feel good.


At Shady Ape, we do what we do because we are passionate about mindfulness. We are so grateful that our mindfulness practice makes us unshakeable and we want to share that superpower with the world. Mindfulness and meditation are for everyone.

Our foundation:


sans woo-woo

When first embarking on a meditation practice, things can be a bit confusing. How do you know your crystal grid is set up right? Which meditation cushion should you use? What if you can't twist your legs up into lotus position?

We're here to let you know that you need nothing except yourself. The beauty of meditation and mindfulenss is it's simplicity. 



"You can meditate all you want, but if you don't have a community of practice, it's just not as effective. Shady Ape is just one contribution towards creating a community here in Edmonton." 
- April Prescott, co-founder of Shady Ape

We believe that in order to live a meaningful, joyful life, we need to experience real, authentic connection with one another and with ourselves. Our T-shirts will start a conversation that you takes you deeper. 


real talk

Real talk is our jam. 

What do we mean by real talk?
We mean conversation grounded in truth, integrity and honesty. We aren't here to tell you that everything is rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes life sucks, and sometimes we feel like we have been hit by a bus emotionally, physically, and mentally. That's where meditation and mindfulness are game-changers. 

We cannot help you from being hit by hypothetical busses, but we can help you be OK with being hit by hypothetical busses.