We’ll offer a range of classes, workshops, and Teacher Training and special events on Zoom in 2023 as well as teaching live in the Studio (14 participants). Practising online and in person is meaningful in different ways and we hope you’ll enjoy either or both. Thank you for your continuing support in these uncertain times. And we hope you use and enjoy our pre-recorded Home Practice audios and videos.
The Studio is open for in-person classes with online advanced bookings only. Registration is required. Sorry, we cannot accept drop-ins. Credit is available with 24 hours cancellation ONLY.
The wearing of masks while at the Studio is optional (masks will always be available should you require one). If you are unmasked, please maintain your distance from other students.
Please check this space for updates or send us an email if you have questions. Take good care – 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
Saturdays, March 4 – 25, with John Campbell, 11:00am-12:30pm, $80/four, $23/class
at the Studio
Exploring muscles, release, grounding and breath (and noticing the difference) as we move into and in poses, all with a view to effortless practice.
Lunchtime Chair Yoga
Tuesdays, March 7– April 11, with Kaori Furue, 12:00pm-12:50pm ET, $96/6 classes, $20/class
How about taking a moment during your busy day to rest, relax, and recharge? Practising yoga at lunchtime can de-stress the body, refocus the mind, improve posture, help with digestion, and lighten the mood. Please join us for a 50-minute chair yoga class where we will breathe, stretch, and reconnect to ourselves. Even if you only have an hour to spare for lunch, you will enjoy a complete yoga session and still have time to eat. All you need is your device (computer, tablet, phone, etc.) and a place to sit.
Awaken the Shoulder Girdle
Monday, March 20 – Friday, March 24, 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 affect the spine.
“If, like me, you’re recovering from the fatigue of a respiratory infection, attend (Awaken the Shoulder Girdle) with Julia Juhas. The focus on the shoulder blades, especially, helped open my torso and I have been able to breathe more deeply and come off the mat more energized as a result.” Candace S
“I enjoyed ‘Awaken the Shoulder Girdle’ with Julia Juhas. I learned a lot about shoulders and mine have never felt so released and relaxed! The class was a perfect blend of information, instruction, and helpful feedback in a safe and friendly space. ” Jan Fleming
Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31, with Mar Jean Olson, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $80/week, $23/class, (no class on Tues, Mar 28)
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.
Hunyuan Qi Gong
Mondays, March 27 – May 15, with Donna Oliver, 5:00pm-6:00pm, $128/8 classes, $20/class
at the Studio
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.
Image: La Vague by Henri Matisse
It might as well be Spring
Friday, March 31, 8:00am-6:00pm ET, $75 for the whole day
Join us for a full day of refreshing, spring-welcoming yoga sessions, all to support The ONE City Scholarship Fund, a Toronto organization developed by high school teachers that bolsters students with low means to pursue higher education.
- 8:00am-9:15am ET, Regenerative Lymph Circulation, with Mar Jean Olson
- 9:30am-10:45am ET, Kundalini Yoga: Springing into Spring, with Paola di Paolo
- 11:15am-12:30pm ET, Breathe in Springtime, with Monica Voss
- 1:00pm-2:30pm ET, Enhance the spring in your joints, with Tama Soble
- 2:45pm-4:15pm ET, Dance with Yoga, with Julia Juhas
- 4:30pm-5:45pm ET, Self-Care for Spring, with Kaori Furue
All proceeds go to The ONE City Scholarship Fund (www.onecityfund.com) supporting graduating Toronto high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have excelled academically, with their college and university education. Scholarship recipients are hopeful and committed to making a difference. They are talented young people who are changemakers and community builders— not of our future, but of today.
Any additional donations you wish to make directly to ONE City are welcome and will receive a charitable tax receipt. Again, many thanks!
Rise Up! Rise Up!
Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7, with Julia Juhas, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
It’s that time of year to Rise Up, awaken and renew the energy core within us, the spine. Let’s invigorate this glorious structure as we gently explore and weave together the breath with the movements within Sun Salutation. We’ll take our time basking in the different asanas that create this vitalizing sequence. This series is not about how many rounds we do – rather how we move mindfully from one asana to the next.
Julia’s class was brilliant. Her creativity to do Sun Salutation even lying down, her thoughtfulness and care and energy are inspiring. I always know I will feel safe and have fun experimenting with all the movements from simple to the most complicated. Delightful!
Kundalini Yoga for Renewal
Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14, with Paola di Paolo, 8:30am-9:45am ET, $100/week, $23/class***Please note start time
In this series we will practise Kundalini yoga sets and meditation for renewing our energy as the earth awakens after winter. Enjoy the rhythmic movements of Kundalini yoga while clearing tightness, tension and fatigue with pranayama and mantras.
Paola di Paolo is certified through Esther Myers Yoga Studio and 3HO. She teaches Kundalini yoga and Hatha yoga.
April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, September 15, 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.
“I really enjoyed your Friday Intensive yesterday. I look forward to your monthly classes and love the way you lead up to the theme, gradually encouraging us to open our rib cage as yesterday. I always leave inspired and encouraged in my ability to move into poses with more ease and comfort.” SM
A Spring in Your Step
Monday, April 17 – Friday, April 21, with Della Croteau, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/wk, $23/class
As spring comes, many of us notice a difference in the length and comfort of our stride. Where and how does that spring in your walk arise? From the feet? the legs and pelvis? the spine? the breath? relaxation? overall well-being? This week, we will explore the origin and anatomy of the spring in our step and together, practise standing and walking with enjoyment and ease.
Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra
Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28, with John Campbell, 8:00am-9:15am ET, $100/week, $23/class
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. Everyone is welcome – both those new to meditation and experienced meditators.
Contemplation image courtesy of Sarah Hunter
Baguazhang 8 Palm Qi Gong
Mondays, June 5 – July 10, with Donna Oliver, 5:00pm-6:00pm, $96/6 classes, $20/class
at the Studio
Baguazhang Qigong uses 8 basic palm changes and circular walking methods to improve health and increase vitality. Regular practice will loosen the spine, open the joints and provide an internal massage for the major body organs.
Practice requires standing and walking.