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We won’t judge, scold, dismiss or intimidate– we just want to help you connect with yourself!

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Upcoming Events

“Yoga is not about touching your toes, It is what you learn on the way down!” Jigargor

January News! 

As you all know Mantra Yoga Studio is going through some big changes in 2017 with Laura Barnes moving from our little town to pursue new and amazing things. She will be missed at the studio but we will continue to provide a quality of yoga to you with some new teachers joining the Mantra Family. Please join us for our regularly scheduled classes and come meet our new teachers. 

We are happy to introduce Brad who will be replacing Laura on Tuesdays and Thursdays for our gentle flow. We introduce Penny and Joanne who are replacing Laura for restorative yoga on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Charlene will be teaching Thursdays all level 5:30.  We would like to introduce Inya who will be joining us for weekend classes. Please come and try our new teachers. Show support and encouragement as we move forward to try to engage and provide for all of our students. We thank you all for a great year and look forward to the new year ahead!  

Men's yoga: a reminder that Men's yoga winter session begins Monday January 9th at 4:30 with Beth and Tuesday January 10th at 4:30 with Shelagh. Please email Shelagh at to reserve your spot. Have a safe and happy New Year!! 

Laura Barnes:

It is with a saddened heart that I announce the departure of Laura Barnes. Laura has a wonderful opportunity to broaden her wings and stay closer to her husband, she is moving. We at Mantra are extremely happy for her but sad to have such an amazing yoga teacher, and wonderful personality, leave the studio she put her heart and soul into. Although Laura is moving away from the area she has agreed to come and teach some classes and do some work shops with her beloved students. Laura you will definitely be missed, thank you for bringing our wonderful yoga community closer together!!! Laura’s last day at the studio is January 8th, 2017. 

Please note, although Laura is leaving, Mantra Yoga Studio will not make any changes in the schedule all classes will be running we are in the process of finding yoga teachers that will guide all our students with their yoga journey.   


 Mala Beads: The studio is happy to be selling beautifully made mala bead necklaces and bracelets. Made locally by Sandy Waliczek. A wonderful Christmas present please come in and have a look.    

The following retreat is being offered through Mantra a wonderful experience
For question and to reserve a spot please email Simone Kiedaisch at  for an experience you won’t forget!!!

Happiness Yoga Retreat / Mexico - 
Mahahual February 5th to February 11th
Sunday to Saturday

It is TIME - the sun is calling! Sunny skies and tropical water ! With the white sandy beach as our front yard and the mystical jungle as our backyard, this Paradise retreat will leave you lighter - both physically and mentally! Revived, refreshed and renewed. A sense of calm, swaying palm trees and beautiful birds high in the sky ... surrounded by the ocean and abundant tropical life, Costa Maya Yoga is an oasis of peace in the heart of Mahahual. 

Whether you are looking for relaxation and tranquillity or rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit, our aim is to ease you back to nature without compromising on luxury. Sleep close to the elements in the charming Nacional Beach Club Bungalows.   

mind, body and spirit through yoga, meditation, pranayama or chanting ... indulge in Reiki Energy holistic treatments... or perhaps just simply unwind and enjoy the magic of Mexico stepping into the crystal clear blue water of the last unspoiled caribbean sea ... relax in hammocks, gazing out to on the water with the endless horizon the sunrise over the waters edge if you’re up early enough!  

visit at the lagoon of the seven shades in Bacalar 

5th of February
Day 1
: Arrival Arrive at Cancun International Airport (CUN). There is an ADO bus terminal, a 5 hour drive , departure to Mahahual at 6.45 AM / 10.30 AM / 4.30 PM choose your time according your arrival time Arrive in Mahahual, settle into your new “home”, being in the presence of natural beauty and the “chilled out” accommodations of Nacional Beach Club and Bungalows. Relax, Unwind, Socialize... or find a quiet spot along the beach all to yourself. 

