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Rob Kupé

Excellent instructors and environment. Very good programs for kids and adults.

Pamela Fragomeli

My daughter and I belong to an affiliate club of OAMA. One of the best decision of our lives was joining the club....it has transformed our lives. Being a part of OAMA and WCMA is like being a part of a much larger family...it's our second home. The instructors are amazing; they truly care about your goals. Love it, love it, LOVE it!!

Matt Wilbur

My kids started training at the Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts after meeting Sensei Hache at a Birthday Party. After watching them train for a year I decided to try it myself, although I had not every done a martial art before. Both my kids and I have grown enormously with the help of the teachers and the other students, physically, socially and emotionally.

Sean Quinn

Pat and Hammer are amazing ambassador's for Martial Arts in Ottawa. OAMA is definitely THE place to learn enthusiastic, high quality Martial Arts in the city. Great school with a great atmosphere.

Rob

The Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts is a pillar of the Ottawa community! For years they have been changing people's lives and supporting the community! You should want your children to experience Professor Matt Hache and his unlimited passion for Martial Arts!

Dan D'Elia

Fantastic academy!!! Professor Pat and Professor Hammer are the best! They run a very professional program with technical instruction and safe training environment. It's been a great pleasure to train and learn from them.

Stephane Trottier

I've been a member here for the past 9 months and cannot say enough good things about OAMA. The instructors are world-class and their dedication to the club is unreal. There's such a great vibe here, the members you roll with become family and you help each other advance and improve. It's such a humbling experience and I highly suggest it for everyone; kids to seniors and everything in between. They offer a free week for anyone that wants to try it out and it's a great way to see how you like it. Everyone is friendly and it makes it so easy to jump in and have fun. If you're considering it, don't think any longer, just stop by!

Alex MacLellan

I've been training here since January and I don't see myself changing schools anytime soon. I'm hooked. The instructors are full time professionals in their disciplines, and they are all very approachable and will make time for students. They always emphasize the students are a team. We are all there to support each other and challenge our training partners to raise their levels! Many of the students compete regularly in regional, national, and international tournaments. The quality of the student body is high. When I attend class I feel like I'm learning from people who are professionals at what they do, which is literally true for some. Everyone who trains and teaches here follows a tone of respect too. I hope to get many years of training here!

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Yoga

The practice of Yoga helps build strength and flexibility, and tone your whole body.

Strength, flexibility, and balance are all core elements of fitness. Studying Yoga helps people build core strength, connect their minds and bodies, and tone their muscles – all at the same time.

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New to Yoga?

sound familiar?

No problem! Be sure to wear comfortable clothes that you can freely move in and bring some water for after class.

Yoga provides a number of benefits for both the body and mind, from flexibility to relaxation, and we offer a variety of classes to help you experie nce them. Whether you’re just beginning or an experienced practitioner, there’s a class for everyone.

You want to lose weight.

What is Hatha?

...but you have trouble finding a workout that gives you what you need

Hatha Yoga is the unheated, traditional form of yoga and encourages proper alignment of the body, bringing balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner.

Looking for Private Lessons?

Get your office, group, or friends together for a private lesson—great for team building.

Private lessons are also available for those looking for 1-on-1 instruction. Call us to book!

Practicing Yoga Helps You Let Go of Stress

Modern life is stressful. We all struggle to balance our work with our home lives, and to make time for family, friends, and hobbies.

Because it strengthens the connection between your body and your mind, Yoga helps teach students to manage their stress. To practice Yoga, you must be in the moment.

Over time, studying Yoga can provide you with the peace of mind you seek, while also helping improve your physical health.

Yoga Practice Improves Muscle Tone and Strength

If you want to tone your muscles, you must target them with exercises that force them to work. And one of the best ways to accomplish that is through the practice of Yoga.

Yoga uses your body weight to help you build muscle. By balancing and holding poses, you’ll train your core muscles and make your whole body strong.

As you learn and grow in your practice, you’ll build the strength to hold advanced Yoga poses – and you’ll carry that strength over into other areas of your life.

Practicing Yoga Helps People Lose Weight

Weight loss is a common goal stated by people who sign up for Yoga classes. They want to reconnect with their bodies and get in shape.

The practice of Yoga helps with weight loss by building muscle. Muscle burns more calories than fat does, and as you study Yoga, you’ll increase your metabolism, too.

Yoga will help you appreciate your body in a new way, and build the connection between your body and mind. You’ll want to give your body what it needs to be strong and healthy.

Stand Tall by Practicing Yoga

It’s common for people to have poor posture as a result of crouching in front of computers and mobile devices.

Practicing Yoga builds core strength and helps practitioners stand tall and strong. When your core muscles are toned, it’s easy to hold yourself straight and improve your posture.

Yoga can also improve your self-confidence. You can walk into rooms knowing you look and feel good – and that affects your posture, too.

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FAQs

Do I have to be a vegetarian to practice Yoga?

No. One of the core beliefs of Yoga involves not harming oneself or others. While some practitioners interpret this as supporting vegetarianism, being a vegetarian is not a requirement to practice Yoga.

How is Yoga different from other forms of exercise?

One of the key differences it that the practice of Yoga is both mental and physical. Holding poses requires coordinating your breathing with what your body is doing. People who learn Yoga also learn the practice of mindfulness.

Can practicing Yoga help me be less stressed out?

Yes. Any exercise can help with stress, but Yoga is particularly beneficial because the practice encourages you to let go of stressful thoughts and stay in the present moment. Over time, Yoga practice can help you manage stress and anxiety.

How often should I practice Yoga to get the benefits?

Some people practice every day, while others do it several times a week or once a week. Any practice is better than no practice, and many people who start out slowly end up doing Yoga every day. The frequency of your practice depending on your individual needs.

Can doing Yoga really help me lose weight?

Yes. However, it is important to combine Yoga with a healthy diet and lifestyle if you want your body to be lean and strong. Yoga by itself will not help you overcome a diet high in processed foods and sugar.

I have an injury or illness. Can I still practice Yoga?

Yes. If your injury prevents you from doing certain poses, your instructor can help you learn alternatives. Most Yoga poses have beginner, intermediate, and advanced options so you can choose the pose that works for your physical abilities.

More Benefits

The practice of Yoga can help you manage chronic pain.

Yoga helps decrease insomnia and improves the quality of your sleep.

People who practice Yoga have greater flexibility than people who don’t.

Yoga practice helps increase your ability to focus.

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