Burlington’s Chrysalis Yoga & The Naked Sprout

Tucked away in the growing neighbourhood of Alton Village in northeast Burlington is a vibrant yoga studio and vegan, gluten-free restaurant.



Chrysalis Yoga and The Naked Sprout are owned by Burlington’s Clayton Smith and Shanine Dennill, who had a vision to create a sanctuary where people could undertake to transform their health in a safe and supportive environment.

Even though the idea of opening one business is daunting enough, that did not deter them from going forward with their vision to open both a yoga studio and a vegan restaurant, right here in Burlington.


The studio opened in January 2011, and has grown by leaps and bounds through word of mouth.  The restaurant opened six months later, and both businesses have since won a number of awards.

They’ve experienced so much growth that they are in the process of expanding into the space next door.

Yoga? Yes, please

The yoga studio offers more than 50 classes a week in both hot and regular temperature environments.  They honour all traditions and styles of practice, and offer a wide variety of classes from Prenatal, Gentle and Restorative to Hatha in the Anusara and Iyengar traditions to Vinyasa and Hot Flow, to Pilates and Sculpt Yoga. From beginner to experienced, Chrysalis has a class for you!

There is an amazing lineup of teachers who love what they do, and their community members and guests feel valued and important.  Teachers are given full creative freedom to run their classes and members and guests love that they never have the same experience twice.

Good eats at the Sprout


Having The Naked Sprout right next door makes it easy to eat well!  Many of their members find it very convenient to place an order for takeout before they head into class. Groups of friends come to class and then head over to the Sprout for a meal or a smoothie.

The menu offers wholesome, nutritious, delicious options that are plant-based (vegan), gluten-free and diverse. A variety of classes, workshops and events are offered on a regular basis. Check the schedule here.

A warm welcome awaits

When you come in, you’re greeted with a smile and made to feel welcome. Their Yoga Advisors provide guidance on which classes would be most suitable for guests based on their yoga experience and any physical challenges they may have. Newcomers are given a tour of the studio so they can familiarize themselves quickly and make themselves at home.  Teachers will typically introduce themselves to new students and ask about any physical limitations so modifications to some of the poses will be recommended.

If you want to feel stronger, more flexible, more mentally clear and calm, a class at Chrysalis is just what you need!

Check out this special offer just for Burlington Lifestyle readers from Chrysalis!

*Come in and mention that you heard about us through Burlington Lifestyle and receive a 25% discount on our 30 Day Intro Special ($30 for 30 Days of Yoga)*

Find Chrysalis Yoga and The Naked Sprout at 4040 Palladium Way (Walkers north of Dundas) in north Burlington

(Special thanks to Deb Gemus who collaborated on this post)



About the Author Teresa Baerg

Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: teresakbaerg.com

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