Shakti Yoga

specializes in prenatal, hatha yoga, and yoga teacher trainings

286 Torbay Rd #8, and private sessions

Shakti Yoga is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school. Bobby co-directs the long running 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training NL program in St. John's, and is also the creator and instructor of prenatal yoga, ayurvedic yoga, and yoga nidra teacher trainings. 
 
Due to recent covid-19 accommodations her online Yoga Alliance registered prenatal yoga teacher training and workshops now qualify for Yoga Alliance certification and continuing education credits. 
 
“Yoga is for everybody," says Bobby Bessey, yogi and owner of Shakti Yoga & Wellness. She believes that everyone can find a practice that is right for them, regardless of age, flexibility, fitness level, or body type. Shakti yoga provides a variety of yoga and ayurvedic wellness services. Bobby specializes in prenatal yoga and birth preparation classes, in addition to teaching Hatha, and corporate yoga sessions.  

A teacher by nature, with yoga certifications in a number of traditions, Bobby began her teaching practice after discovering how transformative yoga was to the quality of her own health. After years of studying and exploring yogic traditions in India and Japan, Bobby came home to NL, and started Shakti in 2004. Bobby weaves her background in science and psychology with her love of the yoga traditions to create classes that inspire as they promote health and wellness.

Community is important to Shakti, and yoga as a whole. Bobby says, “yoga teaches about finding peace and harmony within yourself, and then reaching out to share this with the community”. that practice shows up in the prenatal classes that bring women together - promoting confidence, supporting each other, and diminishing fears around the birth process.

Shakti practices sustainability in keeping with the traditions and practices of yoga. Bobby believes that the health of the earth is not able to be separated from the health and wellness of every living person, and that we must live in harmony with the environment. Shakti looks for opportunities to take care of our earth, and uses environmentally friendly props from Canadian companies, and organic fabrics where possible. Bobby’s local classes are taught at the Yoga Kula Co-op, however she travels frequently to facilitate Shakti Yoga teacher trainings both locally and internationally. you can find schedules and more information on her website.

 
a pregnant woman holding beads by her belly
a yoga teacher guiding a pregnant woman through a yoga pose
happy active people smiling and holding certificates
a pregnant woman holding beads by her belly
a yoga teacher guiding a pregnant woman through a yoga pose
happy active people smiling and holding certificates