Spirit Ridge in Meaford

Old Mail Road, Meaford, On

(close to Grey Road 7)

The mind and body are not separate, but rather aspects of each other, therefore what we think shows up in the body somewhere and the nervous system responds by changing the patterns of breathing to survive, not always to thrive. 

All classes and sessions begin with breath awareness, asking you to turn to your own unique patterns of breathing to see if they serve you in the moment. In this way you can see what is arising and learn how to thrive on and off the mat. 

Alignment-based Hatha Yoga

Mondays & Thursdays

9:30-11 am

Alignment-based Hatha Yoga - Classes draw from the various lineages of Hatha yoga, with a strong influence from the teachings of Anusara Yoga. These classes emphasize alignment, and weave postures with poetic reflections and teachings. These classes usually revolve around strengthening or stretching a specific area or on specific poses. It’s a study of your own, individual anatomy first-hand through breath and movement. In the process you gain a deeper understanding of who you are both on and off a yoga mat. We often use props such as the wall, chairs, belts, blocks, tennis balls, dowels and blankets to increase awareness in poses. 

Six Week Introduction to Meditation

with Beth Rutty

Tuesday, restarting Spring 2020 TBD

Investment: $85
(tax in)

Email to inquire

The latest research shows how valuable meditation can be on so many levels. A meditation practice has the potential to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and worry, decrease depression, increase emotional health and self-awareness, improve memory, generate more love and kindness to others, fight addictions, improve sleep, change your relationship with pain and decrease blood pressure.


Meditation is a process of re-training your mind to a single point of focus, learning to redirect your to observe vs think. This can also seem very difficult to anyone just beginning. How to quiet and active mind is a huge obstacle to overcome.


We learn to meditate by meditating. Come and join Beth Rutty to learn techniques that can move you towards the shifts you want in your life. Each week you will, learn various meditation techniques, sit in increasing lengths of practices, reflect, journal and discuss what arises in the practices and in your life.

Six Week Prenatal Yoga Series 

with Kassandra Hillyer

Winter 2020 Tuesdays, Feb 11-Mar 17/20

6:00-7:15 pm 

$95 (tax in)


Inquire here
about drop-ins

Prenatal yoga is wonderful preparation for the birth of your baby. Kassandra Hillyer will lead you in yoga poses that will improve circulation, aid in digestion, relieve fatigue and strengthen the muscles needed for delivery, including the uterus and pelvic muscles. Yoga can also help calm many of the common discomforts of pregnancy including back pain, sciatica, nausea, constipation and swelling. 


These classes offer breathing exercises (pranayama) combined with yoga (asana) to create space and awareness in mind, body and spirit, for both you and your baby. Meditative techniques will also be taught to help you prepare for the focus that you will need during labour. Breathing practices also help to improve circulation for both of you, expanding your chest to ensure a good supply of oxygen to the blood, and give you greater control of your breathing during labour.


The classes run in 6 week blocks and you can register for any of them at any time during your pregnacy. The class will be a mix of all stages and levels. In this way the group you’re with becomes a beautiful supportive community.


No previous yoga experience is necessary; in fact, you can begin prenatal yoga at any time in your pregnancy. We provide yoga mats if you don’t have your own. Wear whatever you are most comfortable in and allows you to move freely. 

Register here.

Read about Kassandra here

Gentle Yoga Class


1:30-2:30 pm

A yoga class geared towards those in need of a gentle and healing practice. Every week will have gentle movement as well as mindful breathing techniques, visualizations (and meditation) and restorative yoga. When we come together in a community we all support each other in our individual and collective growth and healing. 

Email Beth if interested.

Focused Flow Yoga Class - cancelled for the winter months  - will return in the Spring date TBD


7-8:15 pm

1st 3 Wednesdays of the month.

These classes have a sense of flow - movement with breath - with less emphasis on alignment and more on moving and noticing what you feel. We explore our relationship with our bodies, minds, breath and heart. The flow, pace and poses are chosen for the level of the students who come. Beth encourages everyone to move slowly, with control and mindfulness - paying attention on purpose.

**Regular Focused Flow resumes September 4 - 7:00 - 8:15 pm until December 4 then resumes again April 1, 2020

Restorative Yoga


7-8:30 pm

December 18, 2019


January 29

February 26

March 25

The restorative yoga practice teaches us how to soak in our own goodness as we lay in supported yoga poses for lengthier periods of time with the support of a multitude of props. When you take the time to become still and focus on being comfortable you allow your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual heart to become one and expand – providing you with the healing you might need in your life.

It’s better than's conscious relaxation.

Registration required as only 10 spots available.

Email Beth if interested.



Thai Yoga Massage - is a wonderful practice that combines Shiatsu techniques with joint movement and helps to open up the body to receive a better flow of energy. A dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, Beth will guide you through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy lines and pressures points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. Beth finishes every session with a relaxation with Essential oils. It's a little bit of heaven:-) 

Investment: 75 minute session  - $80 (tax in)

Email Beth if interested.

Private Yoga Therapy - Beth is also available for one-on-one and private group sessions of yoga, Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage. To inquire please email Beth at

Investment: 75 minute session  - $80 (tax in)

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Private Retreats/Classes - Beth can host 6-8 people on a weekend (2-4 days) of yoga, hiking (or seasonal outdoor activity) and delicious vegetarian food at Spirit Ridge in lovely Meaford Ontario. Enjoy fresh air, 12 acres of woods, beautiful cascading waterfall, hot tub and outdoor campfire. Retreats can be designed to meet the needs of the group. To inquire please email Beth at​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Yoga Studio at Spirit Ridge can also be booked with Beth teaching classes or someone else. The space is 525 sq ft. plus bathroom and changing area.

Please park in the driveway and not on the grass.

Please take your shoes off in the vestibule of the building - the one with the garage.

Class Prices as of Jan 1, 2020 (tax in):

Drop-in: $18

5 Class Pass: $75

10 Class Pass: $134

All class passes to be used within 6 months of purchase and can be used by friends or family.

For prices for Mantra Yoga Studio - please visit


046397 Old Mail Road,
Meaford, ON

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