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Two great schools administered by one non-profit organization. ​​ 

You can do Yoga or Karate here...or both!

"This is one of the best karate schools I have ever participated - I have practiced martial arts for many years all around Europe - Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia and Germany. One can obtain highly practical and very deep knowledge of Uechi ryu Karate, and I can only strongly recommend this school  to everybody who values authentic Okinawa martial arts." B.N.

"Best karate school in Edmonton. Integrates yoga and qi gong seamlessly." D.W.

"Great people, great environment. Everyone is very positive, friendly, and welcoming. It is all about focusing on your personal practice and improving yourself. Highly recommend this school for adults (kids can go too!) trying Karate for the first time. Also they have Ashtanga yoga to complement the karate making it a well rounded school."  D. J.

"I have been a member of this school for just over 2 years. I have moved to St. Albert and still make the trip to Belgravia as I know I won't find this type of teaching and training anywhere else. The philosophy of this school is second to none." D.N.

"I have been a student at Northern River Karate School for almost 16 years. It's a community of martial study that offers much more than exercise and self-defense instruction. You'll get a workout for sure, but you'll quickly find that Uechi-Ryu Karate and Ashtanga Yoga are deep, complex, and rewarding practices that challenge the mind and the heart as well as the body." Jon Ward



"I am a student of the Edmonton Northern River Karate and Yoga School because of the how the people, the practice and the curriculum act as the most positive foundations in my life.  I feel supported and respected whenever I step into the dojo.  It is a deeply personal journey to study Uechi-Ryu Karate-do, but the instructors and fellow students make it a highly rewarding one."

- Mark Ellis, Northern River Member,

3rd Degree Black Belt, and Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.

The Northern River Yoga & Karate School is a world-class, non-profit, health and wellness program offering classes in Yoga and  Karate in Edmonton since 1990.

Who We Are 

Kids love this wonderful program. Confident Kids are Happy Kids! 

Making lifelong friends and getting strong. Fun, non-competitive Martial Arts instruction for kids

6yrs. and up.

Thursdays 6:00 - 6:45

in Parkallen.

Children's KARATE

How to Start:

Come to a Free Introductory Class!

Try Yoga or Karate (or both)
Your first class is free. 
Call or text to try any class.




"I’ve come to trust the healing and cleansing power of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. After many years of chronic pain, this practice has given me strength and confidence. As Patabhi Jois said, ‘Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga makes the impossible possible, and the possible easy.’"
- Jennifer Bustin, Yoga Association of Alberta certified Yoga teacher,
Northern River Karate School 4th Degree Black Belt

Our Classes

Tuesday Evenings

King Edward Park 8008-81 Street

​Yoga                        6:00 pm

Karate all ranks         7:30 pm

Thursday Evenings

Westwood Unitarian Church 11135-65 Ave.

Kids' Karate                6:00 - 6:45 pm

Karate all ranks           6:45 - 8:15 pm

Saturday Mornings

Unitarian Church of Edmonton 10804-119 St.

Yoga                          9:00 am - 10:30 am

Karate all ranks         10:30 am - 12 noon

Personalized Yoga Instruction

Progress at Your Own Pace

One on one instruction with our wonderful Yoga teacher, Jennifer Bustin. Jennifer will walk you through the first steps in the Ashtanga Yoga journey - a safe, tailor-made

program for you to grow at

your own pace.

Karate Classes for Adults

A Strong, Nurturing Community

A fitness and personal growth program with heart. A curriculum of lifelong learning and benefit. Earn your black belt and be strong, happy, and confident.