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  • 5 Common Mistakes New Yogis Make

    New yogis often worry about doing hot yoga “right”. Don’t stress about it. Yogatown’s instructors are some of the best in the city and are always happy to answer your questions and guide you through class. Before long you’ll feel like an experienced yogi. In the meantime, we’d like to…

  • Delicious Night Cream Essential Oil Recipe

    Those who know me well will tell you that I’ve become obsessed with essential oils over the last couple of years. The more I use them, the more I fall in love with them. My kids love them and even the hubby Jason,  is starting to ask for them when…

  • Which Yoga Class Is Right For Me?

    Town Mix? Yin? Hip-Opening Flow? We have a lot of classes at Yogatown and you may be wondering which one is right for you. For the greatest benefits, we recommend a well-rounded practice that incorporates a variety of classes and multiple levels of intensity. You can find descriptions for all…

  • How Often Should I Practice Yoga?

    How often should you practice? This is one of the most common questions we hear at Yogatown.   Consistency Is Key For most beginners, committing to 3 classes per week will result in significant benefits, but remember that consistency is key. You’re better off practicing three times per week, every…

  • You bought the Intro Month – Now what?

    Congratulations Townie! You just took the first step in becoming a part of the Yogatown family! Whether you’re looking to improve fitness, add some solid stretching to your active routine, or are looking for a safe space to clear your mind, you can find it in the hot room. Regardless…

  • holla for your malla!

    You may have noticed that we have a lot of beautiful new malas around the studio lately, but did you know that they are all made right here in Ottawa? Yogatownie and founder of Free Soul Malas Leah Brathwaite sat down with us to share a little bit more about…

  • Kale Salad Recipe – Treat ‘Yo Self!

    One of the best things about making kale salad is that it’s hearty, so it lasts much longer than other green leafy salads.  This recipe will make you a large enough salad so you can enjoy leftovers for a couple days. I almost prefer the salad the following day –…

  • Take Your Yoga to Work

    Before life at yogatown, I spent 12 years working in a cubicle. 8 hours a day deprived from sunshine and fresh air definitely wore me down somedays. But then one day something dawned on me; why don’t I take the good vibes of my yoga to work? The results were…