Grounding, Breathing and Releasing the Spine: yoga practice that is accessible to all

Toronto Accessible Yoga Conference, June 22 – 24, 2018 Sunday, June 24, 9:00am-10:30am, with Tama Soble Experience joyful ease in the body as we explore the relationship between grounding, breath awareness and freedom in the spine. Learn how this approach

Summer Evening Practice

Monday, August 20 – Thursday, August 23, 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

Wake up to Fall’s Earth Energy…NEW!

Tuesday, September 4 – Friday, September 7, with Julia Juhas 8:00am-9:15am, $80, $23/day As summer wraps up, let’s give ourselves time to transition to the cooler days of Fall. Wake up, refresh and energize body, mind and breath by embracing

Primordial (Hunyuan) Qi Gong Class Series

Mondays, September 10 – October 22, with Donna Oliver 5:00pm-6:00pm, $96/series of 6 classes Primordial Qigong is Daoist qigong meditative movement that improves the function of the respiratory, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems. The internal organs are cleansed of toxins

Friday Intensives

September 14, October 19, November 9, December 7, 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. September

Yom Kippur Meditation

Thursday, September 13, with Tama Soble 8:00pm-9:30pm, PWYC $10 minimum donation will go to One City Scholarship Fund The Jewish High Holidays offer an annual opportunity for reflection on the themes of forgiveness, renewal, repentance and rebirth, ideas that have

Open House for 750 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme, October 2018 – December 2019

Thursday, September 13, 6:15pm Presentations begin at 6:30pm. RSVP For those interested in becoming a yoga teacher, enhancing a previous training or simply deepening their own practice and knowledge. The 2018-2019 course begins in October 2018. We offer a uniquely

Hands-on Assists for Advanced Postures

Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16, with Monica Voss and Tama Soble Saturday, 2:30pm-5:30pm, Sunday, 10:30am-5:00pm, $250 As teachers, we use hands-on assists to work directly with the principles of grounding and elongation supporting students to move freely and

Yoga and Ravine Hike

Monday, September 17, 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 Tichester/Heath Street

Open House for Storied Tour of Iceland, July 2-11, 2019

Monday, September 17, 6:30pm, with Monica Voss and Sandra Campbell at Esther Myers Yoga Studio

Iceland is one of the most literate societies in the world and its stories reflect its dramatic and mysterious landscapes. Absorb them both guided by Monica Voss and Sandra Campbell.

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Exploring the Space of the Heart with Somatic Meditations…NEW!

Fridays, September 21 – October 12, with Melanie Bonnell 8:30am–9:45am, $80/series of 4 classes In this 4 class series, we will practise body and breath based meditations to touch into the space of our hearts and access the (as it

Family Yoga

Saturdays, September 22, October 20, November 17, with Lisa Nevar-Landsmann 3:00pm – 4:30pm, $90/ all 3 classes or 1 adult, 1 child $35/class, extra person $10/class These classes offer a great opportunity for parents of either gender and their 7

Workshops in the UK, September 2018

with Monica Voss Workshops in September, 2018   Saturday, September 22 LYTTG, LONDON Contact Lisa McRory lisamcrory@gmail.com *booking closed Sunday, September 23 OXFORD Contact Kay Millar kay.millar0@gmail.com 01865 665743, 07505111036 or Jo Child joannachild@gmail.com 1865 242690, 07757212807 www.independentyoga.co.uk Tuesday, September

Yoga Nidra…NEW!

Saturday, September 29, with John Campbell 3:00pm-5:00pm, $40 Yoga nidra is a meditation practice that dates back to the time of the Upanishads. Today, yoga nidra is widely used both as a meditation practice and as a therapeutic tool for

Book Sale

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 9:00am–3:00pm in the parking lot of 390 Dupont Street If you have items of fiction, biography, memoir, history or social commentary to contribute, please bring them to the Studio beginning the week of September 4. Your

Chinese Shamanic Qi Gong

Sunday, September 30, with Donna Oliver 2:30pm-4:30pm, $40 Essence, Energy and Spirit are considered the Three Treasures and they are stored in the Three Dantiens. A powerful healing exercise, Shamanic Shaking, Sounding and Meditation will clear patterns of disease and

Yoga in Portugal…NEW!

October 1 – 8 and/or October 8 – 15, 2018, with Monica Voss
*Sorry, both weeks are full, add your name to the waiting list.

Portugal is an attractive European destination – it’s a friendly, honest society with a love of beauty, and a wide range of geography, historical sites, art, music and culture. The weather in October is warm and sunny and the food is simple and fresh.

Yoga for Bone Health

Thursdays, October 4 – 25, with Shari Stein 4:45pm-6:00pm, $80/series of 4 classes “I always say that my religion is kindness, because kindness is in our bones.” His Holiness, the Dalai Lama From about age 30 onwards, our bones tend to

Yoga for Anxiety Class Series

Thursdays, October 4 – November 8, with Tama Soble 6:15pm-7:30pm, $120/series of 6 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

Chair Yoga

Friday, October 12, with Shari Stein 1:00pm–3:00pm, $40 Chair Yoga is a viable and refreshing alternative to yoga on the mat. We will ground, breathe and lengthen our spines as we would in any yoga session, and creatively adapt the

Feeling the Benefits of a Relaxed Belly…NEW!

