Workshops for Everyone at Esther Myers Yoga Studio

Esther Myers Yoga Studio offers gentle yoga workshops in downtown Toronto. Each workshop is unique and allows you to focus on a specific theme. Please register in advance.

A Summer’s Day of Yoga

Sunday, July 29, with Monica Voss
10:30am–4:30pm, $108
morning only (10:30am-1:15pm), $65
afternoon only (2:30pm-4:30pm), $45

Take a day to celebrate breath, relaxation and natural movement as the sun glows and warms and the birds sing. Bring shiny summer freshness into your body and heart with yoga. Everyone welcome.


Yoga and Ravine Hike

Monday, July 30, with Tama Soble
9:00am-11:30am, PWYC

Take your yoga outdoors. Feel the ground underneath your feet and allow nature to enliven your practice. Please pack a water bottle, and bring a yoga mat.
We will meet outside the Tichester/Heath Street exit of the St. Clair West Subway Station at 8:45am.

RSVP: tama@estheryoga.com

Trip to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada…NEW!

Ripley's AquariumThursday, August 9, with Monica Voss and Tama Soble
7:00pm, cost of entrance

Join us on an outing to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada this summer. Let’s be inspired by the undulating movements of the spine and fins of sea creatures and apply sinuousness and fluidity to our yoga practice back home.

RSVP: info@estheryoga.com

Please meet at main entrance, 288 Bremner Boulevard. https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada

Walk the Labyrinth in High Park

Tuesday, August 14, with Monica Voss 
10:30am-12:30pm, no charge

Walking a labyrinth increases focus and concentration. As we walk in contemplation, we pay more attention to our breathing and our thoughts and sometimes the less helpful thoughts decrease and by the end, the mind feels refreshed.

We’ll meet outside the High Park Subway Station (toward High Park Av.) at 10:30am and walk to the Labyrinth together. If you are travelling by car enter the park from Bloor Street West (not the Queensway) and follow the road to the Grenadier Restaurant parking lot. We will meet you just outside the entrance to the Restaurant at 11:00am.

RSVP: monica@estheryoga.com

Labour Preparation

Labour PreparationSaturday, August 18, with Monica Voss
1:00pm-3:00pm, $45, $75/couple

Enjoy stretching, breathing, back care, sounding, suggestions for hands-on assisting, and positions for labour. Come solo or with a partner, or friend.

Private, semi-private and small group sessions are available instead of the workshop date above, or in addition to it. Please enquire.

“We loved the combination of useful information and suggestions in the Labour Preparation workshop, and the style of delivery – a combination of a calming, knowledgable, non-bossy nurturing style. We appreciated that the workshop focused on the role and feelings of the coach.” Mira and Brian


Yom Kippur Meditation

Thursday, September 13, with Tama Soble
8:00pm-9:30pm, PWYC
$10 minimum donation will go to One City Scholarship Fund

The Jewish High Holidays offer an annual opportunity for reflection on the themes of forgiveness, renewal, repentance and rebirth, ideas that have relevance to all individuals from any background.

Join us for an evening of gentle meditation and conversation. For those preparing for Yom Kippur or simply interested in these universal human issues.

Yoga Nidra…NEW!

circle viewSaturday, September 29, with John Campbell
3:00pm-5:00pm, $40

Yoga nidra is a meditation practice that dates back to the time of the Upanishads. Today, yoga nidra is widely used both as a meditation practice and as a therapeutic tool for PTSD, other psychological trauma and distress. Yoga nidra is an experiential meditation practice that produces a state of deep relaxation similar to sleep in which we remain aware. From this place, we experience, notice and welcome the comings and goings of different aspects and layers of the self such as physical sensations, feelings, emotions, thoughts and beliefs. In yoga nidra, we are given the opportunity to feel past all these changing experiences and rest in the unchanging, peaceful, welcoming ground of our being.

