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  • 6 hot yoga myths

    Along with the popularity of yoga has come a number of myths, misconceptions, and misinformation. Let’s clear up some of the most common hot yoga myths we’ve heard. I’m not flexible. Saying you can’t do hot yoga because you’re not flexible is like saying you’re too dirty to shower! That’s…

  • How Often Should I Practice Yoga

    How often should I practice? That’s one of the most frequent questions I receive from new yogis. The Sweet Spot After more than a decade of teaching new and experienced students alike, I’ve found that 3 classes per week tends to be the sweet spot for most people. You’ll  improve your…

  • 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…