The Studio is presently closed due to the unprecedented circumstances we are experiencing globally. Closure will affect all classes, intensives, workshops and Teacher Training. 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.
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
– Purchase a gift certificate for a friend or family member applicable to any event (no expiry date)
– Make a donation for the videos 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

Seal in backbend on beach

Animal Movement in Yoga…NEW!

*This workshop has been postponed
Sunday, March 22, with Tama Soble
10:30am-12:30pm, $40
Take “Animal Movement in Yoga”, “Animal Totems” & “Animal Frolic Qi Gong” for $105, take 2 for $75

We’ll explore natural mammalian, reptilian, aquatic and air-borne animal movements and discover how they connect to and inspire our yoga. Everyone is welcome.

painting of turtle swimming by Sarah Hunter

Animal Totems

*This workshop has been postponed
Sunday, March 22, with Sarah Hunter and Monica Voss
1:00pm-3:00pm, $40
Take “Animal Movement in Yoga”, “Animal Totems” & “Animal Frolic Qi Gong” for $105, take 2 for $75

Using relaxation, meditation, poetry, movement and collage, we’ll discover an animal that’s meaningful, helpful and inspiring.
We look forward to exploring your animal totem with you. Come with an open mind and a creative spirit!

bear sculpture by Tim Ezekial

Animal Frolic Qi Gong

*This workshop has been postponed
Sunday, March 22 with Donna Oliver
3:15pm-5:15pm, $40
Take “Animal Movement in Yoga”, “Animal Totems” & “Animal Frolic Qi Gong” for $105, take 2 for $75

The Tiger, Bear, Deer, Monkey and Crane have ways of moving that can benefit humans! Your Kidneys, Spleen, Liver and Heart will love you for learning this set that can add some fun to your day. It’s a great workout too!

abstract painting with strong bands of colour

Exploring the Psoas

Thursday, April 2, with Tama Soble
6:30pm-9:00pm, $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 and stabilize the entire physical body and free the respiratory system.  We will explore postures and breathing practices to deepen our awareness and understanding of the role of the psoas.

Yoga with Live Music

Yoga with Live Music

Saturday, April 4, with Julia Juhas
7:00pm-8:30pm, $35

Spring forward and rejuvenate your yoga practice with 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.

9 Muses painting by Emily Balivet

The Yoga of Sound

Sunday, April 5, with Ana Bodnar
2:00pm-4:30pm, $50

The Yoga of Sound is based on Nad Yoga, an ancient and powerful meditation practice bringing inner connection and the expansion of the heart and mind. In this experiential workshop, we will explore bhij sounds (the original sounds of creation) and mantras that have different aims and effects. We will also engage in the practice of kirtan, a call and response style that has ancient roots as well as a growing number of contemporary practitioners. We know from neuroscience studies that music has a powerful and positive effect on our brains and our well-being. The Yoga of Sound allows us to experience this for ourselves, to find our own voice and spirit. No previous musical experience is needed.
painting by Emily Balivet

circles by Kandinsky

Bandha Basics

Sunday, April 19, with Mar Jean Olson
3:00pm-5:00pm, $40

Bandhas are created by accessing, freeing and then activating the diaphragms. These internal actions stabilize, support, and regulate energy. In this workshop, we will review the theoretical underpinnings of the bandhas and then test out the theory through some traditional poses and breathing patterns.

Matisse wavy lines on blue background

Energetic Re-Patterning with Qi Gong…NEW!

Sunday, April 26, with Donna Oliver
2:00pm-4:00pm, $40

Everyday we all go through routines that form a template of patterns held deep within our subconscious, some necessary and many more not. Compulsions, emotions, cravings and even the way we walk and speak are all examples of patterns we have learned and repeat day in and day out. Break up unhealthy patterns that are stored in the body using Qigong spontaneous movement and energy scattering and re-patterning techniques you can use daily to make real and lasting changes in your life. A great tool for the Energy Therapist!

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

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

Wednesday, May 6, 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

standing poses

Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease…NEW!

Friday, May 22, with Shari Stein
1:00pm-3:00pm, $40

Parkinson’s Disease is a complex neurological condition. Join me in exploring how gentle yoga assists in improving quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s by enhancing fluidity of movement and physical and mental balance. Everyone with an interest in Parkinson’s Disease, including people living with Parkinson’s, their family members, healthcare providers, caregivers and yoga teachers is welcome. No previous yoga experience necessary.

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