Yoga in Banff

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Written by Cassidy Barnes posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

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Yoga is a fantastic way to build strength, flexibility and confidence, all the while increasing circulation, your sense of well being and relaxation.

Warrior One pose high in the picturesque Canadian Rockies on an Eco Yoga Adventures retreat. (Eco Yoga Adventures)

There are several places to practice yoga with others in the Canadian Rockies, be it in a studio or out in the wilderness on a retreat. Read below for a few ideas of where you can practice on your visit to the Canadian Rockies.

Rocky Mountain Yoga
Rocky Mountain Yoga is a studio in the town of Banff that offers Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Yin and Yin/Yang yoga styles. They have daily classes as well as some specialty workshops.

This spring, workshops include a Chakra Yoga-Healing Intensive 1-day workshop and 3 days of workshops with Vancouver-based Anusara-inspired yoga teacher Trisha Wilson.

The studio is located in the Bison Courtyard in downtown Banff. Check Rocky Mountain Yoga or call (403) 762-5686 for more information.

The Banff Centre
The Banff Centre in Banff National Park also offers Flow and Vinyasa yoga classes. According to the center, you will leave class feeling radiant, strong, calm, and centered. What could be better?

Retreats with Eco Yoga Adventures combine yoga with hiking in Banff National Park. (Eco Yoga Adventures)

Visitors to the area can drop into classes, which are designed to accommodate people of all fitness levels. The drop in rate is $10 per class, or a 10-class punch card for $90. Mats are provided.

The centre also has a climbing gym, pool, and an extensive arts program. At the centre, you’ll be right in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, yet just a few blocks from downtown Banff. Visit The Banff Centre or call (403) 762-6100 for more information.

Eco Yoga Adventures
Eco Yoga Adventures is a Banff company that organizes retreats that mix yoga and meditation with hiking in breathtaking Banff National Park. Experience your inner nature while appreciating the outdoors on a whole new level with one of their programs like Eco Yoga, Heli-Yoga or Walking Meditation. Trips can be reserved for small groups (3-6 people) from June to September. Visit Eco Yoga Adventures or call 403-678-0101 for more information.


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