Welcome to Mantra Yoga Studio, Thornbury Ontario.
At Mantra, we love yoga and we believe it is for everyone!
The schedule reflects our intention to offer classes for all types of students.
We won’t judge, scold, dismiss or intimidate– we just want to help you connect with yourself.
“It is such a privilege to have the opportunity to help pass on this life changing practice.
The benefits to body, mind and spirit are far beyond anything else that I personally have experienced. Not so long ago, I was depressed and discouraged; overweight and suffering from daily headaches, all over pain and a feeling of being completely adrift – surviving as opposed to living. My connection to myself and therefore to everything else was gone. Through the practice of yoga postures and meditation, the union of body, mind and spirit that is yoga, that connection continues to be restored every day.
Yoga provided the opportunity to re-direct my personal journey to one of hope – to move forward instead of drowning in a sea of self-pity and pain– the realization that everything we need is inside us already– we only need the means to uncover that truth. That means is yoga and it is my hope to help pass that information on in any way possible.
Mantra Yoga Studio
Laura Barnes – Laura is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with 14 years of teaching experience. She is certified to teach Pre-Natal Yoga, Yoga in A Chair and is a Level 2 Reikitherapist. Her teaching combines detailed alignment information for the body with a strong connection to mind and spirit. Laura continues her yoga education on an ongoing basis and is particularly interested in the therapeutic applications of yoga. She resides in Meaford with her husband Patrick and their gang of spoiled pets.
Kimberly Edwards – Kimberly is trained in Classical Hatha Yoga from the teachings of Swami Sivananda and has an honours degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. Her teachings fuse a depth of awareness and a soothing instruction to bring you to a state of strength and peace. Kimberly lives in Thornbury and has been teaching yoga for four years.
Jane Keast – Jane is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher, having completed her teacher training at Buddha Rider in Collingwood. She is a passionate advocate of proper body alignment on and off the mat to ensure injury prevention. Jane’s personal practice has allowed her to rekindle her interest in many sports and activities. Jane has taught both yoga and spin classes for over 2 years in this area. She continues her yoga education with courses and workshops and volunteers with several worthy local causes. Jane lives in Collingwood.
Shelagh Mckee - Shelagh is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher. Shelagh specializes in Yoga therapy and focuses on proper body alignment. Using yoga to heal both the body and the mind. Having previously been a school teacher with a masters in special education her true passion is yoga. Shelagh has been studying yoga for over twenty years and truly enjoys expanding her yoga journey.
Lori Berenz -Lori is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Junior Intermediate II level. She has studied since 1998 with Senior Iyengar yoga teachers, originally with Mahyar Raz and now with Marlene Mawhinney. Over the years, Lori’s love of yoga inspired her to focus on teaching yoga and leave behind her corporate career of fifteen years in the field of Human Resources Management. She understands the challenges of balancing family, career and trying to implement yogic practices into a modern lifestyle. Yoga has given Lori numerous benefits and has transformed every aspect of her life. Lori is truly grateful for the gift of yoga and is passionate about the continuous learning it provides.
As a teacher, Lori draws from her own personal experiences to work with each individual student at a level that is appropriate for them. Through detailed instruction and personal attention, Lori encourages each student to challenge themselves so that they can reap the benefits of a robust yoga asana and pranayama practice. Lori regularly attends workshops, Pranayama and Sadhana intensives to hone and deepen her understanding and learning. Lori has studied several times with the Iyengar family at RIMYI (Iyengar Institute) in Pune, India and continues to participate in the teacher training program at Yoga Centre Toronto in preparation for her next level of certification.
Drop-In Class $16
5 Class Pass $75
10 Class pass $130
20 Class Pass $240
30 Day Pass $140
90 Day Pass $360
Private or Semi-Private Class – $75.00 / hour
Group Private – $150.00 / 1.5 hour
Military, Students and Seniors $12 / class
Military, Students and Senior fees are discounted 10% from any of the multiple class or monthly passes.
Students must be enrolled full time in a secondary or post-secondary institution.
Seniors are 60 years of age or older.
Proof may be requested.
Passes are not eligible as payment for workshops, private classes or special events.
* All prices are CDN and subject to HST / We accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit, Cash and local cheques / we do not offer refunds