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  • VIEW POST
    Community, Featured
    Enter Educator: Gill Brown
    04 May 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Yoga was something I was drawn to at a very young age. When classes and resources were few and far between...
  • VIEW POST
    Featured, Off the Mat
    Today: live yoga + vibrate love
    01 May 2017
    anemptytextlline
    I allow my cells to vibrate to love now.LIVE YOGA: Your cells are made of molecules and atoms in motion. Cells...
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    Featured, Studio News
    We have a late cancellation policy
    please read for all online bookings
    18 Apr 2017
    anemptytextlline
    LATE CANCELLATION POLICY - Be sure to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class scheduled time. All classes run the chance of...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    New Rewards Program in Effect - No More Perkville Points
    2 weeks only to claim Perkville points - by April 30/17
    17 Apr 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Effective today, we will no longer be using Perkville as our studio rewards program. For the past month & a half,...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    Holiday Hours: Easter Weekend Schedule
    14 Apr 2017
    anemptytextlline
    We hope you enjoy this holiday weekend. Thank you for observing that the studios (both west end + downtown) will be...
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    Featured, Trending
    [BOTM] The Moon Juice Cookbook by Amanda Chantal Bacon
    14 Apr 2017
    anemptytextlline
    About the Book"The founder of L.A.’s hottest wellness boutique, Amanda Chantal Bacon offers the ultimate resource for foodies looking to restore...
  • VIEW POST
    Community, Featured
    Enter Educator: Piper (Andrea) Pritchard
    10 Apr 2017
    anemptytextlline
    A little voice inside my head told me that I just had to try yoga. And once I listened, there was...
  • VIEW POST
    Off the Mat
    Today: Live Yoga + Change Your Attitude
    04 Apr 2017
    anemptytextlline
    The attitude that you bring to the mat will shape your poses.LIVE YOGA: We give too much power to the poses...
  • VIEW POST
    Featured, The Practice & Principles
    [POTM] Classic Locust Pose: Salabhasana
    02 Apr 2017
    anemptytextlline
    As you stretch in this pose, your body traces the smooth arc of a crescent moon (chandra).  You will have to practice...
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    Trending
    [BOTM] The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer
    28 Mar 2017
    anemptytextlline
    About the Book"What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do...
  • VIEW POST
    Community, Featured, Off the Mat
    Thank You Samatva Community! All the way from Kenya!
    23 Mar 2017
    anemptytextlline
    With your help, we have raised and donated over $800 to Kenya Help this winter! In the fall we began our bi-annual...
  • VIEW POST
    Featured, Studio News
    Schedule Update: New Class Style | Momma Yoga Bootcamp Fusion
    23 Mar 2017
    anemptytextlline
    BEGINS @ BOTH SAMATVA STUDIO LOCATIONS STARTING APRIL 18, 2017 - aTTEND BY DROPPING IN!Combine the conscious breathing and mindfulness...
  • VIEW POST
    Featured, Off the Mat
    What is Kefir anyway?
    22 Mar 2017
    anemptytextlline
    If you are into healthy living and incorporate superfoods in your diet, you must have definitely heard about Kefir. It is...
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    Studio News
    Maintain Your Membership
    21 Mar 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Keep your rate this summer by holding your Infinity Membership.....why cancel if you're returning! It takes 72 hours to process requests As we...
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    Studio News
    Class Style Change on Monday Downtown
    10 Mar 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Beginning Monday March 13th 2017 our 830pm time slot downtown will be transitioning form HOT Ashtanga to HOT Yin & Yang. We...
  • VIEW POST
    Community
    Enter Educator: Sarah Martin
    09 Mar 2017
    anemptytextlline
    My partner, Hang, and I founded 'saigon om'- a holistic wellness school offering Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga & mindfulness teacher training,...
  • VIEW POST
    Community, Studio News
    West End Bodywork & Massage - Coming Soon
    07 Mar 2017
    anemptytextlline
      A lot is happening at the studio over the next few weeks with the West End location. The opening and...
