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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

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Handstand Jam!

with Jen Horsepool     September 27, 2019     7:30pm – 9:00pm

Handstands are more fun with friends.

Come explore the world of being upside-down in community. Learn skills and drills to build strength for your handstand, wherever you’re at. Share tips and tricks and help each other with partner work. Excellent for those with a current handstand practice and for adventurous students curious about inversions.

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Legacy: The Sacred Journey to Elderhood

with Amanda Ingall     6-month program

Do you long to join in a deeper conversation about becoming older?
Do you sense there is another stage of life that no one is talking about?
Do you want to create a life that gets better with age?

If you have answered Yes, then our Legacy Program may be able to offer what you're searching for. This an incredible 6-month journey for women 50+ (and women-identified folks) and includes monthly retreats and weekly gatherings.

Early bird ends on the 22nd  - click here to save your spot!

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Dynamic Aging: A Retreat in the City

with Stephen Filipowicz     September 21, 2019     9:00am – 4:00pm

A fun and mindful day to learn about honing your balance, building strength for bone density, and improving functional movements like getting up and down from the floor, carrying things, walking, and climbing stairs.

The morning session will be focused on techniques and exercises for foot, ankle, and hip strength. You'll apply this learning to find more ease on stairs, to improve your balance, and to walking mindfully outdoors. In the afternoon you'll work on hip and shoulder mobility, discuss smart footwear considerations, and end the day with a rejuvenating Gentle Pilates practice that will leave you feeling "at home" in your body.

Register here; a catered lunch is included!

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.

Reiki Restorative - Fall Equinox

with Nicole DeNoble + Natasha Allain     September 22, 2019     7:30pm – 9:00pm

Ease into fall with a luxurious class that will combine restorative yoga with reiki therapy. Reiki is an energetic healing modality that encourages a state of balance, harmony, and self-healing. Nicole will lead the class through a slow and nourishing practice of gentle and supported resting poses, while Natasha will give short reiki treatments to each individual. Experience the deep stillness and relaxation that arises from the combination of these two practices.

No yoga experience necessary; beginners welcome.
Register your spot here.

looking out a large, sunny window at Harmony Dawn in the practice room. Several tarot cards lay on the floor with flowers.

Building Fires Retreat

with Leslie Stokman + Chris Bourke     October 25-27 – at Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre

Grounding the Nervous System Through Yoga, Breathwork & TRE

Gather together for a weekend of grounding movement, restful sleeps, nature walks, and reflection. Explore equanimity and refuge within yourself, and solidarity in community.  Connect to a deep experience of restoration, and discover ways to integrate these practices into your daily life.

Register here!
More information about the weekend.

Pre-Registered Courses with extra space!

Deep Core Recovery after Childbirth - Tuesdays at 8:00pm
Regain inner core stability and knowledge of your soft tissue strength.

Yoga for Runners & Athletes - Wednesdays at 6:00pm
A strong, beginner-friendly yoga practice for athletes of all styles.

Pilates for Stronger Bones - Thursdays at 6:30pm
*NEW* course to help you hone your balance, build strength and bone density, and improve posture.

Give us a call, you can make up the missed session in a drop-in yoga class.

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.