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A haven of sunshine and wide open space in downtown Kitchener

Befriending Our Bodies and Minds

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Seeds of Intention: Yoga and Nature Retreat

with Monica Sheridan & Kristina Domsic     May 24, 2019     12:00pm

Take time to unplug and reconnect with yourself and nature for a weekend at the beautiful Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre.

Slow down and cultivate the inner space you need to better meet the challenges of everyday life. Explore a mindful connection to nature through the practices of yoga, meditation, and forest therapy. You’ll leave the retreat with a variety of nourishing self-care practices to bring into your daily life.

Click here to read more about this incredible retreat.
This retreat sold out last year, save your spot today!

Yoga for Beginners


These courses are the perfect starting point for folks who are brand new to yoga.
Begin your movement journey with us this Spring.

Intro to Yoga

Wednesdays at 6:00pm, begins May 8th
Mondays at 7:45pm, begins June 3rd

Intro Level 2
     (the next step!)
Tuesdays at 6:00pm, begins May 7th

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Pre/Post Natal Yoga Courses


Take time to move, breathe and rest in one of these amazing yoga courses.

Prenatal Yoga
Wednesdays at 7:30pm, begins May 8th

Parent & Peanut Yoga   (bring your baby!)
Tuesdays at 9:30am, begins May 7th

Deep Core Recovery after Childbirth
Tuesdays at 8:00pm, begins May 7th

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.

Stretch & Sit: Mindfulness Practices

with Amanda Ingall     May 6, 2019     6:00pm – 7:00pm

In this 7-week yoga and meditation course, gentle movement will be followed by the opportunity for stillness, including both guided and independent meditation. We will work up to 20 minutes of silent meditation with each practice concluding with a gentle restorative posture.

Beginners and those with an existing meditation practice are welcome.
Register here.

Chair Yoga at the Causerie

with Sara Faulhaufer     May 6, 2019     6:00pm – 7:00pm

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or using the chair for support while standing up. Learn yoga poses that work for your body in a playful and mindful atmosphere. Chair Yoga encourages self-care and will help you build strength inside and out.

*This course is taking place offsite at The Causerie: located in a large gray building on Victoria Street South, between ArtHaus 150 and Taste of Seoul.
Register here!

Students hang out after class at Queen Street Yoga, laughing and chatting with each other. Queen Street Yoga is a community hub, a great place to meet friends, hit the Kitchener market after our Saturday morning class, and contribute to a thriving local economy.

200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Info Session

with Leena Miller Cressman + Emma Dines     April 25, 2019     7:30pm

Free information session for anyone interested in taking part in our 200-hr YTT beginning in October 2019.

This session will take part after our 6:00pm Basics yoga class. Any folks attending the info session may join the Basics class for free! Send us an email to let us know you're attending so we can keep a cup-count for tea.

Click here to read more about our dynamic YTT program. 


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.


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.


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!


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.