  • VIEW POST
    Community, Studio News
    New Website: Let Us Know
    06 Mar 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Over the next couple of weeks your online experience with us will be changing at YogaSamatva.com.  We are so excited to...
  • VIEW POST
    Off the Mat
    Today: Live Yoga + Feel Complete
    03 Mar 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Nothing is missing.LIVE YOGA: Sometimes we think, If I only had _______, then I would be complete.  But there is nothing missing in...
  • VIEW POST
    The Practice & Principles
    [POTM] Half Moon Pose: Ardha Chandrasana
    01 Mar 2017
    anemptytextlline
    As you stretch in this pose, your body traces the smooth arc of a crescent moon (chandra).  You will have to practice...
  • VIEW POST
    Off the Mat
    Vegan Smoky Mac & Cheese | slow cooker
    25 Feb 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Vegan-ized comfort food is a beautiful thing.  The liquid smoke and cajun seasoning dress this dish up a little, but go...
  • VIEW POST
    Off the Mat
    Today: Live Yoga & Stop Worrying
    20 Feb 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Worrying is a way to avoid what is so by thinking about what could be.LIVE YOGA: We all worry.  When we do,...
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    Studio News, The Practice & Principles
    February Sama-Set: Life's Cycles
    17 Feb 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Introducing: "The Cycle's of Life"As children, we are blessed with curiosity, vulnerability and innocence, we move, we grow. Slowly, we get...
  • VIEW POST
    Community
    Enter Educator: Maggie Juby
    07 Feb 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Ahhh, this fine craft...my love affair with breath and movement began as a toddler, and it took form as an uncontrollable...
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    Featured, Promotions, Studio News
    [INTRO OFFER] One Month Unlimited
    new students only
    05 Feb 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Prana pass | unlimited month( $108 $39 ) $30 online pricing• 30 Day Unlimited Intro Pass (Prana Pass) is valid for...
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    Trending
    [BOTM] How Yoga Works by Michael Roach & Christie McNally
    03 Feb 2017
    anemptytextlline
    About the Book"Whether you're just starting out with yoga or have been doing it for years--and no matter what kind of...
  • VIEW POST
    Community, Studio News
    We're hosting Lululemon SMY all March long
    01 Feb 2017
    anemptytextlline
    About the SessionFREE 60 MIN HOT YOGA CLASSES EVERY SUNDAY IN MARCH DOWNTOWN We are thrilled to be hosting Lululemon's Sunday Morning...
  • VIEW POST
    Community, Past Events & Programs
    Pop-Up Karma: In Honour Of Syria
    Monday January 30 @ 700pm
    17 Jan 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Yoga inspires connection. Join Brendine in this Karma class to practice with a collective intention to share peace, love and humanity....
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News, The Practice & Principles
    January Sama-Set: Sivananda In-Style
    11 Jan 2017
    anemptytextlline
    Introducing: "Sivananda In-Style"Sivananda Yoga comes from the lineage of Swami Sivananda, as brought to the west by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda...
  • VIEW POST
    Community
    Enter Educator: Hang Nhan
    01 Jan 2017
    anemptytextlline
    My partner, Sarah, and I founded a mobile wellness school called “saigon om.” We feel very blessed to be able to...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    Schedule Update: Holiday Schedule
    02 Dec 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Holiday schedule begins December 17 and runs until January 6! Thank you for checking before attending your favourite class! Please note: Our...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News, The Practice & Principles
    December Sama–Set: The Elements
    28 Nov 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Introducing: "the elements"According to the ancient wisdom of yoga, Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether are the archetypal building blocks that...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News, The Practice & Principles
    October Sama-Set: Vata Pacifying
    19 Oct 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Introducing: "vata-pacifying"It's the fall and that means Vata is in full effect! According to Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, in...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News, The Practice & Principles
    Sama-Set Study Guide: Vata-Pacifying
    17 Oct 2016
    anemptytextlline
    what does vata season mean? In Ayurveda the fall season corresponds to two major doshas or mind-body principles: Pitta and Vata. Autumn...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News, The Practice & Principles
    Schedule Update: New Class Style - Sama-set
    17 Oct 2016
    anemptytextlline
    begins @ BOTH SAMATVA STUDIO LOCATIONS STARTS OCT 17, 2016Sama-Set is a radical experience combining breath, body, meditation and relaxation. Each month...
