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Just Yoga Studio Review

Just Yoga Studio Review

Vancouver Yoga Review was recently invited to experience Just Yoga, a local yoga studio in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Since opening earlier this year, they’ve attracted many loyal yogis and yoginis with their down-to-earth approach to yoga and wellness. Just Yoga provides mindful, authentic and accessible yoga classes in Vancouver – it’s yoga with heart and soul!

The following is our team member Kat Wong’s lovely experience at Just Yoga:

It was pouring rain and as the day dimmed before supper, I was really in need of some comfort.  I stopped into Just Yoga studio on Broadway and Quebec St.  The owner, Jeni, who was very pleasant and friendly, greeted me as soon as I stepped inside.  It was warm and cozy and carried an ancient aroma.  She showed me around her studio and I couldn’t help but be reminded of Bali.  The studio floor is absolutely gorgeous and I was very surprised about how spacious it was.  It’s evident that a lot of love and care went into create a beautiful and peaceful space.  I was led through a very relaxing Yin class, led by Beverly and was reminded that all bodies are unique and that I should listen to my own.  Just Yoga is a wonderful space to practice yoga.  They make it very accommodating for all levels and welcome everyone to practice.  I had a lovely experience and would definitely practice there again.  It really was like a small vacation for me.

For further information about the wonderful Just Yoga studio, including class times, visit their website www.justyoga.ca, connect with them on Twitter @JustYogaVan and Facebook.

Just Yoga
53 East Broadway (@ Quebec Street)
Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604 709 9642 (YOGA)

New Yoga Studio To Open In Point Grey

New Yoga Studio To Open In Point Grey

Exciting news Vancouver yogis and yoginis — a new yoga studio will be opening on October 27th in Point Grey!

The Rein Centre Yoga & Psychotherapy was born out of a deep passion for yoga and the desire to create a very accepting and comfortable yoga community. It is their desire to foster a place where yogis of all levels feel welcomed and supported to further their journey on the yoga path. Located on West 10th Avenue & Trimble Street, the centre offers drop-in yoga, yoga psychotherapy workshops, meditation, and psychological services in a small intimate boutique studio.

They’re currently offering a fantastic $35 new member special of unlimited yoga for two weeks. For further information, visit their website ReinCentre.com.

Just Yoga Vancouver – Mount Pleasant Studio

Just Yoga Vancouver – Mount Pleasant Studio

A new Mount Pleasant yoga studio opened a few months ago with a practical philosophy to yoga & wellbeing:

Just Yoga aims to provide a safe, friendly, down-to earth approach to all things holistic and soulfully wonderful. We believe in re-connecting Vancouver, on and off the mat, we believe in having a low environmental footprint, and we believe in making yoga truly accessible to everyone, which means keeping class prices as low as possible and offering discounts to those who need it. We honour our teachers and those who have taught before us, our members and everyone in our community, and uphold respect for all living beings as equals.

The studio itself was designed, renovated, and is run by Jeni Bond, with the help of a wonderful band of teachers with healing backgrounds. Jeni believes in the power of yoga to heal, through connection with yourself, with others and the Earth. She set up Just Yoga to share the tools, techniques and lessons that have helped her along the way.

“If it wasn’t for yoga I’m not sure where I’d be, I need that balance. When you feel lost, disconnected, lonely, sick or depressed, reach out for something that will elevate your spirit – yoga is one way to do that.”

Healing is the main goal, on all levels. Teaching people to listen to themselves, to delve deeply into their lives and find courage to heal and re-connect with others. Teachers learn people’s names and encourage them to talk to each other, deepening their connections. This is yoga with heart & soul.

For more information about Just Yoga Vancouver, visit their website www.justyoga.ca and connect with them on Twitter @JustYogaVan and Facebook.

Just Yoga
53 East Broadway (@ Quebec Street)
Tel: 604 709 9642 (YOGA)

Alternative to Big Box Yoga Studios Opens in Mount Pleasant

Alternative to Big Box Yoga Studios Opens in Mount Pleasant

Vancouver, BC –Good karma is headed to Mount Pleasant with the opening of Yogācāra’s third boutique yoga studio, and first franchise, on September 15. Unlike big-box yoga centers, this community-centered studio focuses on small class sizes and personal attention from yoga teachers in order to help practitioners achieve true mind, body, and soul balance. Yogācāra offers a variety of classical yoga styles including Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Yoga Nidra and Pilates.

