“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 wellness services. Bobby specializes in yoga and birth preparation classes for pregnant mothers, and new mothers, in addition to teaching Hatha, Yin, and corporate yoga sessions.
Shakti Yoga is also a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school. Bobby co-teaches the long running 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training NL program, and is also the creator and instructor of teacher trainings in prenatal yoga, ayurvedic yoga, and yoga nidra.
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 the earth, and uses environmentally friendly props from Canadian companies, and organic fabrics where possible. most of Bobby’s classes are taught at the Yoga Kula Co-op, however she travels to facilitate her trainings both locally and nationally. you can find schedules and more information on her website.