Part of the Ottawa yoga community since 2002, the Upward Dog Yoga Centre offers 50 classes a week for all levels with wide variety of styles including power (heated room), hatha, yin, pre/post natal, stress reduction and fitness, taught by instructors certified through the Yoga Alliance. UDYC also offers many weekend workshops taught by instructors and invited guests to help you develop your yoga skills and grow your practice, as well as 200 hour yoga teacher training program certified by the yoga alliance.
All of our classes are drop-in so whether you're a complete beginner starting out, enjoy a regular yoga practice, or maybe a seasoned athlete looking to take your training to a whole new level, we offer classes that will help you to find balance, peace, health, and well-being.
Our environmentally conscious Byward Market centre has three yoga halls, is equipped with changing and showering facilities, and now features a community room and wellness room (offering infrared sauna, registered massage therapy and thai yoga massage) in our new renovated lower level.
UDYC offers power yoga classes in rooms heated to 28-30 degrees with infrared technology. Infrared heat differs from radiant heat in that the heat warms the body (not the air) allowing for a breathable efficient therapeutic yoga class. When you practice in the heated room at UDYC, you get all the benefits of yoga boosted by all the benefits of infrared heat. Like yoga, infrared heat detoxifies the body; increases circulation; can facilitate healing of chronic muscle aches and joint pains; speeds up your metabolic rate and increases energy production and therefore, can be an important component of successful weight management.