Our Story

christinerussellandemilyridoutWe are Christine and Emily, sisters and co-founders of 889. Welcome to 889! It is our deepest desire that you get as much out of this life as possible, that you prioritize self-care, self-love and that you can connect with your inner-peace. This will affect the world we live in beyond measure. Our mission at 889 is to inspire happy, healthy, peaceful lives and to make yoga, meditation and pilates an accessible and enjoyable possibility for everyone. The 889 vision and philosophy was created from our belief that today’s world, as dynamic and stimulating as it is, has an incredible external focus. There’s more madness and less love. People are less and less connected to themselves, to their community, and to our natural environment.

Enter the embrace of 889 and feel the love and calm pour into your cells. Our intention is to bring positivity, joy, reduced stress and overall physical and emotional wellbeing to our community each and every day. This is the foundation upon which the 889 experience was built.

Our customers and members can feel the essence of the 889 experience in the classes they attend and in our mindfully curated Shop. We have now been inspiring happy, healthy, peaceful lives in Rosedale for 10 years and continue to grow and thrive, and bring calm and joy to people in our bustling city.

There are no prerequisites for becoming part of our community; we welcome everyone because we believe that everyone deserves a deeply caring access point to live the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. And we believe in meeting where you’re at on your journey – we have classes for all levels from beginners to advanced students in our world-class facility.

Our late 1800’s Victorian ‘home’ has been mindfully designed with the intention of preserving its historic heritage and integrating this with more modern elements of eco and calm-inspired lifestyle design. We are proud to be a happy, toxin-free space.


We are both Moms and have experienced the Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and Pilates Classes at 889. We also had 889 Doulas at our births. Curious? Ask us about it!

We were beginner yogis when we started 889! Can you believe that? Anything is possible when you believe. You can start too with 889. Check out our Yoga Basics Class!

We are both Wellness Advocates for doTERRA Essential Oils. Want to learn more? Host an essential oils party?

We are both Meditation teachers and Restorative Yoga teachers. We often teach group private classes both at 889 and for events. Our specialty is a Restorative Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation Class with Essential Oils! Want to host one?