“We are so excited to open our newest location here in Mount Pleasant,” says Camellia Rumball, studio owner of Yogācāra Mount Pleasant. “We provide a wellness-based approach to practicing yoga that encourages all people to incorporate yoga into their lives. At Yogācāra, we have something for everyone and we are looking forward to connecting with both lifelong practitioners and new yogis in the community.”

Yogācāra’s classes are deliberately small (limit of 14 students per class) and intimate, enabling teachers to provide more care and attention to each student. The warm setting, combined with after class tea and snacks creates an attractive and much needed sense of community.

As part of its Grow Yoga, Build Community vision, Yogācāra is deeply committed to making yoga accessible to everyone while also supporting social causes. The company offers a Karma Yoga Program, which allows students to attend yoga classes simply by making a donation of a canned good. Yogācāra donates $3 for every student who attends the class to a local charity.

Yogācāra already has two popular studios located in Kitsilano (read our review here) and Riley Park, and plans to continue expanding to grow yoga and build community throughout the Metro Vancouver.

For more information on Yogācāra, visit www.yogacarastudios.com, connect with them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

Thanks to www.jivecommunications.ca

Fall in Love with Flying at che baba’s Yogasilks!

Fall in Love with Flying at che baba’s Yogasilks!

Recently, I had the outstanding pleasure of attending a 2hr Sunday session of “Yogasilks” at che baba, yoga and cantina, 603 Kinsgway in Vancouver. It was the most fun I have had in a yoga class since I tried my first partner yoga class last year and got the taste for “flying” poses.

And fly you will! Led by the uber-talented kiwi-born Vancouver teacher, Yogasilks founder and long-time yogi, Ross Howatson, this class hosted 10 fresh-faced and excited beginners to Yogasilks and we had an absolute blast.

Suspended from “silks” – think: long, stretchy, silky sheets tied at two corners –  suspended from the ceiling, students are led through a series of yoga poses ranging from Warrior 1, Trikonasana, hip openers, heart openers, core strengtheners to breathing exercises, relaxation and gentle inversions.

With an adventuresome group ready to take on the thrill of the silks, we were challenged with a few fun and crazy cirque-de-soleil-esque moves: fallen angel (sees you threading through and dropping out of the silks – safely though!), handstand (with legs threaded through the silks – what an amazing experience!) and a few more inversions (think Sukasana, easy pose, but upside down and dangling). Ending class coccooned sweetly in the silks with a guided relaxation, I left feeling settled and grounded. Not to mention, my hips, legs and back felt amazing all week!

Ross did a brilliant job of encouraging, humouring and challenging the Yogasilks students. I would strongly recommend this 2hr workshop to anyone who loves hanging around, playing, having fun and trying something new in your yoga practice.  I fully intend to be back on a regular basis!

After the workshop, the participants all enjoyed tapas at the attached cantina. The food is simply incredible. A sweet little spot, che baba was started by a young local couple, Allison and Stephan, who love sharing yoga, great food, and creating community.

Try Yogasilks. Seriously. Bring your friends. You will fall in love with Ross, the silks, che baba and the whole experience.

Che baba runs 2hr workshops on Sundays (first two weeks of August cancelled for trainings), which are a great introduction for beginners. The studio runs a regular Yogasilks drop-in class during the week, which will start back in the fall. In the meantime, che baba also touts a full drop-in schedule of other classes, which would be a great excuse to do some yoga before enjoying a meal at the cantina!

Love the idea and want to get teaching it? Yogasilks classes are currently in development at other studios and teachers will be needed! Che baba only has a few spots available for Yogasilks Teacher Training, Aug 11-12, 9am-5pm (delicious lunch provided by the cantina), $640+hst. For more information please contact Ross Howatson at [email protected]

Make time for Yogasilks in September and enjoy flying and hanging around! Please comment below if you have already attended a session and let me know about your experiences!

