Starting June 14th: OUTDOOR YOGA under RITUAL'S CIRCLE OF TREES!
Starting June 14th: OUTDOOR YOGA under RITUAL'S CIRCLE OF TREES!
We are a collection of dreamers, mothers, misfits, adventurers, students and artists, all passionate about living our best lives.
We believe that a healthy mind, body + soul connection is the culmination of the many Rituals that make up our every day.
Let our Yogahouse become part of Your Daily Ritual.
Book a nourishing Slow Yoga Flow or a down and dirty, sweaty Ab'asana Class.
Join our Sunday Stroll + Stretch and work your body or a guided Meditation Class to flex your mind.
Enjoy some "adult time" during our Book Club Sessions or bring the whole crew out to a Family Hike.
Healthy Rituals start at Home. Welcome Home to Ritual Yogahouse.
Ursula is our proud and fierce mama bear with an ethereal, empathetic fairy soul. She transcends the buzz terms of `self care' and `self love', embodying their ideals in their truest form.
What Makes Ursula smile: its not a surprise that dancing and sunshine are high on her list, along with sharing the love of art and all things living with her daughter, Everly. But what makes her special is her surprising appreciation of horror movies, rocking out downtown in basement bars to her son, Ashton`s , Punk Band and learning about all things Japanese Anime with her daughter, Elle.
Sam is our modern-day Goddess, rocking doc martens, while wearing a crown. She is divine, magickal, fun, wild, raw, nurturing, empathetic & unique – her style, presence and conversations will be sure to ignite your own Goddess / God within.
Sam has a clear mission: to be of service – by creating + offering & assisting healing through safer spaces for ALL to go within, so they may be able to create safer spaces for ALL without. By weaving reiki, yoga, ELDOA, mindfulness, meditation and rituals - Sam’s toolbelt has something for everyone.
What makes Sam happy? Helping others, connecting with nature, being with loved ones, hot bubble baths, cold showers, cuddles with her cat Luther, dancing around in her underwear, baking brownies, casting spells, sipping tea & spending time within her soul
Nghi is passionate about many things- photography, film, getting out in nature, food and his yoga community.
Nghi has been teaching yoga for 11 years and before that his foundations were in the martial arts- Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Aikido and Krav Maga, to name a few. A lot of what he teaches now is influenced by these disciplines.
If you are looking for an interesting person to mix up conversation at a dinner party, we would suggest inviting Nghi.
Crowned our Outdoor Queen, you will usually find Jenn leading YogaFlow and Run/Walk Club under Ritual’s Circle of Trees or beside a roaring campfire under the stars. She’s been known to say ‘There’s no bad weather- Just bad clothing’ as she encourages members to get outside and move their bodies.
Jenn’s signature YogaFlow classes are designed to cultivate balance, inspire a sense of curiosity, and a deeper connection with your breath. She believes in making yoga open to everyone by creating a safe space for all to practice at their own level while motivating everyone to challenge themselves to move deeper into their practice.
Eliza is the most lovely example of a real live paradox. The Spicy side of her loves Curry, Red Lipstick + the Cure, while the soft English Yogi in her loves Bluebell woods in the Spring, being barefoot in nature + dark and stormy nights bathed in a candle lit glow.
Eliza's world centers around her two bullies, and is passionate about her volunteer work with Blue Ridge Bull Terrier Rescue.
Alli's teaching style has been described as the epitome of "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Some classes will embrace high energy and sweet sweat as you flow to the driving beat of her playlist while others are so deep, slow and restful that they have been dubbed "supervised nap parties".
Alli is on a campaign to get people to give themselves the permission to slow down, dig deeper into themselves and discover the very simple things that make them happy.
What makes Alli happy? Getting dirty in her garden or Jeep, afternoon naps and her two pugs Chunky and Nutz.
In addition to her Yoga Teacher Training, Alli studies Meditation through McMaster University.
Life has come full circle for Sukh. She started her career teaching back in 2003 and after sailing the high and low waves of marriage, motherhood, change of country - essential starting her entire life all over again - shes back to what she loves; teaching.
The Yoga Journey has enabled Sukh to step into her role as Yoga Teacher with a true sense of empathy + authenticity and aspires to her create a space where there`s no judgement. Sukh is the definition of strength, freedom, support + acceptance of true self.
In younger years Cassandra became a swimmer, a jogger, a gym-rat for a hot minute and even dabbled in Tae Bo (hello 1994!) all in an effort to manage the stress of her perfectionist personality. The one discipline that truly resonated with her, following through her development years was her devotion to Yoga.
Cassandra's belief: "this is a practice that adapts to where you are and what you need: energy, calm, sweat, surrender"
When not on her mat Cassandra can be found either reading, puttering in the kitchen or somewhere wandering outside.
Yoga literally means union. To unify ones self to ones true self. But it also means communion, in the current universal climate of separation we need yoga more then ever! With every class I teach, I feel elation in being able to bring people together to teach them a practice that not only unifies them individually but will ultimately unify them all as one.
Music moves me ... Every mood, moment and memory can be denoted with a song. All of my yoga soundtracks are meticulously chosen to inspire you and speak to the movements we are practicing together.
Oh and if you want to know where to get donuts anywhere in the GTA.... I’m that lady! My personal fav: Sanremo’s Apple Fritters are the bomb.com!!
I left Scotland for Canada at age 21 to explore where I was born. It was meant to be a 6 month trip. That was in 1988 and I am still here, still exploring.
For years one of my best friends in Scotland had been encouraging me to try meditation. I never listened to her until a few years ago, when I was faced with multiple personal life challenges. Soon I began to discover the beauty of the journey within, all that it revealed and the realization that thoughts are only fake news. Now my biggest desire is for every person on the planet to experience the magic of this practice.
What makes me Happy? My 4 dogs, Australian Labradoodles, have my heart. My 4 boys (actually 4 men, well 5 if you include my husband.. wait no that is definitely 5 boys). Nature, cows especially Highland Cows, Hares, Stags. I love the sound of running water and roosters at dawn. I love to eat. And I absolutely try to sit in stillness as often as I can because that’s where the magic happens.
Lorraine has completed her 100 Hour Meditation Teacher Training through Hoame
Robert was searching for ways to cope during a period of challenge with mental health when he first discovered the Yoga Practice. He will be the first to admit he attended his first yoga class thinking it would be an "easy" fitness class because he was lazy. However he was shocked that the class kicked his butt! More importantly the feeling afterward was remarkable, not only physically but MENTALLY and he has been a devotee ever since.
Our gentle giant is now passionate about creating a safe space for his students to explore themselves and, in turn, find calm in the chaos around them.
In addition to his Yoga Teacher Training, Robert has completed his 100 Hour Meditation Teacher Training through Hoame
Wholebody Fitness offers women’s only FITcamp classes geared to getting you sweaty and stronger while always having some FUN. Exercise does not have to suck! Come build your strength with Kelly and Wholebody Fitness in a fully supported, inclusive environment.
Pre-Registration is required for Wholebody FITcamp classes, and the current Winter Session has already commenced. There are still a ton of up-coming Special Events, Hikes and Sunny Retreats that you can get involved with this Winter. Message Kelly for further details; @wholebodyfitness
About Kelly: Besides being an all around awesome human being, Kelly is also a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach and L1 Kickboxing instructor. She is also a devout nacho enthusiast and lover of red wine.
Sweat Rating: 3-4
We are getting ready to once again roll out our mats in the lush grass under Ritual's Circle of Trees; moving our bodies, breathing deep and finding stillness in nature.... Will you be joining us?