You made it!
I am so, so happy you are here. Happy and grateful, because it wasn't so long ago that I had a hard time getting people to show up for Ganja Yoga. No one - not a single person - showed up for my first class in my living room in Toronto. Through my tears I might have paused to note that while no one was showing up for my class, I might have guessed at that, because no one was talking about cannabis-enhanced yoga online either. Seriously. There was no where else in the English-speaking world advertising cannabis-enhanced yoga classes.
Was I the only one who found that cannabis calmed my mind, softened my muscle tension, and made the flow of sensation as I stretched far more delicious? Was there no one else furtively toking before yoga?
That day in Toronto I decided I was still going to practice. Why spoil a good high with a little thing like a career disaster? And so it went. I kept at it. I had to. Cannabis-enhanced yoga was too powerful, too healing, not to. And at my next class, I actually had a few students show up. And they kept coming back, and telling friends, and word spread, and now somehow you heard about it. Tiny sparks, big fire.
Today cannabis-enhanced yoga classes are sprouting up everywhere. and I can tell you that ganja yogis come in every shape, gender, sex orientation, ethnicity, and age, but there are some universals. they are fun loving. They are free thinkers, though not, like, beat-you-over-the-head-with-it free thinkers. They are kind. They are badasses for trying something different.
Just like you.
So. You are here. Cannabis-enhanced yoga is everywhere. And I got out of that living room. Welcome to the tribe. Let's dance.
xo Dee Dussault ox
About / FAQ
Enhanced practice for relaxation, well-being, and the cultivation of inner peace.
Ganja Yoga isn't just yoga-plus-cannabis. Ganja Yoga with me is about Mindfulness, or the inner mental work of yoga; Freedom, or your ability to move your body in the unique way it needs; and Alignment, so you can enjoy a safe practice for years to come. I've been teaching these sessions for eight years.
+ Slow yoga classes, designed for any body and any level of experience with yoga or cannabis.
+ Our community of regulars are all friendly, incredible people, and our classes always have a good mix of first-timers and regulars.
+ Age 21+ please, each class includes an all levels meditative yoga practice enhanced with complimentary sun grown organic flower, C02 vape pens, and heath-forward cannabis edibles, topicals, and other products.
“Do I have to use cannabis at Ganja Yoga?”
Yoga is great, altered or not. Sometimes students feel like using ganja to enhance their practice, and other times, having a yoga practice without ganja feels better. It’s always up to you.
“How much ganja should I consume for this practice?"
First-timers to Ganja Yoga or yoga in general should consume less cannabis than they usually do, so the experience of yoga is enhanced. Everyone’s relationship to cannabis is different.
"Is it co-ed?"
“Is it safe? What if I haven’t done yoga before?”
Yes. We’re not going to get into an altered state of consciousness then show off our arm balances. Ganja Yoga is about experiencing something beautiful and trippy and cool inside yourself. Cannabis-enhanced yoga should be slow and mindful. In my classes, students have their eyes closed most of the time, since it’s really about relaxing in an introverted way, without caring what others are doing with their bodies. Some yoga can be "show-offy" and potentially dangerous, but not this.
Yoga injuries are sadly far too common, and having suffered one myself, I strive to ensure my students' bodies are kept safe in all of my classes. More than that, I empower my students to take responsibility for themselves, - and to chill the F out. :)
"Extremely relaxing practice and incorporates a sense of community and body consciousness that I've never experienced in all my years as a yogi. Plus, I've never slept so well!" ~ Michael
Coming September 28, 2017
The Yosemite foothills are a song that you hear with your eyes. The cannabis brings your mind to full integration. And the yoga; well, you've never felt so relaxed. A comfy bed. A hot tub. Delicious food. Top shelf cannabis, all you can take. You see yourself in the other students' smiles.