Family Yoga this Saturday with Sasha Lambrinos!

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Join Sasha this Saturday 10  – 11 am for a family yoga class! We have only 4 spots left, so Register Now to book yourself and kiddos in for a morning of fun, play, learning, restoration, and good yoga vibes! This fun filled morning is for kids ages 4 – 10, with any adult ‘family’ member, could be parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family friends…. No experience is needed.


Tools for Inspired Living – Two workshops upcoming this weekend!

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Awakening Peace this Saturday!

A workshop with Tamara! A comprehensive and dynamic invitation to Let go of Worry, Anxiety & Panic Attacks through a multi- perspective approach. Utilizing Postures, Breath, Awareness exercises, Meditation, Yoga, & a little Neuroscience, we will reveal the hidden mysteries of the Mind, Body & Spirit & concentrate on opportunities to bring in tools to manage a host of anxiety disharmonies. This workshop is available to all levels and inclusive for beginners alike. Supplement, Herb, Diet & Lifestyle exploration will also be a focus. In a safe and carefully organized

awakening peace

space, we will learn about a multitude of ways to tame the anxious brain – body distress. You will leave refreshed, inspired and with ancient and modern wisdom to cope naturally and let go of unwanted anxiety. Register Here







Into the Heart of Being; Bhakti Yoga

A workshop with Fraser Rishi, to explore the path of Bhakti Yoga as a means to discovering our deepest reality, which is one of complete peace, universal love, and natural joy. Kirtan, Japa, Inner wisdom inquiry, meditation, and price includes a mala meditation necklace! Register Here fraser



Winter Schedule of Classes and Workshops for Inspiration and Enhanced Living!

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New Year, get clear, inspired, integrate the lessons of the past while focusing on the blessings of the present moment so we can all contribute to a healthy and happy future.

Join us at Peterborough Living Yoga, in the spirit of community and consciousness. Our Winter Schedule is set, you will find your old favorites, along with a mix of newness, such as a Thursday noon Hatha Yoga + Meditation with our new teacher Sam Milliken, a series of offerings with Tamara Periera ‘Yogis Flow‘ for stress and anxiety reduction, and a new Tuesday evening by donation Meditation with Mark Ross. Also, we are happy to be hosting a wide array of Workshops and Events this season, including a Bhakti Yoga workshop with Fraser Rishi MacDonald, Awakening Peace workshop with Tamara Peirera, A Mindfullness Based Stress Reduction Course among many other offerings.

We also have openings for Full or Part Time rental of our Treatment Room. Contact us for a viewing and to chat about options.


Holiday Schedule! December 18 – January 3

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Sunday Dec 20 7:30 – 8:45pm – Gentle/ Restorative Yoga

Monday Dec 21 12pm – 12:45pm – Meditation, by donation

Monday Dec 21 7 – 8:30pm – Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Tuesday Dec 22 – 12 – 1pm Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Tuesday Dec 22 – 6 – 7:15pm Hatha Flow Yoga

Wednesday Dec 23 – 12 – 12:45pm Meditation, by donation

Wednesday Dec 23 – 7:30 – 8:45pmpm R&R Restorative Yoga

Monday Dec 28 7 – 8:30pm – Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Monday Dec 28 – 12 – 12:45pm  – Meditation, by donation

Wednesday Dec 30  – 12 – 12:45pm  – Meditation, by donation

Wednesday Dec 30 – 7:30 – 8:45pm R&R  Restorative Yoga

Yoga is Meditation, Meditation is Yoga….

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Happy July! While on my travels, I passed by this glorious waterfall… and here are some thoughts inspired by the present moment quality of nature…

Yoga is moment to moment awareness. This moment here and now is all that we have. Are you fully in it, in all its depth and simple complexity? The mind is powerful; what we think creates our reality, and our mind has the potential to influence our health, moods, vibration, and overall well being. Meditation practices support well being, as they help us to calm the thinking mind and direct it toward positivity and a higher vibration. Meditation also serves to connect us with our essential nature, uncovering truths and opening us up to the wonder and magic that is this very existence. Meditation also gives us tools to face challenge and adversity with grace, and can help us thrive in our lives, re-balancing and easing day to day stress.

Rather than thinking of Yoga as something that you do primarily to move your body into particular shapes, consider it as meditation itself, within stillness and within the shapeshifting practice of postural Yoga. This is one thing that I believe distinguishes Peterborough Living Yoga as unique. In addition to offering Meditation 3 times a week, all of our Yoga classes highlight the practice of presence, consciousness and wisdom teachings. Yoga is the practice of being present, yoga is meditation, meditation is Yoga. They are not separate.

