the combination of craft beer and yoga works. It’s more holistic than I initially realized and is […]
It’ll kick your butt, in a good way.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Another year is here. And though Canada 150 is over, there’s plenty to do in Ottawa. Check out our picks for this weekend’s events below.
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 […]
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! 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 […]
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 […]