Author Archives: James Wood

Week 7: Self Care

Self-care helps us serve others better. It may seem like a contradiction but is makes sense when you think about it: If we’re running on empty, we’re more likely to feel irritable or frustrated when giving to others, no matter … Continue reading

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Week 6: Gratitude

Our thoughts are addictive. Did you know that we have around one hundred thousand of them a day and that eighty to ninety percent of those thoughts are the same ones being repeated over and over again? These thoughts create … Continue reading

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Family Yoga Programs

Our family programs have been gaining momentum! On top of our weekly Mom (or Dad!) & Baby Yoga and Kids Yoga (ages 2-5) classes, we’ve added Prenatal Yoga and Kids Yoga (ages 6-11). New this year: bring your Mom to … Continue reading

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Our spring line-up is underway and in full bloom!

With spring comes the promise of renewed hope, possibility and optimism. Potential that has remained dormant throughout the winter months begins to awaken and the vibrant energy of growth, intrinsic to the season, gives us the strength and momentum we … Continue reading

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Melanie and Brian Featured in Concordia University Magazine

Did you know that both Melanie and long-time HappyTree teacher Brian Tuck are both Concordia University grads?! Melanie graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies in 2002 and Brian with a B.A. in Human Relations in 2011. And thanks to … Continue reading

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Melanie Richards interviewed by Barry Morgan on CJAD

On february 13th, 2015 Happytree owner Melanie Richards was interviewed on CJAD’s the Barry Morgan Show about the Valentine’s Couples Yoga Class being held at HappyTree. Check out her interview! And feel free to join us at HappyTree for another … Continue reading

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Kirtan with the Bhavan2 Saturday April 11th

Bhavan2 is back to share their songs & spirits Saturday, April 11th 6pm – 7:30pm Suggested Donation: $15 RSVP here. Kirtan comes from the Sanskrit root kirt, meaning *to name, to communicate, to celebrate, to praise, to glorify*, and is … Continue reading

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Melanie and Brian are teaching at the 2015 Yoga Festival Montreal

Yocomo is eagerly getting ready for the fourth annual Yoga Festival Montréal, June 5 to 7, 2015! Yoga Festival Montreal (YFM) is an opportunity to come together and celebrate as we learn from each other and grow stronger as a … Continue reading

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We’re #1 on Mtlblog.com’s Best Montreal Yoga Studios

We’re so proud to have made this list. 7 years and still going strong. Thanks to all our loyal clients and dedicated, caring community.

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HappyTree Featured on Living Social

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A sneak peek of a HappyTree Yoga class

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Melanie on We LOVE Montreal by Tuja Wellness

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Melanie at TEDxMontrealWomen – Intention Setting

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Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at HappyTree – Promo video!

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Yoga Mythbuster! I can’t do yoga cause I’m not flexible

Watch as HappyTree owner Melanie Richards introduces yoga to Montreal Hip-Hop sensation, Annakin Slayd, proving once again, that yoga is truly for EVERYONE.

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HappyTree Holiday Gifts!

My staff and I handpicked every single thing in our retail store with you in mind. We proudly support local entrepreneurs and suppliers, and every package is carefully thought out to please you and the yogi on your list. Scroll down … Continue reading

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Melanie won the Quebec Notable Award for Social Entrepreneurship!

Dear HappyTree Community, Thanks to your votes, last Wednesday I had the honour of attending the Quebec Notable Awards as a finalist in the Social Entrepreneurship category. Melanie and her sister, Rebecca, at the Notable Awards The recipient of this award … Continue reading

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HappyTree is Hiring!

We’re looking for an ambitious, creative, passionate and driven Marketing and Massage Coordinator! This is a part-time position (approx. 15-hrs/week) with the potential for full-time if you’re the kind of person who knows how to become indispensable! If you’re ready … Continue reading

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Hatha YTT Guest Teachers and Testimonials

Melanie Richards – YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED E-RYT 200 TEACHER Melanie is the founder and director of the HappyTree Yoga Studio. She is a well-known speaker and published writer on the topics of yoga and healing. Recently, she was invited to … Continue reading

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Be. Present. The MindSpace mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program is an 8-week introduction to mindfulness via guided meditation, group dialogue, and home practice. Participants in this program based on the MBSR curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn gain new skills to … Continue reading

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