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.

Esther Myers Yoga Studio offers yoga workshops in Toronto. Each workshop is unique and allows you to focus on a specific theme. Please register in advance.

Toronto Workshops at Esther Myers Yoga Studio

Open House for the Yoga Teacher Training Programme, begins October 2020

Open House for the Yoga Teacher Training Programme, begins October 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 6:15pm
Presentation begins at 6:30pm. RSVP

For those interested in becoming a yoga teacher, enhancing a previous training or simply deepening their own practice and knowledge. There is a new non-academic option for those not intending to teach. Please enquire.

Meet the faculty. Bring your questions. Everyone welcome!
For more information contact: Tama Soble, 416 944-0838, tama@estheryoga.com

bones viewed in microscope

Yoga and Osteoporosis

Friday, June 5, with Shari Stein
1:00pm-3:00pm, $40

Osteopenia and osteoporosis are conditions in which – during the natural process of aging – bones tend to become more porous and susceptible to fracture. Exciting new research shows that yoga is a very effective tool for preventing and managing these conditions. Participants will be guided through practices that encourage grounding and weight bearing, as well as exercises and poses that facilitate balance, stability, range of movement and awareness. Written handouts, summarizing relevant science, will be provided.

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CPR Level B AED

Friday, June 12, with Vera Stambolic
12:30pm-4:30pm, $85 (+$15 cash for the Rescue 7 manual)

This workshop will teach you how best to respond to a life threatening situation. You will learn how to provide accurate and effective cardio pulmonary resuscitation, and how best to assist a choking victim. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive CPR LEVEL B certification. This training is for those receiving their first CPR certification and for those renewing. In order to receive certification, participants must attend the full session, successfully demonstrate all required skills, pass a short test and purchase a new Manual for $15 (reflecting current guidelines in accordance with the standards the 2015 ILCOR CPR Consensus, Health Canada and ESDC).

NB Vera will provide students with a disposable CPR face shield with a HEPA filter.

* A CPR certificate is strongly recommended for all yoga teachers and should be renewed yearly.

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Yoga for Neck, Shoulders and Upper Back

Sunday, June 14, with Mar Jean Olson
2:00pm – 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.

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Summer Solstice Yoga with Live Music

Saturday, June 20, with Julia Juhas
7:00pm-8:30pm, $35

Welcome summer and 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 spine. Take your time, gently move and, heck, why not hum or sing along if you wish? Any song requests, please email Julia directly at juliajuhas@gmail.com and she will do her best to accommodate.

brocade Dragon

8 Brocade Qi Gong

Sunday, June 28, with Donna Oliver
2:00pm-4:00pm, $40

The most well-known of all qigong forms, this particular rendition is my favourite. It is said to heal all disorders of the body, mind and spirit if practised regularly.

Yoga with Balls and Noodles

Yoga Using Balls and Noodles

Sunday, July 19 , with Mar Jean Olson
11:00am – 1:00pm, $40

Using small, play balls and swimming pool noodles, we’ll support parts of the body and explore the relationship between breathing and releasing tension.

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.


Mariko Tanabe

Anatomy for Yoga Teachers, with Mariko Tanabe

A Body-Mind Centering® Approach
February 20 – 21, 2021

Saturday, 2:30pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-8:30pm,
Sunday, 10:30am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-5:00pm
$325/full weekend, $175/day, $90/session

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, anatomical illustrations and discussion to explore each body system in ways that can be applied to personal and professional development.

For teachers and students at all levels of experience. CEU’s awarded for Yoga Alliance certification.

Embodying the Skeletal System
Introduction to the Skeletal System: Saturday, February 20, 2:30pm-5:00pm and 6:00pm-8:30pm
Axial and Appendicular Skeleton: Sunday, February 21, 10:30am-1:00pm

Embodying the Muscular System
Sunday, February 21: 2:30pm-5:00pm

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