Help us celebrate our community, Saturday January 25th

Just a reminder that this Saturday, January 25th, at our Gratitude Celebration our regular studio class passes will be 15% off (excluding our new student 30 day unlimited pass, specialty series and workshops).
We are just preparing goodie bags for the first 30 people that come out Saturday, and taking care of our last little details to help make Saturday as special as we can for all of you.
We’ll be kicking the day off with a beautiful kundalini kriya for self healing and creativity at 9:00 am.  North Market is making us a beautiful gluten free and vegan cake to add to our festivities, our generous community has contributed special items for our raffle to help support your practice, Wendy at the Creperie is preparing a beautiful nourishing fruit platter for us, our dear friend and local artist Linda Hamilton has created the most precious and beautiful community tree for us to add our fingerprints and complete the creation, and our teachers have some very special classes planned for the day.
We hope you’ll be able to join us, even to stop by for a hug.
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Please note we will be able to accept cash, cheque and credit cards on the day of our celebration and the discount only applies to in studio purchases. If you are presently in the middle of a pass, you can still take advantage of the discount and your new pass will be waiting for you in our system as you move through your existing pass.  Any questions, we’re here.  

Gratitude Celebration

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Please help us celebrate yoga, our community and YOU!!  We have a very special day planned; come for a class, chat with our teachers, ask questions, breathe deeply, drop in for a piece of cake and a cup of tea, add your fingerprint to our community tree, or stay for the whole day!

Preregistration is not necessary for the classes, and all the yoga sessions will be complimentary.

Our regular class passes will be 15% off all day on the 25th (in studio purchases only), and be sure to enter to win one of our fabulous raffle prizes – including a 20 class pass at our studio!

WE are so grateful you’re here and that you value your own self care through yoga, movement and meditation.

We hope to see you then

Namaste and Sat Naam

Schedule for the day:

9:00 – 10:15 Kundalini Yoga with Amber

10:30 – 12:15  Drop in for open studio time, enjoy some cake and a cup of tea, finger painting, questions, conversations, and connection

12:15 – 12:45 Gentle Core with Lynne

1:00 – 1:45 Heart Centered Hatha with Lindsey

2:00 – 3:00 Yin yoga and sound immersion relaxation with Margie and Amber

Winter Cleanse + Yoga Workshop

Winter Cleanse + Yoga

Join Vichardeep on Sunday, February 2nd from 10:00 – 12:00 for a detoxifying and cleansing workshop to keep your body healthy and your New Year’s resolutions going strong!

In this workshop we will:

~ Kick start our bodies with fresh Celery juice to cleanse the body

~ Share in a Kundalini Yoga practice to help detoxify and cleanse the body and mind

~ Learn about the benefits of cleansing and keeping the body healthy and vital

~ Each participant will go home with a booklet that includes recipes and information on a winter cleanse

Fresh Cold Pressed Organic Celery Juice and purified Lemon water will be provided!

When:  Sunday, February 2nd

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:  In our Studio, located at 14 Mill Street

Cost: $45 (HST inclusive)

Preregistration is necessary to hold your spot

Give us a call at 613-451-2891, email, or register here

“We detoxify continuously throughout life. We process food, thoughts, and all forms of energy. When that flow is continuous and clear, we are steady and flexible. The trouble is that we accumulate more than we process. We become weighted down under the ash of metabolism and the remnants of old emotions. This set systemically moves the energy of the body and mind to keep you light and vitalized.”

– Gurucharan Singh Khalsa


Vichardeep Kaur, yoga instructor

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Rediscovery Weekend Workshop

Rediscovery SuryaDaya posterWe are so honored and excited to have YogiJD coming to Almonte to offer this program and weekend workshop. This program is designed to assist people living in recovery
from addictions to live a fulfilling, healthy spiritual life.

Rediscovery: Yoga for Addictions Weekend Workshop – Almonte

When we are trapped in addiction, we lose our true identity.

The ReDIScovery program incorporates the tools and teachings will include yogic spirituality (The Yoga Sutra’s, Bhagavad Gita) Buddhism ( The Four Noble truths, The Eightfold Path), Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous – to lead the participant to rediscover their True Self, and support overcoming unhealthy behaviors and patterns.

If you are new to recovery, or searching for a way to renew your commitment to sobriety, this program will give you tools to help free you from addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, sex – all forms of addiction.
This 12-week program will guide the participant on a journey of Rediscovery, on a path toward finding one’s True Self and a new way of living;

The Rediscovery program teaches tools to break free of addiction in all its forms – alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, sex. It is designed to be accessible by everyone, at every fitness level. By learning the techniques and teachings of yoga, Buddhism, Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and the 12 steps.

All ages welcome. Experience in yoga and meditation is not required. This program is designed for people stuck in addiction; new to recovery or trapped in the cycle of relapse. Participants can expect to learn tools to help them find their True Self and a lifetime of joy and freedom from addictions.

Please contact YogiJD directly at  or 613-261-9642 to find out more information, or to register for this incredible weekend.

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Yours in service.

Mandala Painting Workshop

Last month we held a very special afternoon in our cozy studio space; painting, doing yoga, creating and connecting.
This was such a beautiful workshop and really hit home in a profound way of why we’re here; understanding our purpose as a community hub of healing, connection and wellness, on all levels.
We’re so grateful Lily joined us; holding space, sharing her gifts, her talents and her compassionate heart with us.   We’d like to share a piece Lily wrote, which you can also find on the Blog for the Ten Collective
We are very excited to offer more opportunities in the years to come to explore our bodies, our emotions and our creativity.
Stay tuned for upcoming workshops and events.
Written by Lily Swain

I recently had the opportunity to co-lead a unique art/yoga workshop along side Amber Young, owner of Surya Daya Yoga Studio in Almonte, ON. This was special for a few reasons, mainly being able to combine my love of teaching art with my yoga practice. I have been doing yoga almost as long as I have been making art and blending the two was a fulfilling experience.

