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Deepen your yoga practice with dedicated learning opportunities. Whether you are seeking an approach to yoga that works for your body, or you want to focus on a specific area like postures and breathing, yoga philosophy, yoga ayurveda or self-care, we’ve got a teacher who wants to dive deep with you! Our staff are passionate life-long learners who love to share approachable practices with their students.

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  • OUTDOOR 2SLGBTQ+ Yoga
    In partnership with SPECTRUM, the free 2SLGBTQ+ Yoga Group will meet once per month (on the second or third Sunday depending upon holidays) at The Branches studio for a beginner’s level yoga experience. No previous yoga experience is required and this is a space for EVERY body. This is an exclusive space for 2SLGBTQ+-identified people and trans and non-binary folks are especially encouraged to join us.

    If you prefer to join us online, or are unsure if you will be able to attend, please register for the VIRTUAL listing as in-person spots are limited.

    ** Outdoor classes will automatically move inside if the weather is bad. Please reserve your spot at least 30 minutes in advance.

    The Branches Yoga is located close to downtown Kitchener at 9 Samuel St, Kitchener, ON N2H 1N9, one block from the intersection of Frederick and Lancaster. This class will take place outside, on our back deck. Please note that the space is not wheelchair accessible, the practice space is five steps up from street level. We apologize for this lack of accessibility. 

    Sun, Aug 21
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    with Various
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  • VIRTUAL 2SLGBTQ+ Yoga
    In partnership with SPECTRUM, the free 2SLGBTQ+ Yoga Group will meet once per month (on the second or third Sunday depending upon holidays) at The Branches studio and online for a beginner’s level yoga experience. No previous yoga experience is required and this is a space for EVERY body. This is an exclusive space for 2SLGBTQ+-identified people and trans and non-binary folks are especially encouraged to join us.

    Reserve your spot online at least 30 minutes in advance. We will email you the link to join about 20 minutes before class time.

    Sun, Aug 21
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    with Various
    Register Now

  • Sunday Spins: Family Yoga
    Sunday Spins: Deejayed Yoga & Hooping
    FREE Community Event
    Come out to play! We’ll have DJ Spoke and Mirror spinning tunes all afternoon. All classes are first come, first serve. Pre-register now to reserve your spot, or drop-in to a class the day of. We’ll be outdoors if the weather is good, and indoors if it’s not. Delicious, free treats will be provided by Crushed Almond Bakery Cafe.
    • 3:00pm- Family Yoga with Lisa Beraldo
    • 4:00pm- Hooping Class + Poi Performance with Alysha Ahlin
    • 5:00pm- Slow Flow Yoga with Leena Miller Cressman
    Sun, Sep 11 – Sun, Sep 11
    3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
    with Lisa
    Register Now

  • Sunday Spins: Hoop Class & Performance
    Sunday Spins: Deejayed Yoga & Hooping
    FREE Community Event
    Come out to play! We’ll have DJ Spoke and Mirror spinning tunes all afternoon. All classes are first come, first serve. Pre-register now to reserve your spot, or drop-in to a class the day of. We’ll be outdoors if the weather is good, and indoors if it’s not. Delicious, free treats will be provided by Crushed Almond Bakery Cafe.
    • 3:00pm- Family Yoga with Lisa Beraldo
    • 4:00pm- Hoop Class & Performance with Alysha Ahlin
    • 5:00pm- Slow Flow Yoga with Leena Miller Cressman
    Sun, Sep 11 – Sun, Sep 11
    4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
    with Various
    Register Now

  • Sunday Spins: Slow Flow Yoga
    Sunday Spins: Deejayed Yoga & Hooping
    FREE Community Event
    Come out to play! We’ll have DJ Spoke and Mirror spinning tunes all afternoon. All classes are first come, first serve. Pre-register now to reserve your spot, or drop-in to a class the day of. We’ll be outdoors if the weather is good, and indoors if it’s not. Delicious, free treats will be provided by Crushed Almond Bakery Cafe.
    • 3:00pm- Family Yoga with Lisa Beraldo
    • 4:00pm- Hooping Class + Poi Performance with Alysha Ahlin
    • 5:00pm- Slow Flow Yoga with Leena Miller Cressman
    Sun, Sep 11 – Sun, Sep 11
    5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
    with Leena
    Register Now

  • VIRTUAL Mind-Body Yoga for Teens
    $120+hst Community Supporter | $105+hst Standard Rate | $90+hst Subsidized Rate

    This course invites teens to energize with movement, play with balance and strength, and explore calming stillness. Students will build a toolkit of relaxation techniques for body and mind, and will learn methods of befriending themselves and their experiences. Practices will be doable for beginner and intermediate students, and the course is welcoming to all genders and neurodiverse teens.

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

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly* sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you may choose to attend each session in-person or online. If you prefer to attend all sessions online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing of this course as in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    *this course will not meet on Oct 7 due to the Holiday weekend.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Fri, Sep 16 – Fri, Oct 28
    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    with Lisa
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  • IN-STUDIO Mind-Body Yoga for Teens
    $120+hst Community Supporter | $105+hst Standard Rate | $90+hst Subsidized Rate

    This course invites teens to energize with movement, play with balance and strength, and explore calming stillness. Students will build a toolkit of relaxation techniques for body and mind, and will learn methods of befriending themselves and their experiences. Practices will be doable for beginner and intermediate students, and the course is welcoming to all genders and neurodiverse teens.

