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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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Upcoming courses & events

Mind-Body Treatment - book today!

with Amanda Ingall

Book a Mind-Body Treatment and receive a FREE 30 minute Chakra Balancing Session!

Amanda's individualized Mind-Body Healing sessions blend her many years of training including Medical Intuitive, Craniosacral Therapy, Tibetan Acupressure, Chakra Therapy, Polarities Energy Balancing, and Touch for Health. Her well-honed skills and intuitive touch will help you unwind tension patterns in your body, while helping your mind and spirit deeply rest and reset.

Click here to book your wellness appointment.

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.

Resilient Rest: Deluxe Restorative Yoga

with Leslie Stokman     March 19, 2019     7:45pm – 9:00pm

Practice ultra-comfy restorative yoga postures that can reset or shift your body's ability to handle stress, and learn how to build a resilient nervous system. This 7-week course may be particularly useful for anyone who feels "stressed," whether that looks like trouble sleeping, feeling frazzled, overwhelmed, or exhausted.

No prior yoga experience necessary.
Click here to register.

Studio Director Emma teaches Dhanurasana, Bow Pose, at Queen Street Yoga in Kitchener. Our approach to yoga focuses on functional strength, incorporating strength training into our classes, to create a balanced movement practice.

Intro Level 2

with Nicole DeNoble     March 20, 2019     6:00pm – 7:15pm

This 7-week course is a continuation of our Intro to Yoga course for those who enjoy learning progressively from week to week. Deepen your understanding of the principles of alignment and build your repertoire of poses.

For students who have previously taken Intro to Yoga or have 2+ months of yoga experience.

Register here.

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.

Intro to Mindfulness

with Amanda Ingall     March 25, 2019     7:45pm – 8:45pm

Join with others in the community and learn classic seated mindfulness meditation as well as gentle yoga poses and other mindful movement practices. In this course you will be guided through the basics of meditation from posture through to presence.

Meditation is a way for you to cultivate the qualities of heart and mind that will allow you to become more present to your life by developing a more accepting attitude to your ongoing experience.

Beginner and more experienced meditators are welcome.
Register here.

Yoga for Runners & Athletes

with Nicole DeNoble     March 28, 2019     6:00pm – 7:00pm

Yoga is an incredible counter-practice to strong athletic activities. It can help you develop mobility and rebalance your strength, it can also help you increase your mental focus, as well as develop the core and joint strength necessary for injury prevention.

This course will give you several 20-minute post-run/post-workout yoga sequences that you can do after or between training sessions.

Yoga for Runners & Athletes is a spring-time studio favourite, register today!

collection of yoga students in handstand, colourful mats

Branch Out: Explore Complex Poses

with Carin Lowerison     April 4, 2019     7:45pm – 9:00pm

Get in touch with your inner nerd and your inner athlete. We will break down complex poses into their component parts to better understand them.

Come ready to shift your practice, to try new things, and to laugh and learn together.

This course is for intermediate students with a strong understanding of their own practice. Not suitable for beginners.

Studio favourite, sells out FAST! Register here.

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.