Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Studio

True yoga is inclusive. 
Everyone can benefit in a way that meets their own needs. 
Learn and practice yoga in a comfortable, non-judgmental atmosphere.
Relieve stress.  Develop strength, flexibility, balance and confidence.  
Feel better!
  Studio Location:  615 2nd Avenue North downtown Saskatoon 
Downtown Saskatoon across the street from Earl's Restaurant
Mailing address: 2326 Haultain Avenue Saskatoon S7J 1R1
Phone: (306) 241-3409 
Office Hours:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday
Registration information:  email
Yoga Classes at Namaskar Studio:
 Beginner - Gentle - Intermediate - Advanced - All Levels - Power
Specialty Classes:
Prenatal Yoga  *  Mom and Baby Yoga
Yoga for Runners
Yoga for Athletes
Yoga for Cancer Recovery
Yoga for Hockey Players, Curlers by appointment
* Yoga for Golfers with Doug next session:  Spring 2017

 With Doug Podiluk, E-RYT
 Wednesday 7:30–8:30 pm    Next 4 class session starts November 9   Fee:  $45
(September session in progess - email for info)
 This 4 class session will “start at the beginning” to teach the very basics.Participants will be able to learn poses with detailed instruction at their own pace -a great start for anyone who wants to try yoga.  After attending Absolute Beginner classes participants are prepared to continue their yoga practice in another weekly class.   
  For more information or for registration, please contact Namaskar Yoga Studio
or email Doug at

See below for details on all classes and workshops
or contact for more info
Private sessions available by arrangement
Yoga Teacher Training
for our Yoga Alliance WebPage Reviews of training posted by our RYT 200 Graduates

Click here for information on all Yoga Teacher Training programs   


8 Week Session
Starts Tuesday September 6  -  ends Monday October 31

If you are not able to attend a registered class, you can attend a “make up” class.

See below – reduced rates for more than 1 class per week

Drop-in is available by pre-arrangement.  Drop in fee:  $13

For info or to register email

All fees include gst

Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm All Levels with Kathleen  
Fee:  $85

Tuesday 7:30 - 8:30 pm All Levels Power with Doug
Fee:  $85

Wednesday 1:30 - 2:15 pm Beginner and All Levels with Doug
Fee:  $75

Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 pm Gentle and Beginner with Kathleen
Fee:  $85

Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 pm Yoga for Absolute Beginners with Doug
4 classes  September 7, 14, 21, 28    Fee: $45  Specialty Class  See below for details

Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Variations with Kathleen
Fee:  $85 

Reduced fees for 2 or more classes per week for 8-week session
*Attend 16 of the above classes:  $140
Attend 24 of the above classes:  $185
Attend unlimited classes:  $205
Drop in available by pre-arrangement.  Email

See below for Specialty Classes
More classes at Namaskar Yoga Studio:

These classes will start again in September 
Please contact the Instructor for following classes regarding start/end dates of sessions, fees, registration, etc.   See below for contact information.  Thank you!
Prenatal Yoga with Jari - Monday 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Jari Chaloupka, RYT200, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance
 For info or to register please email:
Yoga for Athletes with Brin -  Monday 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Brin Beyer, Certified Yoga Teacher 
For info or to register/drop-in email/phone:   306-370-3300

Intermediate Yoga with Jari - Tuesday 4:45 – 5:45 pm
Jari Chaloupka, 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance
 For info or to register please email:
Yoga for Runners with Leanne  -  Tuesdays 6 – 7 pm
Leanne Parsons, 200 Hour RYT, Yoga for Runners Certification
For info or to register email/phone: (306) 251-2964  
YOGA FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS with Doug - Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Doug Podiluk, E-RYT, Leader Trainer Yoga Alliance
September 7,  14,  21 and 28    4 class session       Fee:  $45
Next session:   November 9, 16, 23, 30     4 class sesion     Fee:  $45
This 4 class session will “start at the beginning” to teach the very basics.   Participants will be able to learn the poses with detailed instruction and at their own pace - a great start for anyone who wants to try yoga. After attending the Absolute Beginner classes, participants would be prepared to continue their yoga practice in another weekly class.  For more info or registration, contact Namaskar Yoga Studio or email Doug
Yoga for Cancer Recovery with Cori – Thursdays 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Cori Kolbeck-Hallgrimson, Certified Yoga Teacher, Cancer Survivor
For more info or to register or drop in, please email:
Mom and Baby Yoga with Jari - Fridays 10:45 - 11:45 am 
Jari Chaloupka, RYT200, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance
For more info, exact dates or to register please email:  
Beginner Yoga with Roberta - Sundays 6:30 p.m. -
Robert Miranda, Certified Yoga Teacher
For more info, exact dates or to register please email: 
Yoga for Curlers with Doug - by pre-arrangement
Doug Podiluk, 200 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance
Classes by pre-arrangement
For info or to register email:


* New * Yoga for Children - Specializations
1 Day Workshop

Topics Coverered:
- Yoga for Children in the Schools
- Yoga for Children with Needs
- Mindfulness for Children

Date: Saturday November 12, 2016
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Fee: $160 (inc gst)
This workshop suitable for: Yoga Teachers, educators, parents, health professionals and any others who would like to learn about these topics to share and benefit children
Certified/Registered Yoga Teachers receive Yoga Teacher Certification; Yoga Alliance CEC's available.
If you are interested please email for registration.

