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Doug MacLean

I came to the practice of mindfulness meditation in 1994 on the recommendation of a friend. I felt my life was at a crossroads. I had been trying and using a variety of strategies to deal with life’s challenges. For example, I was an avid swimmer. What I observed was I felt great after the exercise; however, the impact was often temporary. I needed to find a practice that would be more enduring and also to help me learn more about myself.

At around the same time, I became familiar with the work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, who has been instrumental in bringing the practice of mindfulness to the west. His best selling book “Full Catastrophe Living - Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness was my catalyst for the exploration of bringing mindfulness into my life.

With practice, I found the practice of mindfulness meditation to be instrumental in finding some balance in life and finding some peace and calmness. In the end, it isn’t what happens that is important, but, it is how I handle it that determines my state of mind. Mindfulness meditation has been absolutely invaluable in moving in this direction

I started teaching mindfulness meditation in 2005 and I model my work on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s approach. I also am a certified yoga instructor and I am passionate about bringing the practice of mindfulness to yoga. I believe that mindfulness is a human capacity that anyone can develop and apply in meeting life’s challenges.



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Learn the Ropes Workshop
with Natalie Monson
Ever wonder what the hanging ropes on the wall are used for? Come find out how the ropes can enrich your yoga practice in this fun workshop!
Saturday, April 26th at 1-3pm
$45 + gst
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Prenatal Yoga Couples Workshop
On Sunday, April 27th Yoga Mandala is presenting a two hour prenatal yoga "couples" workshop for "Moms-to-be" and their partner. Go to Registered Programs for more info and to register.

MOM & BABY Classes
The next session of MOM & BABY classes will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays, starting week of May 20th & ending week of June 24th. Returning moms receive 10% off. These classes fill up quickly so register early!

Mindfulness Meditation
Doug Maclean's next session of Mindfulness Meditation runs April 27th through June 8th.
This registered class is for individuals who are interested in the practice of mindfulness and meditation; for All Levels.
Go to Registered Programs to register online.
$84+gst for 6 week program; Drop-in option is also available.

2014 Prenatal Classes
Monday Evening, Wednesday Afternoon & Evening
New programs run week of April 28th through week of June 16th. Go to Registered Programs to register online or click Heading for more info.

Pilates at Yoga Mandala
Monday/Friday Drop In
Tuesday/Thursday Registered
All Levels & Advanced. Class styles vary.
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Afternoon Yoga
A gentle yoga class designed specifically for people with a bit of free time in the afternoon.
Drop In - Mondays & Wednesdays at 2-3pm
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