We are very pleased the Studio is now open for classes and workshops. Please register for all in-person classes. For now, enrolment is limited to 12 participants with online advanced bookings only, www.estheryoga.com/classes. Sorry, we cannot accept drop-ins or provide refunds or credit. Masks are required.

Beginning Wednesday, September 22, the province requires that we see proof of double vaccination from anyone entering the Studio. You can download a PDF of your vaccination record here: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca. We will provide updates about the QR codes as they become available.

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.

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.

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Yoga and Anatomy

Sunday, December 12, with Tama Soble, 10:00am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-4:00pm ET, $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.

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

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

Sunday, January 9, 2022, with Monica Voss, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm, $100
Sunday, April 24, with Tama Soble
, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm, $100
at the Studio, 12 students maximum (unless Covid restrictions change)

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. CEU’s awarded for Yoga Alliance certification.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Sunday, January 23, with Helen Kohl, 11:00am-1:00pm ET, $40
on Zoom

This is a class for yoga teachers, for beginners with mobility issues, for those with a friend or family member craving movement and stimulation, and for anyone sedentary. Instructors and students alike will gain inspiration on how to create a full yoga class or practice, from a chair. You’ll enjoy stretching, breathing and meditation that enhance your flexibility, relieve your stress, build your strength, help you access your inner quiet and (yes, from your chair) improve your balance.

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Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Saturday, February 5 – Sunday, February 6, with Tama Soble
Saturday, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Sunday, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm,$135/full workshop, $90/Sunday, $50/half day
at the Studio

Spend a weekend 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. CEU’s awarded through Yoga Alliance.

*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.

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Introducing Pranayama

Saturday, March 5, with Monica Voss, 1:00pm-3:00pm, $40
on Zoom

In this workshop, we will practise breath awareness and several traditional pranayama exercises in personal, non-traditional ways, accessing them with curiosity, enjoyment and kindness. Then we’ll assess, deconstruct and discuss how and when to introduce pranayama to beginners (and ourselves) easily and effectively.

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Introduction to the Yamas and Niyamas

Sunday, March 6, with Ana Bodnar, 10:30am-12:30pm $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 engaging in our current times, and how they apply to our teaching and our lives.

Understanding Standing...NEW!

Understanding Standing…NEW!

Sunday, March 6, with Monica Voss, 2:00pm-4:30pm, $50
on Zoom

Our species has been bipedal for 6 million years! We humans know how to stand, walk and run effectively. But although we realize intellectually we’re supported by the gravitational force from the lower spine through the pelvis and legs, are we cognizant? Are we aware? Do we feel our locomotion, our steps, our feet on the ground? This workshop hopes to help make clear the biomechanics of standing and walking and our deep physical and energetic relationship to the earth by means of our unique approach to the classic hatha yoga standing postures.

Awakening the Spine

Awakening the Spine

Saturday, April 2 – Sunday, April 3, with Monica Voss,
Saturday, 2:30pm-4:30pm and Sunday,10:00am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm, $135/full workshop, $50/per session
at the Studio

Spend a weekend 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 of the three segments of the workshop will focus on a particular neurological movement of the spine and the yoga postures that pertain to and illustrate it, as follows:

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

* This workshop is part of the Teacher Training Programme, but open to any teacher or interested student of yoga.

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From the Ground Up: How to Teach Beginners

Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, with Tama Soble
Saturday, 1:30pm-3:30pm and Sunday, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm, $150/full weekend
at the Studio

Spend time exploring the art of teaching yoga to beginners. Learn the principles behind adapting postures and breathing practices, the importance of variety and flexibility in language and description, and how to use the integrated principles of grounding, breathing and releasing the spine in order to guide beginning students toward reflective and independent practice.

CEU’s awarded through Yoga Alliance.

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