6th of February
Day 2
: 7.30 – 9 .00 AM Gentle Vinyasa Flow class and Pranayama to begin the morning with gratitude The key to happiness is under your nose - Discover the secrets of breath 4.00 – 5.30 PM Yin Yoga Class to relax into the evening 

7th of February
Day 3
: 7.30 – 9 .00 AM Vinyasa Yoga awaken your balance overlooking the amazing blue of the sea. Leave class rooted in the radiant glow of your inner self. Enjoy your tropical breakfast. Free self-care time for beach walks, meditation or exploring Mahahual. 4.00 – 5.30 PM Hip opener Vinyasa Yoga class to let go of old emotions and create space for happiness 

8th of February
Day 4
: 7.30 – 9 .00 AM Vinyasa Flow class to begin the morning with gratitude Enjoy your tropical breakfast . Excursion to the lagoon of the seven shades Be amazed by the incomparable natural beauty of the multi colored blue lagoon of Bacalar. Enjoy the stories of roaming pirates in secret channels as told by a local Maya boat guide. Rejuvenate yourself with the cool waters and a holistic ancient mud exfoliation. Experience the softness of your skin and the lullaby of tranquility – without and within. Don't blink, you could miss the graceful flight of rosé colored spoonbills or the majestic wingspan of a giant wood stork. Your day of unspoiled culture culminates by relaxing in the tropical gardens of an enchanted waterfront setting complete with a delicious international cuisine prepared by chefs of Rancho Encantado. 

9th of February
Day 5
: Bliss 7.30 – 9 .00 AM Fall in love with your breath and your movement practicing Vinyasa Flow. Blissfully enjoy your freshly prepared Breakfast. This is your day, your time for personal reflection, introspection and exploring. Read a book, write in your journal, take a nap – find your bliss. 4.00 – 5.30 PM Sunset Yoga Flow and Meditation 

10th of February
Day 6
: 7.30 – 9 .00 AM Hatha Yoga beach combing day, create your own Mandala with what you find on the beach or create something original with driftwood 4.00 – 5.30 PM Vinyasa Yoga Flow 

11th of February
Day 7
: Breakfast and departure to Cancun
Optional: 60 min Reiki Energy Treatment / SUP / Snorkeling / Diving 

Rates & Reservations
Rates for the Happiness Yoga Retreat are  
Room Double occupancy $1395 US Dollar per person  
Room Single occupancy $1595 US Dollar per person
Flights are not included 

To make a reservation : 
For registration and information please contact
we will contact you shortly via email with an availability notice. 
Payment by bank transfer . 

Space is limited , so please register ASAP. Secure your spot for this upcoming Retreat.  
Deposit is non-refundable 

Email Simone with room choice 
Deposit : 500.- US Dollar Balance due 30 days prior the Retreat date 

What's Included

  • 6 nights Accommodation in Nacional Beach Club and Bungalows
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome dinner
  • Daily Yoga classes with Simone and Louise
  • Meditations
  • Excursion to Laguna Bacalar
  • beach combing day
  • driftwood workshop 

What's Not Included

  • Flights to Cancun International Airport (CAN) or to Chetumal International Airport
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Optional excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Softdrinks and Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Reiki Energy Treatments 

The teachers:
: Simone originates from the southern region of Germany. As a world traveler, Simone chose Mahahual, Mexico as her home and a place to share her deep love of Mexican culture and her passion for yoga. Simone teaches yoga in ways that support and empower people to believe in themselves. She brings a depth of understanding, wisdom and compassion to her instructions. Simone’s heart- opening Yoga classes are infused with musicality and breath awareness. Her fluid sequencing connects students to their inner sense of joy and rhythm. Her classes are creative and joyful - filled with mindfulness of breath, precision in postures, and the slow, steady building of strength and flexibility. Through intelligent, thoughtful sequencing, Simone includes Sanskrit chanting, meditation, hands-on alignment adjustments and relaxation. She has extensive experience working with a broad range of students from beginners to advanced yogis. Simone has completed over 720 hours Hatha Yoga Teacher training in the tradition of Sivananda certified BYV and Yoga Alliance as well as advanced trainings in Vinyasa Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Her whole being exudes the true spirit of Yoga. Due to the depth of her own practice, she can teach with exceptional clarity and insight, leading her students to a profound experience ,physically, mentally and spiritually. Simone is also a cerified Usui Shiki Ryoho Practitioner at Reiki Level I & II. Simone speaks fluent German, English, and Spanish. 

LOUISE: Louise originates from Sweden. Louise’s greatest joy is found in sharing her love of yoga with a wide variety of people. She encourages her students to approach yoga as a way of life, to practice with a beginner’s mind, with loving kindness and with sincerity. Her unique style of teaching places a strong emphasis on alignment, sequencing, breath and inner awareness, while her approach is imbued with warmth, humor and honesty. 