YYoga Expands to Kitsilano

YYoga Expands to Kitsilano

In mid-June, YYoga is set to open the doors of their new Kitsilano studio. In a controversial move, the new location on 4th ave and Cypress is just 3 blocks down from the neighbourhood’s longstanding and much loved Semperviva studio.

YYoga facilities will include:

This 8,000 sqft center will feature two yoga rooms, including a 1,600 sqft hot room and our largest infrared sauna. A spacious Nourish lounge will offer organic, fresh food and beverage options to support your healthy lifestyle; including a wide variety of Organic Lives.

Unique to this YYoga is our first outdoor patio lounge! This patio lounge will be for YYoga members to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy complimentary tea in a comfortable lounge setting with seasonal coverage for year round enjoyment. Fresh mint will grow on the adjacent patio which will be used in the complimentary teas.
This center also includes air and climate systems designed for optimal air quality and maximum energy efficiency.
Classes will include: Flow, Power, YHot, YHot Expand, Hatha, Yin, Core, Pilates, and Restorative.

With a formidable schedule of daily classes (20+ per day!) and boasting amazing facilities, Kitsilano yogis will have to stop and take notice.

Will YYoga drastically affect Semperviva’s teacher and student base? I would love to hear your thoughts. Are you looking forward to checking out YYoga’s new studio? Will you surrender your Semperviva pass in and head down the street? Comment below!

Vancouver’s Che Baba Cantina & Yoga Studio

Vancouver’s Che Baba Cantina & Yoga Studio

There’s a new yoga studio in Vancouver that combines yoga and food! Che Baba Cantina & Yoga Studio effortlessly marries southern French and Mediterranean-inspired fine dining with Hatha yoga:

Che Baba’s yoga studio opened where Kingsway and Fraser connect in November, its cantina, which is linked by a corridor, at the end of December. It’s meant to be a place for locals to socialize and indulge in a healthy way.

Che Baba’s studio hums with an early 1970s vibe complete with heated parquet floors, textured walls and cedar accents. The cozy 28-seat cantina features a stone bar built around an open kitchen.

Gagnon said the two businesses will support each other so there’ll be no pressure for the intimate yoga studio to expand or increase its fees. It offers classes for all levels with prices ranging from $10 to $15 per session […] via Vancouver Courier

Che Baba Cantina & Yoga Studio
603 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-558-1518 / 604-558-1519
Email: [email protected][email protected]
Web: www.chebaba.ca

Live Well in the New Live Yoga Studio

Live Well in the New Live Yoga Studio

Live Yoga in White Rock made an exciting change of venue this past week and students are thoroughly enjoying the new location!

Having resided in a quaint character building in White Rock for the last six years, Live Yoga turned a page at the end of March and said goodbye to their cozy studio and said hello to their new, larger, street-level space jut down the road. They will continue to offer a complete current schedule of great yoga classes, but now there is more space to really stretch out and relax without kicking the window sills!

The new studio will have someone on-site Monday to Saturday from 10:30am – 6:00pm. Live Yoga now houses a beautiful Wellbeing Shop where you can purchase a wide variety of items – from natural perfumes, to malas, and books – most of which are locally purchased. They are also selling Half Moon Yoga props and are able to order in any Half Moon products for you if not on the shelves.

Live Yoga’s goal is to continue building community and ensuring that you have a blissful yoga experience every time you come to class. All of their teachers have a very high level of training, kind hearts and love teaching yoga!

Find a full list of drop-in classes, preregistered series, and much more at www.liveyoga.ca or visit the new location (only a block away from the previous location!) at 15186 Buena Vista Avenue in White Rock.

Congratulations Live Yoga!

10 Class Pass Savings At Yogacara Studios!

10 Class Pass Savings At Yogacara Studios!

Yogacara is currently offering a fantastic yoga deal! Today and tomorrow only (January 18th & 19th), purchase a 10 Class Pass and receive $20 credit on your account to use in the future. Best of all? The 10 Class Pass NEVER EXPIRES! The credit of $20 will be applied to your account within 24 hours of the purchase. FYI: May not be used in combination with any other coupon code. Click here to purchase the pass, and visit the Yogacara website for further details. Happy savings!

