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We’re Sage Yoga and we’re happy to meet you!

We offer a custom wellness service that helps you care for yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally through ayurveda, yoga, meditation, and nutritional guidance. We’re located in Toronto and travel everywhere in the city to show you how to find peace of mind and peace in your body.

We customize any yoga style to suit your needs. We offer traditional yoga (hatha, yin, restorative, vinyasa) as well our own mix of yoga styles, and meditation in our Empower™ classes. Let us help you use yoga to relax your entire being and allow free movement, breathing, and creativity to flourish.

Come experience our customized yoga and meditation classes today and find out what all the Oms are about!


Private Classes

Suitable for all students, from beginners to advanced. A mixed class that offers the opportunity to go deeper. These classes incorporate asana, breathwork, and meditation.

Community Classes

Suitable for all students, from beginners to advanced. A mixed class that offers the opportunity to go deeper. These classes incorporate asana, breathwork, and meditation.

Corporate Yoga

Suitable for all students, from beginners to advanced. A mixed class that offers the opportunity to go deeper. These classes incorporate asana, breathwork, and meditation.

Meditation

Suitable for all students, from beginners to advanced. A mixed class that offers the opportunity to go deeper. These classes incorporate asana, breathwork, and meditation.

Workshops

Suitable for all students, from beginners to advanced. A mixed class that offers the opportunity to go deeper. These classes incorporate asana, breathwork, and meditation.

Yoga Teacher Training

Sage is YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider®) certified and provides Yoga Teacher Trainings that qualify as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®s). RYT®s who take courses with Sage can trust that their training counts toward meeting their Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Requirements.
Stay tuned for Kids’ Yoga and Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainings!

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About Sage Yoga


“The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.”
Jason Crandell

We specialize in a practical approach to a healthy body and mind through ayurveda, yoga, nutrition, exercise, posture, breathing, and mindfulness.

Our founding yogi, Roxana, is a Certified Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500), a Bellies Inc. Certified Core Confidence Specialist, a Fitness Instructor, and a martial artist. She also completed a B.Sc. degree in Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Toronto and studies Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and Ayurveda at the Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine.

Her passion fosters a holistic approach to strengthening the body, mind, and spirit.

Roxana’s Biography

Roxana Mares was born in Romania and moved to Toronto in 1996 with her family. She started studying martial arts and meditation in childhood. It resonated with her at such an early age that she continued her studies during her University and College life, studying zen Buddhism and traditional martial arts. While studying Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Toronto, she also became a fitness instructor.  

In 2010, after tragically losing a pregnancy at 20 weeks, Roxana dove right into the Yoga and Holistic Wellness world in order to find solace, healing, and answers.

She began examining her lifestyle choices: from food to everything else in her environment.

She took a Food as Medicine Course with Todd Caldecott that opened a whole new world of possibilities for understanding the human body and our environment.  

She continued with a 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training, that contained Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga training, among other courses.

She taught teacher trainings in Restorative Yoga, Kids yoga and also worked with people suffering from physical and emotional limitations.  She has been studying Ayurveda, Nutrition, and Phytomedica at the Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine since 2012. That same year, she gave birth at home to a healthy baby girl after a very easy and uncomplicated pregnancy.

Roxana has a wealth of knowledge and experience about healing the body, mind, and nervous system and is very passionate about helping others heal and live healthier, happier lives.  

She wants to empower people to take their health and well being into their own hands through nutritional counseling and lifestyle choices. Roxana helps her clients clean up their diet and environment by removing unnecessary toxins and chemicals, and replacing them with natural choices. She wants to raise awareness about toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis and find alternative solutions to replace them with (the things we have control over).

Roxana is passionate about helping others move through challenging times in their lives, as well as helping people return to more natural lifestyles.  She blends nutritional counseling, yoga, meditation and fitness into her health coaching business.

Healing Yoga and Meditation

The style of yoga Roxana teaches is so much more than yoga!  She helps people create a connection to their body through breath exploration and scanning the body for tension.  

She encourages people to bring this awareness into their entire lives and use the skills learned in her classes to help people live more relaxed and healthier, as well as more able to handle situations that inevitably come up in our daily lives: stresses, challenges, etc.  

This helps with the effects of stress on the body, not just physically but also emotionally:

  • Decrease stress response: increased cortisol, high blood pressure, tension around organs, improper functioning of the digestive system, decrease of the hippocampus
  • Emotionally not being so reactive to situations; remaining more clear-minded in order to properly handle situations and make correct decisions

Her classes promote a meditation in motion that can also be used not just in daily life but also in fitness classes, working out at the gym etc. to prevent physical injuries.  


Testimonials


Kane Shieh

“Learning from Roxana is an amazing experience. Her guidance is gentle, yet firm. She takes you to your limits, then gently and safely takes you beyond them for an incredible and expanding experience. Truly a gifted teacher!”

Andy Jang

“Roxana is an awesome yoga teacher. She is thorough in her practice, detailed on form, she is very good at aligning and stretching the body in a very healing way. I love and look forward to every class!”

Kevin Blagrave

“I was wary of yoga, thinking it required extreme flexibility, but the first class I attended with Roxy changed all of that! The class was laid out in a very straightforward, fluid way and was accessible to everyone — from beginners like myself to those experienced individuals who had obviously been to many classes. Thanks Roxy!”

Joanna M.

“Roxy is a skilled and passionate yoga teacher. Her sense of humor and genuine approachability make her classes a treat. She always brings a balance of friendliness, core yoga theory, and modern day application to create classes that always leave me feeling peaceful and strong! ”

Marlan Globerson

“Roxana is a qualified and enthusiastic yoga instructor. She is very good at adapting yoga instruction to accommodate the circumstance and abilities of her students. I really enjoy her teaching style.”

Michael Carey

“The way she catered to all abilities was quite impressive; I didn’t feel left behind, as she always offered an option that even a neophyte like myself was able to perform. The language she used to describe our energy also reverberated with me, allowing me to become more aware of myself — both within and in relation to the environment around me. ”


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