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A haven of sunshine and wide open space in downtown Kitchener

Befriending Our Bodies and Minds

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Upcoming courses & events

Summer Solstice Chakra Renewal

with Amanda Ingall     June 21, 2019     7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Summer Solstice sees the sun coming to full strength, with the longest day of sunlight. It is a time to refocus goals and celebrate our achievements. This workshop will progress through the seven chakras, clearing and recharging each chakra through yoga postures and sound, and ending with the beautiful sound of crystal bowls. Come and let yourself shine!

All levels of experience are welcome!
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Studio Director Leena demonstrates a key action in Trikonasana pose in a full yoga class. Our teaching includes thoughtful demonstrations of key principles and poses, helping students learn about their bodies through the practice of yoga.

Yoga for Beginners

    6-weeks
During our Intro to Yoga course, you'll be introduced to basic yoga shapes and transitions, breath awareness practices, and ideas of how to bring this into your daily life. Register here.

Our Intro Level 2 course could be your next step if you wish to add more strength and mobility exercises into your yoga practice. Register here.

Click here to see which of our 20+ weekly drop-in classes are beginner friendly.
three yogis in a high lunge posture in a sun-light room of a yoga studio.

Yoga for Round Bodies

with Emma Dines     July 9, 2019     6-weeks

This course will offer clear and thoughtful modifications of poses for students with round bodies, to make more of the poses and sequences of yoga accessible and doable.

Great for beginners and intermediate students, this course is aimed at creating a comfortable environment in which to build strength, flexibility, and balance, specifically with the round body in mind. This class is not about weight loss, but about honouring our bodies and creating an environment where all bodies can do all poses.

Register here.

three yogis, 3 different hip mobility yoga postures in a sunny yoga studio.

Deep Relaxation: Stretching & Restorative Yoga

with Nicole DeNoble     July 9, 2019     6-weeks

Explore the relationship between movement and stillness in this beginner-friendly course. Each session will begin with accessible, feel-good stretches and yoga postures to enable you to rest more deeply into restorative yoga poses. We'll use cushion-y props (like blankets and bolsters) to support long, restful holds. You'll leave feeling soft, rested, and nurtured.

No prior yoga experience necessary.
Register here.

Teacher Carin gives a student a simple assist in revolved lunge pose

200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Info Session

with Leena Miller-Cressman + Emma Dines     July 11, 2019     7:30pm


Our next round of YTT begins October 2019!

Join us for an information session about this incredible 10-month program at our information session on Thursday, July 11th - right after Emma's 6pm Basics class. Let us know you're planning to attend and you'll be able to take Emma's class for FREE.

Click here to read more about this 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Yoga in Victoria Park. group of yogis laying on the grass in a yoga posture.

Yoga in the Park

    June - August

Need summer plans? Join us for FREE YOGA IN THE PARK!

Meet us by the clock tower in Victoria Park every Monday at 5:15pm and Wednesday at 12:00pm until the end of August. Bring a yoga mat or towel to practice on and a water bottle and get ready to move through a beginner-friendly sequence with your community under the trees.

All folks are welcome, doggos too. Check the announcements above if we're bringing the class indoors due to bad weather.

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.