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Pre & Postnatal Yoga

Please note: All pre and postnatal courses are on pause for the summer.

The next round of courses will begin in September. To make sure you hear about upcoming courses, get on our email list by clicking here

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7 weeks for $115+hst

Prenatal yoga will leave you feeling strong, relaxed, and more connected to yourself and your baby. Be supported by a community as you learn ways to prepare your body and mind for birth. Through breathing techniques and active and resting yoga poses, you will feel more empowered and comfortable in your pregnant body. Beginners welcome. 

See upcoming session dates on our Courses page. *Please note, Prenatal Yoga is on pause for the summer, and will resume in September.

Please register in advance; this course often sells out.

7 weeks for $115+hst

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. Functional core recovery is not about having six-pack abs, but being able to move with ease and properly support the spine and internal organs. In this 7-week pre-registered course you will learn key movements that will strengthen your core from the inside out, leading to a stronger, more stable middle. We’ll discuss Diastasis recti (abdominal separation), 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. Beginners welcome. 

See upcoming session dates on our Courses page*Please note, Deep Core Recovery is on pause for the summer, and will resume in September.

Please register in advance; this course often sells out.

7 weeks for $115+hst

Come practice yoga with your baby in a supportive environment and learn exercises to address and heal common core challenges after childbirth. 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.

See upcoming session dates on our Courses page. *Please note, Parent & Peanut Yoga is on pause for the summer, and will resume in September.

Please register in advance; this course often sells out.

Try a prenatal-friendly drop-in class

Pregnant students are welcome to come to drop-in classes if our course times don't work for your schedule. We recommend our beginner-friendly classes, which are marked with a green star. Check in with the teacher before class to let them know how far along you are in your pregnancy: they can give you some tips to stay comfortable and supported in the class. 

Check out our drop-in schedule

Look for the beginner-friendly green star!

More Info

Drop-in Classes: Come when it suits your schedule; no need to sign up in advance. We have a big studio and there will be space for you. Check out our flexible drop-in class passes.

Pre-Registered Courses: Sign up for a 7-week session of classes with a specific focus, with the same teacher at the same time each week. You cannot drop in to courses and you cannot use drop-in passes to pay for Pre-Registered Courses. Please register in advance.

Workshops: Sign up for a one-time event to help you explore new topics and broaden your understanding. Please register in advance.

44 Queen St S, Kitchener, Ontario 

519-741-9642 info@queenstreetyoga.com

We are located in downtown Kitchener on Queen Street between Charles and King, just down from the Walper Hotel.

See all our Contact Info here

Please note that our space is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible as we are on the third floor of our building, with no elevator. Those who have difficulty climbing stairs may also not be able to access our space. We apologize for this lack of accessibility.

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

The following Green P surface parking lots are FREE after 5pm, $2.25/hr Mondays-Saturdays, and FREE all day Sundays:

  • Queen St S lot at Charles (5 Charles St E)
  • Ontario St S lot at Hall's Lane (40 Ontario St S)
  • Queen St N lot at Goudie's Lane (15 Queen St N)

The Charles & Benton parking garage (just around the corner from the studio) costs $3.25 for the first 2 hours from Mondays to Saturdays.

On Sundays all city-owned parking (including the garage) is free.

  • Queen Street Yoga is a Scent-Free Environment. Please refrain from wearing or applying any scented products including hand cream, deodorant, natural scents, body spray, and scented lip balm. This is a health issue, not a preference -- several of our teachers and students have severe allergic reactions to scents.
  • If you think you might be pregnant, be sure to let the teacher know how far along you are. Even in the first trimester there are key modifications we would like to give you to keep you safe and comfortable.
  • Do not leave valuables in the changerooms. QSY is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Bring wallets, cell phones, and keys into the practice rooms and leave them in the cubbies under the windows.
  • In all classes, place an Adjustment Card at the front of your mat. Flip it to “Yes” if you are comfortable with being touched/adjusted by the teacher. Flip it to “No” if you would prefer not to be touched by the teacher.
  • If you are late to a class, wait until the centering/opening is over and the class has sung “Om” to enter the room.
  • If you rent a mat, please place $1 in the basket on the prop shelf or window ledge. Clean the mat after class with the provided mat spray and towel and place your mat back on the prop shelf.
  • QSY is welcoming of people of all genders and sexual orientations. Our all-gender bathroom can double as a all-gender changeroom, as it has a lock on the main door. Individuals who choose to use this as a changeroom can place their belongings in the cubbies in the practice rooms. Read more about our initiatives for inclusion here.
  • QSY is welcoming of all body sizes. We strive to be a body-positive space that welcomes a diversity of sizes and abilities into our classes.
  • Inversions at QSY: We choose not to teach full Headstand and full Shoulderstand (where weight is placed on the head and neck) due to safety concerns for the spine. We ask that students do not practice these poses before, after, or during public classes for the safety of all QSY members. Read more about why we have this policy on our blog here.
  • Most classes will begin with the sound of Om (Aum) and end with Namaste. We welcome your participation in these traditional gestures, but appreciate that for the reasons of faith or personal preference you may choose not to participate. The sound of Aum is said to resonate with all of creation. Aum connects us to all that is around us, including each other. Creating this sound also aides in the opening of the nasal passageways and deepening the breath. Namaste is a salutation that means "the awareness within me honours and recognizes that same awareness within you."

Testimonials

Julie - I wanted to thank you so much for the great prenatal yoga class experience. Your compassionate, gentle, understanding guidance through the practice at such an interesting and sometimes difficult time was wonderful. Your encouragement for the next phase to all mothers and your ability to recognize each individual made your class exceptional.

Beth Lanigan

I was able to handle labour a lot better this time around and managed to have a completely natural birth, due in part to what I learned from Julie in prenatal yoga. In labour I focused on my breathing and used some of the postures taught by Julie to better manage my pain. Thank you very much!

Briana M.

I spent a lot of time time visualizing Queen Street Yoga as I worked through my contractions as it has become my “happy place”. I recited the mantra you shared with us, “from my heart to yours, we will do this together.” I managed to make it through without an epidural which was a personal goal. Thank you Julie for all your support and teaching.

Sarah Benjamins

I honestly don’t think I would have managed two natural births without Julie's supportive prenatal classes and I have life long friends because of Parent & Peanut classes!

Jennie Ross

Parent & Peanut was a total gift for my newborn and I. Julie you are an amazing teacher. You held space for us mamas and babes - making everyone feel welcome and cared for during a time that can be overwhelming, especially as a first time parent. I loved that there was a blend of moves to heal our postpartum bodies; restorative poses and opportunities to strengthen our pelvic floor. There were also great opportunities for movement and connection with our babies. I have continued to use these exercises with my little one at home and he loves it. I feel like it’s really enhanced his physical development. Not only was the yoga itself helpful, but we formed a sense of community as fellow parents. Often times someone would be breast feeding or soothing a baby throughout the class, there was no judgement - only love and support. I felt so grateful leaving my home knowing I’d have a time of connection and care for myself and my baby. I have been highly recommending this class to others and will continue to do so. Many thanks!

Rachael Brnjas