Welcome and Namaste

Here's what's coming up:

Yoga Intensive: SOLD OUT for September and october

This September, Laura is leading a semi-private month long yoga intensive for students who are looking to transform their practice both on and off their mats.  Classes will be a blend of hatha and vinyasa style yoga and will also incorporate pranayama and meditation.  Only 4 students will be accepted into the program.  Visit Yoga Intensive to apply.

chakra yoga:

A 7 week workshop series beginning Sept.14 on Mondays from 7-8:30pm.  Each week we will discuss one of the 7 chakras (energy centres within the body) and activate the chakra through gentle and slow moving yoga asana, conversation, and meditation.  Only 4 spots available and registration is first come, first serve.  Expect to leave the class feeling deeply relaxed and with a greater understanding of the chakras.  Classes will be held at Laura's hOMe studio: 460 Birch Ave (2 blocks past the hospital between Pandosy and Abbott).  Please enter quietly through the front door.  Door will be unlocked 15 minutes prior to the start of class.  Street parking available.

Sup Yoga: last weekend!!

Experiencing an Okanagan Summer isn't complete without a yoga class on the lake!  Join Laura for a 1.5 hour introduction to stand up paddle board yoga at the Maude-Roxby Bird Sanctuary near the Kelowna General Hospital.  Classes are $45 and include paddle board rental.  Click here to register for one of three weekly classes running until Sept. 5: SUP Yoga Kelowna

Yoga Retreats:

Laura Martini's yoga retreats are rooted in the belief that one should never take life too seriously and that vacation time should never be wasted!  laughs, wine, culture, self-exploration, connection to nature, and expert yoga instruction are all elements of a martini yoga retreat.  it's easy to learn how to be in the moment when each moment is utterly awesome.

Yes, we practice yoga THEN we drink the wine.  The other way around makes for a slightly less enjoyable retreat (depending on your perspective of course)

Yes, we practice yoga THEN we drink the wine.  The other way around makes for a slightly less enjoyable retreat (depending on your perspective of course)

Jungle Spirit Yoga Retreat MEXICO 2015

Jungle Spirit Yoga Retreat MEXICO 2015



3rd annual Jungle Spirit Yoga Retreat MEXICO 2016 (a few spots left!):

Jan.2-9 at Haramara Yoga Retreat Center in the trendy fishing village of Sayulita, Mexico

New Year's Intention Setting Retreat

Includes 7 nights' ocean front cabana accommodation, 3 fresh and locally sourced meals daily, 3 hours of yoga and meditation instruction daily, intention-setting coaching, and a traditional Mexican sweat lodge experience.  Starting at $1550 USD.  Rooms are first come, first serve.  Please email laura@martiniyoga.ca if you have any questions about the retreat; there are many reasons we do this retreat every year!

martini yoga's vision- to spread the teachings and tools needed to live life blissfully as if on a yoga retreat every day...


Thank YOU for opening our minds and bodies to the practice and teachings of yoga on the retreat; for opening our ears to listen to others and our own voice inside that we sometimes ignore; for opening our eyes to the beauty and culture of the Balinese people and the world around us; for opening our souls to look inward and discover things we didn’t see about ourselves before; and for opening our hearts to new friendships and connections we will have for life. It was an amazing experience and I look forward to being a ‘repeat offender’! (with a smaller suitcase next time…)
— Sue M
Martini Yoga retreats are a great way to escape to beautiful destinations. I’ve been on several of these adventures and every time I’ve met some of the best people in some of the most amazing places. The only downside is that you never want to leave.
— Mitch M
Laura is amazing! Her teaching style is precise, challenging, and nurturing.
— Jessica B
Laura’s yoga classes are AWESOME - there’s something about her voice that is just so soothing! I know when I’m having a bad day, an hour of yoga will set me straight, no matter what, and help me back to my centre. I love that she meets her students where they are at - I even brought my mom to a private class with her after a recent surgery! Laura has helped me learn to honour my body, move in ways I never thought possible, and most importantly, to just BE STILL. Thanks Laura!
— Jessica D
The Martini Yoga Retreat was a great experience that benefitted me both physically and mentally. I came home with a whole new perspective.
— Sarah K
Going on the yoga retreat was one of the best decisions I have made to date. I tossed the idea around for three months and finally decided to just go for it. The retreat helped me build my knowledge and appreciation for the practice of yoga. I learned the fundamentals of my yoga practice and furthered my practice by getting into poses I have never been able to before. Being able to relax, and not focus on the day to day distractions and be present during the classes was just what I needed. Laura is a wonderful teacher and I would definitely consider another retreat in the future.
— Angela V
Laura’s retreats are fantastic! I leave the retreat feeling renewed and ready to conquer my busy life. She helps me to feel centred.
— Kim I