This mandala painting and yoga workshop was designed for children ages 8 -12 and a caregiver. The afternoon included yoga, intention setting and a breathwork practice designed to release stress and tension, getting energy moving and connecting with our creativity.
The colourful, freehand mandala paintings used mixed-media materials and was a fun bonding experience which aimed to strengthen connection through collaboration as creative equals. The circular and repetitive design of a mandala offers a meditative focal point, helping to calm the mind and tap into creative energy. It was a beautiful afternoon making space for participants to connect and create a deeply personal piece together.
I grew up in an artistic family and was encouraged to express my creativity from a young age. I pursued my love of making art and graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design BFA program (Vancouver, BC). My passion for collaboration and working with people inspired me to also earn a degree in Art Education from York University (Toronto, ON).
In 2013 I moved to the Almonte area where I was embraced by a rich arts and yoga community. Over the years I have developed special relationships through my art and yoga and it is rewarding to organically manifest specialty workshops that combine these passions. I look forward to offering more for various age groups in the New Year.
As we enter a new decade I look back over the past ten years and feel grateful for having reached many goals and living my dream as a full time stay at home mom and artist. I am blessed with a beautiful healthy family, in-home studio, space in the countryside and a busy art career.
Cheers to many more fulfilling years as a part of this beautiful and unique community.


Mindful Movement and Meditation – Reminder: Thursday afternoon Time Change

Just a reminder of the time change for our Thursday afternoon Mindful Movement and Meditation class with Amber.  Our new start time for this class for the winter session is 1:30.

The class will run from 1:30 – 3:00, giving us a little more time to explore slow mindful movement, our mindfulness based meditation and a little more time to relax in our final resting pose.

This class is perfect for beginners to a yoga/movement and meditation practice, but is also a great place to nourish your foundation for experienced practitioners.

We get really caught up in the busyness of life. We are living in an overstimulated world and if we don’t take time to stop, decompress and process then we start to fall apart. What does mindfulness even mean? In simple terms, it means to pay attention to your present moment. It’s a practice that brings us back home to ourselves with compassion and self – love, underneath all the distractions life presents to us. In this class we are gently reintroducing ourselves back to our breath and finding a path underneath the incessant merry-go-round of our thoughts. When we don’t give ourselves a chance to be quiet and integrate the experiences of our life then we begin to live in a chronic state of stress, we can move through our lives on auto-pilot, and the effects are profound. We see it in our relationships, in the way we communicate, in our health, in our sleep, in our overall energy levels. By simply slowing down we start to reverse these effects and become healthier, happier and calmer. Please join us as we journey back into the simple experience of a deep full breath, some quiet time in stillness, and gentle slow mindful movement.

This class (as well as our Wednesday night mindfulness class) is by regular class pass or pay what you can.  There is no need to preregister just drop in when it suits your schedule.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Setting Intentions for 2020

By Amber Young

As we transition into this new year ahead, it’s important to take time to integrate.  When we gathered for a restorative class on the afternoon of New Years Eve, rather than setting intentions for the year ahead, we took some time in nurturing postures to breathe and integrate all our experiences of the year and even further, the decade, before we move forward.  2019 was a year that held alot for people, plain and simple.   Alot of joy, laughter, and personal growth, but also alot of pain, challenges, conflict (internally and externally), heartache and death.  It’s important to take time to allow yourself to integrate in whatever way makes the most sense for you: the silence of your practice, though mantra meditation, journaling, time in nature is one of my favorite ways to integrate.    Your life offers you so many opportunities to grow, we tend to move through something pivotal and don’t always allow ourselves the time to contemplate on all that has been offered in every experience, honoring the positive and the negative, allowing yourself to grow.

We often suggest in class that you “set an intention for your  practice” and sometimes that can change from when we tune in to when we seal our practice. The intention is something to serve as a personal anchor, to help keep you focused, and to take you deeper into your self.

This year, we invite you to perhaps consider setting a larger, more complete intention: one to hold you through the whole year.

Can you carve out a little window of time for yourself as we ease into a new year to sit in silence, perhaps lighting a candle to honor yourself and the experience,  without expectation, but asking what quality would best support and serve you for 2020.   Allow a word or a quality you want to cultivate more of in yourself and imagine yourself living that intention in every word, every decision you make this year, every movement of your body .  Maybe your intention is as simple as breath connection or calm.

Allow your intention, to come from a heart centered place of self compassion, perhaps that’s a new way of giving yourself permission to set goals – from a place of self compassion, in alignment with ways you can care for and create more happiness and ease in your own life to better serve the world, that’s why we set intentions to help keep us on track.

Gratitude is a beautiful foundation to set your intentions on.  Reflecting on challenges and experiences that pertain to your intention – can you hold them in gratitude?   Gratitude is a multiplier, so whatever it is that you feel grateful for will continue to manifest in your life, focus on the gifts.   Sit in stillness and tap into the energy of your heart,  2020 ( a 4 year) is a year of heart centered relationships, communication, and actions.  Allow yourself to actually FEEL the energy that flows from your heart as you move into this beautiful new year ahead.

I would like to leave you with this precious New Year’s Prayer, from John O’Donohue

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow wind
Work these words

Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life.

(from Beannacht: A Blessing for the New Year by John O’Donohue)