Chopra Yoga 2 Weeks Of Unlimited Yoga

Chopra Yoga 2 Weeks Of Unlimited Yoga

Since opening their doors to the public mid December, 2011, Chopra Yoga has been blessed with the blossoming of a new and exciting yoga community. It is growing every day! Chopra Yoga would like to convey their gratitude to all of who have been a part of their beautiful beginnings.

For those who have not yet visited their studio, they would like to announce their new two week introductory offer that allows unlimited access to the studio and its amenities for only $40. That’s right, this one time offer for first time visitors includes 14 days to try all of Chopra Yoga’s services:

  • Unlimited Yoga
  • Unlimited Infrared Sauna
  • Free Mat & Towel Service

Click here to visit their website and register for this membership.

Yogacara Groupon Deals!

For the first time, Yogacara is being featured on Groupon! That’s right, now you can receive an up to 80% discount at your favourite yoga studios. Today’s Groupon is valid at both Yogacara studios, which are located on Trafalgar Street & West Broadway in Kitsilano and on Main Street at 29th in Vancouver. Choose between two options:

  • For $40, you get 10 yoga and Pilates classes (up to a $150 value).
  • For $90, you get 30 yoga and Pilates classes (up to a $450 value).

Never been to a Yogacara studio before? Check out our review of their lovely Kitsilano location here. Like what you see? Click here to to get your Yogacara Groupon!

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Transformation at Kushala Yoga

The yoga studio formally known as Kula Yoga has recently changed their name to Kushala (Kushala is Sanskrit for well-being). This change is perfect timing as they are celebrating the expansion and grand opening of their new Port Moody location in Suter Brook Village.

Along with an amazing view and masterful instructors, the new location has two studio spaces, a retail shop full of yoga goodies, a tea lounge and a wellness center! There are also rumors that another location will be opening in early 2012!

What I love about Kushala is that they offer a wide variety of classes, so there is definitely something to meet everyone’s needs. Some of their more unique offerings include: Sunrise Hatha at 6am, Wild Thing Wednesdays (a class designed for more advanced yogis), Yoga 101 (for the beginner yogi) and Pre-Natal Yoga.

Kushala Yoga also specializes in teaching the philosophical side of yoga with courses such as: Prana 101 (students learn meditation and breathing techniques) and the Dharma Series that takes a closer look at Eastern philosophies.

What I enjoy most about Kushala is the extremely warm and inviting atmosphere that only a great yoga studio can provide!

For more about Kushala, please visit:

http://www.kushalayoga.com/

 


Chopra Yoga Center Vancouver Construction Is Complete!

Chopra Yoga Center Vancouver Construction Is Complete!

Yoga and wellness in the heart of Vancouver’s business district, the Chopra Yoga Center includes 8,000 square feet of everything you would expect from a yoga studio in Vancouver and more.

The Chopra Yoga Center is an upscale, full-service yoga, health, and wellness studio conveniently located in downtown Vancouver, just steps from numerous public transportation stops including Waterfront Station for the Canada Line. In the custom designed studio, our team of highly trained instructors will offer a wide variety of yoga classes in its two spacious yoga studios.

The center features luxurious washrooms and showers, a large infrared sauna, private massage and yoga rooms, and a tranquil meditation room. The soothing atmosphere and inspiring setting will help you cultivate a deep inner state of body- centered restful awareness that will benefit you in every aspect of your life. The Center will be open seven days a week and will offer a flexible schedule with around 75 classes each week for you to choose from.
The Chopra Yoga Center construction is complete, and their vision has almost come to fruition! They are still working on the finishing touches, but anticipate the doors of 451 Granville to be open within 2 to 4 weeks. Take a look at the beautiful Chopra Yoga Center in the following pre-opening slide show video:

There’s still time to take advantage of their pre-opening special pricing – 20% discount on all their membership plans if they are committed to prior to the doors opening. The great thing is that the special pricing will be yours for as long as you are a member (provided that you never stop your subscription)!

If you haven’t done so already, “Like” Chopra Yoga Center Vancouver on Facebook, and receive a free yoga class! And for more information, visit their website www.choprayoga.com.

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