Owner Miguel De Lucas Sintes says “Pura Vida Yoga Loft is a Community Centre as much as it is a yoga studio.” Located at 117 20th Street West, Pura Vida Yoga Loft offers classes for all skill levels and in many different yoga styles. They also use their space to showcase unique local art. The space has been designed to be warm and welcoming, a space to come together, relax, recharge, and unwind.
In addition to the private, group, school, and corporate yoga classes offered by Pura Vida Yoga Loft, you can find yoga workshops, courses, and meditation sessions. They have also recently begun sharing their space with Intuitive Hands Massage and Wellness. Intuitive Hands Massage and Wellness offer a variety of massage styles as well as other body therapies.
Miguel De Lucas Sintes immigrated to Canada from Spain in 2007 to pursue his passion for cooking. “Along the way, I discovered another passion for yoga!” he says. He is a chef, an entrepreneur, a yogi, a spouse, and a father to two beautiful children. Miguel says that yoga and meditation had a significant impact on his life and inspired to share these practices with as many people as possible, he opened Pura Vida Yoga Loft.
When asked why Miguel chose Riversdale as a place to do business his answer is one of community and friendship. Before opening Pura Vida Yoga Loft, Miguel was already a member of the Riversdale community through his position at Leyda’s Café. Then an opportunity arose to by his good friend Dallas Kruszelnicki’s business, Hot Yoga on 20th. Miguel jumped on it. He is happy to be able to continue to bring yoga and meditation to the district and carry on the vision that Dallas had started 12 years ago.