We offer many opportunities to deepen your Yoga and Meditation practice to help you thrive in life.  Browse around this site and check out all the opportunities we offer for exploration of self and unity consciousness.
~ Tiina~

The Heart of Practice: Yoga Retreat for Self Care and Inspiration… and more…

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September 11 – 13 2015 at the Lotus Heart Retreat Centre in Brighton, ON.

Join Tiina and friends for a weekend Yoga Retreat at a beautiful and intentional yoga retreat centre. The weekend will include:

  • 2 nights stay in a lovely B&B
  • Delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals
  • Inspired Yoga and meditation classes and workshops for deepening your practice, open to all levels of experience, including live music yoga and kirtan, Yoga Nidra, and Prana Flow Yoga
  • Spacious time to enjoy nature trails, Spa, salt water pool and the surrounding area

Early Bird Price: $385 + HST
After July 15: $420 +HST
*Please inquire for private room price

I am delighted to announce this ontario yoga retreat! I have loved guiding retreats in the tropics, and know that many of you have wished for a more local option. I have found a beautiful and heart centered retreat centre in Brighton ON, only an hour or less from Peterborough. Retreats can be very rejuvenating and powerful, it’s like another way of being in time. For many of us who have packed schedules, day to day commitments or stress, unplugging and taking a weekend devoted entirely to self care, nourishment, and inspiration can have a profound effect in re-balancing the nervous system, creating ease and peace that you will feel long after the retreat is over. Retreating into a sacred space for deepening your Yoga and Meditation practice, enjoying nature, nourishing your self with healing treatments, and healthy and tasty food… sounds good right? And everything is optional, so if what you need is a nap, so be it! We would love to have you join us!



200 Hr. Yoga Teacher Training

Spaces are filling up for the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training coming this Fall, 2015!

This 200 hr Yoga Alliance approved training dives deep into the transformative teachings of Yoga. Whether you plan to teach or not, this training may be a good fit for you if you are drawn to exploring the multidimensional Self through the inquiry of Yoga; if you are looking for a heightened experience of aliveness, consciousness, and awakening in your current life journey.

We are now accepting applications for this fall’s training, to be held at Peterborough Living Yoga, with a weekend format. If you haven’t checked out the new page about the training, where you can find out more about what past graduates have to say, how the training can be a great experience for personal development, and more details about what you’ll learn, check out the 200 Hr. YTT page here.


Teacher Spotlight! Sasha

Meet Sasha Lambrinos! Sasha has been teaching yoga for 5 years and originally trained with the Kripalu yoga tradition. She teaches a ‘Beginners Yoga’ class at Peterborough Living Yoga Thursdays at 5:30pm, which is a wonderful class for those new to Yoga to learn the foundations of posture, breath and meditation. However, Sasha’s class attracts many practitioners of all levels of experience, as we have been finding that ‘beginners is the new advanced’, since there can be such benefit in exploring Yoga from the ground up. Even if you have been practicing yoga for all of your life, you will love Sasha’s class.

Sasha loves gardening, playing music, and spending time with her one year old son Arjuna and her husband Carsten. Sasha is a lead vocalist and guitar player in our in house kirtan group, the Om Shantis, and will be playing music at the Peterborough Yoga Festival at 3:15pm on the main stage and for the upcoming Sweet Surrender; Restorative Yoga with Live Music. Also, in the fall, stay tuned for a Kid’s Yoga class with Sasha!


Holistic Practitioners
We are happy to be hosting a few new holistic practitioners at Peterborough Living Yoga! Check them out here, book your appointment for Registered Massage Therapy, Reiki, Thai Massage, or Hypnotherapy! Support your local practitioners and Peterboorugh Living Yoga by giving your Self the gift of healing and care. We also have the treatment rooms for rent, part time or full time options available, so if you are a holistic practitioner looking for space, consider joining our team at Peterborough Living Yoga.

P.S. The Yoga Retreat may fill up fast, so see the Info and Registration page to take advantage of the early bird pricing!

Join us at the Peterborough Yoga Festival at 3:15pm!

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Have you heard the word? This Summer Solstice, Peterborough will be hosting it’s first Yoga Festival, at Del Crary Park. It will be a day full of Yoga classes, workshops, Yogi Market, Healing Garden, fun for kids, and more….. Myself, Tiina, along with beloved friends and musicians Sasha, Carsten, Chantal, and Mark will be offering Mantra Magic, a Live Music Yoga class on the Main Stage at 3:15pm. We would love to have you join us. As well, our in house meditation teacher Mark Ross will be offering a Meditation practice at 7:30am, so come early and start your day with consciousness. We will be at a Peterborough Living Yoga booth all day, so come and visit and pick up a summer schedule while you enjoy the festival!