Yoga & Fitness



Classes are $15 drop in OR $125 for a 10 class pass including hst unless otherwise stated.

Gentle Stretch and Strengthen

  • Monday with Katie - 9:30-10:30am 

  • Thursday with Katie  – 9:30-10:30am


Power Flow*

  •  Tuesdays with Katie - 6:15-7:15pm for the months of July & August.

  • * Power flow is a fitness based class which combines focus and breath with core, upper and lower body strengthening moves, often at a faster pace than a regular hatha class. Requires at least average level of fitness and body awareness. This class is registration based, but drop-ins are welcome, space permitting.  Please contact us for details.


Join us in Blockhouse park at 9am every Tuesday morning for the month of August! All welcome, bring your yoga mat :)

Also at Ahimsa:

Kung Fu Light

Mondays at 7pm and Fridays 12-1pm: an exercise program to improve  strength, flexibility, and balance using Kung Fu principles. $10/class, bare feet or indoor shoes required, a yoga mat may be helpful, wear comfortable clothes you can move easily in.

Contact Jo-Anne for information: phone 613-203-4169  email

Pilates with Caroline

Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30am: Classes now full.

We also offer periodic yoga retreats and restorative sessions with guest instructors, please check our ‘retreat’ page or contact us for info.

Note: Clinic and yoga are cancelled on Statutory holidays

Past Events Include:
Inviting Stillness - Arnprior weekend retreat, Jan 4-6, 2019
Christmas in Merrickville Karma Yoga - December 1, 2018
Limerick Forest Yoga Retreat - October 20, 2018
Walker House Retreat - March 2nd, 2018
MERC Women's Wellness Day - January 2018
Whole Foods Harvest Cleanse - October 14-28th
Spring Whole Foods Cleanse! - Cut the junk and lighten up with us! Challenge Yourself to OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH!
Spring Yoga Retreat  - May 12th OR 13th at Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre - come and unwind with us! - 2017
Women's Wellness Day - Perth. March 5th, 2017. 11am-4pm. Best Western Parkside Inn
Inviting Stillness - Feb11&12th, 2017. Retreat now FULL. 
Women's Wellness Day - MERC Hall, Maitland

Limerick Forest Yoga Retreat - Join Sue Turner, RYT and Reiki Master; Dr. Katie Weststrate, ND, RYT and special guest, Psychotherapist Bryn Savage, MA, RYT for our annual fall yoga retreat in Limerick forest!
Women's Yoga & Wellness Retreat - Sept 17th & 18th in Arnprior!! - registration now full

FREE Classes at Ahimsa- December 5th (Christmas in Merrickville!) - Pound 3:15-3:45, Hatha Yoga 4-5pm. All welcome! Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully appreciated.

SIBO Info Session - Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth can cause chronic gas, bloating, and 'IBS' like symptoms like abdominal discomfort. Join Katie at Ahimsa for a free info session to register. 5 people minimum.

Whole Foods Group Cleanse -  Kicks off September 11th/12th, 2015. Click here for more info!

Boost Your B.M.R. Six week holistic weight loss program

Yoga for Addictions - Join Katie for this comprehensive weekend workshop at the Ivy on William  with the Smiths Falls Yoga and Wellness Studio. Open to RYT's and ANYONE interested in learning more about addictions and the benefit of yoga and mindfulness! Click here for info and contact details.

Free Talk - Resolving Resolutions - ' Resolving Resolutions' - what works and what doesn't when committing to a new years resolution. Tips for making your resolution (be it weight loss, smoking cessation or any thing else!) work for you!

Women's Wellness Day - MERC Hall, Maitland. Saturday January 10th, 9:30am-3:45pm.

FREE Talk - Health Impacts of EMF and Microwave Radiation - From plasma TV's to cell phones and wireless gadgets of all kinds - join Dr. Katie Weststrate, ND in exploring current research on the health impacts of exposure to electromagnetic fields and microwave radiation.

Yoga Techniques Workshop - Hip Opening! Explore alignment and action in hip opening yoga poses. Integral for improving form and function for any body in any yoga class. Email to register.

Karma Yoga for Cancer 
Regroup and Refocus - Stress Response and Coping Workshop for Students, Teachers/Educators, and ANYONE Else who thinks they might benefit from changing how their body responds to stress!
Smiths Falls Healthy Living Festival -

Merrickville Goes Green Eco Fair

Alzheimer's Society of Lanark County -

Free Talk - Behaviour Change: Breaking Unhealthy Habits. Join Naturopathic Dr. Katie Weststrate to review theories of behaviour change and holistic, Naturopathic concepts for supporting breaking free of addictive patterns and ingrained habits.  Examples include Substance abuse (smoking cessation and alcohol addiction), over-eating and exercise addictions. Feb 18th 12pm Merrickville Public Library, Feb 24th, 12pm Modern Thymes Smiths Falls.

Private Talk - Enhancing Cognitive Health - Alzheimer Society of Lanark County Brain Booster Group. Feb 24th 9:30am.

Journey Though the "4 Trimesters"
For all those mommas and poppas (or parents planning to be, eventually!) - explore natural, Naturopathic concepts to optimize fertility, conception,
common concerns of pregnancy, birth and transitions into the first year. Local midwives will be present to review midwifery as an option and answer any related questions you may have! 

Motivation for Change and Growth - Getting Out of Your Own Way!
Looking for inspiration to change patterns or habits that seem to be 'stuck' this new year?  Struggling in your efforts to move towards the realization of your goals or objectives? Join us for an afternoon of exploration and expression, combining yoga, meditation, and self-reflective exercises.
Prepare to leave with new insights, inspiration and some practical, concrete tools for change.

FREE talk - The Buzz About Gluten - "Gluten Free" has become a common label in grocery stores and restaurants. But,
what is gluten and why do we care if it's in our food? If a food is gluten free, is it healthier? Join Katie to discuss the differences between the various forms of gluten sensitivity and allergy and to break apart common misconceptions about 'gluten free' foods.

Anatomy for Yoga - Chiropractic Dr. Rob Rodine is joining me once again to discuss key anatomical and physiological considerations, essential for any yoga practice. We will be reviewing some main concepts, and covering new poses not focused on at the last session. The session will be didactic and practical so please bring your mats and wear your yoga clothes.  Cost is $20 for the evening, tea and treats provided. Open to all!

FREE talk - Intro to Cleansing  - Open any main stream magazine in the spring or fall and you're likely to  see something about 'detox' or cleansing. What's the big deal?! Join Dr. Katie to learn how your body naturally rids itself of toxins and by-products and what you can do to help or hinder this process.  We will be running another 'group cleanse' this fall - this talk will be a great platform for questions and queries if you're on the fence about whether 'cleansing' might be helpful for you!  Include