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Active Turtle - Events & Workshops
November Mexico Retreat
November 29, 2017

Think sun, think sand with your tribe! Lets play together, learn together and grow together. PROGRAM DETAILS All inclusive trip in the sunny warmth of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Be free to lounge rest and restore or take yourself out and about in the vibrant city.  You are free to flow, just don't be late for yoga! YOGA PACKAGE Optional: $225.00 plus tax for 10 optional yoga classes morning and afternoon on the beach. Also [Click for Full Details]
Mindful Meditation Workshop
August 3, 2017

Welcome Lara from ListenLightly.com She will be introducing us to Meditation and it's benefits on Thursday August 3rd at 12:00pm Lara is a meditation expert. Check out her website and her story of finding meditation. Investment $25.00 [Click for Full Details]
Glowga
May 17, 2017

Illuminate your inner light. Come practice at night. It's more fun with the black lights on. Vision is limited. Dress for glowing success. When: MAY 17TH 7:00pm Cost: $17.00 [Click for Full Details]
One Love Mala Creating Workshop
February 3, 2017

WORKSHOP DETAILS   Brought to you by Our Love Revolution a local Muskoka based jeweler. Sarah is a master mala creator and will guide you on your own journey of creating a one-of-a-kind mala infused with your energy and inspirations.   WHEN:  SUNDAY APRIL 30th 11:00 am to 1:00pm WHERE: Studio COST: $80 plus hst RSVP: space is limited [Click for Full Details]
Yoga Nidra Happy Hour
November 12, 2016

The other Happy Hour hosted by Shanna. Also known as Yogic sleep :) SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12th There is a gentle flow yoga class at 9:00am and the Nidra workshop is at 9:30  $35.00 plus hst There is no way to do it wrong. All is required is that you lie down and listen. [Click for Full Details]
Sandy Toes Yoga Retreat
May 25, 2016

NOVEMBER 28th- Dec 5thPROGRAM DETAILS     All inclusive trip in the sunny warmth of Puerto Plata Beach Dominican Republic. www.granventanahotel.com Be free to lounge rest and restore or take yourself out and about in the culture.. You are free to flow, just don't be late for yoga!   YOGA PACKAGE Optional: $225.00 plus tax for 10 optional yoga classes morning and afternoon on the beach. Sandy Toes Yoga, Par [Click for Full Details]
Mothers Day Yoga
April 16, 2016

Momaste! It's mom's day. Bring mom to yoga for free on Saturday May 7th! Limit one mom per customer. [Click for Full Details]
Yoga and painting
January 28, 2016

Join us at our dear friend and artist ex-tra-or-di-naire's house - Sandy Monday March 21st at 1:00 pm for an introduction to yoga in a chair to get your creative juices flowing. Followed by painting. No experience necessary. Please bring a set of mugs or wine glasses. RSVP COST $10.00 [Click for Full Details]
SNOWGA
December 9, 2015

This latest incarnation of yoga for those of you who can't get enough of being outdoors is called, inevitably, snowga, and it's done outside in beautiful Muskoka. Mondays 11:00am with Jasmine Located at 1100 Moon River Road - deep snow please bring snowshoes. Intervals of meditative hike and yoga. $15.00 or class pass Saturdays at 2:00pm with Shanna  Sherwood Inn on Lake Joseph. Dress in appropriate lay [Click for Full Details]
Sandy Toes in Mexico
November 27, 2015

Our 2nd Annual Yoga Retreat! Lets play together, learn together and grow together. PROGRAM DETAILS All inclusive trip in the sunny warmth of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Be free to lounge rest and restore or take yourself out and about in the vibrant city.  You are free to flow, just don't be late for yoga! YOGA PACKAGE Optional: $200.00 plus tax for 9 optional yoga classes morning and afternoon on the beach and 1 bea [Click for Full Details]
Yoga Nidra Happy Hour Workshop
November 21, 2015

Allow yourself to rest, balance and restore with Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. Also known as yogic sleep or meditation. Shanna will guide you through a genle flow class followed by a 45 minutes of Bliss. Please register. Space is limited. 9-10:15 am Saturday November 21 35.00 plus hst Please bring a mat, pillow and blanket [Click for Full Details]
Circuit Challenge
August 27, 2015

