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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

Shapes and sounds. Mindful movements and music with Desirée Dawson. POC yoga teacher and musician serenading a yoga class in final resting pose, savasana.

Shapes and Sounds: Restorative Yoga and Music

with Desirée Dawson     July 20, 2018     7:30pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy an evening of restorative yoga and live music with Desirée Dawson, winner of the 2016 CBC Searchlight Competition. Desirée will lead a restorative/yin class that allows you to tap into your breath, befriend your body, and calm your mind. The gentle movements with longer holds allow deep relaxation and release as the sounds of Desirée's singing, ukulele, quartz singing bowls, and other healing instruments wash over you. All levels and abilities welcome!

Desirée Dawson is a well known singer-songwriter, yoga teacher, and love-spreading human currently residing in Vancouver, B.C., the unceded, ancestral, and occupied, traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples. Desirée has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching for 5, and she currently specializes in yin and restorative. She is passionate about us needing to slow down as a society and get deeper.

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 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. 

Trial Membership at QSY! Move, breathe, stretch, and strengthen with us in one of over 20 weekly drop-in yoga classes. 30 days of unlimited yoga for $45.

Trial Membership at QSY

Trial Membership: $45 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
  • $20 off a 60-minute Massage with our RMTs (new clients only)
  • $40 off your first month of our Monthly-Unlimited Membership or $20 off our Monthly-5 Membership when you sign up during your Trial.

Purchase it here!

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

    8:00pm – 9:00pm

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

Taught by recent graduates from our 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training program. Bring $5 cash or use your current yoga pass/membership. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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. 
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

Tuesdays, July 10 - August 14 from 6:00 - 7:15pm

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.

*Call us to register for the second class!*
You can make up your missed session in any of our weekly drop-in classes.

intro to yoga with yellow daisies in background

Intro to Yoga

Thursdays, July 12 - August 16 from 7:45 - 9:00pm

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!

*Call us to register for the second class!*
You can make up your missed session in any of our weekly drop-in classes.

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

Outdoor Strength & Yoga

with Kris Lekin

Tuesdays, July 10 - August 14 from 6:00-7:00pm

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.

*Call us to register for the second class!*
You can make up your missed session in any of our weekly drop-in classes.

Intro Level 2, learn more progressive yoga poses with this awesome class.

Intro to Yoga Level 2

with Emma Dines     July 11, 2018     6:00pm – 7:15pm

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 15 from 6:00 - 7:15pm

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. Classes also incorporate breathing techniques and restorative poses to release tension and reduce stress.

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

*Call us to register for the second class!*
You can make up your missed session in any of our weekly drop-in classes.

Where to park by QSY

2 hours of FREE street parking is available on King Street and on Joseph Street.

Green P surface parking lots
- Monday - Friday: FREE after 5:00pm
- Monday - Saturday: 8:00am-5:00pm $2.25/hr
- Sunday - FREE

Charles & Benton parking garage
- Monday - Saturday: First 2 hours $3.20
- Sunday: FREE

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.