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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

sunny yoga studio with twinkle lights and jade plants. 4 yoga mats set up with blankets and pillows.

Loving-Kindness & Mindfulness: A Day Retreat at QSY!

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!

two yoga students in a sunny room in a restorative yoga posture. Legs are up the wall, held by a loop-strap with their pelvis resting on a bolster, arms are wide.

Candlelit Rest & Renew Evening

with Monica Sheridan     January 24, 2020     7:30pm – 9:00pm

An extra long and luxurious restorative yoga class by candlelight to help you take a break from the busyness of life. We will start by massaging our feet and backs with warm acuballs, explore gentle movement to shake out any extra energy, and then, we will settle down into supported, restorative yoga postures to observe the affects on our breath and mind.

Beginners welcome!
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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.

Meditation and Gentle Movement

Enjoy some movement, then have a seat. We're going to dive into meditation and body awareness with these courses:

Learn TRE: Tension/Trauma Release Exercises / begins Tues, Jan 21 at 6:00pm
Deep Relaxation: Stretching & Restorative Yoga / begins Wed, Feb 5 at 7:45pm
Stretch & Sit: Mindfulness Practices / begins Thurs, Feb 6 at 7:30pm

See all of our upcoming yoga and meditation courses!

Intro to Yoga

    7-weeks

New to yoga? This is the spot for you. Our 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.

Bring a friend, we'll see you on the mat!

Wednesdays at 6:00pm
- begins January 22
Saturdays at 10:00am - begins February 1

Click here to read more about what this course will offer over 7-weeks.

teacher uses skeleton as a demo.

Low Back Relief Workshop

with Stephen Filipowicz     February 2, 2020     1:00pm – 4:00pm

Low-back pain can affect any of us, for a wide variety of reasons. Rather than suffering through low-back issues, you can gain tools to mitigate and address the root causes!

In this workshop we will look at exercises and simple changes in posture that have proven effective for reducing or eliminating low-back pain. Like how our pelvis is situated when we're sitting or standing, how our breath is directed throughout our day, or how strength and functional movement can be a turning point into relief.

Register here!
Beginner-friendly.

Deep Core Recovery Yoga Course

with Kris Letkin     7-weeks – Begins Tues, Feb 4 at 8pm

Whether you’re pregnant, recently gave birth, or have had a baby in the last decade, maintaining and regaining core strength can be a challenge. Learn key movements that will strengthen your core from the inside out, leading to a stronger, more stable middle.

We’ll discuss movement, pelvic floor issues, and 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.

Deep Core Recovery
begins Tuesdays, February 4th at 8:00pm, sign up today!

Click here for more information on our pre + post-natal programs.

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.