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At Taiga Yoga we aim to make yoga relevant and accessible to everyone and to teach in a respectful manner that is appropriate to both time and place, acknowledging the attributes of Western and Eastern philosophy.

We strive to offer a safe and comfortable setting in which you can fully relax. Our schedule offers a wide range of classes for all levels. As northerners we must acknowledge and adapt to the changes that occur in our external environment throughout the year.  Taiga Yoga classes will reflect these changes – more Yin like (cooler and calmer) in winter, more Yang like (hotter and more active) in summer.

Taiga Yoga & Therapy Centre provides SAD lighting to lighten your mood during the darkest months, a yoga reference resource, herbal teas and complimentary therapies.

Taiga, also known as the boreal forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches. Taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome.

– Wikipedia

Japanese Buddhists speak of the two “I’s”: one of them is the “I” that is susceptible to study by psychology, (and that) strives to satisfy its desires, talks about itself, observes its reactions, displays itself, and is eminently visible. It is known as shoga and has to perish if the other “I” is to be properly born. This latter, known as taiga, refers to the whole human being when that whole human being is entirely taken up in aspiration and prayer. 

– From ‘Becoming Human’ by Jean Vanier

The 'tree' in our logo represents
the strong core foundation – both inner and outer – that we cultivate through a steady yoga practice.  From there we can
be expansive, fluid and graceful in both movement and mind. The integration of the 'branches' to the trunk of the tree allow them to move with the wind and always return back to centre.