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.

Gayatri Mantra…NEW!

Gayatri MantraSunday, November 18, with Jigna Fadia
11:00am–12:30pm, $30

Chanting the Gayatri Mantra clears and focuses the mind. Learning a small portion of a new language stimulates the brain. And the beautiful words and phrases of this mantra engage the emotions. In this workshop we will explore, practise and relax into the Gayatri Mantra.

Yoga for Fingers, Hands, Wrists and Arms

Sunday, November 25, with Mar Jean OlsonYoga for Fingers, Hands, Wrists and Arms
1:00pm-3:00pm, $40

Learn a variety of simple stretching and strengthening exercises for your fingers, hands, wrists, and forearms.  Use this gentle programme anywhere for gradual relief of stiff, sore, inflamed and overworked areas.

Yoga for the Eyes

owl eyesSunday, November 25, with Mar Jean Olson
3:30pm-5:00pm, $30,

Simple eye exercises for relieving eye strain and improving focus. Techniques for developing new visual habits.

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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Creativity and Illumination with Soul Collage®…NEW!

Soul CollageSunday, December 9, with Ana Bodnar
10:30am-4:00pm, $108 (+$15 cash materials fee)

SoulCollage® is a creative collage process where you make cards representing different aspects of your personality or Soul. Joyfully deepen your understanding of the relationships between your personality parts, you and your family/community/world, and you and your dreams, symbols, and Spirit. In this workshop, we will focus on connecting with your personal creative fire to express itself more fully in your life.
Using guided imagery, drumming and sacred tones, we will enter in the realm of the imagination to expand and illuminate the inner heart, allowing your gifts to flow into the world.

Exploring Sound

Exploring SoundFriday, December 14, with Monica Voss
12:30pm – 3:00pm, $50

Making sounds, whether deliberate or spontaneous, is a strategy the body/brain/mind uses to release stress and restore energy. In this workshop, we will practise a variety of structured and non-structured sound-making to rediscover the voice as a tool for relaxation, empowerment and self-expression.
This workshop is open to everyone.

(Almost) New Year’s Intensive

Almost New Years IntensiveFriday, December 28 – Sunday, December 30, with Monica Voss
10:00am-1:00pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm, $285, $195/2 days, $108/day

Ring out 2018 with an in-town yoga “retreat”. Lighten body and heart with three full days of asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation. Everyone welcome!

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(Almost) New Year’s Intensive

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(Almost) New Year’s Intensive

Moving with Mudras

MudraSunday, January 20, with Mar Jean Olson
3:00pm-5:00pm, $40

“Mudra” usually refers to positionings of the body, hands, and eyes. Mudra practice needs no prior preparation. Join us as we learn full-body mudras and some sequences for our hands and wrists. Open to all levels.

Introduction to the Yamas and Niyamas

Yamas and NiyamasSunday, January 27, with Ana Bodnar
2:15pm–5:00pm, $60

In this workshop, we will review the Yamas and Niyamas as they are outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and then reflect on them using various translations, including a commentary from a women’s, heart-centred perspective. We will discuss how the Yamas and Niyamas continue to be vibrant and engaging in our current times, and how they apply to our teaching and our lives.

Five Virtues Qi Gong…NEW!

colourful abstract paintingSunday, February 3, with Donna Oliver
2:30pm – 4:30pm, $40

The energy of the 5 most important organs in your body is cleansed and replenished with this easy to learn set. These exercises can be enjoyed by anyone wishing to strengthen their spiritual energy, and are particularly beneficial for those who tire easily, have sluggish metabolisms, weak organs or feel seasonally low.

Freeing the Voice

Gerry TrenthamFriday, February 8, with Gerry Trentham
1:00pm-3:00pm, $40

The voice is in good health when it is flexible, dynamic, present and precise. Gerry’s enjoyable non-threatening approach introduces a practice that frees the voice, uniting it with the physical body.  This work highlights the individual’s distinctive and authentic voice and aligns the body in the process. With practice, participants discover a new power in their physical and vocal presence, and new ability to move and speak with confidence.

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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 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.


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