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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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Beginner-friendly
Beginner-friendly
Substitute teacher

Upcoming courses & events

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Gift Card Deal!

Not sure what the yogi in your life needs for their practice?
Wondering if they'd rather a mediation cushion or QSY tote?
Contemplating if they'd prefer exploring a 7-week yoga course or specialty workshop?

One of our favourite gifting ideas: LET THEM CHOOSE THEIR OWN ADVENTURE!

Spend $40 to get a $50 gift card or spend $75 to get a $100 gift card.

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HOLIDAY PROP SALE

    December 25, 2018

***** On now until December 25 *****

15% off all retail items including yoga mats, bolsters, massage balls, beeswax candles and more! Plus, we have lots of great stocking stuffers like straps, yoga books and toe spreaders.

Not sure what the yogi in your life might need? Read up on QSY's prop offerings on our blog!
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Candlelit Restorative Yoga

    7:30pm – 9:00pm

An extra long and luxurious restorative yoga class by candlelight to help you transition into the New Year with ease. 

Choose the night that works best for you from these three dates:
Friday, December 21 - 7:30pm-9:00pm <---Sold out! Contact us to be added to wait list.
Monday, December 31 - 7:30pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, January 1 - 7:30pm-9:00pm


$20+hst - Register here.

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Revel: Near Year's Eve Yoga

with Leslie Stokman     December 31, 2018     10:00am – 12:00pm

Come celebrate the past year and set powerful intentions for the year ahead in this special all-levels yoga flow class. We will embody our intentions as we deepen our experience of familiar poses, experiment with unusual new poses, and play with fun transitions.

All folks are welcome, beginner's to yoga too!

Register here!

New Year's Eve Chakra Renewal

with Amanda Ingall     December 31, 2018     2:00pm – 4:00pm

This workshop will progress through the seven chakras, clearing and recharging each chakra through yoga postures and sound. Experience guided meditation to help you feel refreshed for the New Year.

All levels of experience are welcome.
Register here!

Trial Membership at QSY! Move, breathe, stretch, and strengthen with us in one of over 20 weekly drop-in yoga classes. 30 days of unlimited yoga for $45.

Trial Membership at QSY

Trial Membership: $45 for 30 days of unlimited drop-in yoga classes PLUS lots of perks:

  • Over 20 drop-in classes to choose from each week for all levels, including both challenging and beginner-friendly options
  • 2 guest passes to bring friends who have never been to our studio
  • $10 off a yoga mat purchase
  • $20 off a 60-minute Massage with our RMTs (new clients only)
  • $40 off your first month of our Monthly-Unlimited Membership or $20 off our Monthly-5 Membership when you sign up during your Trial.

Purchase it here!

Students of all shapes and sizes practice Warrior 2 in a class at Queen Street Yoga.

Sundays at 6:00pm | $5 Basics

    6:00pm – 7:00pm

Interested in gently easing into yoga? This is the class for you. Bring a friend!

Taught by recent graduates from our 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training program. Bring $5 cash or use your current yoga pass/membership. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Intro to Yoga | 7-week course

    7-weeks

Our 7-week pre-registered 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. Classes also incorporate breathing techniques and restorative poses to release tension and reduce stress.

Jan 8 - Feb 19   |   Tuesdays at 6:00pm
Jan 14 - Mar 4   |   Mondays at 7:45pm
Jan 27 - Mar 17   |   Sundays at 7:30pm
Feb 7 - Mar 21   |   Thursdays at 7:45pm
Feb 23 - Apr 6   |   Saturdays at 10:00am


Click here to register!

Yoga for Anxiety & Depression

with Marg Hull     January 16, 2019     6:00pm – 7:15pm

Using simple yoga postures, breath awareness, meditation, and mindfulness, this 7-week course aims to help you deepen your mind/body connection. The act of releasing physical tension and moving your body in new ways can help you move through stuck emotions, create new mental patterns, and bring new awareness into your life.

Each week the class will gradually build upon a set of basic yoga postures, appropriate for all levels and abilities. Bring a notebook and something to write with!

Beginners welcome!
Register here.

Our classes are intended to be a complement to, but not a replacement for, professional mental health support.

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Yoga for Trauma Recovery

with Nicole Brown Faulknor, Registered Psychotherapist     January 14, 2019     7:45pm – 9:00pm

This unique class is for anyone who is on a path to recovering from physical or emotional trauma. The class aims to give participants tools understand how trauma affects the body, to let go of embodied trauma (trauma stored in the body) through movement.

Yoga for Trauma Recovery consists of very gentle movements, simple postures, and breath awareness. These elements of traditional hatha yoga are modified to build a trauma survivor’s sense of empowerment and cultivate a more positive relationship to one's body. The class focuses on internal sensing 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.

Open to beginners. Click here to read more about Nicole.
Register here.

Yoga for Dynamic Aging | 7-week course

with Emma Dines     February 7, 2019     9:30am – 10:45am

A progressive series of classes to help you hone your balance, build strength, and gain flexibility. We will focus on foot health, building strength for bone density (specifically hips), core and pelvic floor strength, and improving functional movements like getting up and down from the floor, climbing stairs, carrying things, and walking.

