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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

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!

Deep Core Recovery after Childbirth, purple flowers in the background.

Deep Core Recovery after Childbirth

with Kris Lekin

In this 7-week pre-registered course you will learn key movements that will strengthen your core from the inside out. We’ll discuss how the muscles and connective tissue can be healed. You will also learn which movements to avoid and how to modify a yoga practice to help heal your core.

Beginners welcome.

Click to register for Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00pm  |  June 5 - July 17.

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:
   - Saturdays: 9:30am - 1:30pm
   - Sundays: 9:00am - 1:00pm
   - Wednesdays: 5:00 - 9:15pm
   - Fridays: 9:00am - 1:00pm
   - city wide postering of upcoming events to other local spots

kombucha making 101  with delicious kombucha jar in the background

Kombucha Making 101

with Leslie Stokman     June 10, 2018     2:30pm – 4:00pm

This workshop costs $30+hst to attend. Click here to register.

What’s delicious, healthy, fun to make, and a cross between a science experiment and a pet? KOMBUCHA! Learn the hows and whys of brewing kombucha at home, and have a chance to sample the product at each step of the brewing process, including several finished-product flavours. Yum!

intro to yoga with yellow daisies in background

Intro to Yoga

Next sessions:
Wednesdays, starting May 16 at 6:00pm [click here to register]
Mondays, starting June 4 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!

Intro Level 2

A continuation of our Intro to Yoga course for those who enjoy learning progressively from week to week. Deepen your understanding of the principles of alignment and build your repertoire of poses. Build your strength steadily, discover balance, and learn creative transitions between poses.

For students who have previously taken Intro to Yoga or have 2+ months of yoga experience.

Click to register for Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15pm | May 8 - June 19.
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 New Teachers Class

    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.

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 to register for Sunday, May 27, 2:30-3:30pm.
Or, click to register for Saturday, June 9, 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. 

Seeds of Intention yoga and nature retreat on May 25 to 27: take time to unplug and reconnect with yourself for a weekend at the beautiful Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre.

Seeds of Intention: a Yoga and Nature Retreat

with Monica Sheridan & Kristina Domsic

May 25-27, 2018, at Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre
$415+hst for the full retreat

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.

Read all the details and see pictures of the retreat centre on the retreat page of our website.

Stretch & Sit: Mindfulness Practices

with Amanda Ingall

This is an exploratory class offering gentle movement and mindful meditation practice to bring more awareness of the body. Both guided and independent meditation is included, working up to 20 minutes of silent meditation. Practice will conclude with a gentle restorative posture.

Beginners and those with an existing meditation practice are welcome.

Click to register for Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm  |  May 7 - June 25.

Prenatal Yoga is a 7 week course that offers a chance for pregnant folks to build community in the tri-cities area.

Prenatal Yoga

with Julie Zettel

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.

Call us to register for Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm  |  May 2 - June 13.

Parent & Peanut Yoga

with Julie Zettel

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.

Call us to register for Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45am  |  May 1 - June 12.

Yoga for Dynamic Aging

with Leena Miller Cressman

A progressive series of classes focusing on balance, strengthening for bone density (specifically hips), foot health and mobility, and deep core and pelvic floor strength and function. 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.

Call us to register for Thursdays, 9:30-10:45am  |  May 3 - June 14.

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, entering from the Joseph & Gaukel intersection. 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. 

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.