 Mantra Yoga is happy to be offering Power/Core yoga!! Power/core yoga or better known as ZENergy yoga is moving to a new time!! 
Please note Fridays Power/Core yoga at 5:30 is now moving to Mondays at 6:15. There will be NO power/core yoga on Fridays but rather Mondays. The first Monday class begins September 12th.

Thai Yoga Massage: Mantra Yoga Studios is happy to be offering Thai Yoga Massage by David Ruppel

What is Thai Massage? Thai Massage, also called Thai Yoga Massage, is an ancient healing art form developed in Thailand.  It is a full-body massage, performed on a floor mat with both parties in loose, comfortable clothes.  It incorporates rhythmic motion, muscle compression, reflexology, gentle stretching, acupressure, and joint mobilization. It can be rigorous or soothing depending on your body and what you need during a particular visit.The practitioner uses his hands, thumbs, elbows, feet, and knees to guide you through a series of yoga-like postures, paying careful attention to your level of flexibility.  

Thai massage improves blood and lymph circulation, and releases stress and tension. The stretching and acupressure helps to lengthen muscles and make them more flexible, supple, and less prone to injury, while joints benefit from a greater range of motion.  

Thai massage has deep roots in Ayurvedic Indian Massage, Yoga, Chinese Massage and Shiatsu Japanese Massage.  It was developed in the temples of Thailand, and was originally performed by Buddhist monks as a part of their spiritual practice. It exemplifies the spirit of Metta (lovingkindness) and Vipassana (moment-to-moment awareness). Today, Thai massage is considered an integral component of the Thai health care system.

When receiving a massage, wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes (yoga or light track pants, long sleeved T shirt), or tights.  It is preferable that women wear a camisole instead of a bra, and men wear briefs rather than boxers.  During the massage, you will be covered with a light blanket. The massage is given in silence to allow the therapist to understand the client and to give the receiver a chance to focus and learn about him or herself without distraction. 

David’s Info

David Ruppel is a certified Thai Yoga Massage practitioner.  He moved to the Beaver Valley in 1982 to start a family and operate a small farming business. While on a dance holiday in Costa Rica, David discovered Thai Massage and realized that this is what he was meant to do. David was certified at ‘Thai Massage Toronto’ and has continued to upgrade his skills, most recently taking an advanced course in ‘Thai Upper Body Massage’. 

David lives on a farm near Ravenna with his wife Suzanne, and 4 horses and 6 cats. You can reach David at 519-599-2170, or at

Iyengar Yoga
Mantra is now offering Iyengar yoga every Friday at 10:45am. Iyengar is an alignment based practice that focuses on strength and endurance to help improve circulation coordination and balance. 

Introducing Sundara Prana
At Mantra Yoga Studio we are always looking for ways to better serve our yoga community. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce a new offering at the studio – Sundara Prana.Sundara Prana translates literally to mean Beautiful Energy and is a new initiative from Laura Barnes. Laura views yoga primarily as the beautiful movement of energy throughout the body and the mind creating change by shifting old energetic patterns and intends to impart that with this one on one approach. “Over the course of 20 years of practicing and teaching, the remarkable changes that are so gracefully created through the practice of yoga have never ceased to amaze me. On a physical, psychological and spiritual level, this lovely movement and the opportunity that it creates to actually connect with oneself is really the answer to all of our questions. Our practice gives us the keys to open the doors and find the information that lives in us all.” 

“I look forward to the chance to help people help themselves.” Sundara Prana is an opportunity to work one on one with Laura and address your specific challenges with breath, meditation and postures in the privacy of a one on one setting. She will also refer to a network of alternative healing specialists as required to completely serve your needs. 

Laura has worked with students on the following: - insomnia - incontinence - physical challenges – back, neck, hip and shoulder pain - weight loss - Detox -anxiety - “clean” eating - depression - smoking cessation - hyper activity - recovery from illness or surgery - soft addictions - coping with grief and loss - seated yoga for mobility and balance challenges 

Single session - $75.00
Package of 5 - $325.00
Package of 10 - $600.00 

Sessions can be held at the studio or in your home. All sessions are one hour in duration. Please call or email Laura directly to make enquiries and set up appointments. 705 351 8700 / (Laura’s personal email address).


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