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  • 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…

  • How To Not Be Intimidated By Hot Yoga

    “I could never do hot yoga.” Yogatown was the first exclusively hot yoga studio in Ottawa, and all our classes are still hot, so we’ve heard this comment a lot over the years. We get it. If you’re a beginner yogi, the thought of learning poses and embarking on a…

  • The Art Of Silence In The Practice Room

    At Yogatown, the practice room is our sanctuary. It’s a place of quiet and stillness, where our yogis can be mindful and unwind from the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day lives. One of the most frequent comments we receive from new Townies is just how powerful the silence of…

  • 8 Ways To Avoid Stinky Yoga Clothes

    Your yoga clothes stink! That’s what a stranger told me after class many years ago. When someone you don’t even know says that, you know it must be bad. Don’t think yoga stink is a problem for you?  Just keep in mind that if you can smell your clothes even…

  • 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…