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Intro to Yoga (7 wks for $115)

Sign up for any Fall course by August 31/2019 and receive 5 Bonus Drop-In classes to use by September 30/2019.

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!

Sliding scale pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

Meditation for Busy Minds (7 wks for $115)

Sign up for any Fall course by August 31/19 and receive 5 Bonus Drop-In classes to use by September 30/19.

Ease into the practices of meditation and learn ways to calm and centre yourself, even in the midst of busy, stressful life.

Going from a busy, stressful day to a calm, meditative state isn't possible for many of us. Learn a variety of techniques to help you ease into meditation and gradually calm and centre your mind. This course will include gentle movement and stretching, meditations using sound and music, and other approaches to help to prepare your body and mind to experience the benefits of meditation.

The benefits of meditation and mindfulness are vast and include: increased happiness and decreased stress, increased vitality in cardiac and immune systems, improved concentration and focus, and emotional development. Meditation is a way for you to cultivate the qualities of heart and mind that will allow you to become more present to your life by developing a more accepting attitude to your ongoing experience.

Beginner and more experienced meditators are welcome.

Sliding scale pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

Yoga for Trauma Recovery (7 wks for $115)

Sign up for any Fall course by August 31/2019 and receive 5 Bonus Drop-In classes to use by September 30/2019.

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 pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. 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.

Parent & Peanut Yoga (7 wks for $115)

Sign up for any Fall course by August 31/19 and receive 5 Bonus Drop-In classes to use by September 30/19.

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.

Sliding scale pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

Prenatal Yoga (7 wks for $115)

Sign up for any Fall course by August 31/2019 and receive 5 Bonus Drop-In classes to use by September 30/2019.

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.

Sliding scale pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

Be Bold: Intermediate Yoga (7 wks for $115)

Sign up for any Fall course by August 31/19 and receive 5 Bonus Drop-In classes to use by September 30/19.

Explore adventurous poses in this 7-week course. Build core and wrist strength and try fun variations of arm balances, twists, and inversions. Come ready to shift your practice, to try new things, and to laugh and learn together.

This course is for intermediate students with a strong understanding of their own practice. Not suitable for beginners or for students with major wrist issues or injuries.

Sliding scale pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

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

Sign up for any Fall course by August 31/19 and receive 5 Bonus Drop-In classes to use by September 30/19.

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.

Sliding scale pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

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

Sign up for any Fall course by August 31/19 and receive 5 Bonus Drop-In classes to use by September 30/19.

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.

Sliding scale pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

Yoga for Runners & Athletes (7 wks for $115)

Sign up for any Fall course by August 31/19 and receive 5 Bonus Drop-In classes to use by September 30/19.

Whether your goal is to be faster, run or cycle longer, or simply be able to enjoy your sport without pain, yoga is for you. Yoga can help you develop flexibility and rebalance your strength. Yoga can also help you increase your mental focus, as well as develop the core and joint strength necessary for injury prevention.

This course will give you several 20-minute post-run/post-workout yoga sequences that you can do after or between training sessions.

Beginners welcome.

Sliding scale pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

Pilates for Stronger Bones (7 wks for $115)

Sign up for any Fall course by August 31/19 and receive 5 Bonus Drop-In classes to use by September 30/19.

A series of classes to help you hone your balance, build strength and bone density, and improve posture. We will add resistance and weight-bearing elements to standing and mat pilates exercises. Safe for those with osteoporosis.

All levels and abilities welcome. Please note our studio is on the 3rd floor without an elevator. We apologize for this barrier to accessibility.

Sliding scale pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

Yoga for Anxiety & Depression (7 wks for $115)

Sign up for any Fall course by August 31/19 and receive 5 Bonus Drop-In classes to use by September 30/19.

Using simple yoga postures, breath awareness, meditation, and mindfulness, this course aims to help you deepen your mind/body connection. The act of releasing physical tension and moving your body in new ways can help you move through stuck emotions, create new mental patterns, and bring new awareness into your life.

Each week the class will gradually build upon a set of basic yoga postures, appropriate for all levels and abilities. Through the postures, breathing, and meditative exercises, you’ll learn more about your body’s responses to stress. You may discover techniques that help manage mental/emotional patterns and increase groundedness, calmness, and emotional well-being.

Beginners welcome. Bring a notebook and something to write with!

Our classes are intended to be a complement to, but not a replacement for, professional mental health support.

Sliding scale pricing is available for this (or any) course to make it more accessible for people with low income. Please email info@queenstreetyoga.com to inquire.

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