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Anna Stuewe

My path in yoga started while completing my BA. I finished with an advanced major in Religion, mainly studying Buddhism and Hinduism. I was drawn to the calm minds of the self-reflecting yogis and the compassion infused within them.

I loved the yoga classes, but it was my personal practice that fueled my drive to go deeper into yoga. This is where I found my breath. It was the one thing that would stop my mind, calm my heart and fill me with good energy. Through yoga I found meditation. The kind people at The Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center in Halifax patiently guided and taught me the many arts of meditation.

After university, I left Canada for about three years and traveled around the world, residing mainly in South Korea. During my time there I had the opportunity to stay in temples with monks and nuns, whose way of life and wisdom touched me deeply. My travels eventually lead me to India, where I completed a 250-hour, intensive teacher-training course in the Yoga Vidya Dham Ashram. My training included practical training in asanas, pranayama, mudra, bandhas, cleansing processes, and meditation.

I had the wonderful opportunity to study with David Swenson in a 40-hour teacher-training course. We studied the foundations and teaching techniques of the primary series in Ashtanga Yoga.

My classes emphasize flowing with the breath, developing grace in movement and meditation/awareness of thoughts. I always challenge my students in a way that is manageable for their skill level. I focus on a step-by-step process, to develop each studentís own practice of self-reflection and personal growth. -- Anna

"One cannot expect to become happy without hardship or effort.
Because we challenge ourselves we become strong.
To become strong is to become happy."
Daisaku Ikeda

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Easter Weekend Schedule
Please click on Schedule tab or Heading to view drop-in class cancellations over the Easter weekend, starting Friday, April 18th. Our complete regular schedule will resume effective Tuesday, April 22nd.

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.

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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