Let Your Yoga Dance Workshop
with Amanda Plante, RYT and certified Let Your Yoga Dance instructor

Date:  Sunday November 13, 2016
Time:  9 am - 12 pm
Fee:  $45
Amanda invites you to share a joy-filled 3 hour workshop dancing and playing together! You will experience a fusion of yoga, the breath and dance that is fun for all ages. The workshop will include an exploration of seven energy centres (chakras) through discussion and two Let Your Yoga Dance sessions with the intent of leaving you with a blissful body, joyous heart and a steady and quiet mind. 
Location:  Namaskar Yoga - 615 2nd Ave North 
To register contact 
Registration deadline: October 30, 2016


Next date:  Saturday March 25, 2017
Times:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm    
Working lunch break on the mat - 8 contact hours 
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Certified Restorative Yoga
Fee:  $160 include gst
Suggest text to bring to workshop:  Relax and Renew by Judity Lasater, PhD., P.T.
CEC's for SPRA 6, Yoga Alliance 8 contact
In Restorative Yoga participants "consciously relax" the entire body in full supported floor poses; remaining present and observing the release, letting go of any goals, and just allowing full relaxation for healing and resotration.  This workshop is for Yoga Teachers and health/wellness workers who would like to incorporate Restorative Yoga principles and benefits into group or private practice, and also for yogis who would like to learn the benefitsof including restorative poses in their current preatice and every day life.  Definition, history, poses, variations, adaptations, language, cueing, and practice applications. 
Suitable for all yogis! 
Prerequisite for Certification: This is continuing education for Yoga Teachers.  In order to be certified to teach yoga you must first complete Teaching Basic Asanas or another recognized yoga teacher training certification.
Yoga for Kids!
18 hour Weekend Workshop
Date: April 22-23, 2017
Instructor: Amanda Plante, 200 Hour RYT, Certified Yoga for Kids
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lunch on the mat 18 contact hours
Workshop fee: $350 (inc gst) + 180 page manual supplied at workshop: $30
Total fee for Workshop and manual: $380 (inc gst)
This workshop is suitable for: Yoga Teachers, educators, parents, anyone who would like to share the joy of yoga with young people
Certified/Registered Yoga Teachers receive Yoga Teacher Certification Yoga Alliance CEC's available.

Course Description: In this 18 hour experiential training we will explore how physical yoga poses, breathing exercises, mindfulness and meditation practices, relaxation techniques and yogic philosophy can be adapted to be engaging and effective for different age groups. With the focus on having fun, you will learn yoga influenced songs, stories and games to inspire children from preschoolers to adolescents. This workshop will provide practical theory and discussion of age-appropriate teaching techniques as well as active participation in yoga activities for ages 3-13. You will come away with immediate tangible knowledge and lots of ideas for developing our own fun yoga experiences for young people. While sharing the joy of yoga you will help children develop life-enhancing skills by introducing practice and philosophy to nurture patience, compassion and happiness in a fun, joyful and non-competitive environment. Topics covered: Breakdown of child development and yoga for little ones, early childhood, middle childhood, early / late adolescence /young adult, sample yoga class practices, developing lesson plans, breathing exercises, learning styles, teaching tips, fun and safety, application of yamas, niyamas and yoga principles, challenges and opportunities, practice teaching. Along with the 180 page Kids' Yoga Manual students will receive information on resources, teaching aids, lesson plan examples.
About the Instructor: Inspired by her 2 home schooled children to share yoga with her community, Amanda completed her Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Namaskar Yoga in 2011, and has completed a 95 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher training 
Please email for more information or  registration.

Prenatal Yoga Training
CLICK HERE for details on next Prenatal Yoga training

Instructor: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RPYS, Yoga Alliance

Description of Training: 

Students receive a Prenatal Pose Manual for training and practice of 30 basic prenatal asanas, as well as study of benefits, contraindications, modifications and variations for prenatal yogis. Students will also have training and practice specific to teaching prenatal yoga: cueing, sequencing, transitions, pranayama, mantras, various teaching styles, and practice teaching. We will learn methods to design, develop and teach beneficial, adaptive and safe prenatal yoga classes, basic prenatal yoga anatomy and philosophy. 

All Yoginis who would like to attend to deepen their personal knowledge are welcome to attend.  Pregnant Yoginis are welcome!

