About Us

Welcome to Balanced Life Yoga!

In today’s busy world, many of us seek a sanctuary where we can just let our hair down and be ourselves – where we feel welcomed and accepted. We are tired – tired of feeling like we are NOT enough, tired of being in pain and tired of feeling depleted. We want to truly “come home” to our self and feel healthy and happy, no matter what.

But even this can feel like a lot of work…

It does not have to be!

At Balanced Life Yoga, we offer a variety of classes for nearly everyone and we make it easy and fun to get started. We are your sanctuary where you can connect with like-minded people, feel relaxed in your own skin and know you are supported + encouraged, no matter what stage you are at in your journey.

We share the tools of Yoga not just so you can create a “beautiful body”, but so you can create a beautiful life…with ease!

We offer a variety of classes , workshopstraining and retreats that:

Heal you – physically, mentally and emotionally.

Allow you to gain clarity, insight and peace.

Encourage you to find strength you never knew you had – both physically and emotionally.

Learn to relax into the goodness of yourself and feel at ease in your own skin.

Live a life of love, power and freedom.

Years in The Business

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About Our Creator, Shasta Townsend

“A place where everybody knows your name!”

This was the inspiration almost 20-years-ago. Balanced Life Yoga creator, Shasta Townsend found Yoga after a battle with anxiety and insomnia but found that several studios in the GTA were not as welcoming as they could be and wanted to create a safe space where everyone was welcome, and they could safely grow, heal and expand.

Balanced Life Yoga was born. In 2003, we started in a small space in the back of a bookstore, and have grown to 3,000+ square feet and thousands of amazing souls who’ve shared their life with us.

Shasta continues to bring her passion for welcoming community, the power of possibility and the teachings of Yoga to this community as the CEO and visionary creator.

She is also a best-selling author, international speaker and award-winning entrepreneur and advocate for living well. Shasta had a humble start herself growing up in one of the most economically depressed and racially violent areas of Canada. She overcame an early life of poverty, abuse and violence and attributes the success principles and mindset teachings of Yoga and Tantra as a major turning point in her life.

Shasta is also Cree-Metis and brings her Indigenous heritage and inclusive energy to the medicine wheel that is Balanced Life Yoga.

We Specialize In


Balancing Body Weight

Strength Building


Stress Relief

Living Well

Join the Community

Staying Active, Relaxed And Connected To My Partner. Balanced Life gives me the opportunity to be as physically active as I wish, helps me to obtain mental perspective and relaxation, and share it all with my life partner.

Alan K

A Place I Call Home
All bodies are welcome, all levels are welcome.  When I step in the doors I know that there will be a smile, a welcome hug, a joyful hello. An acknowledgment of me.  It truly has become a place that I call home.

Verlene H

More Than A Community
Balance Life Yoga is more than a community, it is a family. The unconditional love & support that you receive from each & every one that walks through those doors are truly a blessing. The positivity, the continuous growth nourishes my soul & spirit.

Jaybe M

It's Time to Feel Better

Whether you're looking to get back what you lost or take yourself to another level, Balanced Life Yoga has solution you seek.