Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga Begins Again!

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A new series of Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga starts Tuesday May 8 at Peterborough Living Yoga, with Tiina Kivinen, 5:30 – 6:45pm.

This Restorative Yoga class supports the nervous system, which is the foundation of your being/ bodies health. A perfect balance to the fast paced world and busy lives that we all live, this class offers us an opportunity to rest deeply, and with awareness. Tiina has trained with Jane Fryer ‘Essential Nature’ Restorative Yoga, has 15 years of experience teaching, and brings skilful guidance inspired by her practice of Yoga Nidra and Hypnotherapy. Slowing down and relaxing into an inward space, leads to integrating healing on all levels; physical, emotional, mental, and energetic. Register Here for this upcoming series! All levels of experience are welcome. Restorative Yoga is deepening for more seasoned practitioners, while also accessible to complete beginners!

Spring Rebirth, Renewal, and Rejuvination!

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Join us for our Spring Schedule 0f Weekly Classes! In effect March 22 – June 22. As well, check out our inspired line up of Spring Workshops and Events, as well as special Registered Series!

A few of our upcoming offerings…. but be sure peruse the site for a complete line up!

Chakra Essentials: An Aromatherapy Journey through the Energy Centres

Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:45pm, March  27 – May 1, and Friday May 4 Chakra Bliss 7 – 9pm

Tiina and Angella join together again to bring you a 7 week series, with each class focusing on a particular Chakra (energy centre), using yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy to heighten and deepen your self inquiry.
Register Here or join us with your Unlimited,  10 Class Series, or Drop in.

Restorative Trance: Yoga and Yoga Nidra 

Tuesdays 7 – 8:15pmApril 3 – May 8

Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness. The word ‘Nidra’ refers to sleep with a trace of awareness, or conscious deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra is a therapeutic trance, much like hypnosis. It is as a state of consciousness, that occurs between waking consciousness and dreaming consciousness. To enter into the Nidra state, we utilize a skillful and systemic method of complete relaxation, that has the potential to restore balance through bringing us into the parasympathetic nervous system’s state of rest and digest. As well, it is in this state of deep rest, that we have the potential to affect change on a subconscious, or unconscious level. The practitioner simply rests in a comfortable and very supported position, listening to voice of the guide, and the journey unfolds. In this series, we will explore different themes each week, with the intention of deepening self inquiry, integrating life changes and insights, and using this method of skillful rest for stress reduction, and self care. Learn More and Register Here 

Yoga Movement Series: Strength, Balance and Stretch

We are excited to be welcoming Reanna Montopoli to Peterborough Living Yoga! Reanna is a yoga teacher as well as a Physiotherapist, and she will be offering this 3 week workshop series, as well as a Wednesday 6 – 7pm Strength and Stretch class.

Saturday April 14th, 10-11:30am – Hips & Low Back
Saturday May 5th, 10-11:30am – Neck & Shoulders
Saturday June 2nd, 10-11:30am – Spinal Health

More info and Register Here! 

Deepening Yoga Meditation and Breathwork 

Mpndays 5:30 – 6:45pm

Tiina continues with this community favourite… a gentle and restortaive style class with an emphasis on learning meditation and breathwork techniques to give you real tools that support well being and a balanced nervous system! Register and More info, and remember, you can use your 10 Class Series, Unlimited or Drop in as well!

Yoga Foundations

Thursdays 7  – 8pm, Registered Series from April 5 – May 10
We have been hearing so many rave reviews about Kristina Domsic since she joined us this winter!  She is again offering Yoga Foundations, as well as a few new offerings on the schedule! This class is perfect for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners, anyone who is interested in a foundational, back to basics approach to yoga. Students have been loving her creative, and user friendly approach to yoga, you will learn something new every class. More info and Register Here.

Now Offering Reiki Treatments with Laura!

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In addition to our popular Aromatherapy and Relaxation Massage, we are now offering Reiki Treatments with Laura Dunford. 

The word Reiki can be translated to mean spiritual universal life force energy; Similar to Prana (Indian), Chi or Qi (Chinese), or Huna (Hawaiian). The Japanese modality of Reiki is nearly one hundred years old and is a process of a practitioner laying hands on a client and inviting Reiki, or life force energy, to flow into the client and through the client freely. In this experience energetic blockages may be released to bring spiritual anatomy into better alignment. It is important to note that physical touch is not necessary to receive the benefits of Reiki.

