Mixed hand drumming

40th Anniversary of Esther Myers Yoga Studio

The Studio is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019 with a series of fundraising events the proceeds of which will be donated to the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, our neighbour at 16 Spadina Road.

Check this page for events in upcoming months including attending a theatrical performance at Canadian Stage on May 8,  a musical event featuring Turkwaz at the Studio on Saturday, June 8and an event on Sunday, September 21. Watch for details!

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto offers a wide range of programmes and events including indigenous language classes, beading workshops, children’s arts and crafts, weekly big drum socials, martial arts, youth and cultural programming, and the Toronto Native Community History Programme. It has been a social, recreational, spiritual and cultural hub for Aboriginal people living and working in Toronto since 1962.

Turkwaz group

A musical evening with Turkwaz to celebrate the 40th anniversary of EMYS

Saturday, June 8, 7:00pm, at the Studio
$35 in advance and at the door

Jayne Brown, Maryem Tollar, Sophia Grigoriadis, and Brenna MacCrimmon are the four women of Turkwaz. They have been called, “Toronto’s finest world music artists” and are bringing their rousing voices and rhythms to the Studio for this live performance. 

 They play exotic instruments beautifully, but their primary focus is singing, full-on, a beautiful presentation of the cultural material they sing. The instruments they play are used for lively and clear accompaniment, and their voices will fill the Studio with gorgeous sound. 

“Turkwaz are a revelation – whether they are making you dance or making you long for loves lost, the music is of the highest calibre, played deftly and with spirit and joy. Though the songs are in languages I don’t speak, the artistry of the band members is such that the sense of the lyrics come through. What a performance!” Candace Shaw, Shelter Valley Festival

happy drummers

A day of workshops to celebrate EMYS’ 40th year

*Sorry this event has been cancelled
Sunday, June 9, 11:00am-5:15pm,
at Esther Myers Yoga Studio

Join us to celebrate EMYS’ 40 years with a day of joyous musical yoga.  Enjoy energizing and uplifting practices with a light vegetarian lunch included. All profits support The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, our neighbour at 16 Spadina Road (https://ncct.on.ca).

Sing It!, with Shirley Roll
Syrian vegetarian lunch, provided by Beroea Kitchen (www.beroeakitchen.com)
Drumming for Fun and Good Health, with Rufus Glassco
Yoga and Dance, with Julia Juhas