Metta Yoga, YEG | 4.5

When we first went to Metta Yoga, it was a Moksha Yoga location. After our trip to review Moksha, we have gone back So. Many. Times. Mostly bc they’re conveniently located for me, they're on Fitset, and because we just really like it there. Metta holds a special place in this FC crony’s heart, as it’s the first place I've ever practiced yoga – I’m talking ever. Metta has been open in Edmonton under the Moksha brand for over ten years, and has shared firsts with many of the community. You’ll find a v interesting mixture of serious practice and a jovial community. The team is always pleasant and inviting, and the sweaty yoga practice is challenging, fun, and accessible for anyone. I've had great experiences under both brands, and whether you’re new to yoga or a professional yogi, it’s most definitely worth checking out. 

Shala Ashtanga Yoga Centre, YEG | 4.5

Shala Ashtanga Yoga Centre is the first review we've ever done of a traditional Ashtanga yoga studio and a Mysore style class at that (where students practice independently at their own pace). And know this - as soon as we knew we were doing a Mysore style we were like...uhhhhhh. Even though I've been practising for over 15 years and Sydney and I go to a squillion yoga classes, we were still very intimidated. BUT - turns out there's no need to fret. We'll explain why going to a Mysore class as a beginner to Ashtanga might actually be the greatest thing ever and why this hidden sanctuary in the middle of downtown Edmonton is one of the greatest places to learn.