Tucked into Riel Business Park, Divine Health Studio has been a staple of the St. Albert community for around 18 years as a sanctuary for the mind and body.
Divine Health acts as a wellness centre, says owner Becca Pati, offering massage therapy, reiki sessions and ongoing yoga classes, and now has moved a little bit more into supporting mental health. The studio is also offering mental health and tapping sessions as well as mental health online courses.
The studio was voted Best Yoga Studio in St. Albert for this year's Readers' Choice awards.
Pati said she received her certificate as a cognitive therapist during the pandemic, resonating with a mindfulness-based therapy.
“I’ve been doing mindfully based practices for at least 16 years, not just in my own practice but also in the massage when I speak to people and in the yoga classes,” Pati explained.
She has been able to continue incorporating that mindfulness at Divine Health while the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic have become overwhelming for many.
“Since COVID, there’s been a lot of stress just with anxiety and how the world’s going to look, and sort of looking lots into the future,”said Pati. “I like to take people from that mindset of future thinking and past thinking, and bring them back into the present moment because that’s really where true peace and contentment is found.”
Divine Health started in its location within the city of St. Albert by happenstance, says Pati. But the community has welcomed it with open arms for the many years it has been in business.
“I think that it’s been an amazing journey,” said Pati. “Because the one thing that I know about St. Albert people is that they are highly dedicated to the people that are treating them well, and they are community driven.”
If you’re looking to align your mind and body, especially during a time where everything seems a bit unfamiliar, stepping into Divine Health Studio will give you that opportunity.
Pati says there’s a place for everyone when it comes to yoga but is grateful that Divine Health has been a space many enjoying coming to in this community.
“My mission is not competition; my mission is to have a place for the community to rest their minds and their bodies. Thank you, St. Albert!”