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AT THE CORE teaches effective Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda in London Ontario!

We are Shankari & Yogesh, everyday people sharing the time-tested tools and strategies of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation to help you cope, grow and thrive through everyday life!

We both spent many years in busy careers; Shankari in the hectic banking industry and Yogesh with a stressful policing career giving us much understanding and empathy with what life can throw at you…

AT THE CORE teaches classes and courses from our home Wellness Studio and Boutique Spa. We offer gentle Yoga and easy Meditation Classes!  And fun and inspiring Courses that are easy, convenient and really work. We share Ayurvedic Cooking classes and a full selection of Ayurvedic Treatments and Thai Yoga Massage.

Change is possible!  

We’ve done it!  Let us show you how…
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Welcome to AT THE CORE 

Hear from us about all the benefits of exploring your nature AT THE CORE.

Staying Happy, Healthy & Connected!

During unsettling times, self-care while staying positive and connected is more important than ever! Book your COMPLIMENTARY 30 minute Wellness Chat with Yogesh or Shankari to support and maintain your physical, energetic, emotional or mental health!
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Warm Words

“AT THE CORE has been helpful in understanding the chaos I feel inside and out. Shankari and Yogesh kindly showed me how to get out of my own way through Ayurveda and Meditation by sharing their life experiences and allowing me to have my own. Through their encouragement, support and my own efforts, I continue to discover what I am capable of.”

– Amanda Stypul

Authentic and Modern Tools & Strategies

Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation


Check out our full schedule of intimate Gentle Yoga and Easy Meditation classes. We are expert, mature and thoughtful instructors who care about you and your wellness goals!



We have a full offering of certification and personal-development Courses sharing Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation with proven results! Commit to a new or deeper study with our extraordinary support!

Learn and grow with us!

Ayurvedic Boutique Spa

Healing like you’ve never experienced before! Our vast range of treatments include Personalized Ayurvedic Oil Massage, Thai Yoga Massage or Pranic Marma Therapy! Yogesh’s in-depth training and experience provides results.


Workshops and Retreats

We love to explore, travel, create and have fun!  And when Nature is involved, even better!  Join us for our next Ayurvedic cooking class, inspiring workshop or world-wide pilgrimage adventure!

There is so much de-light AT THE CORE!

Words of Gratitude

“As an executive with a large multinational I know that sometimes life is complicated. The compassion and skill with which Shankari & Yogesh deliver information has enabled me to internalize and apply the learnings to the benefit of my health and the well-being of my family. Thanks!”

– Helen W (Toronto ON)


“6 weeks ago I was truly in a different place and now I feel like a different person. I feel more motivated, experience less fatigue and less headaches.”

– Tobin (St. Thomas ON)

“The teachings and support from AT THE CORE have been life altering for me and I experience more happiness now than I ever thought possible. With Shankari and Yogesh’s inspiring guidance I feel supported in all aspects of my life!”

– Lisa M (London ON)

The Latest from
Our Wellness Journal

Max shares our family favourite Veg Taco Recipe with an Ayurvedic Twist AT THE CORE

Spicy Sweet Potato Tacos

We love tacos!  And we really love Ayurveda! But the combination of Ayurveda and tacos is a mind blowing experience of scrumptious "how...

Neck and Shoulder Pain

Alleviate Pain with Good Posture!

By the end of a long week, does it feel like your shoulders are up around your ears? Maybe there's a persistent pain in your neck or ache in your arms?
If you're looking for some relief, here are a few tips to help!

5 Ways of Enjoy-Mint 🌿

Mint practically grows itself!

Mint is a perennial herb which is fragrant, prolific, and full of flavour.

There are a vast variety of mints but you can easily tell if they are a mint family member by checking out their square stem.

Easy Mung Dal for Gentle Cleanse, Detox and Rejuvenation AT THE CORE Ayurveda

Simple Nourishing Dal

Dal is the ideal base for a gentle digestive reset, spring detox, fall cleanse or to build and rejuvenate.

Split yellow mung-dal are soothing and building while being particularly easy to digest for the most sensitive tummy.  Do not confuse with yellow split peas which take much longer to cook and are more drying and gas causing.

Our Favourite Basic Dal Recipe

Dal (split mung-dal soup) is an ideal base for any Vata, Pitta or Kapha diet.  There is much scope with dal for creative flavours and Ayurvedic Healing based on the particular use of spices, herbs and veggies.

Healing Through Gratitude by Deb BuchananAT THE CORE

How Gratitude Change Your Brain!

Gratitude is appreciating all good things in your life – big or small. For instance, a simple “hello” text from a friend or having a co-worker help you meet a big deadline.  

Exploring the uplifting qualities of gratefulness is a natural remedy to cleanse your mind of the heavy thoughts and emotions that often burden us.  In addition, when we experience gratitude, we have a greater capability to express gratitude. And, studies have shown being grateful leads to better well-being (including reduced insomnia, more energy and a clearer mind).

As we learn in Ayurveda, gratitude helps balance excess accumulation of the biological humors by bringing in opposite qualities. Exploring gratefulness is a natural remedy to cleanse your mind of heavy thoughts and emotions.  In addition, when we experience gratitude, we have a greater capability to express gratitude.

Warm Spiced Milk AT THE CORE

The Benefits of Warm Spiced Milk

Milk gets a bad rap. It’s accused of causing bloating, gas and mucus.

And, perhaps this is your experience with milk, but, it doesn’t have to be......Milk is a traditional and time-tested nourishing food.

Milk (that’s organic cow's milk I’m referring to), helps to build all of the tissues in the body and has the ability to calm the mind, nerves and emotions.

Hearty Minestrone Soup AT THE CORE

Hearty Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is a traditional Italian soup with a thick, almost stew-like, consistency composed of seasonal ingredients and whatever leftovers you might find in your pantry.

This warm, hearty, delicious soup is easy to make and can be enjoyed in any season. When possible, use fresh, organic and local.

Eclipse Magic AT THE CORE Rahu and Ketu and Setting Intentions

Why We Love an Eclipse!

Eclipses afford an opportunity for magic and personal transformation. Did you know that eclipses usually happen in pairs a couple of...

Ayurveda and Ghee for Optimal Health AT THE CORE

Making Ghee for Optimal Health

Looking for cooking oil that is healthy, yet doesn’t mean you have to compromise taste?

Consider Ghee - the Ayurvedic cooking medium that’s been around for thousands of years. It has a rich buttery taste and aroma and comes with a host of benefits including its special ability to not only unclog, but to nourish the liver with its refined and healing properties.

Fun with Ginger 3 Ways!

We love ginger!  We keep a piece of fresh ginger root in a lovely bowl on our kitchen counter so its always on hand. We even travel...

Gentle Yoga

Sleep better!
Increase flexibility and strength!
Reduce aches and pains.
Feel Happier!

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Calm a stressed, anxious, or frustrated mind. Reduce anger, depression and anxiety. Alleviate insomnia!
Feel Calmer!

Reduce Stress with MEDITATION ›


Reduce migraines, allergies, digestive complaints, elimination problems. Heal menstrual imbalances and PMS. Book a Healing Treatment!

Feel Better with AYURVEDA ›

Extraordinary Support

Ready for a Change?

Our dedicated community of students and clients prove our effective and lasting results. See for yourself how meaningful change is possible AT THE CORE!

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