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

The Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin) Class Series

Mondays, January 21 – March 18, with Donna Oliver 5:00pm – 6:00pm, $128, series of 8 classes, $20/class There are many styles of this popular and well-known Qigong set, so even if you know one version, this one is likely

Good Night Yoga

Tuesdays, February 5 – 26, 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

Yoga in Tobago…our 17th year

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


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 for Trauma Class Series

Thursdays, February 21 – March 14, 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 nervous

Friday Intensives

February 22, March 22, April 12, May 3, June 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

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Saturday, February 23 – Sunday, February 24, 2019 with Tama Soble and Janice Meilach Saturday 12:00pm-6:30pm Sunday 10:30am – 5:00pm  $325 Spend a weekend exploring how asana, pranayama and meditation practices support the physical body, the nervous and respiratory systems, and

Yoga with Live Music

Thursday, February 28, with Julia Juhas 7:45pm-9:00pm, $25 Rejuvenate your yoga practice with some live music. Relax, go deep and soak up the soothing sounds of an acoustic guitar and a singer’s voice as you ground, breathe and elongate the

EMYS 40th Anniversary Raffle

The Studio is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019 with a series of fundraising events the proceeds of which will be donated to the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, our neighbour at 16 Spadina Road. Please participate in a raffle beginning March 4

Yoga for Healthy Joints…NEW!

Friday, March 1, with Della Croteau 1:00pm-3:00pm, $40 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

Your Ankles: Balancing Flexibility and Support with Feldenkrais…NEW!

Sunday, March 3, with Maria Meindl 1:30pm-4:30pm. $60 This Feldenkrais® workshop will focus on the use of your ankles, looking at the way joints near and far contribute to the flexibility and support you need in this important area. We’ll

Good Night Yoga

Thursdays, March 7 – 28, with Monica Voss 7:45pm-9:00pm, $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

Managing Blood Pressure

Sunday, March 10, with Mar Jean Olson 3:00pm-5:00pm, $40 Join us in learning about one of your vital signs. Blood pressure is considered an indicator of health and can be influenced by yoga exercises. In this series of classes, we

Yoga in the Hockley Valley, presented by Merit Travel

March 15 – 17, 2019, with Mar Jean Olson Shared $495 (pp), Single $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

Golden Ball Qi Gong…NEW!

Sunday, March 17, with Donna Oliver 2:30pm-4:30pm, $40 Golden Ball is a simple 8 movement standing Qigong form that circulates Qi (vital energy) throughout the body’s Meridians and Channels (energetic grid). Practising the form daily keeps the immune system strong,

Yoga for Anxiety Class Series

Thursdays, March 21 – April 11, 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

Awakening the Spine

Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 24 with Monica Voss and Tama Soble Saturday, 10:00am-5:30pm, Sunday, 10:30am-5:00pm, $325 Spend a weekend exploring all aspects of the spine – its anatomy, connection to the breath, energy, movement and texture and the

Yoga Nidra

Saturday, March 30, with John Campbell 3:00pm-5:00pm, $40 Yoga Nidra is an experiential meditation practice that produces a state of deep relaxation similar to sleep in which we remain aware. From this place, we experience, notice and welcome the comings

An Introduction to Zen Shiatsu…NEW!

Sunday, March 31, with Dondrub Wangchuk 11:00am-2:00pm, $60 In this introductory workshop, participants will be taught a basic self-shiatsu routine which can be used to bring more awareness to their body and to relieve tension. In the second part of

WuXing Qi Gong Class Series

Mondays, April 1 – May 6, with Donna Oliver 5:00pm – 6:00pm, $96/series of 6 classes, $20/class Wuxing Qigong is a beautifully flowing 5 movement set that energizes the five major organ systems via channel stretching so they can retain

Yoga for Computer Neck, Shoulders and Hands

Tuesdays, April 2 – 23, with Emma Prendergast 4:45pm-6:00pm, $80/series of 4 classes 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

Exploring the Psoas

Friday, April 5, with Tama Soble 12:30pm-3:00pm, $50 The psoas muscle is powerful and intelligent.  It lies deep in the torso connecting spine, pelvis and legs.  Understanding how to release, stretch and strengthen the psoas can help us to integrate

Chronic Pain Management with Yoga

Saturday, April 6, with Kathy Felkai 3:00pm-5:00pm, $40 An interactive workshop for students living with chronic pain, and yoga teachers who would like to guide their students toward management and recovery. We will explore gentle yoga postures and breathing exercises to

Qi Gong for Health…NEW

Sunday, April 14, with Donna Oliver 2:30pm-4:30pm, $40 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.

