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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

Teacher Carin gives a student a simple assist in revolved lunge pose

Friends & Family Week - BRING A GUEST

Mark your calendar  * TUESDAY FEB 12 - MONDAY FEB 18, 2019 *

Do you have a yoga class-pass, a trial membership, or a monthly-membership?
For this week only, you can bring a guest FOR FREE to any drop-in yoga practice!

We have 20+ weekly drop-in classes ranging from beginner-friendly to strong and complex Want to bring your friend more than once? That's a-okay with us!
Click here
to read more.


(Insider tip! Don’t know a passholder? Buy a single class and you can bring a friend.)

Valentine's Partner Yoga

with Monica Sheridan & Andy Chan     February 16, 2019     7:30pm – 9:30pm
This is a studio favourite workshop and it sells out almost every year. You can bring your sweetie, your parent, best-bud or sibling. We'll move through a silly and warming yoga flow that redesigns common yoga postures into shapes built for two!


Don't wait! Save your spot today!
The price is per pair, register here under one name.

yoga, wine and chocolate. background full of crumbled chocolate bark

Yoga, Wine & Chocolate

with Emma Dines & Sommelier Jennifer Selvig     February 23, 2019     7:30pm – 9:30pm

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.

This event was previously scheduled for February 9th, it's since been changed to Saturday, February 23rd.

Must be 19+ to attend.
Register here.

Studio Director Leena demonstrates a key action in Trikonasana pose in a full yoga class. Our teaching includes thoughtful demonstrations of key principles and poses, helping students learn about their bodies through the practice of yoga.

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.

Feb 23 - Apr 6   |   Saturdays at 10:00am

Mar 5 - Apr 16   |   Tuesdays at 6:00pm

Click here to register!

pregnant yogi practicing triangle pose in bright and calm yoga studio.

Upcoming Pre/Post Natal Yoga Courses

with Julie Zettel and Kris Letkin

Come practice yoga in a supportive environment and learn exercises to address and heal common core challenges after childbirth. These 7-week, pre-registered courses a great way to enjoy some gentle exercise to take care of your body and reconnect with yourself.

Strong Mamas: Reclaim Your Core
Tuesdays at 8:00pm | Mar 5 - Apr 16
Prenatal Yoga
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Wednesdays at 7:30pm | Mar 13 - Apr 24
Parent & Peanut Yoga
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Tuesdays at 9:30am | Mar 19 - Apr 30

All of these courses are beginner-friendly, register today!

Yoga for Trauma Recovery

with Nicole Brown Faulknor, Registered Psychotherapist     March 18, 2019     7:45pm – 8:45pm
This unique 7-week course 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 is a group movement class. While this yoga class is taught by a Registered Psychotherapist, it is not group therapy and classes do not include group discussion and are not intended as a replacement for mental health counseling.

Click here to read more about Nicole
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Click here to register
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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.