Themed Class Series

Themed Class Series explore unique topics through yoga, meditation, qi gong, and other creative offerings over a few week period at our Studio in downtown Toronto. Please register in advance for these themed classes.

Enrol in 2 or more short class series for a 15% discount. Call the Studio to register.

Ongoing Classes

Healing Qi Gong: 5 Element Palm, 6 Healing Sounds Class Series

Donna OliverMondays, October 30 – December 4, with Donna Oliver
5:00pm-6:00pm, $96/series of 6 classes

Keeping your internal body, mind and spirit healthy is just as important as exercising your physical body. This set will do both, as the easy to learn physical movements massage the internal organs and relieve stress and gentle sounding releases toxins. This set may be practised sitting or standing.

Body-Centred Tibetan Meditation Class Series

Body-Centred Tibetan MeditationFridays, November 10 – December 1, with Melanie Bonnell
8:30am–9:45am, $80/series of 4 classes

During these classes we will explore the foundation for Tibetan meditation with a series of breathing and body work exercises.* These simple, gentle yet profound practices are suitable for students at all levels. Most students will find this approach a valuable addition for deepening both meditation and asana practice.

*Systematized by Reginald Ray following the tradition and lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Yoga for Bone Health Class Series

Yoga for Bone HealthThursdays, November 30 – December 14, with Shari Stein
4:45pm-6:00pm, $60/series of 3 classes

“I always say that my religion is kindness, because kindness is in our bones.” His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

From about age 30 onwards, our bones tend to become thinner as a natural result of getting older. Exciting new research shows that yoga is a very effective tool for offsetting some of the potentially negative consequences of this process. This series will focus on particular elements in yoga practice that empower us to maintain and build bone health. Balance, stability, range of movement and awareness will be emphasized, and written handouts summarizing relevant science provided.

Pre Holiday Relaxation and Meditation…NEW!

Relaxation and MeditationWednesdays, December 6 – 20, with Monica Voss
5:00pm-6:00pm, $48/3 weeks

Enjoy an early evening class series of breath awareness, pranayama, relaxation techniques and introductory meditation all in aid of carrying us gently through a busy, exciting, possibly hectic holiday season. Everyone welcome.

Pre Natal Yoga

Prenatal YogaThursdays, January 11 – February 1, with Monica Voss
4:45pm-6:00pm, $80/series of 4 classes

Practising yoga during pregnancy nurtures you throughout this powerful transition. Our classes provide instruction, information, emotional support, and an opportunity to share your experience. The poses stretch and strengthen your body, creating space for your baby. Learn deep breathing techniques and enjoy guided relaxation, as you prepare for giving birth and new parenthood.

Yoga for Trauma Class Series

Yoga for TraumaThursdays, January 11 – February 1, with Janice Meilach
6:15pm-7:30pm, $80/series of 4 classes

The effects of trauma whether from accident, war or abuse can leave one feeling disconnected from and/or betrayed by the body.

Healing from trauma involves resetting the nervous system and becoming less reactive to your environment. This series of 4 trauma-sensitive classes will offer choices and emphasize self acceptance. You will learn to gradually reclaim your body through breathing, mindful movement and physical postures that can be practised in the safety of your own home.

limited enrolment, pre-registration required

Releasing the Shoulder Girdle and Upper Spine

Releasing the Shoulder Girdle & Upper SpineWednesdays, January 17 – February 7, with Mar Jean Olson
5:00pm-6:00pm, $64/series of 4 classes

In these classes, we will look at the connections of anatomy, habitual holding patterns, and the effects of breathing on our posture. The goal is strong, stable shoulders which are also flexible and free.

Taiji Qi Gong Set 1

Qi GongMondays, January 22 – March 19, with Donna Oliver
5:00pm–6:00pm, $128/series of 8 classes

One of the most beautiful sets of 10 movements based on the Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) martial art form, it will strengthen the physical body and calm the mind. We will also explore additional medical qigong theory so the internal organs are balanced to improve health.

Yoga for the Digestive System Class Series

waveThursdays, February 8 – March 1, with Tama Soble
5:00pm–6:00pm, $64/4 weeks

Throughout the day your digestive system is ingesting food, secreting fluids, breaking down and digesting fibre, absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. Our digestion is impacted by stress and symptoms such as nausea, heartburn and other ailments can indicate that the digestive system is not functioning optimally.

In this 4 week series we will explore simple breathing practices and postures that massage the internal organs and create space in the body for better digestion to occur. We will also look at how we can incorporate mindfulness into our eating. All levels welcome, please bring a notebook to record anything of interest.

Yoga for Anxiety Class Series

Thursdays, February 8 – March 15, with Tama Soble
6:15pm-7:30pm, $120/series of 6 classes, registration required

Practise and discuss asana and pranayama techniques that you can use at home or at work to help manage anxiety. Understand the basis for each practice and how it re-awakens and re-energizes the natural relaxation response and moves you toward health and balance.

pre-registration required

MELTing into movement

MELTing into movementThursdays, March 8 – 22, with Fiona Griffiths
4:30pm–6:00pm, $65/series of 3 classes, $25/class

Discover how to glide your way to a pain free existence; explore how to rehydrate connective tissue and release long-held tension. MELT techniques rebalance the nervous system regulators and boost the body’s natural healing and repair mechanisms. MELT is for everyone – a great way to ease painful joint and muscle problems, improve joint function and become more aware of your body in motion. Using a simple pool noodle, learn easy, specific movements to erase ‘stuck stress’ caused by the repetitions of daily living.

Good Night Yoga

Good Night YogaTuesdays, March 13 – April 3, with Monica Voss
8:15pm-9:30pm, $80/series of 4 classes

Practising relaxation, breathing and simple stretches late in the evening can help release tension accumulated over the day or week and result in a peaceful refreshing sleep. Join us for some good nights of yoga.

Dance with Yoga Class Series

Dance with YogaThursdays, March 22 – April 12, with Julia Juhas
6:15pm-7:30pm, $80/4 wks

As we dance, we are essentially doing yoga and as we practise yoga, we are dancing! Explore movement and self-expression and discover the similarities between the Limon dance technique and the approach to yoga at the Studio. Integrating the principles of dance and yoga, we’ll explore how we can move our bodies through space and dance with yoga.

Taiji Qi Gong Set 2

Qi GongMondays, March 23 – May 14, with Donna Oliver
5:00pm–6:00pm, $128/series of 8 classes

One of the most beautiful sets of 10 movements based on the Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) martial art form, it will strengthen the physical body and calm the mind. We will also explore additional medical qigong theory so the internal organs are balanced to improve health.

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