Esther Myers Yoga Studio, located in downtown Toronto, offers a wide range of yoga classes, workshops, intensives, and retreats for students of yoga and yoga teachers. We facilitate ongoing yoga teacher training and development.
Our Approach to Hatha Yoga
Our approach to yoga is deeply reflective and student centred.
We describe our practice as Thinking Body Yoga: yoga that is practised slowly, intelligently and safely with the guidance of highly trained teachers who have a thorough understanding of anatomy and natural movement potential.
As you explore, you will experience greater independence, pleasure and ease in the body, and the joy of discovering how you can move toward a healthy, relaxed and energetic state of body and mind by yourself, anytime, anywhere.
Special Events in Toronto: Mark Your Calendars
- Themed Class Series with Studio and visiting faculty, including Pre Natal Yoga (Mar 4-Apr 8), Breathing Meditations (Mar 12-Apr 2), Tibetan Meditation (Mar 24-Apr 14), Yoga for Lower Back and Hip Joints (Apr 9-30), Easy Breathing with Feldenkrais (Apr 24-May 15).
- Self-Care Sundays, 11am-12:30pm: Mar 2, Meridian Stretching, Mar 9, Reiki Techniques, Mar 16, Qi Gong Self Massage, Mar 23, Introduction to Reflexology.
- Toronto Yoga Conference and Show, March 27-30, www.theyogaconference.com, 905 404 9642 – Monica Voss and Tama Soble are both teaching at this event.
- Celebrate our 35th Anniversary with a full week of free classes, April 21-27, including two Intensives: Early Morning Asana, April 21-25, 8-9:15am and Evening Relaxation and Meditation, April 21-25, 5-6pm. All welcome!
The Studio’s Yoga Teacher Training
Esther Myers Yoga Studio offers two Teacher Training Programmes. Our highly regarded 750-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme in Toronto is appropriate for individuals of all ages who are interested in
- Becoming a yoga teacher
- Upgrading their yoga and instructional skills
- Expanding and deepening their understanding and practice of yoga.
Next training: Begins October, 2014. Next Open House: April 26, 3:30-5pm. All welcome! More information about teacher training.
Graduate Yoga Teacher Training
The Studio also offers a 250-hour Graduate Yoga Teacher Training Programme. Yoga teachers will deepen their understanding of a chosen aspect of yoga or a particular student population through independent research and study. Begin the mentored programme September 30 of any year.
Upcoming International Yoga Retreats
Yoga Retreats away from home become an important entry into a regular yoga practice for some and a consolidation of experience for others. All retreats are organized through a TICO-registered travel agency. Come along on an adventure, challenge your views of yourself and the world and enjoy the tremendous pleasure of practising yoga in some of the most beautiful and stimulating destinations on our wonderful planet.
Our 4th Annual Yoga Retreat in Italy, May 11-18
with Tama Soble
Enjoy wonderful food and enchanting ancient architecture in a location steeped in history and sensory pleasures.
Yoga and Hiking in Northern Spain…NEW!, July 5 -12
with Monica Voss
Combine hiking in the lake district of Somiedo National Park with a yoga practice deeply connected to nature.
Yoga Holiday in Tobago, February, 2015
with Monica Voss
Embedded in the middle of winter is the annual yoga holiday in Tobago, mellow and gorgeous. Our 14th year!
Yoga Retreat in Northern India, November 11-25, 2015
with Monica Voss
Experience three distinctly different areas of India in this 2 1/2 week yoga adventure. !
Participating in the community and supporting charities and organizations has been a part of the fabric of Esther Myers Yoga Studio since our genesis. We invite you to be a part of what we’re doing. You can read more about community events and fundraising here.
Saturday, December 7: Holiday Art and Craft Group Show and Sale
Thank you to all who came out and enjoyed our Holiday Art and Craft Group Show and Sale! There were paintings, jewellery, textile art, handcrafted meditation cushions, ceramics and multi-media creations. 10% of proceeds to Second Harvest (secondharvest.ca).
The History of Toronto’s Esther Myers Yoga Studio
In March 2014, we celebrate the 35th anniversary of our yoga studio! We are grateful for the ongoing commitment of our vibrant community of students and teachers, colleagues, neighbours, family and friends. Deep heartfelt thanks to Esther Myers (1947-2004) for the intelligent compassionate path of enquiry she blazed for us all.