I started attending Kushala Yoga Studio over 5 years ago for massage treatments with RMT Darla Ricka because of back issues. It was Darla who suggested for me to try yoga. Three years ago, I decided to try the Restorative Yoga session at first and since then, I have been attending to numerous yoga classes from All Levels, Deep Stretch Yin, Therapeutic, Core, Pilates, Hips and Back classes on a regular basis (4-6 times a week). The owners/teachers Chris Dunphy and Karen Andersen are great and they have created a wellness community for everyone. They have a great team of yoga teachers, RMT, Acupuncturist and other professionals services the studio provides. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to try yoga and use their other services which I personally have also used.
- David C
Every day I give thanks to be living my truth and I am so grateful to be a practitioner at Kushala; a safe place to learn, practice, and grow. I have found balance and a second home where I can be my true self. I breathe, I move, I feel, I am free.
Kushala sparked a small healing amber in my life 10 years ago. It has grown to a steady flame, gently nurtured at Kushala Yoga by a wonderful, dedicated community of teachers, mentors and fellow participants. I step from the outer world to my inner sanctuary when I come to my mat at Kushala.
I have been participating in classes at Kushala Yoga for over six years. Karen and Chris keep things fresh with an array of classes to accommodate rank beginners as well as those who want a more challenging workout. Workshops scattered throughout the year provide interesting information on health and well-being. The instructors are well-qualified and caring. I highly recommend the studio.
The first time I entered Kushala, it felt like I was at home. I was looking for a yoga studio with an inviting lobby – a place to enjoy tea before or after a class – and Kushala has just that. For me, yoga unites the mind, body and spirit. This is a value shared by Kushala. Every class starts with a short meditation and the instructors offer cues through the class to strengthen both the body and the mind. Before I attended my first class I had the fortunate opportunity to attend an information session where I met the owners, Karen and Chris. They are incredibly genuine people and shared many insights of their passion for and knowledge of yoga. The varied class types and times makes it incredibly easy for me to find a class that fits into my schedule and fits my interests. I am so glad I found Kushala Yoga and would recommend it to anyone.
Free time is a rare commodity for working moms so when we have it, we make it count. Kushala Yoga classes are time well spent. They help me calm down after a busy day at the office or a crazy day at home. Practicing of self care and mindfulness allows me to give more back to my family and career. I highly recommend it.
Kushala is a life line for me
A place to re – balance and tap into the Joy of Self.
Love Jacqie Atkins
I am just now understanding the real meaning of core strength, balance and flexibility. This class has benefited me in my yoga practice and every day living. I would encourage anyone to take this class and especially someone just starting out.
- Angela McEwin
I have been a member of Kushala yoga for over 5 years. I have been fortunate enough to have been involved with classes taught by Chris, Karen, Rachel and most currently Islena.My husband has also taken part in Chris’ Yin class and most currently his Healthy Hips and Back class. He and I thoroughly enjoy Chris’s attentiveness and sense of humour.The instructors are all supportive, and allow you to feel comfortable with your own practice.I find Karen and Islena’s Therapeutic Yoga class to be a perfect fit me right now, at an age of 68. Their instructions are extremely clear and focus on the overall wellness of ones body.– Colleen & Fred B
- Colleen & Fred B
With the diversified class schedule, I can find the class and time for my particular needs. Each instructor is professional and brings his/her own flavour and personality to his/her classes. Also, I’m always eager to read about the latest offerings of workshops and events as I enjoy expanding my knowledge and ability base.
Kushala Yoga provides me with the tools and experiences for my personal growth while enjoying a community of wonderful people. The exceptional teachers plus the breadth and frequency of classes regularly gives me a quality experience with others while learning “my way”. Kushala’s efforts towards a more peaceful and caring world is genuine and felt in every class.
- David R
Kushala Yoga offers a supportive, caring, and friendly atmosphere with amazing yoga teachers. It’s my happy place.
- Ranj Ram