The benefits and healing of Reiki are experienced not only in the energetic body, but can also be noticed mentally, physically and emotionally. You may even continue to notice benefits up until a week after a treatment.

Laura Dunford, a Registered Yoga Teacher and a 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner, invites you to join her at Peterborough Living Yoga for a very relaxing Reiki experience. Her hour-long treatments can include a brief consultation prior to, and after treatment. Before beginning Reiki, she centers her clients inviting them to relax the body and mind to cultivate a sense of presence and an open mind. The session may include the use of crystals and essential oils. Please message Laura in advance to learn which options are available to support your unique experience. Clients are welcome to bring their own essential oils for use during the session and their own crystals to charge in the healing Reiki energy (or for use during the session).

Leave feeling more balanced, aligned and connected to the energetic qualities of yourself.


Book your Reiki and Massage treatments here 

Is 2018 your year to become a certified Yoga Teacher? 

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Here are our top 5 reasons why this training may be just right for you. 

  • Yoga Teacher Training teaches you safe and inspiring practices for optimising your physical, emotional and mental health
  • Our Yoga Teacher Training equips you with tools and skills to teach what you love, from your heart, with confidence and authenticity!
  • This training offers you 7 weekend immersions that are like mini retreats for your whole being!
  • What sets apart our training is a creative and empowering approach to your yoga journey. We believe that yoga teachers are not meant to be cookie cutters. We hold a space to discover and reveal YOUR yoga, and empower you with skills to bring it to life.
  • We love community, and we believe that we all learn from one another. Your sangha of fellow trainees will likely become your lasting friends and you may even find your relationships outside of the training strengthen and deepen as you practice skills of conscious communication. Yoga = Union!
Dive in with us, be transformed and emerge ready to contribute with more meaning, to the world!

Apply NOW ! Early Bird pricing is available until January 10. That is only a few days away! Even if you choose a payment plan, you will still receive the discount with acceptance into the program, and a deposit.

Amrita Living Yoga Teacher Training is known for its empowerment, creativity and life changing potential. 7 weekends in total, with payment plans available. Check out what our 2015 grads have to say here, and follow the YouTube prompt to watch 2014 grad testimonials. 2016-2017 video is coming soon!


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Welcoming Winter

It has finally arrived, the brisk air and the winter wonderland of snow. As we move towards the Winter Solstice, we continue to dive in to the depths of the dark time of the year. The long nights and the shift in weather can bring a deep need for self care as our beings adjust. For some of us, the winter brings a welcomed time of winter play and coziness, and for some, it can be a difficult time in navigating the changes in weather and less sunlight. I feel such a calling to honour the darkness at this time of year, in really acknowledging the deeper mysteries and layers of the self. This solstice, as we start to welcome the return of the light, may it be a time for deep honouring and accepting of ourselves. Lots of love out to any of you who find this time of year difficult.For me, the ritual of lighting a candle is powerful, in seeing and feeling the light that we can cultivate even in the dark times. I recall, as a child, attending candle light service at the local church on Christmas eve, and it is also a tradition to light ice candles in the cemetery where my mother has her stone. The feeling of light twinkling in the snow captures the essence of this time of year for me. Remember, we are beings of light and dark, and we have the capacity to bring balance to our selves in being with whatever is present, and cultivating the tools and inner resources that support wellness.

This season, consider joining us at Peterborough Living Yoga for a variety of weekly classes in many styles of Yoga, workshops and events, and registered series options. Thank you for reading, and much love to all!
~Tiina Kivinen

Holiday Schedule

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Holiday Schedule , Dec 27 2017 – Jan 5 2018

Wednesday Dec 27
10 – 11:15 am Gentle Flow Yoga – Angella
7:30 – 8:45pm Restorative Yoga – Angella

Thursday Dec 28
5:30 – 6:45pm Hatha Flow Yoga – Laura

Friday Dec 29
5:30 – 6:30pm Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga– Kay’la

Tuesday Jan 2 
7 – 8:30pm Whole Peace Hatha Yoga – Fraser

Wednesday Jan 3
10 -11:15 am Gentle Flow Yoga – Angella
7:30 – 8:45pm Restorative Yoga– Angella

Thursday Jan 4
5:30 – 6:45pm Hatha Flow Yoga – Laura

Friday Jan 5
5:30 – 6:30pm Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga– Fraser


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Heart of Practice Yoga Retreat is coming up soon! 

with Tiina Kivinen and friends

 Lotus Heart Retreat Centre in Brighton, ON.

