Shunnya Centre | 342 Gladstone Avenue Ottawa Ontario | 613 234-7974
Welcome to Shunnya Centre
Shunnya (pronounced shoo‑nya) means neutrality; a state of deep contemplation, and stillness. Located in the heart of Ottawa, Ontario, Shunnya Centre is a charming and peaceful studio devoted to creating and nurturing a sense of community. A welcoming and tranquil haven, Shunnya Centre is dedicated to helping ordinary people live healthy, conscious lives.
At Shunnya Centre, yoga is not a religion and it isn’t about chanting in a cave on a mountaintop. It isn’t about contorting yourself into a pretzel, nor does it mean you’re a “hippie” or that you burn incense. Through yoga, meditation and relaxation, our teachers help you to know yourself and your body. As your awareness increases, you begin tapping into your body’s wisdom, your life becomes richer and you become stronger, calmer and more flexible.
Our students are everyday ordinary people. They don’t look like the models on the cover of yoga or fitness magazines. Some of them have injuries or chronic health conditions while others are fairly healthy but have forgotten how to relax and want to release stress. They are young people, older people, flexible people, inflexible people, beginner yoga students, and advanced yoga students. One thing they all have in common: they all want to feel great. This is yoga for real people.
Two mighty yoga centres under one roof
We are pleased to announce that as of September 1st Shunnya centre has moved to the newly appointed Shunnya Room at Rama Lotus! Our collaboration will create a substantial impact: empowering our clients to overcome challenges with grace, awareness and strength. By joining forces, we are applying the principles of yoga to the operations of our studios, where cooperation and service are the prime objectives.
What does this mean for our clients?
All student passes at Shunnya and Rama Lotus will now be honoured by Rama Lotus Yoga Centre for any of the 100+ classes on our joint schedule. Expect new workshops and classes such as Sat Nam Rasayan, Yoga Nidra, Ayurvedic Cooking, Gong Relaxation, Shunnya Soup Sundays, daily early morning Sadhana and pay-what-you-can yoga.
We invite you to experience Shunnya at Rama Lotus!
“Recognize that the other person is you” 1st sutra of the Aquarian age by Yogi Bhajan.