What: Feel like you need to work off all that summer fun? Join me for a full body circuit workout in the Bala  soccer field park. We will use the TRX suspension trainer,  bands, body weight and a bit of creativity, to have a fun,  energizing and challenging workout. When: Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm, Sept. 15-Oct. 20 Where: Bala Soccer Fields park...the bugs will be gone,  and the trees will be colourful! Active T [Click for Full Details]
Love Leggings Party
May 11, 2015

Thursday June 11th 7:00pm Come get your funky on. Love Leggings Muskoka will be at the studio to share their funky leggings and capris. [Click for Full Details]
Yoga and Vision Board Workshop
April 24, 2015

Come enjoy a 45 minute yoga class followed by a vison board assignment guided by Jasmine. By looking at your desires on a daily basis your dreams stay at the forefront and you consistently move closer to your true desires and all that you deserve. Inspirational conversation, connection and motivation with your tribe! Jasmine will have samples of vision boards and magazines. Please bring a handful of magazines that speak to your lifestyle.&nbs [Click for Full Details]
Yoga and Henna Party
March 27, 2015

Our in house yoga teacher, laughter expert, graphic designer and and gem Shanna, will soothe your soul and your body with a 1 hour evening yoga class followed by some tea and custom henna.   hen.na ˈhenə/ noun 1.1. the powdered leaves of a tropical shrub, used as a dye to color the hair and decorate the body. 2.2. the Old World shrub that produces henna, with small pink, red, or white flowers. verb 1.1. dye (hair) [Click for Full Details]
Mala Making Workshop
December 14, 2014

A mala (the Sanskrit name for 'garland') is a set of beads traditionally worn and used for meditation. Malas are typically made of 108 beads (108 being a sacred number in many Eastern cultures) and serve to keep count of the wearers affirmations by focusing their awareness and staying mindful in the present moment. Explore the therapeutic energy by creating and practicing your own mala during a 2.5 hour workshop. Inspired by tradition, yo [Click for Full Details]
Hoopdance Workshop
October 16, 2014

Join us for a hoopdance workshop. A blend of cutting edge moves, fantastic energy, empowerement and movement mediation. Another tool for self discovery, creativity and mind body connection and a path to bliss. Join Ni Shalala for this introductory workshop and afternoon of fun with your Active Turtle tribe.  All that is required is for you to smile and have fun. 1:00 to 3:00pm Where: Bala Community Centre. 1003 Maple [Click for Full Details]
ROCK THE DOCK
August 12, 2014

Zumba - we will Rock the dock event Tuesday August 12th 7:00      $10.00 Be bright, be bold, be loud and wear sunscreen. Prizes and Fun. Please bring water, dancing shoes and optional bathing suit. LOCATED AT   71 Stewart Street  MACTIER!!!!!!!  [Click for Full Details]
Full Moon Paddle and or Yoga class with balloon
August 10, 2014

Join Jasmine Arney from Active Turtle Bala and Tara Kinden from Muskoka Yoga Studio, Gravenhurst, for a night you won't soon forget. Come Glow with us. SUP YOGA & Land Yoga Class Sunday August 10th, 2014  8:00pm start @ Wharf. Meet us at the Gazebo outside Blue Willow Tea House Our 2 forces unite to bring you the most amazing experience of summer 2014. Come get your GLOW on either on land or water. All under the light [Click for Full Details]
Blissful Balance: Being Who You Are & Living the Life of You
August 1, 2014

All To Love presents Blissful Balance: Being Who You Are & Living the Life of Your Dreams   This workshop explores a practical understanding and use of the law of attraction through mindfulness meditation and yoga. Paying attention to what feels good and giving yourself permission to move in that direction. Creating a capable body, calm mind and ridiculously happy life! The workshop will consist of an hour's discussion on [Click for Full Details]
Message from the Universe
May 21, 2014

Changes daily. Enjoy.  ">* ">javascript: A Note From The Universesm Funny, isn’t it, how sometimes the one person you think you have the least to learn from, can teach you the most? Tallyho,     The Universe May as well just love ’em all. www.tut.comA Note From The Universesm I know this may come as somewhat of a shock, but of your innumerable and extraordinary [Click for Full Details]
Yoga in the Dark
May 16, 2014

