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

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.

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

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 helps re-awaken and re-energize the natural relaxation response moving you toward health and balance.

Good Night Yoga

Good Night YogaThursdays, October 4 – 25, with Julia Juhas
7:45pm-9:00pm, $80/series of 4 classes, $23/class

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.

Yoga for Arthritis Class Series

Yoga for ArthritisWednesdays, October 17 – November 7, with Della Croteau
4:45pm-6:00pm, $80/series of 4 classes

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.

Friday Intensives

Friday IntensiveOctober 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.

Animal Frolic Qi Gong

Animal Frolic Qi GongMondays, 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/series of 4 classes

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 – 22, 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.

Good Night Yoga Class Series

Good Night YogaTuesdays, November 20 – December 11, with Monica Voss
8:15pm-9:30pm, $80/series of 4 classes, $23/class

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.

Welcome the New Year….NEW!

Welcome the New YearTuesday, January 1 – Friday, January 4, 2019, with Susan Young
11:00am-1:00pm, $90/series of 4 classes or $25/day

Bring in the New Year with a 4-day series combining asana, breath work and meditative practice to prompt deep reflection and inspire positive intentions for the year ahead. Drawing from “The Radiance Sutras” as inspiration for our practice, we will focus on the principles of grounding, breath and elongation of the spine to explore new gateways into the “yoga of wonder and delight”. Open to all levels.

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