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  • You Know You’re A Townie When

    By definition, the word “townie” is used to affectionately describe someone who has been part of a town for their entire life. We want Yogatown to be your hOMe away from home, and our goal is to make you feel like a Townie from your first visit.   But, sometimes…

  • 10 Years Of Yogatown

    10 years ago, on December 8, 2008, Yogatown opened its doors. Where do I even begin?  As I reflect back on the last 10 years, I’m overwhelmed with so many memories and emotions.  A lot has changed since that day, but our commitment & core values remain the same.  I…

  • The Benefits Of Infrared Heat

    Yogatown uses a safe, clean, and environmentally friendly form of infrared heat to warm our yoga studios. Why? Because there’s a long list of benefits to using infrared heat. I’ll tell you about them in a moment, but first… Is Your Yoga Studio Using Clean Heat? Infrared was discovered by…

  • Is Your Yoga Studio Using Clean Heat?

    Yogatown was Ottawa’s first studio to offer classes exclusively in a heated room. Why? Because practicing in a heated room can enhance your yoga practice and provides a long list of benefits. Learn more about The Benefits Of Infrared Heat. But, did you know that not all heat is the…

  • Why Is Yogatown A Cell Free Yoga Studio?

    There’s no arguing that cell phones are one of the most significant technological advancements in history and have led to countless benefits. We love our cell phones, however there are downsides to having all that convenience and computing power in our pocket. Ironically, the greatest criticism of cell phones is…

  • Should I Do A 30 Day Yoga Challenge?

    Will my body be able to handle that much yoga? How can I fit that much yoga into my schedule? What if I don’t have the discipline or the willpower to complete the challenge? These are common questions we hear from yogis who are considering a 30 Day Yoga Challenge….

  • What Is Yogatown Teacher Training Really Like?

    Tracy Billows set out to create the best possible 200 hour yoga teacher training program she could, but what’s the Yogatown Teacher Training really like from a student’s perspective? We asked two recent graduates, Brianna Roberge and Patricia Nolan, to share their impressions. Why Teacher Training? Like most trainees, Brianna…

  • Five amazing benefits of hot yoga

    Why hot yoga? Yogatown was the first exclusively hot yoga studio in Ottawa, and all our classes are still hot, so we’ve received this question a lot over the years. We love to practice in the heat, and here are 5 amazing benefits of hot yoga that are at the…