Testimonials

Wondering how people have felt first-hand after visiting the studio?ย 

Read below for a compilation of some of our favorite testamonials we have collected over the years…ย 

  • After looking into several of the yoga studios in St. John’s I am so glad I choose Nova Yoga. The instructors go above and beyond with their advice, motivation, and encouragement. They truly make coming to the mat a peaceful experience with moments of spicy goodness. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Melanie and team.
  • I never considered yoga as an activity for me when I was talked into trying a few classes and I started out with a lot of trepidation. To my pleasant surprise I found the classes accessible and very friendly. There is a lot of variety in the classes as well which keeps things fresh. Since starting I have gone to a few different studios, which I have liked, but I still love Nova Yoga the best.
  • Best yoga studio in town!
  • Brilliant studio! It is still by far the best yoga instruction in town!
  • Nova Yoga is more than a Yoga studio, it’s a Yoga community.
  • An excellent studio with very talented and diverse instructors. Best place in St. Johns to practice yoga!
  • Only my third visit and Nova is already my favorite yoga studio in town. Love the variety of classes and the welcoming and body positive vibe.
  • I absolutely love Nova Yoga! Great classes, people, and vibes!
  • Love Nova Yoga. By far has been the best yoga experience in 10 years of taking yoga classes.
  • A magical space where the impossible happens. Really impressed with this yoga space, I love the size and the quality of teaching. Great selection of classes to suit all levels and schedules. Most impressive is the welcoming, supportive community from both teachers and students.
  • Nova Yoga has created a studio with a style and teacher for everyone’s wants as a yogi. I enjoy the wide range of classes. I can tailor my yoga practice to what my mind, body and spirit need that particular day. I love the challenge of Dynamic Flow and enjoy the restorative Yin classes. Melanie and the other instructors she’s hired provide thoughtful flows and challenge yogis to push their own boundaries. I fully recommend this studio. If you want a taste of it pick up Melanie’s DVD or check her out on YouTube. You’ll fall in yoga love quite quickly.
  • I have to admit, that since becoming part of the Nova Yoga family, I have never been happier! Beautiful friendly people, in my opinion .. (the best yoga instructors in the city) the schedule and classes that are offered are fitting for everyone and anyone who would like to practice yoga! ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Nova Yoga is marvelous. I do the Classic and Happy Hour Flows regularly, and both are great for strengthening and stretching parts of the body that we typically neglect during our daily round. The principal teacher (Melanie) gives clear, crisp instruction and very expertly matches the difficulty level of the flow to her students’ abilities. Melanie often describes several variations of each pose and encourages her students to select the one that best suits their needs at that particular point in their yoga journey. Indeed, all of the Nova Yoga instructors are very encouraging and approachable. I would highly recommend Nova Yoga to anyone.
  • My experiences with Nova Yoga has been nothing less than superior. Melanie has created an environment of strength, development, meditation, challenge, personal growth and acceptance that has helped develop my yoga practice both on and off the mat. In addition, the growth of Nova has been well-timed, with new yoga teachers, approaches, workshops, and fun additions (DJ yoga is a personal fav!) adding to this wonderful yoga studio.
  • The people running this studio are exceptional. They provide great guidance and inspire a better lifestyle on and off the mat. There are many levels of classes and the yogis really know their stuff.
  • Melanie Caines, you are phenomenal!ย  What an amazing lunch time flow! How u pack so much delicious awesomeness into 50 min is just mind blowing. You unpack lunch like a yoga goddess. Every cue and move and word and breath is incredible. My new yoga teacher training only helps me understand even more-so how lucky we are to have you! Thank you once again, from the bottom of my heart!
  • Dear Melanie- I wanted you to know how much I deeply appreciated what you have to offer at Nova Yoga. I have left Newfoundland for now and one of the things that I am saddest about is that I have lost you and your yoga! Throughout the year I felt very inspired by your classes and you too. I could see how much you have put yourself out there to make your dream possible. I could see that you really created something beautiful and that you were offering it to the world with love and care. This really kept me going as I was working toward my own dreams. I got so very much out of each one of your classes. So, Thank You, Melanie, so much. I appreciate your offerings so deeply. Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s pretty amazing!
  • The contributions Melanie Caines, other teachers and the community at Nova Yoga studio are making to the wellness of St John’s must be considerable, as here there is something for everyone, no matter one’s ability or growing strength of commitment. I cannot recommend the studio highly enough.
  • Nova Yoga provides a relaxing, meditative, fun and challenging series of yoga classes. The instructors continually incorporate new positions and challenges for students of all levels. It is a place where I feel safe to push myself as well as feel comfortable to know where my body will allow me to go each day.
  • I went to my first class with Nova Yoga this past week using a gift certificate from Christmas and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The atmosphere was great, the support equipment was so helpful and the instructor was excellent. I felt welcome and my yoga practice fit in perfectly with the theme of the class. I will go back for sure!!
