Mandee Labelle has been living in Nova Scotia sharing the love of yoga and meditation through teaching since 2001.
The path of yoga has been incredible, with a range of potential wide enough to bring forth both harmonious energy and deep peace. Life flows in many mysterious ways, and I discovered that yoga is adaptable. It can help us through many things at different times in our lives, while supporting us along the way, and maybe even showing us ways to be still and hear the wisdom of our own hearts.
In the joy and amazing challenge of it all, and through the privilege of learning from many, it was when I met my dear friend, guide, and teacher Francis Lucille, that everything came to life. That first meeting sparked a transformation process that took Yoga much deeper. Since this meeting almost 10 years ago, it has been a great joy to attend Francis’s retreats and dialogues on yoga and meditation as often as possible. It is the teachings of Francis Lucille, and Jean Klein, and the love of truth that form an intrinsic part of my offerings both online and in the weekly classes.
So we do two things in my classes. Yoga can be exercise, health and well-being, but also, it can a doorway to deep calm and presence. Through this blend of Hatha and Raja yoga, Kashmiri Shaivism, and Advaita Vedanta, we truly can discover the root of our tension and set ourselves free. Yoga in this sense, is a beautiful complement to those who have interest in Advaita Vedanta.
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 a comprehensive study of 9 yogas through the Chakra Yoga Centre. It had a strong focus on raja yoga but in this school raja yoga as a form of concentration techniques, kriyas, and breathing techniques.
In 2014 the Yogaheart Yoga Teacher Training emerged from to create a truly supportive and noncompetitive program that would support individuals through the transformative process.
In 2018, a 100-hour sister program emerged. This program was to offer the same depth of study of yoga, but without an objective to teach yoga. This 100-hour program has provided a container for supportive transformation through yoga and meditation within a small group setting.
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