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.

In light of the province’s most recent announcements regarding proof of vaccination and mask mandates, the Studio plans to proceed with caution and monitor the recommendations of medical and scientific experts throughout the month of May and reassess in June. We will continue to require proof of vaccination and the wearing of masks while at the Studio.

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. If you are not fully vaccinated, for everyone’s safety, join us for online classes.

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.

Under a Stormy Sky-Van Gogh

Finding stillness in the storm…NEW!

Friday, May 27, with Peter Blackaby, 1:00pm-3:00pm ET, $45
on Zoom

Life can be turbulent and much of what happens is beyond our control. We feel swept away by the thoughts and feelings that arise in the maelstrom of life. This class will seek to weave a way through the thoughts and emotions back to proprioceptive sensations and finally to the potentially quieter place of our interoceptive selves, a place where we can steady ourselves and restore some sense of equilibrium.

Peter Blackaby

Pete Blackaby is a yoga teacher and osteopath based in Brighton, UK, and the author of the book, Intelligent Yoga. His outlook and approach encompass the complex relationship among things and the way perception influences everything.

Image: Under a Stormy Sky by Vincent Van Gogh

Exploring the Psoas

Exploring the Psoas

Friday, June 3, with Tama Soble, 1:00pm-3:00pm ET, $40
on Zoom

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 up the respiratory system. We will explore postures and breathing practices to deepen our awareness and understanding of the role of the psoas in a balanced, resilient and steady body and mind.

roots of tree

From the Ground Up: How to Teach Beginners

Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, with Tama Soble
Saturday, 1:00pm-3:00pm and Sunday, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm, $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.

Open Houses for the Yoga Teacher Training Programme

Open Houses for the Yoga Teacher Training Programme

Wednesday, July 13 and September 14, 7:00pm ET, on Zoom
RSVP to receive the link.

Everyone welcome, please enquire. Long distance learning is possible.
Ongoing intake throughout 2022/2023.

For those interested in becoming a yoga teacher, enhancing a previous training or simply expanding their own practice and knowledge.

We offer a uniquely organic approach to yoga practice and teaching. 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 and learn the details of this comprehensive training. Bring your questions.
Contact Tama Soble for more information or to make a private phone or Zoom appointment, tama@estheryoga.com

Small Yellow by Wassily Kandinsky

The Upper Part: an exploration of the thoracic spine and neck and their response to gravity

Friday, July 15, with Monica Voss, 1:00pm-3:00pm ET, $40
on Zoom

Many of us have spent years releasing the lower spine, pelvis, legs and feet onto, then into the ground, learning to go with the pull of gravity towards the centre of the earth and accept support. Gravity is unconditional, continuous and unchanging, as far as we know.

Gravity is also pulsating – like the universe itself – and acts in an upward surge, causing an updraft, upswing, rebound, or simply the other half of the downward force. This is the energy that holds the earth in its orbit. The opposite movement, away from the ground when we’re vertical is a little more difficult to access, yet it is tangible, visible and palpable.

We’ll use relaxation, breathing practice, stretching and yoga postures to release, warm, stimulate and experience not only rooting the lower body, but expanding and blossoming through the upper part.

Image: Small Yellow by Wassily Kandinsky

Chronic Pain Management with Yoga

Chronic Pain Management with Yoga

Sunday, July 17, with Kathy Felkai, 11:00am-12:30pm ET, $30
on Zoom

An interactive workshop for students living with chronic pain and for yoga teachers who would like to learn to guide their students toward management and recovery. We will explore gentle yoga postures and breathing exercises to help relieve pain, improve mobility, reduce anxiety, lift mood and rediscover the joy of movement.
Painting: Lilies and Vetch by Tom Thomson

Kathy Felkai began practising yoga when she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. She

pregnant women doing yoga

Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training

Saturday, July 23 – Sunday, July 24, with Monica Voss, Saturday, 1:00pm-3:00pm ET; Sunday, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm ET, $135/full workshop, $50/session
on Zoom

Increase your knowledge of pregnancy, labour and delivery. Build your confidence teaching pregnant women at any stage and within any class structure. Learn to support women’s recovery postpartum. This training includes lecture, discussion and practice covering anatomy, pregnancy / labour / birth / postpartum issues and teaching skills including assessing goals, how to adapt poses and breathing exercises, using language appropriately and helpfully and (some) hands-on assisting. For teachers at all levels of experience. CEU’s awarded through Yoga Alliance.

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

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