Yoga in the Rockies
With some of the freshest air on the planet, the Rocky Mountains offer travellers and locals alike the opportunity to stop, stretch and take a great big deep breath. In a place like Jasper you know there is going to be a yoga studio or two. Try one of these options if you find yourself in Jasper with no place to stretch. Namaste.
Buddhabelly Yoga Studio
Buddhabelly’s practice in Jasper is inspired by the yoga teachings of master B.K.S. Iyengar and offers an intimate setting with small classes.
“Buddhabelly Yoga’s philosophy arises from a deep belief in the fundamental goodness of human beings,” states the studios web site. “In today’s fast-paced society, it’s hard to find the time to take stock of your life and explore where you are, accept this or/and maybe what you’d like to change.”
With a wide variety of options that range from men’s only classes to express lunch classes to classes designed specifically for people with Multiple Sclerosis, the free thinking practitioners at this yoga studio will help any visitor to the Rocky Mountains stretch their personal boundaries.
Jasper Open Yoga Society
This not for profit yoga society is dedicated to developing human potential through Yoga. With its fitting acronym, the people at JOY are committed to helping students of every level to find inner balance and peace through taking yoga classes in the Rocky Mountains. JOY has a full slate of experienced instructors, including Sandra L. Coombe, who is also the director of Integrative Yoga Therapy in Canada and has trained in Kripalu, Iyengar and Structural Yoga Therapy modalities. To keep up to date with all of the classes and workshops being offered at JOY, check out the society’s web site.