We would like to introduce ourselves – we are Christine Russell and Emily Ridout, sisters, best friends and co-founders of 889 Yoga. Welcome to the 889 Community! It is our deepest desire that you get as much out of this life as possible, that you prioritize self-love and that you find inner-peace. This will affect the world we live in beyond measure. Our mission at 889 Yoga is to inspire happy, healthy, peaceful lives and to make yoga, meditation, pilates and wellness based lifestyle shopping an accessible and enjoyable possibility for absolutely everyone. The 889 vision and philosophy was created from our belief that today’s world, as dynamic and stimulating as it is, has an incredible external focus. There’s more madness and less love. People are less and less connected to themselves, to their community, and to our natural environment. Enter 889 and feel the love and calm pour into your cells.
Our intention is to bring positivity, joy, reduced stress and overall physical and emotional wellbeing to our community each and every day. This is the foundation upon which the 889 experience was built. Our Guests and Members can feel the essence of the 889 experience in the classes and in our mindfully curated (by us!) Lifestyle Boutique + Clean Beauty Bar (chemical free!). We have now been inspiring happy, healthy, peaceful lives in our Rosedale community for over seven years and continue to grow and thrive, and bring calm and joy to people in our bustling city.
Our Guests and Members are the foundation of our fun and flourishing community. There are no prerequisites for becoming part of our community; we welcome everyone because we believe that everyone deserves a deeply caring access point to live the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. And we believe in meeting where you’re at on your journey – we have classes for all levels from beginners to advanced students in our world-class facility. With a commitment to excellence, and a focus on service to our Guests above all else, we consistently and passionately inspire and empower our community.
Our late 1800’s Victorian ‘home’ has been mindfully designed with the intention of preserving its historic heritage and integrating this with more modern elements of eco and calm-inspired lifestyle design. We are proud to be a happy, toxin-free space. We invite you to experience all that 889 has to offer to you, on your journey to health and happiness. We sincerely hope you choose 889 to support you on your journey. There is a reason we were brought together and we are excited for the uniqueness of this special relationship to unfold. We look forward to meeting you on the mat. You can catch us leading the weekly meditation circle on Monday nights.
With gratitude + love,
Christine + Emily
PS – we are both graduates of the 889 Living Yoga Program! Christine graduated in the Class of 2013) and Emily in the Class of 2014. This program took us to incredibly new places within ourselves. Want to learn more about this transformational experience?
PPS – we have both also enjoyed the 889 Birth, Bellies + Babies program at 889 including prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga and expert doula services for birth and post-partum. We are Mamma’s too! Ask us about it! We believe in the beauty and power of supporting Mamma’s so very much along the journey from conception to post-partum.
PPPS – if you’re hesitant to come to 889 for any reason at all, rest assured that we make the experience very comfortable for our guests. Our Guest Happiness Team is here to support you with a smile and a helpful hand. And guess what? We were beginner yogis when we started 889! Can you believe that? Anything is possible when you believe…