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Welcome to QSY!

A haven of sunshine and wide open space in downtown Kitchener

Befriending Our Bodies and Minds

Growing Community

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Beginner-friendly
Beginner-friendly
Substitute teacher

Upcoming courses & events

Students and teachers at Queen Street Yoga strike a tree pose!

Intro to Yoga

    7-weeks

The perfect stepping stone for folks new, or returning, to the practice after a movement break. Bring a friend, we'll see you on the mat!

Saturdays at 10:00am - begins on October 19
Sundays at 7:30pm - begins on October 20
Sundays at 7:30pm - begins November 3
Thursdays at 6:00pm - begins November 7

Click here to see what you'll learn throughout this beginner-friendly yoga course.

Legacy: The Sacred Journey to Elderhood

with Amanda Ingall     6-month program

Do you long to join in a deeper conversation about becoming older?
Do you sense there is another stage of life that no one is talking about?
Do you want to create a life that gets better with age?

If you have answered Yes, then our Legacy Program may be able to offer what you're searching for. This an incredible 6-month journey for women 50+ (and women-identified folks) and includes monthly retreats and weekly gatherings.

Click here to save your spot!

two yoga students in a sunny room in a restorative yoga posture. Legs are up the wall, held by a loop-strap with their pelvis resting on a bolster, arms are wide.

Candlelit Rest & Renew

with Nicole DeNoble     October 25, 2019     7:30pm – 9:00pm

Autumn is the season of coziness.

Enjoy an extra long and luxurious restorative yoga class taught by candlelight.  You'll rest into the support of props, bolsters, and blankets to help your nervous system relax from any stressors from your day.

This is a beginner-friendly class, register here.

looking out a large, sunny window at Harmony Dawn in the practice room. Several tarot cards lay on the floor with flowers.

Building Fires Retreat

with Leslie Stokman + Chris Bourke     October 25-27 – at Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre

Grounding the Nervous System Through Yoga, Breathwork & TRE

Gather together for a weekend of grounding movement, restful sleeps, nature walks, and reflection. Explore equanimity and refuge within yourself, and solidarity in community.  Connect to a deep experience of restoration, and discover ways to integrate these practices into your daily life.

Register here!
More information about the weekend.

Students hang out after class at Queen Street Yoga, laughing and chatting with each other. Queen Street Yoga is a community hub, a great place to meet friends, hit the Kitchener market after our Saturday morning class, and contribute to a thriving local economy.

Yoga & Mental Health Day Retreat

with Marg Hull     November 16, 2019     9:00am – 4:00pm

Through yoga poses, breathing, and meditative exercises, learn more about your body’s responses to stress. Discover techniques that help manage mental/emotional patterns and increase groundedness, calmness, and emotional well-being.

The day will also include an evidence-based talk by Naturopathic Doctor Laura Tummon-Simmons about how different body systems impact mental health including anxiety, depression, and stress, and why investigating and treating the whole body is so important.

Register here - this day includes a catered vegetarian lunch from the Commons Cafe.

Testimonials

I am in love with the studio and vibe of kindness and self-love at QSY. After trying several studios in the region, I know QSY is the right place for me as I am really enjoying being part of the community. My well-being has improved so much with this past month of unlimited yoga.

Kelly J

Taking up yoga has been the best decision I have made for myself. I can't believe how much more movement I have and I know I need to continue in order to have lots more movement. I had a pulled groin muscle and with stretching it correctly it is now fixed for the first time in two years. Unbelievable! I continue to stretch to get even more flexibility. I'm loving it. Thanks to you! You are awesome.

Deb

QSY is a unique and special place that embodies everything I could have hoped for as I embarked on my own personal yoga journey. It is a beautiful space that is warm, inclusive and accepting. From the second I walked into the reception area I knew this was a special place. Whether it be their careful choice of non-gendered language or the bathroom door reminders that all bodies are welcome here, their attention and commitment to social justice, inclusivity and issues of systemic oppression is clear.

T.J.

Your Intro to Yoga course has made a huge impact on my life. I feel that I am learning the best technique, I am sleeping through the night, have very little back pain now, and what I have learned in your classes carries over into my life in many ways, in particular, into my violin teaching. So….my students are benefitting as well. Most of all, I feel more connected to myself, to people around me and to the earth.

Olga K

I just want to thank you SO much for all the energy and passion you put into teaching yoga. I have been doing yoga off and on for the past three years, but this past year was the best. Yoga has made me feel so alive and in-tune with my body and soul. Thanks for creating a rich learning environment!

Rachel

Leena, your ability to inspire and teach should not go unmentioned. What I have learned through you is unmeasurable. I am continually inspired by your energy, your enthusiasm, and your ability to create a comfortable and non-competitive learning environment. Thank you for your guidance and dedication to the practice.

Brian S.

Emma, I just wanted to thank you so much for your approach, your inclusivity, and the difference you made in me. I was very apprehensive about doing yoga (formally) because I was afraid of judgment, of my lack of ability, of a million things. I'm extremely fat-positive, active, and open, but I get stopped up really easily with criticism from others. I got so much from attending your classes at Queen Street Yoga over the summer. Not only was I challenged physically, but when I was/am unable to do something, I always felt encouraged by you in a completely non-judgmental, non-patronizing way. I did not expect to find this kind of safety in doing yoga formally at a studio. You do an amazing job of what you do and I hope your approach never changes.

Katie C.