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Staying Safe, Staying Connected

Befriending Our Bodies and Minds Through Practice

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Sat September 26

Sun September 27

Mon September 28

Tue September 29

Wed September 30

Thu October 1

Fri October 2

Sat October 3

Upcoming courses & events

a line up of yoga mats and props are set up in a sunny yoga studio in downtown Kitchener.

THREE MORE SPOTS! Exhale into Fall with Equinox Rest & Renew tonight

with Lenna Miller Cressman     September 25     7:30 – 9pm

An extra long and luxurious restorative yoga class to help you ease into the fall season. Restorative yoga uses cushiony props (like blankets and bolsters) to support your body in comfortable poses, helping relax your body and calm your nervous system. Beginners welcome!

We've had three last minute spots open up! Claim one here.
OR
Sign up for Candlelit R&R *just added* October 16 7:30pm with Leslie

Our In-Person classes follow strict physical distancing and cleaning protocols. We have a very large, well-ventilated room, and we are limiting class sizes to provide more than 2 metres between each mat. For this special event, all props will be carefully cleaned and quarantined before and after the class.

Two yoga students rest in a supported yoga pose with the use of several yoga props in a sunny yoga studio in downtown Kitchener.

Yoga & Self-Care for Mental Health starts Tuesday

with Marg Hull     September 29 – 7-weeks

Using simple yoga postures, breath awareness, meditation, and mindfulness, this course aims to help you deepen your mind/body connection. You may discover techniques that help manage mental/emotional patterns and increase groundedness, calmness, and emotional well-being. Our classes are intended to be a complement to, but not a replacement for, professional mental health support. Beginners welcome!

Tuesdays 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.

Get your tremor on!

with Leslie Stokman     October 2     7:30 – 9pm

TRE Group Shake

Tremoring in a group can offer a greater sense of connection with others, helping to ground your process in the social engagement branch of your nervous system. Come out to refresh your knowledge of the exercises, to receive guidance and space held by a Certified TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises) Provider, and to enjoy hearing from others how they experience TRE. This workshop is appropriate if you previously learned TRE by yourself or with a provider one-on-one or in a group.

Space is limited. Sign up now!

Our In-Person classes follow strict physical distancing and cleaning protocols. We have a very large, well-ventilated room, and we are limiting class sizes to provide more than 2 metres between each mat. For this special event, all props will be carefully cleaned and quarantined before and after the class.


Join the conversation this Monday

    September 28     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 finish up discussing White Fragility.
Let's keep each other accountable.

Prenatal Yoga has started

with Julie Zettel     Began Sept 16 – 7-week course

Prenatal yoga will leave you feeling strong, relaxed, and more connected to yourself and your baby. Be supported by a community as you learn ways to prepare your body and mind for birth. Through breathing techniques and active and resting yoga poses, you will feel more empowered and comfortable in your pregnant body. Beginners welcome!

Wednesdays at 7:30pm

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 on how to join late!

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