Friday May 16th 7:00pm to 8:15pm Jasmine will lead you into a deeper self in this blindfolded workshop.  With your eyes covered you are free from your usual distractions, you learn to utilize sensory perception and follow your heart.. There is no comparing. In the dark you are perfect, truth and whole. Note: Please bring a bandana or scarf. R.S.V.P  Space is limited  $15.00 [Click for Full Details]
Thai Yoga Massage Workshop
April 6, 2014

Thai Massage is a sacred form or yogic healing. It combines the elements of massage, acupressure, and partner stretching to release tension, stimulate healing energies, and enhance wholeness of body, mind and spirit for both the giver and receiver.  This two hour workshop is designed to be accessible for everyone; no prior massage or yoga experience is necessary. Sign up alone or with a friend, and together you will get an enjoyable [Click for Full Details]
Yoga, Tea & a Movie
April 4, 2014

Friday April 4th 6:30pm Yoga and a Movie In the early 20th century, while studying world mythology, Joseph Campbell discovered a pattern hidden in every story ever told and he called it "the heroes journey”. A truly inspirational film, FINDING JOE takes us on the ultimate heroes journey: the journey of self discovery. As you slay dragons and uncover treasures, you just may find that the holy grail you seek is closer than you think. [Click for Full Details]
Kids Yoga
March 12, 2014

Yoga with children balances quiet and active poses with game playing, singing, storytelling, drawing, simple breath meditations and rest. Children can easily follow instructions by learning the names of different body parts, their locations and function. As children learn the names of the postures and movements they develop a yoga vocabulary and use their yoga poses to play games and take on the qualities of different animals. Yoga is for everyon [Click for Full Details]
Yoga Nidra Happy Hour
March 2, 2014

Allow yourself to rest, balance and restore with Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. Also known as yogic sleep or meditation.  Shanna will guide you through a one hour flow class at 1:00pm followed by a 45 minutes of Bliss. RSVP Early Bird $25.00 with 1 hour yoga flow class Regular $35.00 There is no way to do it wrong. All is required is that you lie down and listen. PLEASE R.S.V.P [Click for Full Details]
Family Day Yoga
February 17, 2014

  Family Day Yoga February 18, 2013 In these unique, interactive family yoga classes and workshops, family members share in the joy of yoga, have fun and connect in healthy, positive and nonverbal ways. While exploring yoga, family members experience both fun and calm while together. 9:00am at Bala Studio $20.00 per family (max 4) [Click for Full Details]
Yoga Heart and Chocolate Meditation
February 15, 2014

Please join us Saturday February 15th for a one hour flowyoga with Shanna. This flow will celebrate all forms of love and our ability to express our authentic self. Shoulder and chest openers followed but gentle backbends. Dig into a delicious slice of your own heart. Closing with a chocolate meditation. BE LOVE, GIVE LOVE! Please R.S.V.P. Cost : 15$ Note: Please let us know if you have any nut, dairy or gluten allergies. W [Click for Full Details]
Laughter Yoga
January 12, 2014

Laughter Yoga class Sunday January 12. It's going to be a Happy New Year! photo by Kevin Patrick Robbins [Click for Full Details]
Kundalini Sundays
December 7, 2013

December 7th 10:00am-noon. Kundalini Warrior Workout. 2 hour class In this workout we seek to expand our sense of self by meeting our limits and going beyond them. We use every exercise as a launching pad to new horizons. This weekends workout will include chanting, singing, pranayama, Kriya for Elimination, full savasana, Meditation for Healing, and Long Time Sun closing. In the context of any exercise, when the going gets tough, re [Click for Full Details]
Smelly Yogaroma Workshop
November 17, 2013

YOGA & ESSENTIAL OILS WORKSHOP Yoga is a great way to relax and unwind, letting go of any stress that you may be holding onto. It engages your body, your mind, and your soul, and often engages all of the senses except for the sense of smell. Essential oils are nature's medicine that heal and rebalan [Click for Full Details]
Zumba Neon & Yoga Glow Event
November 15, 2013

Please come join us. Jasmine, Shanna,and Emily are going to get you ZUMBA dancing in the dark followed by blacklite Yoga Light up the night .....light up your life!   AN OUT OF YOUR SHELL EVENT Light up the night.....light up your life. Bring water and indoor shoes. Get ready to Shine!  Port Carling Community Centre Nov15, 2013 -Glow your own way 6:00 PM Zumba and 7:00PM Yoga $20 Neon Zu [Click for Full Details]
Warrior Workout (Kundalini)
October 27, 2013

