Anahata Yoga from the Heart | Sarah Melody Yoga teacher logo

Anahata represents the heart chakra. In Sanskrit, anahata means "unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten".

Our mission is to support the Barrie yoga community and those who struggle with life obstacles and mental illness with regular practice. Yoga is more than a physical practice, mentally it allows us to clear the mind, focus on our breath work (pranayama) and emotionally “let go” and reset in a non-judgmental space. Our "Pay it Forward" program was created specifically for those who, for the moment, can't afford the full class fee. Through local sponsorship we can give back to the Barrie yoga community in a mindful way. Anahata Yoga from the Heart is a Barrie yoga studio and community space making yoga affordable for all through our Pay it Forward classes. A safe and inclusive space focusing on mental health and wellness through the practice of yoga.

We make Yoga obtainable for
EVERYONE. No matter gender,
sexuality, race, ethnicity, or
income – everyone needs yoga.

What is our "Pay it Forward Program"?

Anahata Yoga from the Heart grew from a place of wanting the practice of Yoga to be accessible to EVERYONE. No matter gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity or income. Everyone can use yoga in their life. If you can afford a cup of coffee then you can afford a Barrie yoga class. And hey, if you can't afford a class this week then its on us! Our Pay it Forward program is funded by class pass donations made by our community members and local sponsorship. Want to pay it forward to others? Email us to find out how!

Yoga is more than physical. It is cellular, mental, intellectual and spiritual - it involves man in his entire being.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

Why do we call it a yoga practice?

It's something we continue to work on and learn from. We continue to meet ourselves where we are at TODAY. Practice makes progress.

Yoga is For EVERYONE!

We don't believe in "levels" at Anahata Yoga. Everyone is welcome in the same class. Our teachers offer modifications creating an inclusive space for everyBODY. If you are new to yoga we recommend starting with our Calm, or Self Love classes!

Why you should start practicing Yoga

  • It makes us aware of our physical body
  • It calms the mind and encourages breath awareness
  • It's true! It improves flexibility but more importantly it strengthens your body, mind, and overall wellbeing
  • It allows us to learn about our own needs
  • It teaches us to be present in our busy day to day lives
  • And so much more

Most Popular Classes

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Great introduction to Yoga. Take some time to appreciate the Calm. This class has three elements to it. Gentle Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, and Restorative. This class will get you to that Calm state of mind. A perfect class to end your day with.

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Self Love Hatha

Hatha and Mindfulness practice gentle and accessible for all bodies. Beginners and ages 55+ also welcome.

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Soul Flow

Vinyasa flow class will get you tapping your foot or singing along to Motown, Soul, Indie and Pop music. New to Flow? No sweat! Well, there may be a little. Flow means that we transition through the postures a little quicker and move from pose to pose as we flow. New yogis welcome!

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