The Studio is open for in-person classes. Enrolment is limited to 12 participants with online advanced bookings only. Registration is required. Sorry, we cannot accept drop-ins or provide refunds or credit.

The wearing of masks while at the Studio is optional (masks will always be available should you require one). If you are unmasked, please maintain your distance from other students.

If you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, take care of yourself and come back to the Studio when you are recovered.

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 – we look forward to welcoming you back to the Studio.

Our Workshops for Yoga Teachers delve into specific topics to enhance your teaching skills and personal practice. Each unique workshop is designed to expand your knowledge through yoga practice, meditation, reflection and discussion.  Topics include functional anatomy, hands on assisting, pre and post natal, philosophy, anxiety and depression. Many workshops are eligible for CEUs.

anatomy painted on gown

Yoga and Anatomy

Saturday, December 3, with Tama Soble, 1:00pm-3:00pm and 3:30pm-5:30pm, $100
on Zoom

Learn how to adapt yoga poses to the precise needs of your body or those of your students by applying basic anatomical principles. Reconnect with body and breath using gentle practices that acknowledge the relationship between functional anatomy and the unique nature of each body. This workshop is open to students and teachers at all levels of experience.

Collage by Esteban Vicente

(Almost) New Year’s Intensive

Wednesday, December 28 – Friday, December 30, with Monica Voss
10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-3:00pm ET, $150/3 days, $60/day, $30/half day, included in unlimited packages, bursaries available
on Zoom

Ring out 2022 with an in-house yoga “retreat”. Lighten body and heart with three full or partial days of stretching, breathing, postures, meditation and relaxation, with some end-of-year visiting . Everyone is welcome!

Collage by Esteban Vicente

sculpture of The Sleeping Woman from prehistoric Malta

Yoga for Insomnia

Wednesdays, January 18 – February 1, with Lauren Anastasi, 7:00pm-8:15pm ET, $60/3 weeks, $23/class on Zoom

Using breath practice, body awareness and yoga we will explore ways to find rest when we are not able to sleep. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) will be referenced in its approach to insomnia. We will explore restorative yoga and yoga nidra as practices that can be done in bed or in preparation for sleep.
Image: The Sleeping Woman from prehistoric Malta (3000 BC)

Lauren Anastasi

Lauren Anastasi has been teaching yoga and meditation for almost 20 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from York University and has a keen interest in the relationship between mind and body.

Gardens by Anna Torme

Demystify – Embodying your Nervous System for Grounding, Ease and Balance:  A Body-Mind Centering® Approach

Saturday, January 21, with Mariko Tanabe, 1:00pm-3:30pm, $65, sliding scale available
on Zoom

While many of us feel challenged and overwhelmed these days, I am excited to offer this Body-Mind Centering® workshop on the Nervous System. This complex and ingenious system can seem daunting. I wish to demystify it by offering an accessible and embodied approach that supports the nervous system and deepens our sense of its inner workings. This includes how it began through some early embryological development, to how it works in collaboration with our blood, organs, muscles, bones and other tissues through movement, sound, touch and meditations for grounding, balance and ease in our practice and daily lives.

All are welcome, no previous experience is necessary. 

Image: Gardens by Anna Torme

Ben Gurion headstand on the beach

Introduction to Inversions

Friday, January 27, with Monica Voss, 1:00pm-3:00pm ET, $40
on Zoom

Practising inverted postures at home alone will be easier with a repertoire of preparatory stretches and active breathing techniques. And if inversions are far from your mind, join this session to increase your upper body fluidity and gain confidence weight bearing through your wrists, arms and shoulders. This workshop will include spinal release, breath practice and relaxation.

Image: David Ben-Gurion in headstand

sanskrit writing

Introduction to the Yamas and Niyamas

Sunday, January 29, with Ana Bodnar, 11:00am-1:00pm ET, $40
on Zoom

In this workshop, we will review the Yamas and Niyamas as they are outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and then reflect on them using various translations, including a commentary from a women’s, heart-centred perspective. We will discuss how the Yamas and Niyamas continue to be vibrant and relevant in our current times, and how importantly they apply as guidelines for our teaching and our lives.

Plant detail by Sonya Noskowiak

Awakening the Spine

Sunday, February 5, with Monica Voss,
10:00am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-4:00pm ET, Full day/$80, Half day/$45
on Zoom

Spend a full day exploring all aspects of the spine – its anatomy, connection to the breath, energy, movement and texture and the imagery that has traditionally supported it. Each segment of the workshop will focus on two neurological movements of the spine and the yoga postures that pertain to and illustrate it, as follows:

Sunday am, Flexion and extension/Backbends and Forward bends
Sunday pm, Spinal rotation and lateral bending/Twists and Side stretching

Image: Plant detail by Sonya Noskowiak

pregnant women

Introduction to Yoga for Pregnancy

Sunday, February 26, with Monica Voss, 11:00am-2:00pm ET, $55
on Zoom

Increase your knowledge of pregnancy, labour and delivery. Build your confidence teaching pregnant students at any stage and within any class structure. This training includes lecture, discussion and practice covering an introduction to anatomy, pregnancy / labour / birth and teaching skills including assessing goals, how to adapt poses and breathing exercises, using language appropriately and helpfully and (some) self-assisting. For teachers at all levels of experience.

Please have a mat, cushion or blanket and a small pillow available.

“A lot of my training was useful during labour…breathing for sure but grounding too… to help with all these thoughts… read more

Cristina Lucas painting

Waiting for Spring: a day of yoga

Sunday, March 26, with Monica Voss, 10:30am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-3:00pm ET, $60/full day, $30/half day, included in your unlimited at the Studio, sliding scale available
on Zoom

Together, let’s ready ourselves for spring. We’ll prepare our mind garden with relaxation and visualization, pranayama and meditation; nourish our roots with foot and leg stretches; begin to open our shoulder and arm branches to the sunlight; and blossom with hopes and plans while freeing the spine. Our energy, like Nature’s yearly miracle, will return!

Image by Cristina Lucas

fall leaves reflected in lake

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Sunday, April 16, with Tama Soble
10:00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:00pm ET, Full day/$85, Half day/$45.
on Zoom

Spend a full day exploring how asana, pranayama and meditation practices support the physical body, the nervous and respiratory systems, and the mind in returning to homeostasis. We will practise, write, and engage in discussion in order to reflect on how as teachers we might support those living with the challenges of anxiety and depression. For yoga and meditation teachers, teachers in training and anyone studying and/or working in the mental health arena. 

*Additional requirement for EMYS YTT, optional for others: attendance at 4 consecutive classes of Yoga for Anxiety with Tama Soble – Thursdays 6:00pm-7:15pm on Zoom – please register on the web.

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

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

Saturday, April 29, with Tama Soble, 1:00pm-3:00pm and 3:30pm-5:30pm, $100
at the Studio, 12 students maximum

Explore and deepen your understanding of the way in which hands-on assisting enhances the connections between the ground, the breath and the energizing release of the spine. For teachers at all levels of experience.

Image by Leah Gold

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