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

March News:

It was one of those March Days  
When the sun shines hot and the  
wind blows cold:when it is summer in the light,  
and winter in the shade. 
Charles Dickens

March News:
Step into the healing grace of Reiki
For anyone interested in trying a gentle, alternative healing treatment, Catherine Mattice is now offering Reiki treatments from her home studio in Clarksburg. Deeply rooted in Eastern traditions, Reiki is a non-invasive energy healing treatment to balance the seven major chakras, or energy centers, located along the spine. Balancing the chakras helps elevate energy levels and restore physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Each treatment is approximately an hour. The grace of Reiki energy invokes a gentle, calming experience. Catherine is a certified Master Reiki Practitioner and a certified 200 hour RYT yoga instructor. For more information, you can contact Catherine directly by email:

Joanne Pineau and Beth Rutty are offering A 5 Hour Intensive for Yoga Teachers. Sunday March 11, 2018 Meaford Ontario. Time 10am- 4pm. Bring a bag lunch. Cost $124 (taxes in). 

Please contact Joanne @ (705)-888-9686 for details.

With the warm weather coming the trails are often slippery, please take caution and enjoy the longer days!! Enjoy the beautiful full blue moon tonight. This Blue Moon is called by natives a worm moon for those Robins - the harbingers of spring-they build their nest with worm castings!!!

  • To see what classes are offered at Mantra please click on the Calendar link!

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



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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