Themed Class Series

Themed Class Series explore unique topics through yoga, meditation, qi gong, and other creative offerings over a week or 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

Wake up to Fall’s Earth Energy…NEW!

Morning light through treesTuesday, September 4 – Friday, September 7, with Julia Juhas
8:00am-9:15am, $80, $23/day

As summer wraps up, let’s give ourselves time to transition to the cooler days of Fall. Wake up, refresh and energize body, mind and breath by embracing earth’s healing energies. We’ll root down and explore various movement and breath practices to strengthen grounding while at the same time help ourselves ease into this glorious yet sometimes chaotic season change.

Primordial (Hunyuan) Qi Gong Class Series

Hunyuan Qi GongMondays, September 10 – October 22, with Donna Oliver
5:00pm-6:00pm, $96/series of 6 classes

Primordial Qigong is Daoist qigong meditative movement that improves the function of the respiratory, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems. The internal organs are cleansed of toxins and the energy meridians are unblocked. Mind and body, and the Three Treasures, essence, breath, and spirit, are harmonized and unified through daily practice, and health is maintained or restored. This is best practised while standing, but can be done in a chair.

Friday Intensives

Friday IntensiveSeptember 14, October 19, November 9, December 7, with Tama Soble
12:30pm-3:00pm, $35/class

Enjoy the pleasure of deepening your practice by taking time at the end of the week to unwind and revitalize. For students and teachers at every level.

Exploring the Space of the Heart with Somatic Meditations…NEW!

heart painting by B WeintropFridays, September 21 – October 12, with Melanie Bonnell
8:30am–9:45am, $80/series of 4 classes

In this 4 class series, we will practise body and breath based meditations to touch into the space of our hearts and access the (as it is described in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition) “limitless” well of acceptance and love for self and others. Although drawn from the Tibetan tradition and lineage of Chogyam Trungpa, these practices are relevant and can be used by individuals of any background. No previous experience with compassion practice or meditation is necessary.
painting used by permission B Weintrop

Family Yoga

Saturdays, September 22, October 20, November 17, with Lisa Nevar-Landsmann
3:00pm – 4:30pm, $90/ all 3 classes or 1 adult, 1 child $35/class, extra person $10/class

These classes offer a great opportunity for parents of either gender and their 7 – 14 year old kids to experience Hatha Yoga together. Yoga poses improve balance, focus and flexibility which can complement and enhance performance in athletics, dance or martial arts. Games with movement allow everyone to explore their playful side and help manage energy in school and social settings. Calming breathing practices and partner poses help parents and children strengthen their bond. All welcome!

Yoga for Bone Health

Yoga for Bone HealthThursdays, October 4 – 25, with Shari Stein
4:45pm-6:00pm, $80/series of 4 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.

Yoga for Anxiety Class Series

Yoga for AnxietyThursdays, October 4 – November 8, with Tama Soble
6:15pm-7:30pm, $120/series of 6 classes, pre-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.

Yoga for Arthritis Class Series

colourful handWednesdays, October 17 – November 7, with Della Croteau
4:45pm-6:00pm, $80/4 weeks

Arthritis is a term used to describe an inflammation of the joints which causes stiffness and pain and occurs for various reasons. In this series, we will discuss the causes of arthritis, and explore movements that will help with prevention and relief of arthritic symptoms in some of the joints most commonly affected such as the spine, hips, knees, fingers and base of the thumb.
Whether you have a medical diagnosis of arthritis, or are aware of areas of the body that have more restricted movement, these classes will give you an opportunity to practise grounding, breathing and postures which can be adapted to allow fuller and easier movements of your joints.

Animal Frolic Qi Gong

DeerMondays, October 29 – December 3, with Donna Oliver
5:00pm–6:00pm, $96/series of 6 classes

Based on Chinese Yogic principles, this Qi Gong set mimics the movements of 5 animals, Tiger, Bear, Monkey, Crane, and Deer, which will stimulate the body’s major organ systems. Strengthen your body, mind and spirit and improve balance with this dynamic set. Develop power, strength, agility, grace and improve your balance and flexibility. Be prepared to move alot, wear non-restrictive comfortable clothing. Most importantly, have fun! *Not suited to sitting in a chair.

Yoga for Computer Neck, Shoulders and Hands…NEW!

Yoga for Computer Neck, Shoulders and HandsTuesdays, October 30 – November 20, with Emma Prendergast
4:45pm-6:00pm, $80/ 4 weeks

Sitting in front of a computer for long hours can lead to poor posture, stiffness, fatigue and heightened levels of stress. Learn postures and movement sequences that increase mobility in your neck, shoulders and hands, and breathing practices that alleviate stress. We will practise short sequences that can be done at your desk and explore longer sequences for when you are away from the computer to counteract the effects of sitting.

Pre Natal Yoga

Prenatal YogaThursdays, November 1 – 8, with Monica Voss
4:45pm-6:00pm, $80/series of 4 classes, $23/class

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, November 15 – December 6, with Janice Meilach
6:15pm – 7:30pm, $80/series of 4 classes, limited enrolment, pre-registration required

The effects of trauma 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.

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