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    Studio News
    Schedule Update: Fall Schedule
    10 Sep 2016
    anemptytextlline
    New fall schedules begin Monday September 19 2016 Please note: Our online schedule will ALWAYS reflect the current classes, including cancellations, substitute...
  • VIEW POST
    Community
    Enter Educator: Justine Wilson
    15 Jul 2016
    anemptytextlline
    WHY YOGA & HOW I LIVE MY PRACTICE: Yoga helps you feel connected and Justine lives her practice by remembering to always...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    Holiday Hours: Canada Day
    29 Jun 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Both Samatva Yoga studio locations will be closed Friday July 1, 2016. We will reopen for regular scheduled hours on Saturday...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    New Summer Schedule
    22 Jun 2016
    anemptytextlline
    New summer schedules begin Saturday June 25 2016 Please note: Our online schedule will ALWAYS reflect the current classes, including cancellations, substitute...
  • VIEW POST
    Community, Trending
    International Day Of Yoga [june 21] | $5 Drop -ins, all day
    20 Jun 2016
    anemptytextlline
    To honour this special day, check out our drop-in schedule for June 21 2016 and enjoy a $5 class or do...
  • VIEW POST
    Community
    Enter Educator: Brendine Partyka
    06 Jun 2016
    anemptytextlline
    WHY YOGA: Yoga allows me to feel vulnerable in a spiritual and a physical sense. I started a regular practice at a...
  • VIEW POST
    The Practice & Principles
    [POTM] Anjali Mudra
    01 Jun 2016
    anemptytextlline
    When we bring our hands together at the level of the heart, we are making a gesture known in yoga as...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    Holiday Hours
    20 May 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Both Samatva Yoga studio locations will be closed Sunday May 22 and Monday May 23, 2016. We will reopen for regular...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    New Class Style: Luna Flow & Restore
    19 May 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Enjoy an all-levels hatha class that focuses on hips and low back. Perfect for runners, athletes, women who are pregnant, as...
  • VIEW POST
    Off the Mat
    Today: Live Yoga & Listen to your Body
    19 May 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Listen to your body. It is smarter than you are.LIVE YOGA: Practicing requires listening to your body. Too often we practice...
  • VIEW POST
    Off the Mat
    Today: Live Yoga & Balance the Elements
    01 May 2016
    anemptytextlline
    A river requires banks as well as flowing water.LIVE YOGA: In each asana you practice today, find which parts of your...
  • VIEW POST
    Community
    Enter Educator: Stephanie Ellerbeck
    28 Apr 2016
    anemptytextlline
    WHY YOGA: For me, yoga was most influential in making me more comfortable with who I am physically and mentally, while at...
  • VIEW POST
    The Practice & Principles
    [POTM] Fish: Matsyasana
    27 Apr 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Matsya, the fish, was one of the incarnations of the Hindu God Vishnu, who assumed this form to save the world...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    Spring & Summer Schedule
    19 Apr 2016
    anemptytextlline
    New spring/summer schedules begin Monday April 25 2016 Please note: Our online schedule will ALWAYS reflect the current classes, including cancellations, substitute...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    Foot Reflexology now @ Samatva
    09 Apr 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Reflexology is a natural healing art, based on the principal that there are reflexes on the head, hands and feet that...
  • VIEW POST
    The Practice & Principles
    [POTM] Tree: Vrksasana
    01 Apr 2016
    anemptytextlline
    The yoga name for Vrkshasana can simply be put as Tree Pose Yoga. This Pose belongs to the Inverted Balancing group...
