Mandee Labelle is a yoga teacher, writer, and lover of life. After receiving an honours undergraduate degree from McGill University, Mandee discovered an even deeper interest in yoga and its ability to meet people from all walks of life. She found that Yoga proved able to go beyond some of the limitations of modern psychology providing an amazing palette of tools, techniques, and approaches that help us to balance, evolve, grow, and find peace on a daily basis. Yoga can be an exercise program to maintain health and wellness for some, a meditation program to calm and balance the mind for others, a healing program to boost the immune and cardiovascular function, and hopefully ultimately, if one is interested, a path of awakening to our true nature.
Her deep dive into the study and practice of yoga began with a long, comprehensive yoga certification program through the Chakra Yoga Centre. She was grateful to have come across a program that offered a broader view of yoga that included, but also went well beyond the practice of Hatha Yoga. This teacher training was developed by David Goulet (teaching over 40 years) and Marina Halleran, in the lineage of Swami Gitananda and was drawn directly from the ancient Sat Chakra Nirupana (1526CE). After graduating from the program in 2001, Mandee found her way to Nova Scotia. It was there in this little province on the East Coast of Canada that Mandee began an unending passion for teaching yoga full-time and to this day, continues to deliver fun, informative, and interesting classes.
It was 10 years later that Mandee her teacher, Francis Lucille. This meeting seemed serendipitous, as it seemed to happen by chance, but having heard the truth directly from the sage, all the teachings suddenly made more sense. Over the next several years, the impact of this meeting continued to unfold. Life opened up and since meeting Francis, Mandee has been in deep gratitude, happily immersed in the joy, love, and freedom of Advaita Vedanta in the lineage of Francis Lucille and Jean Klein, attending retreats with Francis several times a year.
Gratitude and deep bow to the wisdom and generosity from so many of the wonderful sages of our times. ॐ
Dedicated student of yoga, life, psychology, energy, meditation, and consciousness, Mandee shares from her heart and delivers classes that suit anyone who is ready to pause–and realign with the truth within themselves. “Yoga is amazing. This wise and ancient practice offers a wide variety of methods to support healthy living and clarity of mind. It speaks to different people in different ways. The fundamental teaching of Yoga is to discover the ultimate wisdom within your own heart. The physical practice can be joyous and rejuvenating to all levels of ability. I like to create safe open spaces for people to find what they are looking for.” ~ Mandee Labelle
Yogaheart was founded in 2001 by Mandee Labelle.