We are very pleased Studio is now open for classes and workshops. Please register for all in-person classes. For now, enrolment is limited to 9 participants with online advanced bookings only, www.estheryoga.com/classes. Sorry, we cannot accept drop-ins or provide refunds or credit.

Beginning Wednesday, September 22, the province requires that we see proof of double vaccination from anyone entering the Studio. You can download a PDF of your vaccination record here: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca. We will provide updates about the QR codes as they become available.

We will continue to offer a range of online classes, workshops, and Teacher Training  on Zoom. And we hope you use and enjoy our pre-recorded Home Practice audios and videos

Please check this space for updates or send us an email if you have questions. Take good care and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Studio.

Themed Classes explore unique topics through yoga, meditation, qi gong, and other creative offerings over a single class, a week or a few weeks on Zoom or at our Studio in downtown Toronto.

Themed Yoga Classes Online and In-Person

sunset over lake

Incense Qi Gong

Mondays, September 13 – October 25, no class on October 11, with Donna Oliver, 5:00pm-6:00pm, $96/series of 6 classes, $20/class
at the Studio

Incense Qigong is made up of 15 movements and is reported to have tremendous health benefits. This form is very rare and one that I much prefer to the standard forms that are more popular. As the name suggests, some may experience fragrant odours while practising and the practice may enhance your sense of smell. Our focus will be on correct body movement and health benefits.

*NB, there is no use of incense in the class.

Awaken the Shoulder Girdle

Awaken the Shoulder Girdle

Monday, September 27 – Friday, October 1, with Julia Juhas, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
on Zoom

Although the shoulder girdle is brilliantly designed to be extremely mobile, more often than not, it feels the opposite due to the weight of the world we carry on our shoulders. Why not lighten the load? Let’s rediscover shoulder mobility through the exploration of movement of the bones and soft tissue that make up the shoulder girdle and how these movements impact the spine.

I enjoyed the ‘Awaken the Shoulder Girdle’ series with Julia Juhas. I learned a lot about shoulders and mine have never felt so released and relaxed! Each class was a perfect blend of information, instruction, and helpful feedback in a safe and friendly space. ” Jan Fleming

fall tree lined path

Early Morning Walking Meditation

Sundays, October 3 – 31, with Lauren Anastasi, 8:30am-9:45am ET, $120/5 weeks, $23/class
on Zoom

Start your day with a gentle guided walking meditation. This can be done in your home, around your neighbourhood or in a park nearby. As you walk, you will be given suggestions for how to connect to your breath, to your stride and to your senses. We will explore gathas, hand mudras and practising with a soft smile.  The teachings are inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh. There will be time to pause, ask questions and make observations along the way

If you are walking with us away from your home, you will need a cellular device with data and possibly headphones to free up your hands and arms.

Lauren Anastasi

Lauren Anastasi has been teaching yoga and meditation for almost 20 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from York University and has a keen interest in the relationship between mind and body… 

Yoga class doing hip stretches

Happy Hips!

Monday, October 4 – Friday October 8, with Della Croteau, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/wk, $23/class
on Zoom

Our North American lifestyle with lots of sitting (exacerbated recently by the pandemic) leads to tight hips. This series will focus on releasing and opening up our hip joints in all possible directions.

statue's peaceful face

Yoga Nidra Meditation

Wednesdays, October 6 – 27, with John Campbell, 6:30pm-7:45pm, $80/4weeks, $23/class
at the Studio

Yoga Nidra is a meditation practice with roots reaching back to the time of the Upanishads. Today, Yoga Nidra is widely used both as a meditation practice and as a therapeutic tool for psychological trauma and distress. Yoga Nidra produces a state of deep relaxation similar to sleep, but in which we remain aware. From this place of stillness, we notice and welcome the comings and goings of different aspects and layers of the self. These aspects/layers (referred to as the “koshas”) include physical sensations in the body, the breath, feelings, emotions, thoughts, beliefs and the sense of the self as separate. Each class in the series will touch on most, if not all, of the koshas; however, there will be an emphasis on a different kosha each week.

Van Gogh's Chair 1888

Chair Yoga Plus…NEW!

Monday, October 11 – Friday, October 15, with Helen Kohl, 8:00am-9:15am ET, on $100/week, $23/class
on Zoom

Do you want to do yoga but can’t comfortably get down onto or up from the floor? Are you a yoga teacher seeking strategies for students who want a full yoga experience from a chair? Over the course of this week, we will feel the ground, lengthen the spine, breathe and go inward together, move all our joints and improve our balance, from a chair and on our feet. Instructors and students alike will gain inspiration on how to create a complete and satisfying yoga practice.
Painting: Van Gogh’s chair, 1888

Paola di Paolo

Hatha Yoga

Monday, October 18 – Friday, October 22, with Paola di Paolo, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
on Zoom

We’ll start each day with hatha yoga and meditation, grounding ourselves by means of the breath and mindfulness techniques. As we learn to relate to our bodies, our thoughts and feelings, we’ll begin to release tension and stress and thus, move into the day with a more aware and open approach.

Paola di Paolo is certified through Esther Myers Yoga Studio and 3HO.  She teaches Kundalini yoga and Hatha yoga.

Friday Intensive

Friday Intensives

October 29, November 19, December 17, with Tama Soble, 1:00pm-3:00pm ET, $30/class, included in unlimited passes
on Zoom

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.

Waves - Vija Celmins

Sequences, Rhythm and the Wave….NEW!

Monday, November 8 – Friday, November 12, with Monica Voss, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
on Zoom

We embody a variety of internal rhythms – the heart beat, the digestion, lymphatic flow, etc – and dropping our focus inside will help us locate, understand and enhance wave-like spinal pulsation, one of our body’s most elusive rhythms. Active, repetitive movements and sequences also create internal awareness. In this series, we’ll rest, breathe, roll, bounce and shake, circle and wiggle, buzz and ‘OM’, all in serious fun, all as means of experiencing the rhythmic elongation of the spine.
Waves image by Vija Celmins

student in plough

Lymph Circulation

Monday, November 15 – Friday, November 19, with Mar Jean Olson, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
on Zoom

Join us in learning about our vital lymph system. We’ll focus on easy exercises for the flushing, drainage, and circulation of this open network which continually changes and is essential to our immune system. Open to everyone.

Walking into Winter

Walking into Winter

Monday, November 22 – Friday, November 26, with Della Croteau, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/wk, $23/class on Zoom
on Zoom

Join us for yoga with some winter walking in mind! This series will focus on hip joints, knees, ankles and feet for stable walking and releasing tension in your shoulders as the weather gets colder.

Kundalini Yoga Through the Ages...NEW!

Kundalini Yoga Through the Ages…NEW!

Monday, December 6 – Friday, December 10, with Paola di Paolo, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
on Zoom

In this series we will practise Kundalini Yoga to become more aware of how we hold patterns and habits throughout different ages of our lifecycles. From birth to old age, this practice is for everyone. 

Paola di Paolo

Paola di Paolo is certified through Esther Myers Yoga Studio and 3HO.  She teaches Kundalini yoga and Hatha yoga.

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