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The Canadian Yoga Institute is a non-profit charitable organization (charity # 868910811 RR0001). We began our organization in 2000, with a pilot project teaching classes at a space rented from the UofL. From that early project we formed a small non-profit organization to ensure that our community would have a genuine yoga centre that fostered the healthy lifestyle of yoga. It was quite a journey to get from that point to where we are today. We have moved a few times, and made due with less than ideal situations as part of our growing pains. It has been a worthwhile journey.

Nearly 22 years later The Canadian Yoga Institute is reaching many people in our community with the gift of yoga. Many thanks to resources donated by numerable local businesses, and a few Grants from Alberta Sport & Recreation, TransCanada Pipeline, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commision, Alberta Community Development, and the countless volunteer hours from individuals who all had a hand in creating this lovely refuge for our community.


CYI is proud to team up with many different community groups and charities through the year and offer karma yoga classes, like Toys for Tots, making connections, partnerships with both Lethbridge Food banks, Healthy Lethbridge and the Chinook Child and Youth Advocacy Centre. 

WE INTEND to educate our cOMmunity on the benefits of yoga and it's practical application
WE COMMIT to providing individuals with a supportive environment to explore their potential through classical yoga
WE BELIEVE in making yoga accessible to everyone
WE PROMOTE the healthy lifestyle of yoga
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