Ottawa’s Own

Amber Stratton


“We also had the opportunity to come back home and come back to our roots and do something greater here, I think it has more meaning that way.”

When the Peace Tower bells start chiming, hundreds of yogis can be found in downward dog on the front lawn for Parliament Hill Yoga. You’ll find Amber at the centre of it all, yoga mat under foot, mic fastened and ready to go, leading them all through a free lunch hour practice. Amber helped usher in a new era for modern day yogis in Ottawa with her East-meets-West-inspired studio – Pure Yoga. Pure has become a reminder to live a mindful life and in less than a decade, Amber has opened four studios (including one in Toronto) and introduced a new wave of vegan/vegetarian with three Pure Kitchen restaurants to keep that mindfulness top of mind – even when digging into a plate of cauliflower wings.

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