Connect with yourself – body, mind and spirit. At Mantra, we love yoga and we believe it is for everyone!

We won’t judge, scold, dismiss or intimidate– we just want to help you connect with yourself!

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Welcome 2018

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding'. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that'. 
Martin Luther King

Mantra Yoga Studio is Happy to Offer:  Introduction to Mindfulness: Living with Ease
Location: Mantra Yoga Studio ( located behind Marion's Hair Salon Thornbury) Date and time: Sundays 3:00 - 5:00 pm beginning January 21stwith a mandatory free Information/registration workshop. Course runs January 28th - March 12th  Cost: $240 

This 6-week psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress. Practicing mindfulness is a way of cultivating a happy and healthy life. Research shows that mindfulness-based stress reduction can help alleviate anxiety, depression, stress, and chronic pain leading to better sleep, lower blood pressure, and fewer worries.

You will be guided by Heather Rea in how to establish a mindfulness practice and learn ways to bring it into your daily life. Heather is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach with an MS in Exercise Science, Graduate Certificate in Complementary Medicine & Wellness, and Yoga Instructor. She has co-facilitated mindfulness since 2010 in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities, non-profits, and schools.

What is Mindfulness? The awareness that rises from paying attention on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally. This involves tuning into bodily sensations, emotions and thoughts with kindness and curiosity. These are equally practices of the mind and the heart. What are mindfulness based interventions? Scientifically validated educational programs that teach meditation, movement, mindful eating and mindful communication.  Discover why so many people around the world are embracing this simple and effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention, awareness and resiliency, and improve health and well-being. For more information and to Register contact: heathrea@gmail.comor

Yin Yoga with Stephanie Needham, Friday's at 10:45 am, Mantra Studio in Thornbury

"You thought that union was a way you could decide to go. But the soul follows things rejected and almost forgotten. Your true guide drinks from an undammed stream." (Rumi)

A yin practice invites you to pause for some time at the edges of your true guide. Steeping with attention and intention into connective tissue/fascial vibrancy available to us, we follow the fluidity of this tissue guiding us to cultivate undammed streams. This practice threads together the science and nature of connective tissue as target tissue in a yin practice, Daoist's principals and mindfulness meditation. 

Stephanie Needham, B.A., B.Ed., Registered Massage therapist and Certified Structural Integration Practitioner (, Certified Hatha and Yin yoga instructor

Reminder  Men's Yoga Winter Session: Men's yoga winter session begins January 8th with Beth Rutty at 4:30. Or January 9th with Shelagh Mckee at 4:30. This is a 9 week program. Followed by our fun and fabulous pub night!!! Please email Shelagh at to reserve your spot!!

Have a wonderful Holiday!!


If you are curious about Thai Yoga Massage that David Ruppel offers at Mantra, you might be interested in a series of FREE 30 minute massages David is offering, starting with FOOT Massages this month on March 24th, 25th and 26th.  Look for the sign up sheet at Mantra.  To find out more about Thai Yoga Massage, go to


Mantra is selling a wonderful selection of locally made Mala bead necklaces and bracelets. Come to the studio to see a great selection. A great gift idea !

Introducing Sundara Prana
At Mantra Yoga Studio we are always looking for ways to better serve our yoga community. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce a new offering at the studio – Sundara Prana.Sundara Prana translates literally to mean Beautiful Energy and is a new initiative from Laura Barnes. Laura views yoga primarily as the beautiful movement of energy throughout the body and the mind creating change by shifting old energetic patterns and intends to impart that with this one on one approach. “Over the course of 20 years of practicing and teaching, the remarkable changes that are so gracefully created through the practice of yoga have never ceased to amaze me. On a physical, psychological and spiritual level, this lovely movement and the opportunity that it creates to actually connect with oneself is really the answer to all of our questions. Our practice gives us the keys to open the doors and find the information that lives in us all.” 

“I look forward to the chance to help people help themselves.” Sundara Prana is an opportunity to work one on one with Laura and address your specific challenges with breath, meditation and postures in the privacy of a one on one setting. She will also refer to a network of alternative healing specialists as required to completely serve your needs. 

Laura has worked with students on the following: - insomnia - incontinence - physical challenges – back, neck, hip and shoulder pain - weight loss - Detox -anxiety - “clean” eating - depression - smoking cessation - hyper activity - recovery from illness or surgery - soft addictions - coping with grief and loss - seated yoga for mobility and balance challenges 

Single session - $75.00
Package of 5 - $325.00
Package of 10 - $600.00 

Sessions can be held at the studio or in your home. All sessions are one hour in duration. Please call or email Laura directly to make enquiries and set up appointments. 705 351 8700 / (Laura’s personal email address).


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