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Welcome to QSY!

A haven of sunshine and wide open space in downtown Kitchener

Befriending Our Bodies and Minds

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Upcoming courses & events

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***** Bonus 5! *****


Did you hear?!

Sign up for any of our fall yoga and meditation courses by August 31, and you will receive a Bonus 5 Classes* to come to drop-in classes.

We are bringing back studio-favourites and brand new offerings - have a look!

*use these up before they expire on Sept 30, 2019.

3 yogis standing in a side-bend in a sunny yoga room.

Peace In, Peace Out: Empowering Breathwork

with Marg Hull     August 18, 2019     2:00pm – 4:30pm

The workshop will explore pranayama (breath techniques) and gentle postures from the yoga tradition, capacity-building breaths from vocal technique, as well as chanting and toning as tools for consciousness-raising and connecting with others. Explore the connections of your breath, voice, body, and mind. Drawing on her experiences as a singer, voice coach, and yoga teacher, Marg will share centering and empowering breathing tools.

Click here to register for this NEW workshop!

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.

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!

Mondays at 7:45pm - begins on September 9
Tuesdays at 6:00pm - begins on September 17
Saturdays at 10:00am - begins on October 19
Sundays at 7:30pm - begins on October 20

Yoga and Mental Health

    7-weeks

Yoga for Trauma Recovery - begins Monday, September 9 at 7:45pm
This unique class is for anyone who is on a path to recovering from physical or emotional trauma.

Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
- begins Thursday, October 3 at 7:45pm
This course aims to help you deepen your mind/body connection through gentle movement.

*we offer sliding-scale prices for all of our yoga and meditation courses, contact us for more information.

Meditation teacher Amanda Ingall plays a singing bowl to her meditation class at Queen Street Yoga in Kitchener-Waterloo. Mindfulness meditation is popular at our studio, and elements of mindfulness practice can be found in our regular yoga classes as well as our meditation courses.

Meditation and Yoga

    7-weeks

Both folks new to the art of meditation and those who are experienced-sitters are welcome.

Meditation for Busy Minds
- begins Monday September 9 at 7:45pm
Ease into the practices of meditation and learn ways to calm and centre yourself, even in the midst of busy, stressful life.

Deep Relaxation - begins Tuesday September 17 at 7:45pm
Stretching and restorative yoga, explore the relationship between movement and stillness.

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.

Early bird! - $390+hst before September 8
More information about the weekend.

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.