Sunday, October 14, with Maria Meindl 10:30am-1:30pm, $60 These Feldenkrais® lessons will help you sense areas where you may be holding in your abdomen without realizing it, and discover strategies for letting go. We’ll investigate how relaxing your belly affects

Yoga for Lower Back and Hip Joints

Sunday, October 14, with Mar Jean Olson 3:00pm-5:00pm, $40 In this workshop we will focus on the lower body from the lumbar spine, through the pelvis, to the legs and feet. With stretching and strengthening for stability, we’ll learn about joints,

Yoga for Arthritis Class Series

Wednesdays, October 17 – November 7, with Della Croteau 4:45pm-6:00pm, $80/4 weeks Arthritis is a term used to describe an inflammation of the joints which causes stiffness and pain and occurs for various reasons. In this series, we will discuss

Open House for Yoga Adventure in India, November 6 – 21, 2019

Saturday, October 20, 3:00pm, with Monica Voss
at Esther Myers Yoga Studio

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We will meet in Amritsar and spend the first 3 nights (November 6 -9) acclimatizing to India and visiting the Golden Temple, spiritual centre of the Sikh religion. On November 9, we will transfer to the remote and beautiful Basunti Lodge (www.basunti.com) for 9 nights (November 9 – 21).
Drop by the Open House for tea and sweets and for more information. ALL WELCOME!

Dance with Yoga

Friday, October 26, with Julia Juhas 1:00pm-3:00pm, $40 As we dance, we are essentially doing yoga and as we practise yoga, we are dancing! Explore movement and self-expression and discover the similarities between the Limon dance technique and the approach

Empowering the Aging Body

Saturday, October 27 – Sunday, October 28 with Monica Voss, Tama Soble, Shari Stein and Della Croteau Saturday, 10:00am-5:30pm, Sunday, 10:30am-5:00pm, $325 As the population ages, teachers must inform themselves about natural changes in the body as well as common conditions

Animal Frolic Qi Gong

Mondays, October 29 – December 3, with Donna Oliver 5:00pm–6:00pm, $96/series of 6 classes Based on Chinese Yogic principles, this Qi Gong set mimics the movements of 5 animals, Tiger, Bear, Monkey, Crane, and Deer, which will stimulate the body’s

Yoga for Computer Neck, Shoulders and Hands…NEW!

Tuesdays, October 30 – November 20, with Emma Prendergast 4:45pm-6:00pm, $80/ 4 weeks Sitting in front of a computer for long hours can lead to poor posture, stiffness, fatigue and heightened levels of stress. Learn postures and movement sequences that

Pre Natal Yoga

Thursdays, November 1 – 8, 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

Yoga to Support Breast Health

Friday, November 2, with Tama Soble 12:30pm–3:00pm, $50 Breast health is essential for women of all ages and stages of life. It is of particular importance for those at high risk for or recovering from breast cancer. Learn how asana

Yoga in the Hockley Valley, presented by Merit Travel

November 9-11, 2018, with Mar Jean Olson Shared $495 (pp), Private $555 Give yourself time and space – to breathe, release and explore. Join us for a weekend of yoga in glorious surroundings! Just 50km north of Toronto – near

Developing and Sustaining a Personal Practice

Sunday, November 11, with Monica Voss 2:15pm–5:00pm, $60 Practising yoga at home can be a refuge and a way of reconnecting to ourselves. In this workshop we will design themes for home practice, explore sequences of yoga postures, the rationale behind

Yoga for Trauma Class Series

Thursdays, November 15 – December 6, with Janice Meilach 6:15pm – 7:30pm, $80/series of 4 classes, limited enrolment, pre-registration required The effects of trauma can leave one feeling disconnected from and/or betrayed by the body. Healing from trauma involves resetting the

Yoga Teachers’ Retreat at Swallow’s Bridge, Alton, Ontario

November 16 – 18, 2018, with Tama Soble  Shared Room (2- 3/room) $510 (pp) Join fellow teachers for a weekend of asana, pranayama, and walking meditation. Exchange ideas. Develop and deepen your own practice and teaching. Teachers and teacher trainees

Anatomy for Yoga Teachers, with Mariko Tanabe

A Body-Mind Centering® Approach November 30 – December 2, 2018 10:00am-5:00pm, $450/full weekend, $165/day Body-Mind Centering® (BMCSM) is an experiential study based on anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. BMC utilizes movement, touch, voice, imagery,

Yoga in Tobago…our 17th year

February 16 – 24, 2019, and February 24 – March 3, 2019 with Monica Voss.

COME TO YOUR SENSES

Tobago will entice you with its tropical beauty. Located in the southern Caribbean just off South America, it is Trinidad’s unspoiled and beautiful little sister.

Yoga Holiday in Puglia, Italy

May 18 – 25, 2019, with Tama Soble

Enjoy yoga in the countryside at La Rosa dei 4 Venti (The Rose of the 4 Winds) in the beautiful and charming Puglia district of southern Italy. (www.larosadei4venti.org)

Storied Tour of Iceland

July 2 – 11, 2019, with Monica Voss and Sandra Campbell

Iceland is one of the most literate societies in the world and its stories reflect its exotic and mysterious landscapes.

Yoga Adventure in India

November 6 – 21, 2019, with Monica Voss.

Discover three distinct areas of India in this exciting retreat adventure! The group will gather in Amritsar and spend the first 3 nights (Nov. 6 -9) acclimatizing to India and visiting the Golden…

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