  • Love Nova Yoga, Melanie and her staff are fantastic. No matter what the weather outside the studio is always a bright and welcoming place. The Beginner’s Yoga class offered by Melanie was excellent! She really took the time to teach the poses we covered, and also shared other yoga teachings and perspectives, allowing us to see “the bigger picture”. I highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to start a yoga practice!
  • High quality instructors, pleasant setting and great equipment. The classes are always a challenge and the instructors always mix things up, keep it fresh.
  • I’m so happy to be a part of the family at Nova Yoga, the energy of the studio is awesome!! I’ve grown my practice so much in the past 3 months thanks to all of the inspiring instructors and I look forward to continuing to grow here ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I was wary about leaving my beloved shala in Toronto. Friends teased me that there would be no yoga in St. John’s. To my delight there IS yoga here, and more importantly GREAT yoga here. I have been to two classes at Nova and find the classes to be well suited to all levels. The atmosphere is supportive and the cues are well thought out and make for a safe and sound practice.
  • I am relatively new to the Nova Yoga studio but love the variety of classes and teachers and always feel so welcome. The teachers are very attentive and encouraging and always provide very detailed alignment cues which I particularly love! Great to see so many teachers which such varied backgrounds – there is definitely a yoga class here to suit everyone’s needs from beginner to the more advanced!
  • Nova Yoga is an exceptional studio. Melanieโ€™s classes are creative and challenging. I leave feeling strong and capable of doing anything I set out to do. She helps strengthen not only your body, but your spirit, your heart and your mind. She has added several classes these past few months that add another level to my experience of yoga. Restore your Bliss class instills in me a feeling of such peace that I have never experienced anywhere else. The yin/yang class is wonderful. And the new meditation class really adds new depth to my practice. There is something for everyone here. Melanie and all of the teachers have created a wonderful space for self-exploration.
  • I’ve had classes with several different instructors and they have all been fantastic. The classes are relaxing and enjoyable and I’m able to go at my own pace and level.
  • Such a great studio! All the instructors are a little bit different but are all friendly and really, really good. I’ve been practicing at Nova Yoga for 4 years and I love it!
  • Great learning opportunity. Melanie was a fantastic instructor – patient, motivational and receptive to the group. I will definitely continue with classes and would recommend Nova Yoga to friends and family.
  • I’ve really enjoyed the classes I’ve taken at Nova so far. I love the variety of classes, original Yoga events, and the great options for workshops. Mel’s adjustments during relaxation are amazing.
  • I have tried many different types and locations for yoga, and Nova Yoga is the only one I have wanted to come back to. I really appreciate how Melanie can adapt her class to requests (i.e. tight hamstrings, sticky shoulders) and the flow still works nicely. I also like the variety offered- within the classes for different flow as well as the choices between classes.
  • I love the Nova Yoga Studio! Positive energy, laid back atmosphere… lots of unique classes to choose from! ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Hi everyone! I saw Melanie on RogersTV and I found myself feeling very relaxed while I watched her class. I have a lot of trouble relaxing and I thought it might be something that would help me. I contacted a couple of friends and we all decided to give it a try. We did 4 classes and I have to say I enjoyed every second of them. I hated to leave at the end of the class. I have to say that I learned a lot about myself and how capable I am and I did find it very relaxing. I will definitely be continuing with Nova Yoga. Thanks so much.
  • The class was a smooth and challenging ride with lots of options for all levels of experience and levels of energy on that day. I got swept into the flow and the 75 mins passed before I knew it. I left calm and energized. Just what I was looking for.
  • I really love Nova Yoga. There is always great instruction, and the atmosphere is very relaxing and welcoming. I wish the space could be bigger as that is one thing that keeps me from coming in more often–too many people want to enjoy Nova Yoga, but this isn’t news to anyone!!
  • I love Nova Yoga! Great atmosphere, wonderful instruction and beautiful feeling to the place! Keep up the good work!
  • The instructors always provide a beautiful flow of poses which stretches, lengthens, and challenges all levels of yoga students. There are a variety of classes for all uses and a fantastic encouraging atmosphere in the studio. You will quickly gain yoga friends.
  • I really like Nova Yoga. The quality of yoga and instruction is great. I have enjoyed every class and there is a great variety of paces and styles. Each class is presented with opportunity and variations to suit different levels of practice. Thanks Nova Yoga!
  • I have been going to Nova Yoga since November 2012. I enjoy all aspects: the space, the people, the instructors. Everyone is super friendly and it is a supportive learning environment. All the instructors are receptive, and ask for input for what the group craves in the classes. My practice has expanded and improved.
  • Really enjoy the classes. Even though I am not as flexible or able to do all the moves, I feel comfortable doing what I can. Really enjoy the relaxed sounds and atmosphere! Great instruction!
  • Nova Yoga offers classes which provide different approaches to yoga. This has been important to me as a student because I was able to continue my yoga practice in a different way when I needed to care for my body in different ways
  • Nova Yoga to me is Freedom …. allowing me to express myself and how my body is feeling through the endless variations offered with each class. I love it.
  • I love everything about Nova Yoga Studio. The instruction is excellent, the atmosphere is lovely and there is something for every level. I’ve been attending regularly for 2 years… It’s part of my life!