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Staying Safe, Staying Connected

Befriending Our Bodies and Minds Through Practice

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Wed October 21

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Sun October 25

Mon October 26

Tue October 27

Wed October 28

Upcoming courses & events

two yoga students enjoy a supported restorative yoga pose in a sunny yoga studio in downtown Kitchener.

Restorative Yoga for Body & Mind starts tomorrow!

with Leena Miller Cressmnan     Begins October 21     7:30 – 7-weeks

This course is for anyone looking for nourishing ways to dial down and relax and find some mental calm. Restorative yoga is a powerful healing tool that helps to reduce stress and support the body’s innate responses toward balance and health. As a very gentle form of yoga, restorative yoga integrates resting postures, breath techniques, and meditative relaxation. In restorative postures we use props such as bolsters and blankets to fully support the body in different resting positions. Beginners welcome!

Wednesdays at 7:30pm
In-Person
version $115+hst or
Virtual-Only version at the appropriate rate for your circumstances
Community Supporter $115+hst | Standard $85+hst | Unemployed / Low-Income $45+hst

There are two versions of our courses, one completely online and another alternating in person and virtual classes. You are welcome to join in-person courses up until the third week and virtual courses up until the fourth. All in person and livestream classes will be recorded. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com for more information.

BIPOC Yoga for Trauma Recovery starts Monday

with Nicole Brown Faulkner     Begins October 26     8:00pm – 7-weeks

This course is a BIPOC-exclusive space for individuals who are on a path to recovering from physical or emotional trauma. It aims to give participants tools to understand how trauma affects and is stored in the body and to learn to let it go through movement. The course teacher is a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) and Yoga Instructor, trained in Trauma Sensitive yoga by the Trauma Centre. Everything in this course is optional and beginner-friendly.

Mondays at 8pm
This course is offered with sliding-scale pricing. Please choose the appropriate rate for your circumstances: $115+hst | $85+hst | $45+hst | $0
Sign up for our In-Person or our Virtual-Only version

Sign up for the Group Therapy Add-On
This opt-in addition to the course structure includes four virtual group therapy sessions with other course participants. This add-on is also being offered with sliding scale pricing: $240+hst | $160+hst | $80+hst| $0

There are two versions of our courses, one completely online and another alternating in person and virtual classes. You are welcome to join in-person courses up until the third week and virtual courses up until the fourth. All in person and livestream classes will be recorded. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com for more information.

Let's keep talking

    October 26     7:30 – 8:45pm

We're committed to doing the work of unlearning white supremacist thinking and attitudes, and to continually grow towards becoming more and more anti-racist.

Register here

We're inviting community members to join us for a monthly anti-racist bookclub (it's free!). Get the details by joining our email list as we start discussing The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole. Let's keep each other accountable.

Learn TRE starts Monday

with Leslie Stokman     Begins October 26     5:30pm – 7 weeks

TRE can help reduce stress and body tension, creating more ease and resilience in our physical, mental, and emotional lives. In this course, you will learn the technique of TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercise) and get to know your body’s very own tremor mechanism. The course will focus on both developing these self-induced and therapeutic tremors, but also on self-regulation: sensing how much is enough, and how to slow things down while remaining present to your experience.

Mondays at 5:30pm
Sign up here

There is only one version of this course, alternating 90 minute in-person sessions with pre-recorded content each week. You are welcome to join up until the third week. All in person classes will be recorded. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com for more information.

Students roll out the bottoms of their feet with massage balls! Massage balls, like the Acuball and Yoga Tune Up Balls, are a great way to wake up your feet before a yoga class at Queen Street Yoga in Downtown Kitchener.

There's still time!

The pandemic gave us one good thing **class recordings** This means you can easily snag a spot in any of our recently started courses without skipping a beat! Recordings are yours to keep for an entire year

Beyond Flexibility / Mondays at 5:30pm with Leslie, began Oct 5
Deep Core Recovery / Tuesdays at 8pm with Kris, began Oct 6
Yoga for Round Bodies / Tuesdays at 6pm with Carol, began Oct 13

There are two versions of our courses, one completely online and another alternating in person and virtual classes. You are welcome to join in-person courses up until the third week and virtual courses up until the fourth, as all classes have been recorded. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com for more information.

Testimonials

We can’t thank QSY enough for what you are doing to provide a sense of certainty in these extremely uncertain times. Your Virtual Yoga Classes have provided us with a continued connection to our community when we need it the most. In the few weeks you have offered Virtual Yoga Classes, you have excelled in providing knowledgeable, hands-on, friendly instruction to all of us. Your professionalism is unparalleled. Thanks to each and every one of you for doing such a good job of keeping us healthy, both in body and mind.

Paul & Paulette Lackenbauer

Thank you for last evening’s prenatal yoga class. The audio and video were great, it really did feel very close to being in a real class. Settling into class last night reminded me that I have been missing my old normal without really realizing it. So thank you for bringing some normalcy (and nurturing) into our homes during these uncertain times, it just felt really good and comforting. Keep well and I’ll look forward to seeing you!

Sam

Right now we are all stressed, fragile, as Covid leaves a devastating swath of human suffering in its wake. We need places of healing like never before, and for me and I believe many others, Queen Street Yoga is that place.

Gordon Renwick

I am so grateful that I am still able to practise yoga with the instructors that I know and trust. It helps me to feel grounded, keeps me in the moment, and takes my thoughts away from the turmoil around us. Though I miss the sounds of the creaky wooden floors and the sun coming through the window and into my eyes, nonetheless, this is a marvellous stop gap measure.

Norma

I did my first online class with Leslie. It was so wonderful! Like not just “this is nice while in a pandemic” but “this is just so nice, period." The essence of QSY was still 100% there. A lovely chat afterwards and the tech worked seamlessly.

Mike Morrice

I have thoroughly enjoyed my virtual classes. I decide how my day is going and sign up for the evening class that matches my energy level. I have a drop in pass and am thrilled that it can be applied to any of the class offered! I have been able to participate in a larger variety of classes.

Anne Marie Snider

At first I was opposed to the virtualization of yoga classes, as my rigid view— "computer screens should never belong in any yoga practice" dominated. Although I still believe this to some degree, I surprisingly discovered a lot value in virtual rest and renew. Especially for the days when I’m too exhausted to execute a personal practice, not having to commute for the wholehearted presence of a livestream teacher really helps. It felt sweetly luxurious to be guided through a gentle evening practice in my own nest and PJs, breathing with my personally paced metronome, extending savanasa, and then playing a yoga nidra guide before crawling into bed for the best. sleep. ever. There is no pulling out of that calm reverie to worry about bussing home late at night. I can just keep drifting deeper and deeper into rest and this is seriously awesome.

Kimberley

The instructor from Queen Street Yoga was exactly the balm that our team needed during this crazy time. She led our staff through an easy-to-follow yoga class that was perfect for participants of all levels of experience and she made us laugh at the same time. We would recommend a virtual session (or two or three!) from a QSY instructor to any teams making the shift to working from home.

Katie Overmonds, OhmConnect