Yoga & Meditation

Practice Yoga and Meditation

Staying loose and finding calm is how we like to roll on Kootenay Lake. Pick the yoga centre of your choice. Word is we have more yogis per capita than anywhere else in Canada. Roll out your mat, and deepen your meditation practice. Ohm yeah.

Yoga Studios

From a short morning stretch to multiple weeks of yogi training, you'll find all kinds of yoga options in and around Nelson. Shanti Yoga Studio offers classes in a beautifully restored heritage building on Baker Street, while Mountain Waters Spa across the road provides a wide range of courses, including pre-natal yoga, pilates, and candlelit yin yoga. 

Turn up the heat with a yoga class at Bambu Hot Yoga in Nelson or slow down with a gentle or restorative class at Vitality Yoga. Santé Holistic Health Centre also offers a variety of classes and health services. All studios are within a block of each other. In Crawford Bay head to Tara Shanti, a newly renovated retreat centre featuring yoga classes and accommodation overlooking Kootenay Lake.

Meditation Centres

Find your inner balance with a retreat for your mind and soul. The Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre offers public meditation and weeklong retreats in a peaceful setting. The acclaimed Yasodhara Ashram near Crawford Bay on the East Shore invites guests to deepen their yoga and meditation practice with workshops and retreats throughout the year. Their spectacular Temple of Light is a prime example of the region's love and fusion of nature and art. 

Our Place: Synergy

Our short film in the Our Place film series, Synergy, explores the unyielding power of the mountains through the ski goggles of John "Buff" Buffery. Strengthened by a committed yoga practice and fueled by a love of the natural world, Buff invites you to hop in the heli and soak up the breathtaking moments that make Our Place, his place.

When the time is right, please come discover our region in person. But in the meantime, visit Our Place, online, watch a video or two, and experience our quirky, spirited region.

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