Themed Classes explore unique topics through yoga, meditation, qi gong, and other creative offerings over a week, a few week period or a single class at our Studio in downtown Toronto. Please register in advance for these themed classes.

Themed Yoga Classes

sidebending Anteater in a tree

Freeing the Sides

Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26, with Tama Soble
8:30am-9:45am, $100/week or $23/day

Side stretching and bending frees the spine, the ribcage and the breath, enhancing comfort and ease in the body. We will practise this often neglected movement pattern and take time to reflect on the experience.

baby singing at piano

Wake Up Singing..NEW!

Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2, with Shirley Roll
8:30am-9:45am, $100/week or $23/day

Hone your listening skills, your spontaneity and your creativity in supportive and joyous vocal community! No formal vocal training necessary.

painting with coffee pot and fruit

Early Morning Breathing and Meditation

Tuesday, August 6 – Friday, August 9, with Monica Voss
8:30am-9:45am, $80/week, or $23/day

Take time just to breathe. This intensive includes basic breathing exercises (pranayama) as well as a variety of breath awareness, relaxation and meditation techniques. Everyone welcome.

A Summer's Day of Yoga

A Summer’s Day of Yoga

Sunday, August 11, 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.


people walking on park trail

Unleash Your Summer Stride: A Hip Releasing Series

Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16, with Julia Juhas
8:30am-9:45am, $100/week or $23/day

Summer is a great time to enjoy leisurely activities like hiking, running, tennis and walking the beach, and we want the knees, hip flexors and low back to cooperate. So don’t let lower body tension stop you from enjoying your outdoor summer fun. Let loose with this hip releasing series.  We’ll focus in and around the hip joints to alleviate low back pain, improve  range of motion, lengthen your stride and launch you into warm weather activities.

High Park Labyrinth walkers

Walking the High Park Labyrinth

Tuesday, August 13, 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.

Those taking public transit will 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. Let’s convene just outside the entrance to the Restaurant at 11:00am.

RSVP: monica@estheryoga.com

painting of comet in night sky by Paterson Ewen

Summer Evening Practice

Monday, August 19 – Thursday, August 22, with Monica Voss
6:15pm-8:00pm, $90/full workshop or $23/day

Enjoy an early evening practice of yoga postures, breath awareness, pranayama, relaxation and meditation as the light softens, the crickets chirp and we hold summer close for a few more weeks.

Jean Sibelius

Meditative Walking Outdoors

Tuesdays, September 10 – 24, with Monica Voss
7:30am-8:30am, by donation/3 weeks

Let’s meet in the magical early morning and walk in Jean Sibelius Park on Brunswick Avenue, one block south of Dupont. Your donations will go to The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto our neighbour at 16 Spadina Road. (https://ncct.on.ca)

RSVP

Prenatal Yoga

Pre Natal Yoga

Tuesdays, September 10 – October 1, 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.

Qi Gong class

The Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin)

Mondays, September 16 – November 11, with Donna Oliver
5:00pm–6:00pm, $128, series of 8 classes, $20/class

There are many styles of this popular and well-known Qigong set, so even if you know one version, this one is likely different. Activate your energy and circulation, enhance the immune system and strengthen your internal organs with this ancient form of Qigong.

Friday Intensive

Friday Intensives

September 20, October 4, November 8, December 6, 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.

Outdoor yoga, reaching to the sky

Yoga and Ravine Hike

Monday, September 23, 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 Heath Street exit of the St. Clair West Subway Station at 8:45am.

RSVP: tama@estheryoga.com

Enrol in 2 or more short class series for a 15% discount. Call the Studio to register.