I had already mentioned this foundation last summer, when it was organizing a Yogathon in support of Care for Children.
That said, Art of Living is much more than 108 sun salutations once per year. It is the world’s largest not-for-profit volunteer-based organization, and is active in over 150 countries. Its mission is to foster personal development and improve the quality of people’s lives through a variety of programs, including the Art of Happiness Program. Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Art of Living is guided by the philosophy that “unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.”
Each centre, including the three located in Greater Montreal (Plateau Mont-Royal, Brossard, and Pointe-Claire), offers community sessions and special events including communal kitchens and other workshops. I had a chance to visit the Plateau location during a Yoga Dance workshop.
This studio is set up in a residential loft, which not only provides access to a kitchen but also features a gigantic space that can be tailored to the studio’s varying needs. The two-hour Yoga Dance workshop required the full space, as we learned several different choreographies inspired by yoga postures. What a joy it was to allow my inner Warrior to truly dance! As a former Zumba enthusiast who is chronically short on time, this blending of styles felt incredibly liberating to me. I highly recommend it!
To learn more about the Plateau Mont-Royal centre and view a list of classes, click through to its page.
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