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Welcome to QSY!

A haven of sunshine and wide open space in downtown Kitchener

Befriending Our Bodies and Minds

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Upcoming courses & events

a group of yogis in a yoga practice in crow posture.

Yoga in the Dark: Fundraiser for the CNIB

with Leslie Stokman     November 23, 2019     7:30pm – 9:00pm

Ever tried yoga with a blindfold on?

This unique event is meant to temporarily simulate what yoga is like for those affected by vision loss. All proceeds will support CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) programs and services that address the social and emotional needs of people living with sight loss. You'll hear a CNIB client share their personal story with vision loss, then be guided through a blindfolded class by QSY teacher Leslie.

Register here.
Beginners welcome.

candlelit restorative yoga, orange candles burning in the background.

Holiday Candlelit Rest & Renew

    7:30pm – 9:00pm

We recognize that late-December can be a bit wild for scheduling, so we chosen to offer FIVE assorted dates for our Holiday Candlelit R&R workshops.

In this class light by candlelight, you'll enjoy an extra long, luxurious, and supportive restorative yoga class to help you take a break from the busyness of the season.

Click here to choose the date that works for you.
Beginner-friendly, studio favourite class - save your spot today!

New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2019

It's the end of 2019, and we're leaning into 2020!
Celebrate the new year and move your body with us.

Revel: Special NYE Class  - 10:00am - 12:00pm
NYE Chakra Renewal  - 2:00 - 4:00pm
Candlelit Restorative - 7:30 - 9:00pm

All of these super special workshops are beginner-friendly. See you on the mat.

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.

Loving-Kindness & Mindfulness: A Day Retreat

with Amanda Ingall     January 18, 2020     10:00am – 4:00pm

Settle into 2020 with a day of quiet, relaxation, and gentle movement.

Ground yourself in the heart-centered approaches of Metta (loving-kindness meditation) and Trataka (Gazing Meditation, which creates a sense of bliss). The day will include beginner-friendly meditation and yoga, walking meditation, a nutritious catered lunch, and restorative yoga. These practices can help you work with perfectionism, cultivate self-compassion, reduce stress, and move into the year with clarity and love.

Click here to register.
Beginners welcome!

QSY 2019 Holiday Tshirt Design - jade tree style tarot card in black and white.

QSY SWAG

    Last chance to order is Mon, December 2nd!
Show your QSY Love and spread the word of the friendliest yoga studio in town.

Our 75+ year old Jade, known to many as Mama Jade, is the star of the show this year.

Order your shirt today!
Last day is Mon, Dec 2nd - we will NOT be ordering extras.

We have styles/sizes available to try on to get an idea of what fits best.
Ask our amazing staff at the front desk, and don't forget your order form!

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.