Dates: Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2017

Regular Price: $420 +HST
Private Room Price:
$470 +HST

Join us for a weekend immersion in the heart of practice. Located at the beautiful and tranquil Lotus Heart Retreat Centre, less than an hour from Peterborough in the Brighton area, this retreat is for those with all levels of experience with yoga. If you feel a calling to deepen your practice, or if a weekend retreat would nourish your being, we would be honoured to have you. When we tap into the heart of our practice, we have potential to bring a felt sense of the infinite, into our bodies, minds and hearts. Through Bhakti Yoga, chanting, yoga classes, meditations, deep restoration/ Yoga Nidra, live music, and expressive arts, we create space for wisdom, clarity, and spirit to emerge from our own depths. Community forms as we connect and create, self care deepens with a focus on contemplation and meditation, and the heart brightens with music, chanting, movement, and expression.

The weekend will include

  • 2 nights stay in a lovely retreat centre, private and shared accommodation
  • Delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals, incredibly healthy and tasty!
  • Inspired Yoga and meditation classes and workshops for deepening your practice, including Live Music Yoga and Kirtan
  • Spacious time to enjoy nature trails and cozy retreat centre

CONTACT US for more info.


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We want to thank you….

for being a part of our Living Yoga community! We would not exist in downtown Peterborough without your support in attending our events, workshops, classes, holistic treatments and retreats. To express our gratitude, we are putting our 10 Class Series, Unlimited, gift certificates, and Relaxation Massage treatments on sale at Om for the Holidays Market and Open House.

Join us Saturday Nov 18, 12 – 4pm for the Market and Open House, and 4:15 – 5:30pm for a by donation Temple Yoga class with live music!

Come and explore unique gift ideas… including homemade salves and body butters, essential oils and aromatherapy, beautiful knitted wares, homemade journals, eye pillows, crystal malas, jewellery, beeswax candles and and so much more…

Peterborough Living Yoga Gift Certificates

Blessed Beadery Canada


Sweet Flowering Yoga and Wellness

Beeswax Candles by Allie

Green Street

Lunar Blessings

Love, Lilith

….and we will have a glorious raffle prize featuring gifts from our diverse and creative vendors!

Heart of Practice Yoga Retreat

Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2017
A few spots left! Book now!

Some words from past retreat participants…
I made so many connections and made new friends that I already cherish. It is through your leadership Tiina, that we are all able to explore,inquire, and experience, within your loving and caring guidance.

Thanks for leading a lovely weekend retreat with just the right balance!  It was the perfect amount of active yoga practice and still meditation,  introspection and community, indoor and outdoor activities.  And the food was stellar!  They accommodated my food restrictions way beyond my expectations.

I came away feeling happy, inspired, and optimistic about embracing yoga as a lifestyle. I feel the benefits from that weekend are long lasting – I am surprised that I still feel them nearly 2 weeks later!

Tiina ran the most synergistic weekend anyone could ask for. The classes, meditation, Yoga Nidra, nature walks and Kirtan were all offered in a way that made one feel excited to join but never pressured. My favourite parts were all of the wonderful activities offered and of course the FOOD!!!! The amazing food!!! It was so nourishing and healthy, yet fulfilling and beyond delicious. I really did love this experience it was everything I needed to feel like a new person when I got home.


Register Here!

If you are feeling the call to dive into the transformative tradition of Yoga, please be in touch, and apply for our 2018 training! Amrita Living Yoga Teacher Training is known for its empowerment, creativity and life changing potential. Weekend format, with payment plans available. Check out what our 2015 grads have to say here, and follow the YouTube prompt to watch 2014 grad testimonials. 2016 video is coming soon!
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is an opportunity to deepen your practice, and become empowered to share your gifts with others. We are now accepting applications for the upcoming 2018 training, apply now.