October 27th 10:00am-noon. Kundalini Warrior Workout. 2 hour class In this workout we seek to expand our sense of self by meeting our limits and going beyond them. We use every exercise as a launching pad to new horizons. In the context of any exercise, when the going gets tough, remember these words. When your mind says "NO" let your spirit say "GO". The moment we make a conscious decision to keep up we become more then we wer [Click for Full Details]
Outdoor Thanksgiving Yoga in G-Bay
October 13, 2013

That time of year again. I am working on my gratitude list.  Every year at Thanksgiving, many families offer gratitude among themselves. Sitting around a plump turkey or avacado version of one, relatives give thanks for comfort, for joy, and for each other. (that too can be challenging and one more reason to do yoga) This year our practice will reach outside the studio into the great expanse of Georgian Bay, where I met a tribe of yogi' [Click for Full Details]
From Burnout to Bliss Workshop
September 29, 2013

PROGRAM DETAILS   If you are feeling burned out, tired, bored, and looking for more in your work and life you are not alone! From Burnout to Bliss is a unique retreat program designed to help professionals and educators let go of stress, heal, and reconnect with their passion for their life and work.     REGISTER TODAY! [Click for Full Details]
Wedding Day or Bachlorette Yoga
August 14, 2013

Have you considered a private yoga session with your bridesmaids, best pals, mom and mates mom, for your party or on the morning of your wedding?! Or bliss out on the deck, dock or basement. Become mindful of every cell in your body and salute your journey with the girls (and or boys) So you can enjoy yourself and not feel guilty for the fun you are about to have. or As a bride, you work so hard to make sure the wedding day will look great, [Click for Full Details]
ROCK THE DOCK
July 31, 2013

We will rock the dock, Zumba Style July 31st 7:00pm Bala. [Click for Full Details]
Yoga For Gardeners
June 6, 2013

Next one T.B.A. A natural pairing. Yoga can help offset some of the soreness and stiffness associated with growing your own food and nourishing your soul with flowers. Please bring one or two plants, potted for easy transport to share with your tribe. Class will be outside, weather permitting on Jasmine's Garden Deck. Class will proceed rain or shine as we can use the studio if Mother Nature is having a shower. Please RS [Click for Full Details]
New Pre/Post Natal 8 week class
April 27, 2013

Celebrate your changing bodies and connect with your growing baby with a class dedicated to soon to be mothers and recent mothers. This is your tribe! Specifically for expecting and mothers with children up to age 2.5ish. Through prenatal yoga, a pregnant women learns to listen to her body and treat it gently. She learns to respect her body's strength and resilience. She learns to relax and breather and quiet her mind, important skills f [Click for Full Details]
Yoga Birthday Parties
April 22, 2013

A Kids Yoga Party is a healthy, wonderful and unique way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion. Parties are tailored to your child's age and interests (i.e. themes like Exploration or Adventure Yoga, Animals, Mermaids, Fairies, Superheroes, Partner Yoga, Yoga dance party etc) and incorporate fun Yoga poses, cooperative games and activities.   Warning: Not all yoga parties are quiet :)&nb [Click for Full Details]
Free Zumba for Teens 12-19
March 16, 2013

Teens, get your friends together and  join the Zumba fitness party ... lots of fun of fun and a fabulous workout too!  FREE class on Wednesday's at Bala Studio, with Jasmine, Shanna and Alison.  Give it a try, we know you'll LOVE it! Brought to you by ParticipACTION Teen Challenge. Like them on facebook and keep up to date. April 10th to May 15th [Click for Full Details]
Family Day Yoga
February 18, 2013

In these unique, interactive family yoga classes and workshops, family members share in the joy of yoga, have fun and connect in healthy, positive and nonverbal ways. While exploring yoga, family members experience both fun and calm while together. The bond that occurs is a gift each member gives to each other.  $20.00 per family at Port Carling C.C. [Click for Full Details]
Partner Yoga Workshop
February 15, 2013

Invite someone you care for and discover together a unique and exciting way of practicing Yoga, with a partner.  Learn partner supported poses that both vitalize and comfort our strengths and weaknesses. Join us for this exciting workshop geared towards having fun and finding strength by reaching out to the people around us. Bring a spouse, mother, father, or a friend as well as a sense of playfulness, and come experience partner yoga with J [Click for Full Details]
Yoga Recess Day
January 25, 2013

