Thank You

Happy Birthday Buddha Rider

I wanted to take a few minutes today to sit down and soak it all in. It’s often hard for me to be in the moments that make my heart full. I find it uncomfortable to hear the praise from people and it overwhelms to to take credit for anything that has transpired at Buddha Rider. Truth be told… I don’t give myself enough credit. It’s so much easier to give it than receive it. So today, I stop, pause and recognize that I am part of the Buddha Rider culture. That after 11 years we are still creating, building and supporting a community. I thank each and everyone one of you. The teachers who show up everyday sharing their gifts, Kim who takes care of the back end of the business, the karma exchange volunteers who spare their time and YOU, the clients who show up day after day. It reminds me that no matter what we are all in this together. 

So thank you, thank you, thank you. 

Big Love, Shirlee

Living Your Yoga YTT

Buddha Rider is very excited to launch our next 200 hour Living Your Yoga  YTT program starting September  2019.
Join Shirlee Williams  for an incredible year of growth and learning. This program is designed not just for individuals who want to teach but to anyone who is ready to live a true authentic life. The world needs people who are willing to step up and make a difference. Are you one of them?
Dates: Sept 6-8, Oct 6-8,  Nov 1-3, Dec 13-15, Jan 10-12, Feb 7-9, March 20-22. April 17-19, May 8-10, June 12-14
Times: Friday evenings 7:00-9:30 PM,  Saturday and Sunday  8:00-9:30 for morning meditation and 11:30-7:00 .
Investment: $3400 +hst
Includes: training manual, 20 class pass to be used over the course of your program for assisitng and observing classes.
For more info message

Simply Somatics – NEW CLASS

Somatics (in the Thomas Hanna tradition) means sensing the body from the inside out. You will find this class to be very relaxing and enjoyable. You will learn slow, gentle, relaxing self-care movements that are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Movements are designed to relieve pain and tension, improve posture, reduce stress, increase range of motion, prevent injuries, and warm up and cool down from workouts.
You’ll lie on the floor on a mat, alternating between lying on your back, side, and stomach. The educator leading the class will verbally teach you the movements rather than demonstrate. By not demonstrating the movements it encourages an internal learning process. You can make changes in your nervous system more effectively and efficiently when you focus completely on your internal sensations.

Therapeutic Pilates

Injuries holding you back? Can’t find your “core”? Want to ramp up your Pilates mat sessions? Just curious?
Come work with Melissa on the Pilates Reformer in Buddha Rider’s new Therapy Room. Using brand new Balanced Body equipment and over 15 years of therapeutic experience, let Melissa help you rehab, strengthen, support and stretch your body. Realize your potential with the Pilates Reformer.
Private and Semi Private Sessions Available.

FREE 15 min Demo Session available for first time clients ONLY.
$100/hr session
$450/ 5 sessions
$850/10 sessions

Book on line or call the studio

Chakra workshop

The Chakra System is an ancient map detailing the 7 primary energy centers and the 5 elements of the body-mind-spirit.

Join Shirlee for a 3 hour workshop on exploring the fundamentals of the chakras. Discover which Chakras are over and under active. Discover which poses to work with to unblock chakras for better health.
The workshop will start with exploring each Chakra and end with a powerful vinyasa practice.

This workshop is suitable for all levels.

Date: Sunday, April 8th

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Investment: $55 +hst

Gentle Stretch and Somatics

Are you experiencing muscle or joint pain?

Limited mobility and range of motion?

Sore neck, shoulder, back or hips?

Stress and tension headaches?

This 4 week experiential workshop series will include theory and practice for you to become familiar with a moving technique called Somatics as a way of taking control of your own health and wellbeing.

Learn how to regain control of your body with simple, gentle movements to release persistent muscle tension. The result is a pain-free body that moves well and ages gracefully.

Somatic movement can reduce or eliminate chronic pain, increase flexibility and range of motion, improve alignment/posture and restore vitality.

Open to all body types and abilities Somatics is complementary to most other forms of exercise and yoga.
No experience necessary. Must be able to get up and down from the floor. Maximum 10 Participants.

Day/Time: Thursday’s, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Date: February 1st to 22nd (4 sessions plus home exploration)

Investment: $80+hst (Note: missed classes are non-refundable)

Sweet Flow Yoga with Music

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Cost: $25.00


FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Looking for a little play? Want to make time to connect to another? Think a deeper stretch will feel great? Then come try out Buddha Rider’s Partner Yoga class.

Join us as we explore working together through movement, play, breath and touch.
Grab a friend and come play.
No yoga experience necessary. Just a good attitude.

Investment: $60.00 per couple or  $30.00 singles

*We will do our best to find you a partner if you would like to particpate.



The One Day Retreat

The One Day Retreat

Time to get away! Step outside of your busy days and join Shirlee for this amazing day of Yoga, Nature, Georgian Bay and yummy lunch.

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