This is Continuing Education - Certified Yoga Teachers will receive 18 Hour Prenatal Yoga Training Certificate.


Yoga Class Descriptions

Beginner and Gentle Yoga: A slower paced class for those who are newer to yoga and/or want to focus on the basic poses, breathing, stretching, strengthening and relaxation in a comfortable, non-judgmental atmosphere, and at your own pace.
All Levels:   This class is suited to all levels of yogis, offering instruction and choices for beginners and also opportunities to choose more challenging options for intermediate level yogis to increase the level of intensity.  The practice is a mix of focus on learning proper technique and safe transitions, and then implementing into various flow sequences to strengthen and stretch the entire body, followed by floor work, stretching and relaxation. 
Beginner and All Levels:  This 45 minute class will include warm up, basic work, then stretching and relaxation.  
All Levels Power:  This is a fitness/power class suited to all levels, practicing basic poses with extra focus on fitness and strengthening the upper body and core muscles, followed by stretching and relaxation.  Be prepared to sweat.
Yin Yoga:  Yin yoga practice targets tendons, ligaments and fascia within the body. Each posture is held for long periods of time to encourage slow and safe opening of connective tissues.   Although Yin yoga is a more passive practice it can be quite challenging Yin yoga classes involve a relaxed practice of floor postures that are held from three to five minutes at a time, with focus on the feeling in targeted joints/connective tissue.  A perfect antidote to stress and a great complement to more active styles of yoga.
Open to all levels of students.  Please note this is not a Restorative Yoga class. 
Intermediate Variations:
A strong working knowledge and experience with the basic poses is required.  We will be adding more challenging variations and options for strength, flexibility and balance, and styles of yoga.  Students will be encouraged to make choices to develop their yoga practice towards Advanced at their own pace.
Prenatal Yoga:
Our prenatal classes are specifically designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for mamas-to-be to practice yoga.  Through physical yoga practice, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation, we will safely strengthen and stretch to prepare for the expectant mother’s changing body.  In this positive and supportive environment, you will learn techniques to connect with your body, mind and Baby.
Intermediate/All Levels Active Vinyasa Flow:  This class will maintain a steady flowing yoga workout for a balance of muscle flexibility, strengthening and stamina, with focus on flowing through our pose sequences, uniting movement with breath.   Participants should be familiar with basic pose technique to move into and transition out of each pose with safe technique and alignment. Variations and options will be given for each pose and transition so participants can work at their own desired pace and style.  Be prepared to sweat.
Yoga for Absolute Beginners:  This 4 class session will “start at the beginning” to teach the very basics.   Participants will be able to learn the poses with detailed instruction and at their own pace - a great start for anyone who wants to try yoga. After attending the Absolute Beginner classes, participants would be prepared to continue their yoga practice in another weekly class.   
Restorative Yoga:  In Restorative Yoga participants “consciously relax” the entire body in fully supported floor poses, remaining present and observing the release, letting go of any goals, and just allowing full relaxation for healing and restoration.

New to Yoga?

Here is some information that may be helpful
- Wear bare feet and loose comfortable clothing.  Longer shorts/swseat pants and a t-shirt are fine.
- If you do not have a yoga mat yet, the studio has mats you can borrow.  The studio also provides yoga blocks and straps you may wish to use.
- It is best not to practice yoga on a full stomach.
- Drinking water an hour or so before class will help you to not become thirsty during class.  However, you can bring a water bottle with you if you wish.
- A small hand towel may be helpful as an extra small prop for your neck, knees, etc.
- Please do not chew gum during class.  This can interfere with breathing, distract the other students, and possibly be a safety hazard in some poses. 

In consideration for your fellow participants:
- Some people arrive early to class to relax or meditate.  Please talk quietly before class so as not to disturb the other students.
- We all try to be on time for class, but if you are late and class has started, please come into the studio quietly.
- Some people are very allergic scents.  In consideration for these individuals, please do not apply scented products prior to yoga class.
- Please remember to turn off your cell phone when you come into the studio.   If you need to leave your phone on because you are "on call" - just let the teacher know before class. 
Parking:  There is free parking around us on the street and avenue; signs indicate 2 or 3 hour free parking.  There is also free parking right beside us in the SGI parking lot after 5pm every day.  Please note the spots around our building marked "24 Hour Private Parking" are not ours.  Thank you.

Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance 
For information regarding the following Yoga Teacher Training Programs:

- Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT)
- Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher (CPYT or RPYT)
Click on the link: 
  or email

Namaskar Yoga Refund Policy for 6 – 8 week yoga class sessions per class per week
- More than 14 days notice of cancellation and request for refund: $5
- Less than 14 days notice of cancellation and request for refund: Administration fee $10
- After beginning attendance, a pro-rated refund will be given if a doctor's certificate is provided.
- If Namaskar Yoga Studio cancels/reschedules a class a full refund will be given.