Three Courtenay businesses sharing some Tin Town space

Unit 2 at 2440 Rosewall Cres. in Courtenay is no longer the sole home of The Yoga Studio on Rosewall.

Beginning Sept. 12, the studio space will also be home to Toshikan Martial Arts and The Asana Room.

Unit 2 at 2440 Rosewall Cres. in Courtenay is no longer the sole home of The Yoga Studio on Rosewall.

Beginning Sept. 12, the studio space will also be home to Toshikan Martial Arts and The Asana Room.

On Sept. 10 from noon to 3 p.m., Toshikan Martial Arts and The Asana Room are hosting an open house to celebrate this union of practices for the development of the mind and the body.

Come meet Sensei Mac, enjoy a karate demonstration and a brief talk, mix and mingle with instructors from The Asana Room and sample some delicious Daal. Those in attendance will also receive a discount on all passes for The Asana Room.

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Toshikan Martial Arts is dedicated to promoting the intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of traditional Okinawan martial arts.

It is a welcoming karate training place for children, women and men.

The dojo is a space for learning the skills of karate (empty hand) and kobudo (traditional weapons), for learning self-defence and for becoming physically fit. It is also a place where one becomes focused, self-disciplined, confident, comfortable with leadership and more empathetic with others.

Classes begin Sept. 13. You can find the class schedule online at

Sensei Mac Newton’s style of karate is Goju-Ryu — a traditional karate style that originates in Okinawa, Japan.

Newton is also the new owner of the space at Unit 2, 2440 Rosewall Cres.

Toshikan Martial Arts can be found online at and on Facebook. You can also email


The Asana Room has created a sanctuary for the learning and practice of yoga. Servicing communities within the Comox Valley for three years, The Asana Room’s highly-trained and dedicated instructors provide first-rate classes for all levels.

Based on the Krishnamacharya lineage of teaching, our classes blend the Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions, combining dynamic movement with attention to alignment.

Classes begin Sept. 12. You can find the fall class schedule online at

Catherine Munro has been practising yoga for 22 years. After spending many years exploring various yoga traditions with master instructors, she found her passion for the Ashtanga practice.

Munro was trained to teach at YogaWorks in Santa Monica, Calif., by the teacher training program creators Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford. After teaching for YogaWorks for several years, she began leading teacher training programs for YogaWorks in 2003, and she continues to lead them internationally.

The Asana Room can be found online at and on Facebook. You can also e-mail

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At The Yoga Studio on Rosewall, they practise according to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar — one of the foremost contemporary yoga masters.

Focusing on the structural alignment of the physical body, the development of strength, mobility, stability and flexibility are emphasized.

Classes begin Sept. 6. You can find the fall class schedule online at

Vicky Catchpole has taught in the Comox Valley for more than 25 years — the past 14 as owner of The Yoga Studio on Rosewall.

The Yoga Studio On Rosewall can be found online at You can also e-mail

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