The Studio is presently closed due to the unprecedented circumstances we are experiencing globally. During this time, staying home and physical distancing are necessary for protecting our communities.
We hope you find our new Home Practice Videos useful while you are on “sabbatical” at home. Enjoy them and share them, as you like. You are welcome to register for our live online Zoom classes.
Along with every other small business owner, we are concerned about the impact a long closure will have on the Studio. If you are able, here are a few ways that you can assist:
– Buy a Class Card now to be used when we reopen or for Zoom Classes
– Purchase a gift certificate for a friend or family member applicable to any event (no expiry date)
– Make a donation for the videos, audio tapes, classes or toward the general running of the Studio. (Please note: we are not a registered charity and cannot provide tax receipts.)
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 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

dancer pose

Yoga for Healthy Joints

*postponed, Tuesdays, April 7 – June 9, with Della Croteau
4:45pm-6:00pm, $200/series of 10 classes, $23/class

Learn yoga postures to enhance ease and encourage comfortable and fluid movement through all joints of the body, especially those which are stiff and sore. We will concentrate on mobilizing joints where osteoarthritis tends to develop – hips, lower back, knees, fingers and wrists. We will discuss why movement is essential for both healthy and arthritic joints from medical and yoga perspectives. For students of all ages and at any level of practice.

Introduction to Inversions

Introduction to Inversions

*postponed, Thursdays, April 16 – May 7, with Monica Voss
6:15pm-7:30pm, $80/series of 4 classes, $23/class

Inversions are grounding, challenging, and releasing. Touching upon headstand, handstand, forearm balance and shoulder stand, we’ll focus on building our inverted postures from the ground up to stabilize, understand and enjoy the experience of being upside down. Bring your questions. Open to all!

pastoral scene - Morandi

Breathing Meditations Class Series

*postponed, Thursdays, April 16 – May 7 , with Monica Voss
7:45pm-9:00pm, $80/series of 4 classes, $23/class

Take time just to breathe. These classes include basic breathing exercises (pranayama) and a variety of breath awareness, relaxation and meditation techniques as well as Q&A and discussion. All are welcome.

Friday Intensive

Friday Intensives

May 29, June 19, July 17 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.

hands of Qi Gong practitioner

Hunyuan Qi Gong Full Set

*postponed, Mondays, May 4-June 29, with Donna Oliver
5:00pm-6:00pm, $128/8 weeks, $20/class

Learn the 10 movement set that cultivates, circulates and regulates Qi in the body’s major vessels and channels to maintain the health of body mind and spirit. This is a Medical Qigong health maintenance routine taught in Chinese hospitals.

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Good Night Yoga

Tuesdays, May 19 – June 9, with Julia Juhas
8:15pm-9:30pm, $80/series of 4 classes, $23/class

Practising relaxation, breathing and simple stretches late 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.

bright flower

Everyday Chanting for an Energized Day

May 24, with Jigna Fadia
4:15pm-5:15pm, PWYC, $10 minimum donation

Chanting is an integral part of Indian culture and daily chanting is a common practice used to enhance energy and mental focus. In this series we will explore the meaning of each of 14 chants and how they can support us in our daily lives, encouraging relaxation and vitality in body and mind.

Yoga for Anxiety

Yoga for Anxiety Class Series

Thursdays, May 28 – June 18, with Tama Soble
6:15pm-7:30pm, $80/series of 4 classes, pre-registration required

Practise and discuss asana and pranayama techniques that you can use at home or at work to help manage anxiety. Understand the basis for each practice and how it helps re-awaken and re-energize the natural relaxation response moving you toward health and balance.

painting of woman reclining under a tree

Yoga for Insomnia

Thursdays, May 28 – June 18, with Tama Soble
7:45pm–9:00pm, $80/4 week, $23/class

Explore asana and pranayama techniques that can assist you with the challenges of insomnia. We will incorporate practices that enhance relaxation for body and mind, and can be done in preparation for or return to sleep. There will be time to discuss and record the practices. This workshop is appropriate for students and teachers at all levels.

Jigna Fadia

Gayatri Mantra

Friday, June 5, with Jigna Fadia
8:30am-9:45am, $23

Chanting the Gayatri Mantra clears and focuses the mind. Learning a small portion of a new language stimulates the brain, and the beautiful sound of the words and phrases of this mantra seem to relax the nervous system. In this workshop we will learn about, explore and practise the Gayatri Mantra.

statue's peaceful face

Yoga Nidra and Meditation Classes

Saturdays, June 13 – 27, with John Campbell
3:00pm-4:30pm, $60/3weeks, $23/class

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.

Sculpture of woman exuberantly bursting forward

Wake up your Joints

Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10, with Della Croteau
8:30am-9:45am, $100/week, $23/class

Learn yoga postures to enhance ease, comfort and fluid movement through all joints of the body, especially those which are stiff and sore in the morning. We will concentrate on mobilizing joints where osteoarthritis tends to develop – hips, lower back, knees, fingers and wrists – and practise sequences to gradually wake up your body and all your joints.  For students of all ages and at any level of practice.

Woman stretching in morning sunlight

Early Morning Practice

Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17, with Tama Soble
8:30am-9:45am, $100/week, $23/day

Begin your day by energizing your body and mind with an early morning yoga practice. Enjoy the pleasure of connecting to the breath, releasing the body deeply, and moving with freedom. Open to all levels.

sidebending Anteater in a tree

Freeing the Sides

Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24, 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.

Lymph side rolling

Lymph Circulation using Balls and Noodles

Monday July 27 – Friday July 31, with Mar Jean Olson
8:30am-9:45am, $100/week, $23/day

The lymphatic system is open, fluid and essential to the healthy function of our immune system. Join us to learn simple, fun and effective exercises using balls and swimming pool noodles to flush and refresh the lymph. All are welcome

painting with coffee pot and fruit

Early Morning Breathing and Meditation

Tuesday, August 4 – Friday, August 7, 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.

Yoga students in lunge

Yoga Top to Tail…NEW!

Monday August 10 – Friday August 14, with Julia Juhas
8:30am-9:45am, $100/week, $23/day

The spine lies at the centre of the body supplying structural and energetic support. In this series, we will invigorate and elongate the spine from skull to tailbone and back again! We’ll weave together the breath, the four basic spinal movements and some visualization to help us release tension and gain awareness of the suppleness, strength and versatility of the spine.

A Summer's Day of Yoga

A Summer’s Day of Yoga

Sunday, August 16, with Monica Voss
10:30am–4:30pm, $108,
morning only: 10:30am-1:00pm, $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.

painting of comet in night sky by Paterson Ewen

Summer Evening Practice

Monday, August 17 – Thursday, August 20, with Monica Voss
6:15pm-8:00pm, $80/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.

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

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