During Stage 3 of the provincial reopening, we are permitted to teach classes out-of-doors. We will reopen for in-Studio classes Tuesday, August 3. Please register for all in-person classes. For now, enrolment is limited to 9 participants with online advanced bookings only, www.estheryoga.com/classes. Sorry, we cannot accept drop-ins or provide refunds or credit.
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 very 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
Friday, July 30, with Peter Blackaby
1:00pm-3:00pm ET, $45
It is a truism that we are creatures of habit. It is estimated that almost 95 percent of our everyday behaviour is automated and this is for a very good reason – it is economical. The ability to form habits is deeply helpful whether it be habits of the body or habits of behaviour – having to think of everything as though it were the first time, every time, would be exhausting.
There is a problem, however, and it is this: Habits form in particular settings, and settings tend to change over time, and we change over time so habits can become out of date. When this occurs, they no longer serve us as they once did and as a result, we may feel either physically or emotionally unwell.
Peter Blackaby is a yoga teacher and osteopath based in Brighton, UK, and the author of the book, Intelligent Yoga…
Sunday, August 1, with Camelia Shakti
11:00am -12:30pm ET, 4:00pm -5:30pm GMT, by donation, ($25 suggested)
Move through this amazing space housing one of the most prominent contemporary art collections in the world. Learn more about the exciting history of the Turbine Hall opening up this abandoned Victorian London building to today’s international art makers. We will chat about the unique curatorial approach embraced at Tate Modern and beeline through some important “ism’s” to understand the shift in Western contemporary art from figurative art towards more conceptual and performative forms of art. We will also try to unpick a few elements of performance art which relate to yoga – the new wing at Tate Modern features the world’s first museum gallery space permanently dedicated to live performance art.
Awaken your imagination and memory by stepping inside this stimulating art environment. Voice your questions and curiosities to discover how meaning and value is created in contemporary art.
Camelia Shakti has an MA in History and a Postgraduate Degree in Landscape Design. She is a dancer, somatic practitioner and storyteller living at present in Brussels.
Since 2016, she has had the pleasure of leading walking tours of Kew Gardens, Tate Modern, the City of London and conducts special food tours in central London. Join her now across the world on Zoom.
Wednesday, August 4, 7:30pm ET
Presentation on Zoom, RSVP to receive the link.
Everyone welcome, please enquire. Long distance learning is possible.
Ongoing intake throughout 2021/2022.
For those interested in becoming a yoga teacher, enhancing a previous training or simply expanding their own practice and knowledge.
Our programme combines asana, pranayama and meditation with lecture, discussion, and practicum to create a balanced outlook that will enliven all aspects of your teaching and your approach to the body/mind. You are supported, encouraged, and empowered to question and explore, to find your own path and voice.
There is a new non-academic option for those not intending to teach.
Meet the faculty. Bring your questions. Everyone welcome!
Contact Tama Soble for more information or to make a private phone or Zoom appointment, email@example.com
Sunday, August 8, with Monica Voss
10:30am–3:00pm ET, $60/full day, $30/half day, sliding scale available, included in your unlimited at the Studio.
morning only: 10:30am-12:30pm, afternoon only: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Take a day to celebrate breath, relaxation and natural movement as the sun glows warm, the gardens ripen and the crickets begin their evening chirruping. Bring shiny summer freshness into your body and heart with yoga. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, August 11, with Julia Juhas
8:00pm-9:30pm ET, $35
I invite you to cultivate and get in touch with the moon’s contemplative energy and rejuvenate your yoga practice with some virtual 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday August 8th and she will do her best to accommodate.
Wednesday, August 25, with Monica Voss
10:00am-11:30am, no charge
Walking a labyrinth increases focus and concentration. As we walk in contemplation, we pay more attention to our breathing and our thoughts and sometimes the less helpful thoughts decrease and by the end, the mind feels refreshed.
Those taking public transit will meet outside the High Park Subway Station (toward High Park Av.) at 9:30am and walk to the Labyrinth together. If you are travelling by car enter the park from Bloor Street West (not the Queensway) and follow the road to the Grenadier Restaurant parking lot. Let’s convene just outside the entrance to the Restaurant at 10:00am.
Please register for this event. At present, due to meeting and gathering restrictions, we are only able to accommodate 24 participants.