the twisted fish is a community-minded yoga and wellness studio in downtown Port Dover. Located around the corner from the Lighthouse Theatre at 23 Market Street West (map here), it is entered from the side of the building. This spacious studio occupies much of the recently-restored second floor of a historic building. (In the 1920s, the venue was a dance hall known as Nicolls Hall. In the ’30s, Friday night rollerskating cost 35¢.) The twisted fish is equipped with an elevator and has wheelchair-accessible washrooms.
All of our teachers meet or exceed Canadian Yoga Alliance standards. They are also up-to-date with respect to first aid training and CPR requirements.
Founded in 2011 by Christie Delahunt, the twisted fish is a social enterprise – a revenue- generating business with a twist! MISSION is at the core of our business. We are committed to offering affordable, accessible opportunities for education and employment in health and wellness in our community. Click here for latest news & events.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a practice that has been around for more than 5,000 years. It combines stretching (asana), breathing (pranayam), and meditation techniques to help balance and strengthen the mind, body, and spirit.
As we age, our bodies become less flexible, less resilient. Yoga can be a powerful counter measure, helping us preserve our mobility and independence.
Yoga is NOT a competitive sport. There truly is a yoga for every body, a style that is right for you.
There are many schools of yoga and styles of classes, including Hatha (traditional, gentle), Power (a “sweat it out” approach of postures and breath work), and Restorative (slow and therapeutic in nature, soothing).
Every body has different needs, which can change daily. Yoga is about self-discovery. Challenging your comfort zones. Respecting where you are at. Being gentle, yet willing to go to your personal edge.
It’s about being right here. Now.