We are very pleased the Studio is now open for classes and workshops. Please register for all in-person classes. For now, enrolment is limited to 12 participants with online advanced bookings only, www.estheryoga.com/classes. Sorry, we cannot accept drop-ins or provide refunds or credit. Masks are required.

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

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.

Portrait of Vanessa Bell by Roger Fry

Calming the Body..NEW!

Monday, December 13 – Friday, December 17, with Helen Kohl
8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
on Zoom

We may look forward to the holidays, but they can also be stressful. As the days get colder and shorter, and life becomes more sedentary, why not give yourself permission to take some time for yourself? Together, before the activities of the day begin, we’ll quietly journey inward, gently move our one and only body, feel the support of the ground, calm ourselves and breathe.
Image: Portrait of Vanessa Bell by Roger Fry

Friday Intensive

Friday Intensives

December 17, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 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.

New Year's Day Practice 2022

New Year’s Day Practice 2022

Saturday, January 1, 2022, with Susan Young
11:00am-1:00pm, $25
at the Studio

Bring in the New Year with a 2-hour yoga practice combining asana, breath work and meditative practice to prompt deep reflection and inspire positive intentions for the year ahead. You are welcome to bring a pen and notebook to capture any insights. Open to all levels.

early morning sun on purple Allium

Wake up Every Cell

Monday, January 10 – Friday, January 14, with Tama Soble, 8:00am-9:15am
on Zoom

All systems in the body overlap and interact supporting health and enhancing energy in a remarkable symphony of interactive movement and rest. The common denominator of all physical systems is the cell. We will explore ways to enliven the connection of the various systems in the body and begin the day supported by our inherent cellular energy. Open to all levels.

Sandhill Crane

Tai Chi Qi Kung

Mondays, January 10 – March 21, with Donna Oliver, 5:00pm-6:00pm, $160/series of 10 classes, $20/class, no class Feb 21
at the Studio

A set to relax and feel the body’s energy as it gently circulates from the centre outwards to the extremities. This series will expand on Tai Chi Chi Kung 1 and 2. Several moves from traditional Tai Chi forms will be added. You do not need to know a Tai Chi form to benefit from the sessions but if you do, it will improve your overall structure, movement and energy flow.

maze

Yoga Exercises for Our Brains

Monday, January 17 – Friday, January 21, with Mar Jean Olson, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
on Zoom

Let’s help our brains stay healthy.  In this series, we’ll begin with a brief diagnostic tool, followed by some simple stretches, and then proceed to brain training exercises.  We’ll all benefit from incorporating these into our yoga practice and our daily lives.

Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra...NEW!

Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra…NEW!

Monday, January 24 – Friday, January 28, with John Campbell, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
on Zoom

A morning practice – pranayama, guided and silent sitting meditation, finishing with yoga nidra. Start your day here, right here. Energized, grounded, present, free, easy, infinite capacity. A morning practice for everyone – both those new to meditation and experienced meditators.
Painting courtesy of Sarah Hunter

Healthy human T Lymphocyte cell

An Embodied Approach to Supporting Your Immune System

Monday, January 31 – Friday, February 4, with Mariko Tanabe, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/wk, $23/class
on Zoom

Create ease and learn ways to energize and support your immune system through movement, breath, meditation, and touch. Throughout the week we will explore cellular breathing,  the flow of your blood  and other agents of your immune system, and practise how to support the actions of your lymph and breath to support overall immune function.

This work will enhance self-care and deepen your yoga practice and other physical activities. No previous experience is necessary. All are welcome.

Star Movement by Johannes Molzahn

Exploring our Joints

Monday, February 7 – Friday, February 11, with Della Croteau, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
on Zoom

Our joints are the connections between bones in the body which link the skeletal system into a functional whole. We will explore all the types of joints and how they are constructed to allow for varieties and degrees of movement.

Star Movement by Johannes Molzahn

Awaken the Shoulder Girdle

Awaken the Shoulder Girdle

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

During the colder months we tend inadvertently to raise and squeeze our shoulders to keep ourselves warm. Ironically these actions can create unwanted tension rather than warmth. In this series 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.  We’ll notice ease and increased blood flow in the upper body, warming us up as we move through the chillier weather.

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

Paola di Paolo

Hatha Yoga and Meditation

Monday, February 21 – Friday, February 25, with Paola di Paolo, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
on Zoom

In this morning series, we will explore the movements we make into and out of classic hatha yoga postures and view and experience them as unique opportunities that connect us to the ground, our bodies and our breath. As a result, we begin each day from a place where body and mind are centered in the present moment.

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

Winter Hydrangea - Anndrea Lewis

Early Morning Walking Meditation

Sundays, March 6 – 27, with Lauren Anastasi, 8:30am-9:45am ET, $100/4 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.
photo by Anndrea Lewis

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… 

dancer pose

Yoga to prevent and manage arthritis

Wednesdays, March 16 – April 6, with Della Croteau, 4:30pm-6:00pm, $80/series of 4 classes, $23/class
on Zoom

Learn yoga postures to enhance ease, comfort 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. For students of all ages and at any level of practice.

Tiger Qi Gong

Tiger Qi Gong

Mondays, April 4 – May 30, with Donna Oliver, 5:00pm-6:00pm, $128/series of 8 classes, $20/class

Four Tiger Movements to loosen the body, massage the internal organs and keep the Qi flowing. Very good workout for the whole body and mind.

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