Yoga is an ancient Hindu practice that is used to facilitate wellness and relaxation through practiced meditation, breathing exercises and specialized poses. There are many ways to practice this art, and it all depends on what unique traits you’re looking for to enhance your life’s journey. Proceed down this list of nine of Ottawa’s finest yoga studios to find the perfect place to bring both your body and your mind tranquility and focus.
1). Elevate Yoga
298 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M3, Canada
The yogis at Elevate Yoga on Elgin Street emphasize peace, tranquility and well-being in our stressful and fast-paced modern world. They require no bells and whistles or a fancy-worded mission statement to bring in customers and make them feel at home in this simple studio. Their bodies and minds are the mission statement, they proudly proclaim, and the testaments to Elevate Yoga’s practices are walking around Ottawa right now. Knowledgeable and friendly staff will make newcomers and seasoned yogis alike feel welcome and comfortable as they get in touch with themselves in an all-new way.
2). Astanga Yoga Ottawa
200 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1W8, Canada
This unique studio has provided Astanga Vinyasa Yoga to the people of Ottawa for over ten years. Astanga Yoga Ottawa was founded by Janice DeFilippi, who had traveled to India on numerous occasions to practice this rarely-followed art form in relative obscurity. Her passion for yoga drove her to bring this variant of it to Ottawa. Guided classes are available for those new to this form of yoga or to yoga in general, and specialized classes are often available as well.
3). PranaShanti Yoga Centre
52 Armstrong St, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2V7, Canada
PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa provides a host of different types of yoga classes, including hot and warm yoga. Another feature on their roster of classes is family-oriented classes including prenatal yoga, mom and baby yoga, and week-long yoga camps for children. A clean and comfortable atmosphere makes every session a real treat, and the encouraging yogis at PranaShanti will have you making this studio your second home.
300 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7R6, Canada
At Yogatown, the practice of yoga is not about being flexible. It’s about reconnecting with yourself and feeling comfortable in the body that you’re living in. For the first two years since their opening in 2008, Yogatown was Ottawa’s exclusive hot yoga centre, and they have helped thousands of yogis to find their center.
5). EmpowerME Yoga
346 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E8, Canada
EmpowerME Yoga on Richmond Road in Ottawa offers something for every yoga enthusiast with a wide array of classes suitable for every skill level. Meditation classes and yin yoga classes help you to maintain your inner balance while classes of all skill sets will get you pushing the bounds of your own flexibility and balance-at a pace that suits you best.
6). Pure Yoga Centretown
359 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1X9, Canada
Pure Yoga is a hot yoga establishment on Bank Street that caters to anybody over age fourteen who has an interest in strengthening their muscles, sweating out their body’s toxins and getting fit while improving their balance and flexibility. With 24 different types of yoga classes on their roster, Pure Yoga is guaranteed to have something for everyone-if you can take the heat.
7). Kalyana Yoga Shala
375 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 2Z7, Canada
From the very first moment you walk through the doors at Kalyana Yoga Shala, you will feel a sense of peace and tranquility wash over you. Every detail of this unique yoga studio is designed to facilitate calm and mental wellness in an environment that feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of chaotic modern life. Numerous different styles of yoga are offered to help you find exactly the right technique to enhance your flexibility and balance while bringing a sense of peace to your life.
8). Upward Dog Yoga
251 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 1E7, Canada
In the heart of Byward Market is the Upward Dog Yoga studio, which has been in establishment since 2002. For the past fifteen years they have offered fifty yoga classes per week to enthusiasts across Ottawa. Upward Dog Yoga offers many different styles of yoga, including prenatal and hot yoga, to help you find balance and serenity no matter your preferences or stage of life.
9). Body and Brain Healing Yoga & Tai Chi
1673 Carling Ave #215c, Ottawa, ON K2A 1C4, Canada