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

Tiina Kivinen Blog

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!