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  • Supporting Our Yogatown Staff & Teachers During Covid-19 Closure

      A Message From Tracy & Jason Hi Townies. We hope that you are doing well and have the support of family and friends at this difficult time. Our family was away in Mexico prior to the Covid-19 crisis starting in Ottawa, and we were just and were just able…

  • Covid-19 Notice – A Difficult Decision

    To all of our incredible Townies. It is with very mixed emotions that we are temporarily closing Yogatown, effective immediately. While we have taken increasingly serious measures to provide a clean and sanitary studio space for you, we no longer feel they are enough. The fact is that we have…

  • 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….

  • Townie Profile – Jordan

    Jordan was introduced to yoga through a fellow Townie in an impromptu class at a previous job. What started as a one-off experience for Jordan turned into a regular practice that amplifies and supports his other adventurous activities! Has yoga changed since you started practicing? My intention has definitely changed…

  • Townie Profile – Kate

    Why did you start doing yoga? My doctor suggested that I practice yoga because of work related stress. I very quickly knew it was exactly what I needed – the perfect balance between physical exertion and emotional/mental benefits! Has it changed since you started practicing? I may have come for…

  • Townie Profile – Nancy

    As a long-time summer and winter triathlete, Nancy Luitwieler joined a friend to try a hot yoga class and over time it has become a habitual practice in her active life.   What does being part of the Yogatown community mean to you? I discovered Yogatown in mid 2017 while cycling…

  • Teacher Feature – Jen Paktus

    Jen Paktus is a Yogatown institution and has been part of our community since day one and a Townie . Literally. She started practicing 11 years ago, taking her very first class with Tracy during the opening week of the Preston location. She moved from student, to Energy Exchange volunteer,…

  • Teacher Feature – Alex Ure

    Eight years ago Alex Ure started practicing yoga while she was at university studying criminology and law. She would leave during savasana because she couldn’t stay still. Oh how times have changed for this wildly ambitious, supremely savvy yoga and meditation teacher! This year, Alex decided to go all in…