Los Angeles October 7, 2012  --  Yoga-Recess in Schools is a national campaign coordinated by the Yoga Health Foundation to bring yoga-based health education into classrooms. By providing free online resources like instructional videos and lesson plans that will make it easy and fun for school teachers to integrate yoga into their teaching schedule. This allows children to benefit from balancing their body and mind through breath [Click for Full Details]
Karma Yoga Week - Food Drive
November 30, 2012

Allergy Free Food Drive Karma Yoga Supporting The West Muskoka Food Bank located at 3852 Muskoka Rd. 169 (Just North of Mortimers Point Rd.) Glen Orchard.   Active Turtle will be holding a Food Drive the week of December 1o to 15th  to fill the FOOD SENSITIVITY SHELF. In exchange for a yoga class you have the option of bringing in an/some allergy free food item(s). WE COLLECTED 90LBS IN OCTOBER..... LETS GET MORE! [Click for Full Details]
2012 YWCA Woman of Distincion
November 6, 2012

The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards recognize women who inspire us and who are the trail blazers in our homes, businesses, schools and communities. In so doing, we remember the tenacious and courageous visionaries of the past, celebrate the women who are changing the way we live today, and nurture and inspire the young women who will shape our tomorrow. Jasmine is the recipient in the Health, Sports and Wellness Category. Her acceptance speech f [Click for Full Details]
Yoga Flash Mob at Cranberry
October 9, 2012

You know you love it. So share your practice for a few moments, with your community. Jasmine will roll out a mat on Sunday at 10:00 am in front of the Bala Community Centre, on Maple Street. Join in for some awakening gentle salutes, a moment in family tree pose and a seated, giant OM for Peace. Flow: Hands to heart.  Side bend right Side Bend left. Inhale hands up Exhale Fold Inhale flat back Exhale  step or jum [Click for Full Details]
Allergy Free Food Drive
September 14, 2012

Karma Yoga Supporting The West Muskoka Food Bank located at 3852 Muskoka Rd. 169 (Just North of Mortimers Point Rd.) Glen Orchard.   Active Turtle will be holding a Food Drive the week of October 1 to 5th  to fill the FOOD SENSITIVITY SHELF. In exchange for a yoga class you have the option of bringing in an/some allergy free food item(s).   Dairy Free   Wheat Free  Casein Free  Nut Free   S [Click for Full Details]
Terry Fox Run Bala
September 8, 2012

Active Turtle (Jasmine, Chad and Indio Arney) are proud to be this years organizers of the 11th Annual Terry Fox Run in Bala. Sunday September 16th. I encourage you to get involved in this great family event. Rain or shine! Indio my son will be participating for his 6th time at age 5!!!! No Minimum Pledge. No Entry Fee. Volunteer-Driven. Inspired by a dream. Stay Active, Stay Healthy and Stay Together!  8:30 am to 11:0 [Click for Full Details]
Happy Jack Yoga in Bala
July 26, 2012

Power Vinyasa Yoga and Live Music with Jack Boken. Thursday August 9th 7:30 pm to 8:45 at Bala Community Centre. Why the name "Happy Jack Yoga you ask :) "Happy Jack was my nickname when I was a kid. My parents called me "Happy Jack because I was always smiling, always! However as I grew up and got caught up in the rat race, I began to lose this radiance I once emulated. That was until I found Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga!! [Click for Full Details]
Registration For Summer Classes...
May 28, 2012

Class size is limited so don't delay!   Register for Summer Classes by contacting Jasmine today at: jasmine@activeturtle.com or call (705) 641-0513     [Click for Full Details]
Your second class is free!
May 16, 2012

Active Turtle offers a  free second class, for all first-timers. New to yoga, not sure about your experience, give us a second chance!     [Click for Full Details]
Mothers Day Zumba
May 5, 2012

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.  ~Edwin Denby   Join Active Turtle for our first Mothers Day Zumba. Invite your mom and bring your kids too! This 45 minute class will be uplifiting, invigorating and cherished, oh and hopefully we will learn some new moves from the Kids! $20.00 per family.  ALL AGES WELCOME!!!!   For all that you do mom, let's dance!   Zumba Love, [Click for Full Details]


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