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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

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

Deluxe Restorative Yoga: a Day Retreat at QSY

with Nicole DeNoble + Natasha Allain     Saturday, February 29th     10:00am – 5:00pm

This Restorative Day Retreat will include:

  • a catered vegetarian lunch from The Working Centre,
  • long, luxurious restorative yoga practices, including a chakra-centred practice and a relaxing sound bath with crystal singing bowls, and,
  • tips and sequences for taking your restorative practice home and on the road to improve self-care and stress management.

The day retreat is open to everyone; no prior yoga experience required.
Click here to save your spot.

Students rest in a Constructive Rest pose towards the end of a vigorous yoga class. One of Waterloo's most well-known studios, Queen Street Yoga has been offering yoga and meditation courses for over 10 years.

Yoga for Mental Health Support

    March 2020 – 7-weeks

These classes focus on internal sensing, breath awareness, and reclaiming choice in your body, and is less about form or technique. Absolutely everything in the class is optional, and the practice is beginner-friendly.

Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
/ begins Tues, March 10 at 7:45pm
Bi-Weekly Yoga for Trauma Recovery
/ begins Wed, March 18 at 6:00pm

Sliding scale pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

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

    March 2020

New to yoga? This is the spot for you. Our Intro to Yoga courses are great for brand new beginners, those restarting their practice after a long break, and anyone new to practicing alignment-based yoga.

Bring a friend, we'll see you on the mat!

Mondays at 7:45pm / begins March 9
Tuesdays at 6:00pm / begins March 10
Saturdays at 10:00am
/ begins March 21

Click here to read more about what this course will offer over 7-weeks.

Intro to Yoga for Men

with Nicole DeNoble     Thurs, March 12 at 7:45pm     7-weeks

This Intro to Yoga course is specifically for men and male-identified people.

Learn fundamental poses and key principles of alignment to increase strength, balance, stamina, and flexibility. Extra emphasis will be placed on hamstring, quad, and shoulder mobility. Classes will build progressively from week to week to grow your skills and understanding. You will also learn to release tension and reduce stress with simple breath awareness and restorative yoga poses.

Register here!
Brand-new beginners welcome!

Teacher Training graduate and now core teacher Leslie teaches half moon pose to a yoga class in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Beyond Flexibility: Mobility for Yogis & Athletes

with Leslie Stokman     Thurs, March 12 at 6:00pm     7-weeks

Many of us come to yoga as a way to connect with our bodies, only to find that the poses can be extremely challenging if you’re at all inflexible. We all know that getting the “deepest expression” of a pose is not the point of yoga, but increasing your physical capacities is still a worthy goal towards living better as a human animal.

Take a journey towards greater physical freedom and ease in everyday life, sports, and yoga in this course that goes beyond mere flexibility. If you want to change how your body works, stretching isn’t going to cut it - and this is where mobility training comes in. Sessions will include some yoga flow, a little education, but will focus on targeted and precise joint mobilization work that will give you new experiences of strength and change your range of motion.

Register here!

pregnant yogi practicing triangle pose in bright and calm yoga studio.

Prenatal Yoga

with Julie Zettle     Wed, March 11 at 7:30pm     7-weeks

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.

Register here!
Beginners are welcome.

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.