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.
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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
- Four Class Series, with Studio faculty, including Tibetan Meditation (Jan 13-Feb 3), Yoga for Anxiety (Jan 16-Feb 6), Meditation for Teens (Jan 27-Feb 10 – 3 weeks only), Yoga for Insomnia (Feb 12- Mar 5), and Writing the Body (Feb 13- Mar 6).
- Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training with Monica Voss and Valeria Blumenkranz, January 17-19
- Functional Anatomy in Yoga Practice with Peter Blackaby, January 31- February 2
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. 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.
Yoga Holiday in Tobago , February 15-23, 2014
with Monica Voss
Embedded in the middle of winter is the annual yoga holiday in Tobago, mellow and gorgeous.
Our 4th Annual Yoga Retreat in Italy, May 11-18
with Tama Soble
Enjoy wonderful food and enchanting ancient architecture steeped in history and sensory pleasures.
Yoga and Hiking in Northern Spain…NEW!, July 5 -12
with Monica Voss
Enjoy hikes in the lake district of Somiedo National Park.
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.
Upcoming Community Events
Saturday, December 7: Holiday Art and Craft Group Show and Sale
Come to our now-annual Holiday Art and Craft Group Show and Sale! There will be paintings, jewellery, textile art, handcrafted meditation cushions, ceramics and multi-media creations. 10% of proceeds goes to Second Harvest (secondharvest.ca). Please drop by!
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 and friends. Deep heartfelt thanks to Esther Myers (1947-2004) for the intelligent compassionate path of enquiry she blazed for us all.