During Stage 1 of the provincial reopening we are permitted to teach in-person classes out of doors. Please register for all outdoor classes. We will resume in-person classes at the Studio as soon as possible. 

We will continue a range of online classes, workshops, and Teacher Training all offered through Zoom. And we hope you continue to 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 soon.

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

Tai Chi Qi Gong on Zoom...NEW!

Tai Chi Qi Gong on Zoom…NEW!

Tuesdays, June 1 – 22, with Donna Oliver
5:00pm-6:00pm ET, $65/4 weeks, $18/class

A set to relax and feel the body’s energy as it gently circulates from the centre outwards to the extremities. No Tai Chi experience is necessary. The movements are based on Tai Chi energetics and flow and make a great companion practice or foundation for any style of Tai Chi. 

Yoga and the Vagus Nerve on Zoom...NEW!

Yoga and the Vagus Nerve on Zoom…NEW!

Sundays, June 6 – 27, with Shirley Roll
4:30pm-5:45pm ET, $80/4 weeks, $23/class

We can be alert and engaged, yet relaxed and calm – even in these stressful times. Recent research sheds light on how our particular vagal nerve function is thought to have evolved and why. This information adds to our understanding of its role in self-regulation and co-regulation and discusses how and why to “tone” it. These classes will explore numerous yoga practices that are key to effectively employing this vital aspect of our nervous system.

Awaken the Shoulder Girdle on Zoom

Awaken the Shoulder Girdle on Zoom

Monday, June 14 – Friday, June 18, with Julia Juhas
8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class

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

Outdoor yoga, reaching to the sky

Yoga and Ravine Hike in-person event

Friday, June 18, 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.

For more information email: tama@estheryoga.com

Registration is limited to 9 students.

Naoko Matsubara Lifelines

Awakening Resilience, Connectivity and Flow on Zoom…NEW!

Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25, with Mariko Tanabe
8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class

Through the pulsation of your blood, the matrix of your bones, fascia and ligaments, and the intimate qualities of your organs, we will explore ways to open these pathways for resilience and freedom of movement. Discover the lightness of your lungs, the different powers of your liver and heart, and the rooted primal force of your digestive organs through movements designed to awaken these tissues along with meditation and voice. Explore ways to integrate the spirit and flow of these tissues into your asana or movement practice, as well as into some of your routine daily activities, for greater ease, connectivity and resilience.  All are welcome to participate at their own level of experience and comfort.

“Mariko

Mariko Tanabe is a Certified Teacher of Body-Mind Centering® and the director of the licensed BMCsm training program in Montreal.

Friday Intensive

Friday Intensives on Zoom

June 25, July 23 with Tama Soble
1:00pm-3:00pm ET, $30/class, included in unlimited passes

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.

Explore poses and counterposes on Zoom...NEW!

Explore poses and counterposes on Zoom…NEW!

Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2, with Helen Kohl
8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class

Poses and counterposes are like yin and yang, dark and light, up and down. We learn more about every movement, every breath, by examining it from another side. In each class this week, we will experience poses and counterposes that will help us gain awareness of balance in our bodies and bring us back to an effortless, quiet middle.

Summer Clouds Tom Thomson

Breath Essentials on Zoom

Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 9, with Monica Voss
8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class

There are only four breath essentials: inhale, exhale, pause, and repeat. Breath practice is healthy; it’s a technique for focusing the mind; and it helps us adult humans feel, understand and accept that everything’s in continual flux.

Over the week, we’ll explore relaxation, a bit about how and where we breathe, gentle movement and hands-on, stretching, posture, pranayama, bandhas, mudras, and sound.

Perfect for early summer mornings! Please bring your questions. All welcome.

Good Night Yoga

Good Night Yoga on Zoom

Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 9, with Julia Juhas
7:30pm-8:45pm, $100/week, $23/class

Practising relaxation, breathing and simple stretches 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.

statues hugging trees

Qi Gong for Health on Zoom

Tuesdays, July 6 – 27, with Donna Oliver
5:00pm-6:00pm ET, $65/ 4 weeks, $18/class

Learn relaxing and enjoyable routines to reduce high blood pressure, alleviate arthritis, headaches, backaches, depression and other common ailments. Most are usually done standing but also can be practised in a chair.

woman swinging

Legs, an origin story on Zoom…NEW!

Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16, with Tama Soble
8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class

How we understand, imagine and sense our bodies affects quality and freedom of movement, stability and strength. Let’s spend a week experiencing a variety of anatomical and imagined origins of our legs. We’ll explore and compare leg movement that begins in the hip sockets, pelvis, and psoas, in the diaphragm, the upper back and the breath. We’ll trace the positive outcome throughout the entire body and access our legs in new ways.

student in plough

Lymph Circulation on Zoom

Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23, with Mar Jean Olson
8:00am-9:15am EDT, $100/week, $23/class

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.

Early Morning Walking Meditation on Zoom...NEW!

Early Morning Walking Meditation on Zoom…NEW!

Monday, July 26 – Friday, July 30, with Lauren Anastasi
8:00am-9:15am EDT, $100/week, $23/class

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… 

A Summer Day of Yoga on Zoom

A Summer Day of Yoga on Zoom

Sunday, August 8, with Monica Voss
10:30am–3:00pm ET, $60/full day, $30/half day, sliding scale available, included in your unlimited at the Studio.
morning only: 10:30am-12:30pm, afternoon only: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Take a day to celebrate breath, relaxation and natural movement as the sun glows warm, the gardens ripen and the crickets begin their evening chirruping. Bring shiny summer freshness into your body and heart with yoga. Everyone is welcome.

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