  • VIEW POST
    Off the Mat
    Spring Green Smoothie
    18 Mar 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Green smoothies have many health benefits, and can include spinach, lettuce, kale, and collard greens; for the more advanced green smoothie...
  • VIEW POST
    The Practice & Principles
    [POTM] Cross-legged Twist: parivrtta sukhasana
    01 Mar 2016
    anemptytextlline
    It’s possible to add a twist to Sukhasana (Easy Pose), Agnistambhasana (Fire Log Pose), or Padmasana (Lotus Pose), depending on the...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News, The Practice & Principles
    New Class Style: Ashtanga Mysore
    25 Feb 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Ashtanga Yoga (often also called Power Yoga) was first developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and is an aerobic, muscle-shaping, mind-sculpting,...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    Schedule Update
    20 Feb 2016
    anemptytextlline
    We want to make sure we are offering what you want! Please note: Our online schedule will ALWAYS reflect the current classes,...
  • VIEW POST
    The Practice & Principles
    What is Mindfulness in Yoga? Part 1
    10 Feb 2016
    anemptytextlline
    You're standing in Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I). You actively reach through your back foot and allow your tailbone to descend...
  • VIEW POST
    The Practice & Principles
    [POTM] Wheel: Urdhva Dhanurasana
    01 Feb 2016
    anemptytextlline
    Urdhva Dhanurasana, otherwise known as upward facing bow or wheel pose (Chakrasana), is an intermediate/advanced backbend that offers many benefits to...
  • VIEW POST
    The Practice & Principles
    5 reasons to make yoga a priority in 2016
    14 Jan 2016
    anemptytextlline
    It's common in January for existing students (and new students alike) to commit to making yoga regular part of their lives...
  • VIEW POST
    The Practice & Principles
    [POTM] The Reclined Mountain Pose: Savasana
    08 Jan 2016
    anemptytextlline
    The reclined Mountain Pose. Years ago I remember my teachers (Don & Amba Stapleton) referring to Savasana as this. Through their...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    New classes start november 16
    13 Nov 2015
    anemptytextlline
    We've added 6am, noon and late evenings to our west end schedule start Monday November 16, 2015. Please note that our online...
  • VIEW POST
    Community, Studio News
    West End Studio Moves Nov 9
    03 Nov 2015
    anemptytextlline
    We received occupancy today and are now doing our best to disrupt as little as we can with the class schedule....however...
  • VIEW POST
    Community, Studio News
    Samatva West End Re-opening Fall 2015
    17 Oct 2015
    anemptytextlline
    Samatva Yoga's West End studio location is the "original" Samatva Yoga, opening on Bath Road in November 2006, almost 10 years...
  • VIEW POST
    The Practice & Principles
    Enjoying Life & Remembering the Moment
    11 Sep 2015
    anemptytextlline
    IT IS ONLY IN THE PRESENT MOMENT THAT WE EXPERIENCE BEING ALIVE. Life, in all of its fullness, is happening right now....
  • VIEW POST
    Off the Mat
    Today's Favourite Bliss Balls
    30 Aug 2015
    anemptytextlline
    Throughout the years Bliss Balls have made it onto my frequent eating list. Here's one of my favourite. I hope you...
  • VIEW POST
    Off the Mat
    Practicing Yoga Inside & Out
    15 Jul 2015
    anemptytextlline
    PRACTICING OUTSIDE INCREASES YOUR INNER PROPRIOCEPTION SKILLS. Proprioception is the body’s awareness to know what is up without seeing up, to know...
  • VIEW POST
    Studio News
    Holiday Hours: Canada Day
    01 Jul 2015
    anemptytextlline
    Both Samatva Yoga studio locations will be closed for Canada (July 1, 2015). We will reopen for regular scheduled hours the following...
  • VIEW POST
    Community, Studio News
    Welcome to Samatva Spirit: Our Blog
    15 Jun 2015
    anemptytextlline
    Thank you for reading what we find worth sharing. This is a space for growth inside and out. WE WILL SHARE WHAT...