Therapeutic Pilates

Injuries holding you back? Can’t find your “core”? Want to ramp up your Pilates mat sessions? Just curious?
Come work with Melissa on the Pilates Reformer in Buddha Rider’s new Therapy Room. Using brand new Balanced Body equipment and over 15 years of therapeutic experience, let Melissa help you rehab, strengthen, support and stretch your body. Realize your potential with the Pilates Reformer.
Private and Semi Private Sessions Available.

FREE 15 min Demo Session available for first time clients ONLY.
$100/hr session
$450/ 5 sessions
$850/10 sessions

Book on line or call the studio

Chakra workshop

The Chakra System is an ancient map detailing the 7 primary energy centers and the 5 elements of the body-mind-spirit.

Join Shirlee for a 3 hour workshop on exploring the fundamentals of the chakras. Discover which Chakras are over and under active. Discover which poses to work with to unblock chakras for better health.
The workshop will start with exploring each Chakra and end with a powerful vinyasa practice.

This workshop is suitable for all levels.

Date: Sunday, April 8th

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Investment: $55 +hst

Gentle Stretch and Somatics

Are you experiencing muscle or joint pain?

Limited mobility and range of motion?

Sore neck, shoulder, back or hips?

Stress and tension headaches?

This 4 week experiential workshop series will include theory and practice for you to become familiar with a moving technique called Somatics as a way of taking control of your own health and wellbeing.

Learn how to regain control of your body with simple, gentle movements to release persistent muscle tension. The result is a pain-free body that moves well and ages gracefully.

Somatic movement can reduce or eliminate chronic pain, increase flexibility and range of motion, improve alignment/posture and restore vitality.

Open to all body types and abilities Somatics is complementary to most other forms of exercise and yoga.
No experience necessary. Must be able to get up and down from the floor. Maximum 10 Participants.

Day/Time: Thursday’s, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Date: February 1st to 22nd (4 sessions plus home exploration)

Investment: $80+hst (Note: missed classes are non-refundable)

Sweet Flow Yoga with Music

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Cost: $25.00


FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Looking for a little play? Want to make time to connect to another? Think a deeper stretch will feel great? Then come try out Buddha Rider’s Partner Yoga class.

Join us as we explore working together through movement, play, breath and touch.
Grab a friend and come play.
No yoga experience necessary. Just a good attitude.

Investment: $60.00 per couple or  $30.00 singles

*We will do our best to find you a partner if you would like to particpate.




Join us for a birthday celebration.

5:30 FREE Buddha Flow class with Shirlee with sweet sounds by Jeremiah Hill

6:30-8:30 Wine and Cheese


On Wednesday October 4th 2017 Buddha Rider will be getting new bikes. Why is this great news? Well… Let me tell you. Although for the last 10 years our bikes have gotten great use, it’s now time to upgrade. There has been many riders who have sweated, training and worked hard. It’s now time for a new-over. Stagesbikes will offer a whole new riding expereince.

See you on the bike!

The One Day Retreat

The One Day Retreat

Time to get away! Step outside of your busy days and join Shirlee for this amazing day of Yoga, Nature, Georgian Bay and yummy lunch.

Good Bye 2016



2016 thank you for showing me how great life could be. I had such a great year filled with so much love, laughter and growth. There were many tears shed and many lessons learnt. I got to spend more time with myself then ever before and to be honest it took great effort. I really like who I am, I am not sure I could have said that before. I realized that whatever I thought I was searching for is not external, it rests deep in my heart. Speaking of hearts, mine is slowly healing. I can be so hard on myself, but no more. I have some big plans in store for 2017, the seeds are planted and I am tending to them. It’s a little scary but I have a huge amount of trust that I am exactly where I need to be. You see, I know I am great.

2017 I want to continue to work on being vulnerable. I am slowly testing the waters and I gotta say… It’s a little scary. I know you have my back! I have my gaze set ahead and I have stopped looking behind, it’s not the direction I am heading. I want to continue to cultivate great relationships with my husband, children and friends. Spending more quality time with them is a priority. I will continue to be a beacon of light for my tribe. I am  clear that my role is to shine more light. I am grateful for yoga and the community that I have cultivated. I have worked so hard but I know there is more to be done. I promise to stay grounded in my teachings and nurture myself so that I can continue to serve. I am excited to see what is in store.

Thank you,


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