We are all aging every day, so all ages are welcome!All levels and abilities welcome. Please note our studio is on the 3rd floor without an elevator. We apologize for this barrier to accessibility.

Beginner's to yoga are welcome!
Click here to register!

Meditation for Busy Minds | 7-week course

with Amanda Ingall     January 14, 2019     7:45pm – 8:45pm

Learn a variety of techniques to help you ease into meditation and gradually calm and centre your mind. This course will include gentle movement and stretching, meditations using sound and music, and other approaches to help to prepare your body and mind to experience the benefits of meditation.

The benefits of meditation and mindfulness are vast and include: increased happiness and decreased stress, increased vitality in cardiac and immune systems, improved concentration and focus, and emotional development. 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.
Click here to register!

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Self-Care for the Heart & Mind | 7-week course

with Amanda Ingall     February 4, 2019     6:00pm – 7:00pm

Using mindfulness practices and guided meditation, this class will help you establish a heart-centered approach to life. Learn different ways of relating to perfectionism, cultivating self-compassion, and reducing stress, and find new perspective on the challenges in your life.

Beginners and more experienced meditators are all welcome.
Click here to register!

Prenatal Yoga | 7-week course

with Julie Zettel     January 16, 2019     7:30pm – 8:45pm

Prenatal yoga will leave you feeling strong, relaxed, and more connected to yourself and your baby. Julie’s gift is creating a supportive community to help you prepare your body and mind for birth, and learn to relieve discomfort and build strength with yoga.

Beginners welcome.
Click here to register!

Deep Core Recovery after Childbirth

with Kris Letkin     January 15, 2019     8:00pm – 9:00pm

Whether you’re pregnant, recently gave birth, or have had a baby in the last decade, maintaining and regaining core strength can be a challenge. Functional core recovery is not about having six-pack abs, but being able to move with ease and properly support the spine and internal organs.

In this 7-week pre-registered course you will learn key movements that will strengthen your core from the inside out, leading to a stronger, more stable middle. You will also learn which movements to avoid and how to modify a yoga practice to help heal your core.

Beginners welcome.
Click here to register!

Parent & Peanut Yoga | 7-week course

with Julie Zettel     January 15, 2019     9:30am – 10:45am

Come practice yoga with your baby in a supportive environment. This is a 7-week, pre-registered course for parents/caretakers and their babies. A great way to get out of the house with your little one and enjoy some gentle exercise to take care of your body and connect with your baby.

Beginners welcome.
Click here to register!

Building a Home Practice | Workshop

with Emma Dines     January 20, 2019     1:30pm – 4:00pm

Whether practicing at home is something you've wanted to add to your life but you just don't know where to start, or you have a home practice and you want tools to go deeper, this workshop will be useful and inspiring.

Join us for a discussion on:
- Setting strong intentions and finding motivation to practice
- Overcoming obstacles to practicing
- Setting up physical practice space
- Tools for practice
- Sequencing of postures and key principles of alignment

You'll leave empowered and equipped to start a home practice that challenges, supports, and nurtures you through thick and thin.

Click here to register! Beginner's are welcome.

Care for Caregivers: Restorative Yoga and Resilience Building

with Christopher Bourke     January 27, 2019     2:00pm – 4:00pm

A workshop for individuals who provide care to others, including family members, first responders, healthcare practitioners, social workers, and others in helping roles.

Learn ways to thrive in the challenges and stresses of providing support, and experience a space to slow down, reflect, and build greater mastery in juggling what you're called to do. This workshop will combine restorative yoga with concrete tools and techniques to be a present & effective support to yourself and others.

Beginners are welcome. Click here to read more about Chris.
Click here to register.

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Yoga, Wine & Chocolate

with Emma Dines & Sommelier Jennifer Selvig     February 9, 2019     7:30pm – 9:30pm

Led by Emma Dines and Sommelier Jennifer Selvig.

Yoga, wine, and feelin’ fine! Enjoy an evening of yoga combined with masterful wine and chocolate pairings. A gentle restorative yoga class will prepare you to savour three fine Ontario wines, and the artisanal chocolate will make your savasana sweeter than ever.
Self-care never tasted so good.

Beginners welcome!
Must be 19+ to attend. Click here to register!

Valentine's Partner Yoga

with Monica Sheridan & Andy Chan     February 16, 2019     7:30pm – 9:30pm

A creative way to connect with your sweetie and have double the fun in your yoga practice. We will do light-hearted poses redesigned for two and help each other experience deeper stretch and strength.

No prior yoga experience necessary; beginners welcome!
Click here to register - only one name needed, (price is per pair).

Where to park by QSY

2 hours of FREE street parking is available on King Street and on Joseph Street.

Green P surface parking lots
- Monday - Friday: FREE after 5:00pm
- Monday - Saturday: 8:00am-5:00pm $2.25/hr
- Sunday - FREE

Charles & Benton parking garage
- Monday - Saturday: First 2 hours $3.20
- Sunday: FREE

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.