A Weekend of Yoga at Swallow’s Bridge, Alton, Ontario

April 26 – 28, with Monica Voss Shared Room (2-3/room) $510 (pp) Treat yourself to a weekend in the country exploring movement and breath. Profound release can occur with time for deep relaxation, mindful walking and an extended period of

Yoga for Neck, Shoulders and Upper Back

Sunday, April 28, with Mar Jean Olson 2:00am – 5:00pm, $60 Increase the range of motion in your neck, shoulders, arms and upper back with numerous and enjoyable exercises and sequences. Experience an enhanced sense of lightness and freedom.

Introduction to Inversions

Thursdays, May 9 – 30, with Monica Voss 6:15pm-7:30pm, $80/4 weeks, $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

Introducing Pranayama

Friday, May 10, with Monica Voss 1:00pm-3:00pm, $40 We will practise breath awareness and several traditional and non-traditional breathing exercises (pranayama). Then we’ll assess, deconstruct and discuss how and when to introduce pranayama to beginners (and ourselves) most effectively.

The Power of Touch: A Hands-on Assisting Weekend for Yoga Teachers

Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 5, with Tama Soble and Monica Voss Saturday 10:00am – 5:30pm Sunday 10:30am – 5:00pm, $325 Explore and deepen your understanding of the way in which hands-on assisting enhances the connections between the ground, the

Yoga Holiday in Puglia, Italy

May 18 – 25, 2019, with Tama Soble
*Sorry, this retreat is full. Add your name to the waiting list.

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. (

Yoga and Osteoporosis

Friday, May 24, with Shari Stein 1:00pm-3:00pm, $40 “I always say that my religion is kindness, because kindness is in our bones.” His Holiness, the Dalai Lama Osteopenia and osteoporosis are conditions in which – during the natural process of

From the Ground Up: How to Teach Beginners

Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, June 16, with Monica Voss and Tama Soble Saturday, 10:00pm-5:30pm, Sunday, 10:30am-5:00pm, $325 Spend 2 days exploring the art of teaching yoga to beginners. Learn the principles behind adapting postures and breathing practices, the importance

Workshops in the UK in June 2019

with Monica Voss Monica has studied yoga for over 40 years, having learned from Esther Myers, Vanda Scaravelli and Mary Stewart. In addition to co-owning and teaching at Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto, Canada, Monica conducts workshops, retreats and

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.
*Sorry, this retreat is full. Add your name to the waiting list.

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…

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

November 15 – 17, 2019, 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

Yoga at Mar de Jade, Mexico

February 15 – 22, 2020 with Monica Voss

Mar de Jade, a yoga and wellness retreat centre for 30 years is located on the small bay of Chacala in the state of Nayarit on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 90 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.

Yoga at Ghost Ranch, in New Mexico

May 9 – 16, 2020, with Tama Soble

With breathtaking views that served as endless inspiration for Georgia O’Keefe, Ghost Ranch is located on the far eastern end of the Colorado Plateau in the arid high desert, a 1.5 hour drive north west of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Yoga Retreat in Southern Spain…NEW!

June 6 – 13, 2020, with Monica Voss

Centro Santillan Yoga and Wellness Centre is an authentic Andalusian farmhouse overlooking the sea on a secluded 50,000 square meter property. (

A Summer Weekend in the Country at Swallow’s Bridge, Alton, Ontario

July 5 – 7, with Tama Soble Shared Room (2- 3/room) $510 (pp) Refresh and energize your connection to breath, ground and spine. Enjoy the pleasure of deepening your yoga practice in an inspiring natural setting. Read More >

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