Chinese Shamanic Qi Gong

Chinese Shamanic Qi GongSunday, September 30, with Donna Oliver
2:30pm-4:30pm, $40

Essence, Energy and Spirit are considered the Three Treasures and they are stored in the Three Dantiens. A powerful healing exercise, Shamanic Shaking, Sounding and Meditation will clear patterns of disease and allow us to activate and release the healing medicine within each Dantien. This practice requires standing and sitting on a cushion or chair.

Chair Yoga

Chair YogaFriday, October 12, with Shari Stein
1:00pm–3:00pm, $40

Chair Yoga is a viable and refreshing alternative to yoga on the mat. We will ground, breathe and lengthen our spines as we would in any yoga session, and creatively adapt the poses for a wide range of students, from residents of assisted living facilities, to those in business suits enjoying yoga during the lunch hour. This workshop is suitable for yoga students and teachers who wish to expand their repertoire to include Chair Yoga. Guided meditation and breathing practices are included.

Feeling the Benefits of a Relaxed Belly…NEW!

Feeling the Benefits of a Relaxed BellySunday, October 14, with Maria Meindl
10:30am-1:30pm, $60

These Feldenkrais® lessons will help you sense areas where you may be holding in your abdomen without realizing it, and discover strategies for letting go. We’ll investigate how relaxing your belly affects breathing, walking and any other daily activities you want to explore.

Yoga for Lower Back and Hip Joints

Sunday, October 14with Mar Jean Olson
3:00pm-5:00pm, $40

In this workshop we will focus on the lower body from the lumbar spine, through the pelvis, to the legs and feet. With stretching and strengthening for stability, we’ll learn about joints, muscles, alignment, and gait.

“A very big thank you to Mar Jean for … Yoga for your Hip Joints… filled with lots of useful information and practice for me both personally and as a teacher.  I felt more in my body afterwards, my hips were moving, my walking lighter… All of this put a smile on my face.” Jeanette Slinger

Dance with Yoga

Julia JuhasFriday, October 26, with Julia Juhas
1:00pm-3:00pm, $40

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.

Yoga to Support Breast Health

BreastHealth_sq_webFriday, November 2, with Tama Soble
12:30pm–3:00pm, $50

Breast health is essential for women of all ages and stages of life. It is of particular importance for those at high risk for or recovering from breast cancer. Learn how asana and pranayama practices can enhance lymphatic circulation, muscular release and the breaking up of scar tissue to support breast health and the full function of the shoulder girdle. For students and teachers at all levels.

Anatomy for Yoga Teachers, with Mariko Tanabe

Mariko TanabeA Body-Mind Centering® Approach
November 30 – December 2, 2018
10:00am-5:00pm, $450/full weekend, $165/day

Body-Mind Centering® (BMCSM) is an experiential study based on anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. BMC utilizes movement, touch, voice, imagery, anatomical illustrations and discussion to explore each body system in ways that can be applied to personal development and professional enhancement.

For teachers and students at all levels of experience. CEU’s awarded for Yoga Alliance certification.

Friday, November 30: Exploring the Skeletal System in Motion
10:00am-1:00pm, Introduction to the Skeletal System
2:15pm-4:45pm, Axial and Appendicular Skeleton

Saturday, December 1: Exploring Sensory Presence in Your Practice
10:00am-1:00pm, Introduction to the Senses
2:30pm-5:00pm, Engaging with the Primary Sense Organs: The Nose, Eyes, Ears and Mouth

Sunday, December 2: Embodying the Muscular System
10:30am-1:30pm, Introduction to Muscle Tissue and Principles
2:30pm-5:00pm, Muscle Movement at the Molecular Level

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Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for all yoga workshops and special events. Enrollment is limited.
You can pay by PayPal or e-transfer for most workshops. Mail a cheque to Esther Myers Yoga Studio, 390 Dupont St., Toronto, M5R1V9, ON, Canada, or call 416 944 0838 and leave your Visa or Mastercard details. Email info@estheryoga.com for information.

Please arrive 10 minutes early in order to complete a registration form and health history.

CANCELLATION POLICY: With more than 48 hours notice, you will receive credit towards classes or workshops which must be used within a calendar year. The Studio cannot give refunds. U.S. credit card transactions will be processed in Canadian dollars at the current exchange rate.

DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.




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