+ our commitment


Whether you seek a long-term commitment or drop-in session, find a studio and rate that works for you. We have membership and class package options that are as diverse as our classes. Every yoga class is your chance to become your most powerful self.

our mission

Samatva Yoga, established in 2006, sets new standards in what you can expect from a yoga studio (hot & not!). Our belief is that anyone can practice yoga and gain positive benefits from it. We feature a full lineup of classes running daily for all experience levels, dynamic, inspiring, well-trained educators, a fully stocked retail boutique & rental equipment. Even—Especially!—if you have never stepped inside a yoga studio before, we have everything you need to feel at home…and more.

Be alive. Be strong. Be fit. Be Happy. Just be.

our story

Samatva Yoga was established in 2006 with our West End location.  In 2007 we expanded to Kingston’s downtown and added Hot Yoga to our schedules.  Our two convenient locations offer over 70 drop-in classes per week as well as pre-registered & specialized programs like, Pre-natal, Beginners, Kid to Teens, Baby & Me and more. The studio is independently owned and operated by Jaime Wood.  We have now been inspiring happy, healthy, peaceful lives in our Kingston community for almost 10 years and continue to grow and thrive, and bring calm and joy to people in our ever-growing city.  The newest addition to our space is the relocation of our West End studio to its new 3,000 square foot home at 836 Gardiners Road (opened Fall 2015).

our team

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about the founder, Jaime Wood

With a background in dance (specifically ballet, lyrical and jazz), Jaime ventured to the pacific coast of Costa Rica to complete her initial 200-hr YA Yoga Teacher Certification at Nosara Yoga Insitute under Don and Amba Stapleton. Upon returning, she taught at local venues and for other Kingston Yoga Studios and within a few years (and more studying & practicing) opened Samatva Yoga West End. Continuing education includes (but not limited to) being inspired in workshops and certifications with Baron Baptiste, Todd Norian and Ann Greene, Paul Grilley, Seane Corn, David Life, Sharron Gannon, Michael Stone, Yogi Vishvketu, Nischala Joy Devi, Susi Hately Aldous, Maria Garre, Natasha Rizopoulos, Michael Lee, Sri Dharma Mittra, and Don and Amba Stapleton.

Without the amazing crew of teachers and staff, Samatva Yoga would never be what is has grown into today. So many teachers have been with us throughout the years. Gill, Kelly & Maggie are amongst original studio staff, now teaching at Samatva for almost 10 years. In addition, thanks to Brendine, Frederique, Andrea (Piper), Justine for over five years of dedicated sharing to Samatva’s Community.