About

 

Mandee Labelle, yoga teacher, writer, lover of life, love, truth and beauty.Mandee Yogaheart

The yoga tradition is a bonafide way of realizing one’s full potential. In 2011, after teaching yoga for over 10 years, Mandee met her teacher Francis Lucille. This serendipitous meeting sparked a deeper experience and understanding of what is available through yoga, meditation, and life. Mandee has been attending retreats with Francis since then and loves to bring back the gifts of this teaching to all of her offerings.  

Yoga can be a practice of exercise, health and well-being, but somehow we all seem to have a sense that there is something even deeper than wellness in the practice, but some sort of deep calm and presence. I was so fortunate to have discovered Francis for just as meditation is liberation of the mind, this yoga is a deep liberation of the body. Through this blend of Hatha and Raja yoga, Kashmiri Shaivism, and Advaita Vedanta we truly can get to the root of our tension and set ourselves free. Jean Klein was Francis’s teacher and studied from both Krishnamacharya and Dibianandapuri during his time in India. This yoga is a beautiful complement to those who have a deep interest in Atma Vicara and Advaita Vedanta in the lineage of Ramana Maharishi. 

Yogaheart School with Mandee Labelle offers weekly classes and private sessions both in Nova Scotia and online. She also loves to offer workshops, seminars, and certification programs in the study and practice of yoga and meditation. She blends the therapeutics of psychology, with philosophy, practice and spirituality.

Her early studies in yoga were rooted in rich and comprehensive study of the 9 yogas through the Chakra Yoga Centre. This broad based training included and went beyond the study of Hatha Yoga (the physical practice). It included the study of pranayama, yantra, mantra, bhakti, and laya yogas. It had a strong focus on raja yoga as a form of concentration techniques, kriyas, and breathing techniques. All these techniques to help those interested in coming to know and work with mind. It was a very deep and rich immersion into yoga as a way of becoming aware of energy and ways to work with it. The Chakra Yoga program itself was passed down from Yoga Master Teacher David Goulet, assisted by Marina Halleran. After spending considerable time in India with Swami Gitananda in 1971, David came back to the West to develop his practice and offer his teaching. His teacher, Swami Gitananda was a medical doctor whose yoga lineage derived from the ancient Sat Chakra Nirupana (1526CE), so the practice of Chakra Yoga was steeped in knowledge and ways to bring great health and healing to the body, while including the wisdom of the knowledge of the Chakras. To this day, David specializes in healing programs for Cancer, FM, MS, and many other conditions of the body with his advanced breathing, sound healing, and energetic techniques. This lineage focuses on all the ways we CAN keep ourselves healthy and vibrant as we sail the electromagnetic ocean of our lives.

In 2014, Mandee developed the Yogaheart Yoga Teacher Training. The Yogaheart YTT 200-hour program emerged from a desire and a vision to create a truly supportive and noncompetitive program that would support individuals through the transformative process that learning to teach yoga elicits.

In 2018, Mandee went on to develop a YYT 100-hour sister program that eliminates the learning to teach yoga component, for those who are interested in Yoga Training who would like to learn more and develop their practice and study of yoga without interest in teaching.

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.”

Yogaheart was founded in 2001 by Mandee Labelle E-RYT500, and in 2014 Yogaheart grew into a Yoga School that now offers classes, teacher training, workshops and specialty programs, as well as continuing education for yoga teachers.

BA. Hons. Psychology. McGill University 2000
Certified Chakra Yoga Instructor Certification 2001