Individual classes for as
    little as $4.55*.
    Flexible payment options
    to fit your budget.


    Focus on alignment and safety.
    Hands-on adjustments.
    Limited class size to ensure
    personal attention.


    Students of every walk of life and
    personality are welcomed.
    We’re here to support you and
    your goals.


  • Kavita Maharaj is the founder of the Red Door Yoga Studio. She has been a traditionally practicing Yogi for over 40 years to date, having Mentored under her father, Krishna Maharaj Sharma, a traditional Yogi in the Ganapathi Sachchidananda lineage.

    Kavita founded the Red Door Yoga Studio in 2004, and in 2006 she began training Yoga Teachers throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

    She is a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, and a Trainer of Fitness Leaders (TFL) with the BCRPA.

  • Every member of the Red Door Yoga Teaching Team has been personally trained, hand-picked, and mentored by Kavita, and are dedicated to the Yogic path not just as a form of physical exercise, but as a life philosophy as well.

    Kavita has trained each Red Door Yoga Teaching Team member to be able to teach a variety of Yoga practice styles. She has also ensured that they are well trained to help with a myriad of physical injuries and/or issues to meet student needs.



    Challenging yourself is still the best way to promote growth – physically and mentally. Whether your goal is to improve your strength, flexibility or endurance we have a class to challenge you.

    • Hatha Yoga
    • Vinyasa Yoga
    • Ashtanga Yoga
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    Honouring yourself means treating yourself with dignity and respect. One of the ways you can honour yourself is by acquiring the tools necessary to eliminate the negative aspects of emotional and physical stress. If your goal is to honour yourself, check out the classes listed below.

    • Gentle Hatha Yoga
    • Yin Yoga
    • Yoga Nidra
    • Meditation and Yoga Philosophy
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    Whether you’re suffering from an injury or just experiencing the body’s regular wear and tear due to aging, Yoga can be the perfect methodology and/or compliment to any rehabilitation or restoration program.

    • Seniors Yoga˙˙
    • Yoga Nidra
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  • ★★★★★
    “The Red Door Yoga Teachers are amazing! Every single one of them is kind and thoughtful, prepared, professional. They’ve more than met my needs, they’ve exceeded my needs in every class. And I look forward to their different approaches and different styles and just think they are all wonderful!”
  • ★★★★★
    “Over the 8 years I don’t feel like it’s been repetitive… it’s just new learning all the time and it’s just helped me a lot in my life.”
  • ★★★★★
    "There was no way ever that I was going to any yoga class! Then one day a friend told me there was a new yoga school opening with a free first week and I should go. After several times suggesting the same thing and with a class called Seniors' Yoga, I went! I have never quit going once a week to Seniors yoga since then (8 or 10 years perhaps). Red Door yoga has changed my physical and mental life for the better and there is no doubt in my mind that I would not be getting around as freely as I do now at age 82 without it."
  • ★★★★★
    "I cannot recommend Red Door highly enough - I started there several years ago as a total beginner and found several different classes that met my needs. Having now taken any number of classes, I can say that every teacher is well-qualified - their training is excellent, thanks to owner and teacher Kavita Maharaj - and they are also, without exception, lovely people brimming with compassion and humour. The variety of offerings is amazing, including classes targeting seniors, folks with multiple sclerosis, beginning and experienced meditators, and several different yoga modalities/approaches. The studio itself is literally in a forested clearing and is lovely and peaceful in design, and is only minutes away from Nanaimo's major north end mall and major arteries. Rates are reasonable and competitive with local offerings, and the more classes you take, the lower the price per class. Red Door has genuinely improved my health and daily life, particularly as a person with chronic disabilities, and I recommend the studio without reservation!"
  • ★★★★★
    "Kavita is an amazing teacher who is the best that I have experienced at teaching proper form and technique. My practice has included taking yoga classes in various locations in Ontario, Florida and British Columia during the past 15 years. I have also taken classes with Roberta and Cindy at Red Door Yoga, and they are very competent teachers too. The facility is modern, bright, quiet and clean, and provides a great setting for the practice of yoga."
  • Shelley Legin
  • Brenda Hirst
  • Betty Shaw
  • Dr. Lorna Kaufman
  • Darwin Burgess



As a traditionally practicing Eastern Yogi for almost 40 years, I founded Red Door Yoga.  I built our dedicated Teaching Team with one focus:  being of service to you, our students. Your practice matters to us, and we are committed to supporting you upon your path.