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Drop-in Courses Workshops

Yoga for Dynamic Aging (7 wks for $115)

A progressive series of classes to help you hone your balance, build strength, and gain flexibility. We will focus on foot health, building strength for bone density (specifically hips), core and pelvic floor strength, and improving functional movements like getting up and down from the floor, climbing stairs, carrying things, and walking.

We are all aging every day, so all ages are welcome!All levels and abilities welcome. Please note our studio is on the 3rd floor without an elevator. We apologize for this barrier to accessibility.

You are welcome to make up any missed classes in a drop-in class. Make-up classes expire 1 month following the final date of class.

Stretch & Sit: Mindfulness Practices (7 wks for $115)

This is an exploratory class offering gentle movement and mindful meditation practice. Each 60-min class will begin with movement and stretches to release tension and bring more awareness of the body. Preparatory movements will be followed by the opportunity for stillness, including both guided and independent meditation, working up to 20 minutes of silent meditation. Practice will conclude with a gentle restorative posture.

Beginners and those with an existing meditation practice are welcome.

Chair Yoga at The Causerie (7 wks for $115)

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or using the chair for support while standing up. Learn yoga poses that work for your body in a playful and mindful atmosphere. Chair Yoga encourages self-care and will help you build strength inside and out. You will have the opportunity to work on strength, mobility, range of motion, balance, and mindfulness. Props such as blocks and yoga straps will be incorporated in creative ways. Breathwork will also be included which may help to soothe your nervous system.

This class will take place at The Causerie at Victoria & Park, which has two steps to enter the building and five steps up to the yoga room. Click here for directions.

Beginners are most welcome!

A few sliding-scale spots are available for low-income folks, please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

Parent & Peanut Yoga (7 wks for $115)

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.

Intro Level 2 (7 wks for $115)

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.

Deep Core Recovery after Childbirth (7 wks for $115)

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.

Intro to Yoga (7 wks for $115)

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. Intro to Yoga classes will build progressively from week to week to empower you to move deeper into your practice in a safe and consistent way. Classes also incorporate breathing techniques and restorative poses to release tension and reduce stress.

Brand-new beginners welcome!

Prenatal Yoga (7 wks for $115)

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.

Deep Relaxation: Stretching & Restorative Yoga (7 wks for $115)

Explore the relationship between movement and stillness in this 7-week beginner-friendly course. Each session will begin with accessible, feel-good stretches and yoga postures to enable you to rest more deeply into restorative yoga poses. We'll use cushion-y props (like blankets and bolsters) to support long, restful holds. You'll leave feeling soft, rested, and nurtured.

No prior yoga experience necessary.

Yoga for Trauma Recovery (7 wks for $115)

With Nicole Brown Faulknor, Registered Psychotherapist (Q).

This unique class 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. Trauma may seem like a loaded word, but it is something that affects many of us through major losses, accidents, violence, or other major life stresses.

Yoga for Trauma Recovery consists of very gentle movements, simple postures, and breath awareness. These elements of traditional hatha yoga are modified to build a trauma survivor’s sense of empowerment and cultivate a more positive relationship to one's body. The class focuses on internal sensing and reclaiming choice in your body, and is less about form or technique. Absolutely everything in the class is optional, and the practice is beginner-friendly.

Yoga for Trauma Recovery at Queen Street Yoga 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. As an adjunctive therapy, it is not intended as a replacement for working with a qualified therapist. Participants are encouraged to seek adjunctive treatment with a therapist to support the process of healing as needed. Sliding-scale spots available for low-income folks, please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

Nicole's yoga teaching draws on the methodology of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). More about TCTSY at traumasensitiveyoga.com. Developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, TCTSY is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The TCTSY program is included in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) database published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the United States. In addition to yoga, TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience.

Nicole Brown Faulknor, creator of Wounds 2 Wings, is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), a yoga teacher, and a Child and Youth Counsellor. She is a member of both the Colleges of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario and the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy. Nicole has over 18 years of professional experience working with marginalized, vulnerable, and oppressed communities, individuals, families, and children. Her approaches as a yoga teacher and a psychotherapist recognize the intimate relationship between the physical body and the psychological well-being of a person. This approach holds the view that the body is a resource for self-discovery and psychological healing. Learn more about Nicole at wounds2wings.com.

Drop-in Courses Workshops