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!

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

Upcoming Events

Mantra Yoga Studio: Fall

Peace can not be achieved by force, 
it can only be achieved by understanding! 

Albert Einstein 

Please join us in our new bigger studio space at 33 Bruce st behind Marions Hair Salon!

As the seasons turnover and we wear our warmer sweaters change our refreshing drinks for hot mugs of cider or cocoa we are reminded of change. Change is inevitable so find a way to embrace every moment! Soak up and savour the sights and the sounds, be grateful for good times and sad times past and look forward to moments ahead.  

Just like fall, change is about releasing the old to make way for the new.

Mantra News 
Reminder Zumba is now on our schedule Mondays at 11:30!!  

Warm/Hot Yoga is Back Wednesdays at 5:30

Mantra is happy to announce we are hosting an Arm Balance workshop with Beth Rutty:
Join beth to explore the relationship between the yoga practice we know and moving forward to grow stronger with our arm balances. Defying gravity and learning how to use our hands as feet, combined with core strength to learn how to fly! Explore a variety of arm balances that challenge both mind, body and soul.  The Date Sunday November 19 from 2:00-4:30 Cost: $45

Please email Shelagh at to sign up for this amazing workshop!

Mantra is happy to announce we are hosting Yoga Therapy For Sciatic Pain with Joanne Pineau:
Joanne is  an experienced and accredited Yoga Therapist 4 classes Thursdays Nov. 16 - Dec 7. 4pm-5:15pm $96 includes weekly audio files of the exercises to practice at home between classes. If you are experiencing sciatic pain this is an opportunity you don't want to miss. This is running as  a 4 week workshop please email Shelagh at to reserve your spot.  

  • Reduce the pain associated with your condition.
  • Learn how to stabilize the pelvic structure including the hips and psoas. 
  • Increase flexibility in the upper body and shoulders.
  • Increase understanding of your condition and how to heal it.

Joanne Pineau, H.BSc., E-RYT (500), Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT



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


Starting March 12th Joanne Pineau our back specialists at Mantra Yoga will be taking over the gentle flow class on Sundays at 9:00am. Please read a description of her class bellow and come and enjoy her wonderful class.


Joanne teaches a gentle yoga class for sore bodies and all levels of ability and experience. Stretch, strengthen and breathe. Joanne teaches a particular style of yoga called Viniyoga which emphasizes the breath in all the postures and movements to release body tension , reduce general aches and pains, and increase myo-fascial (connective tissure) mobility. All levels welcomed.   


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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