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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

Body-Positivity is an important aspect of the Queen Street Yoga Community in Kitchener-Waterloo. Participate in a community where all bodies are celebrated.

Body-Positive Yoga

with Emma Dines

Join us in a space where all bodies are welcomed, accepted, and celebrated. In a culture where body-shaming and fat-phobia are rampant, Body Positivity is a reclamation of self, an attitude of care, and a practice of courage. Emma teaches from the perspective that all bodies are worthy of love, expression, and taking up space. Enjoy a practice that encourages self-care and will help you build strength inside and out.

This class is great for beginners or intermediate students.

Click to register for Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15pm | July 10 - Aug 15.

Trial Membership at QSY! Move, breathe, stretch and strengthen with us in one of our several weekly drop-in yoga classes. 30 days of unlimited drop-in yoga for $39.

Trial Membership at QSY

Trial Membership: $39 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
  • $10 off a 60-minute Massage with our RMTs (new clients only)
  • $39 off your first month of our Monthly-Unlimited Membership or $19 off our Monthly-5 Membership when you sign up during your Trial.

Purchase it here!

intro to yoga with yellow daisies in background

Intro to Yoga

Next sessions:
Thursdays for 6 wks, starting July 12 at 7:45pm
[click here to register]

Our 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. The focus is on standing poses and key principles of alignment to increase strength, balance, stamina, and flexibility.

Brand-new beginners welcome!

Get strong outdoors in this class taking place in Waterloo at Bluevale Collegiate!

Outdoor Strength & Yoga

with Kris Lekin

If you’ve ever felt intimidated by strength training, this fun outdoor class will leave you feeling strong, empowered, and informed. Kris will blend mindfulness, strength, mobility, and simple yoga in this inclusive outdoor class. After a brief warmup, we will do a low-impact circuit on the outdoor equipment, followed by some skill training that will help you improve your upper body strength. We will finish off with gentle stretching to cool down and leave feeling centered.

Click to register for Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm | July 10 - Aug 14.

Learn to meditate in the tri-cities area in this class focusing on mindfulness and gentle yoga.

Sunset Movement & Meditation

with Leslie Stokman

This course will be a unique opportunity to explore guided mindfulness meditation and movement in community. Sessions may include restorative poses, breathing exercises, walking meditation, movement explorations, and seated meditation.

This class is appropriate for those who are new to meditation and also those who are looking for inspiration to deepen an existing practice. Beginners welcome.

Click here to register for Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00pm | July 11 - Aug 15.

New Teachers Class at Queen Street yoga, a $5 hour long drop-in yoga class on Thursdays at 8pm. This class is taught by new teachers from our Teacher Training Program. Beginner's to yoga are welcome!

Thursdays at 8:00pm | $5 Basics taught by new teachers

    8:00pm – 9:00pm

We run 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training programs, and part of that training needs help from our community, our teacher trainees need folks to help them practice teaching!

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

$5 drop-in yoga class, no previous movement experience necessary.

Yoga in the Park

Join us this summer for free Yoga in the Park, sponsored by the City of Kitchener. Every Wednesday and Sunday in June, July & August (no class on July 1). 

Wednesday 12pm-12:50pm 
Sunday 6pm-6:50pm

Meet near the clocktower in Victoria Park, near the Joseph & Gaukel entrance. Bring a yoga mat or towel to practice on, or borrow a mat from us! This class is fun, beginner-friendly and open to all ages. In case of rain, classes will take place indoors at Queen Street Yoga. Check our homepage or Twitter (@queenstreetyoga) for change of location updates. 
Goat Yoga with a picture of a cute goat. Get your share of goat cuddles at this class held on a farm in Cambridge.

Goat Yoga! A Fundraiser for Growing Hope Farm

Get your fill of goat cuddles at this outdoor class. Goats are very social and love to climb! You might find a goat clambering up your back in downward facing dog. We are pairing up with Growing Hope Farm to offer this class at their farm location in central Cambridge. The farm will be donating proceeds from this class to Mennonite Central Committee.

These classes cost $30+hst to attend. Please register in advance and take note of the weather and cancellation policies (click links below). We will not be accepting registrations at the farm.

Click here to register for Saturday, July 14, 2:30-3:30pm.
Click here to register for Saturday, July 21, 2:30-3:30pm.

Interested in Family Goat Yoga? Check out Amma Yoga! They will be offering several Family Goat Yoga sessions throughout the summer. 

Work Trade recruitment at Queen Street Yoga. Green succulent patch background. At Queen Street yoga, we offer folks the opportunity to trade in their energy and skills for unlimited drop-in classes. Applications are emailed.

Recruiting Work Trades!

At Queen Street Yoga we offer students the opportunity to trade in their energy and skills for unlimited drop-in classes and studio perks. We look for friendly, hard-working, and enthusiastic individuals who would be proud to be a representative of our studio.

Fill out a Work Trade Application and email it to us, we will contact you for a meet and greet!

We are currently looking to add members these shifts:
   - Mondays: 5:00pm - 9:15 pm
   - Wednesdays: 5:00pm - 9:15pm
   - city wide postering of upcoming events to other local spots

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.