Rio Life

Partner yoga offers a way to build trust, deepen a connection and communicate without language with someone important in your life, whether it’s with a friend, family member or partner. The shared experience is a tool to strengthen a bond with someone by doing sequences...

What does it mean to be present? There’s much more to it than the old response you’d call out during class attendance in grade school. Being present is much more than occupying a physical space: more than anything it’s a state of mind and a level...

Tons of people suffer from muscular or joint pain. Whether you work in a very physical job or sit at a desk all day, the wear and tear of our everyday lives can take a toll on us. If we don’t take proper care of...

We’re different from other fitness spaces in town because we’re not just a yoga studio, or a Pilates studio, or a fitness centre. As we’ve said before: there is a stereotype - we just don’t follow it. We strive to be a community that offers...

Waldeinsamkeit: a German word used to describe the feeling of being alone in the woods. Sounds quite lovely, doesn't it? We're teaming up with the A FOR ADVENTURE crew to offer a very special experience just like it. Get lost in nature with us at Keji National...

It's August already! How is that possible? The final surf + yoga session is coming up on August 14th at 9 - 11 AM. Kick off your morning with yoga on the beach with instructor Nikki Martin and then follow it up with a surf lesson...

RIO founder and instructor Connie McInnes has given us an update from across the pond, where she’s running a satellite studio in Arles, France: BONJOURNO! A little update live from France. We opened a pop up studio here in Arles, in the South of France for the summer. Our...

For Wednesdays in June, we’ll be hosting Syrah + Soul classes here at RIO led by Ashton Ross. This class is designed to build fire through vigorous movement partnered with sick beats…followed by 4 WINE TASTINGS! in the loft after an hour-long rockin’ class. We have partnered...

At RIO we like our classes with tunes. Whether you need to pump it up, mellow out, or keep a steady flow, music sets an appropriate backdrop to your workout and often helps you get through it. Music while working out is also great because: – Helps...

In addition to our regular schedule at RIO, we’ve added extra Anatomy in Motion workshops to focus on targeted areas – hips, back, legs and feet, to name a few. These areas are in need of attention for most people for several reasons. It isn’t just...

Getting out of bed in the morning can be really hard, particularly when it’s smack in the middle of winter and it’s cold and dark outside. On top of that, rising early to get to the studio in time for class adds an extra element...

RIO turns ONE YEAR OLD this weekend!! To celebrate, the studio’s having a party Saturday night at 6 p.m. with good food, tunes, a pop-up shop, and wicked deals for everyone who signs the guestbook. A whole year of running a successful studio is worth toasting to...

CURE FOR THE MONDAYS Mondays can be tough. Sometimes the flurry of activity that comes with the beginning of the week is a shock to the system, increasing your stress levels and leaving you longing for the peace of the weekend. Friday seems so far away...

Every Sunday at 11 a.m. we host a Sundaylicious class at RIO for an hour and fifteen minutes. Ask anyone who’s attended and they’ll likely agree that there’s no better way to spend the morning. Taught by Darrah Richardson, the class is a perfect blend of...

RIO is running a RockOM Now Challenge until April 20th, in which people can challenge their friends to sign up for a FREE WEEK of classes at RIO! A couple of RockOM stipulations: - Friends must be new to RIO - Must allow us to take a...

In addition to our regular schedule at RIO, we’ve added extra Anatomy in Motion workshops to focus on targeted areas - hips, back, legs and feet, to name a few. These areas are in need of attention for most people for several reasons. It isn’t just...

RIO has attracted so many different people to classes, all with their unique stories and inspirations. Our Studio Stories series aims to shed light on some of the incredible people who are a part of this community. ** David Miller started coming to RIO in March of...