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

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly* sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you may choose to attend each session in-person or online. If you prefer to attend all sessions online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing of this course as in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    *this course will not meet on Oct 7 due to the Holiday weekend.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Fri, Sep 16 – Fri, Oct 28
    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    with Lisa
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  • IN-STUDIO TRE Group Shake
    $32+hst Community Supporter | $25+hst Standard Rate | $18+hst Subsidized Rate
    Coregulation is the new self-regulation! TRE enthusiasts are invited to gather for a shared practice experience. Tremoring in a group offers a greater sense of connection with others, helping to ground yourself and your tremor process in the social engagement branch of your nervous system. Come out to refresh your knowledge of the exercises, receive guidance and space held by a Certified TRE Provider, and enjoy hearing and learning from others how they experience TRE. This workshop is appropriate if you previously learned TRE by yourself or with a provider one-on-one or in a group.

    Note: this workshop is for individuals who have previously learned TRE, and is not appropriate for brand-new beginners. If you'd like to learn TRE, check out our 6 wk beginner course, Integrating Stress & Tension w/TRE. 

    This workshop will take place IN-STUDIO only.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.
    Fri, Sep 16
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    with Leslie
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  • IN-STUDIO Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids (ages 6+)
    $105+hst Community Supporter | $90+hst Standard Rate | $75+hst Subsidized Rate   /per child
    This playful and engaging class introduces kids to the practice of yoga through games, interaction, and creativity. Each class will give your child a chance to build strength, flexibility, coordination, and learn mindfulness tools for focus and emotional regulation - all in a warm and lighthearted environment. Exploring movement in this non-competitive and supportive way can help children develop their body awareness and self-esteem.

    ** Appropriate for kids 6+. Guided practice is from 10-10:45am, followed by 15 minutes for snacks, stories and playtime. Pick-up is between 10:45-11am. Please send along a simple, non-messy snack if your child would like to stay for snack-time. This class takes place in our Ground Floor studio. There’s a simultaneous adult Drop-In Class from 10-11am in our Sky Studio if parents want to use this time to practice too (Drop-In Passes sold separately).

    *this course will not meet on Oct 8 due to the Holiday weekend.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Sat, Sep 17 – Sat, Oct 29
    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    with Lisa
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  • VIRTUAL Intro to Yoga
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate 
    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!

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the VIRTUAL option, you will attend all sessions online (via livestream in Zoom). If you prefer to have the option to attend in-person, please register for the IN-STUDIO listing of this course, but be aware that in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    **This course will not meet on Oct 10 due to the Holiday weekend.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Mon, Sep 19 – Mon, Oct 31
    5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
    with Nadine
    Register Now

  • IN-STUDIO Intro to Yoga
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate 
    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. 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!

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you may choose to attend each session in-person or online. If you prefer to attend all sessions online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing of this course as in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    **This course will not meet on Oct 10 due to the Holiday weekend.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Mon, Sep 19 – Mon, Oct 31
    5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
    with Nadine
    Register Now

  • IN-STUDIO Integrating Stress & Tension with TRE
    $170+hst Community Supporter | $145+hst Standard Rate | $120+hst Subsidized Rate
    Join Leslie for a six-week, in-person course of experiential learning about TRE: Tension & Trauma Release Exercises. This self-healing practice can help you to rebalance or soften excess tension, complete stress responses, and let go of pent-up energy. Through TRE, participants often report feeling more vitality, ease, flow, groundedness and resilience in their physical, mental, and emotional lives.

    The technique of TRE will induce shaking or vibrations in your body called neurogenic tremors, which are a natural and innate function that involves the connection between your muscles, connective tissue and nervous system. While many adults have forgotten about or suppressed this intrinsic capacity to move through stress, other animals tremor quite naturally after stressful or traumatic events.

    Our sessions will focus on developing and regulating these self-induced and therapeutic tremors, practicing mindful presence with your experience, and an approachable overview of nervous system theory to help you make some meaning of this wonderful ability we all share. We will also explore complimentary grounding strategies to support your TRE practice. In addition to our shared time, you’ll receive a custom playlist of videos through Branches On-Demand that will support your ongoing home practice.

    Leslie Stokman is a Certified TRE Provider, trained and supervised by Joan McDonald. She practices TRE several times per week, and loves to share it with others for the sense of aliveness and groundedness that it brings.

    Note: TRE is contraindicated for you if you have had abdominal surgery in the last few months. Individuals with certain psychiatric conditions will also be outside Leslie’s scope of practice as a Certified TRE Provider. Questions can be directed to leslie@thebranchesyoga.com

    Course Format: This course includes 6 in-person, weekly sessions at our studio location. Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.
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    Tue, Sep 20 – Tue, Oct 25
    7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
    with Leslie
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  • VIRTUAL Prenatal Yoga
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
    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.

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the VIRTUAL option, you will attend all sessions online (via livestream in Zoom). If you prefer to have the option to attend in-person, please register for the IN-STUDIO listing of this course, but be aware that in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Wed, Sep 21 – Wed, Oct 26
    7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
    with Julie
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  • IN-STUDIO Prenatal Yoga
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
    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.

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you may choose to attend each session in-person or online. If you prefer to attend all sessions online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing of this course as in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Wed, Sep 21 – Wed, Oct 26
    7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
    with Julie
    Register Now

  • IN-STUDIO Parent & Peanut
    $120+hst Community Supporter | $105+hst Standard Rate | $90+hst Subsidized Rate

    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 6-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 and a community of other parents. Beginners welcome.

    This class is not suitable for toddlers, or very mobile babies.

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you may choose to attend each session in-person or online. If you prefer to attend all sessions online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing of this course as in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Thu, Sep 22 – Thu, Oct 27
    10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    with Lisa
    Register Now

  • VIRTUAL Parent & Peanut
    $120+hst Community Supporter | $105+hst Standard Rate | $90+hst Subsidized Rate

    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 6-week, pre-registered course for parents/caretakers and their babies. A great way to enjoy some gentle exercise to take care of your body and connect with your baby and a community of other parents. Beginners welcome.

    This class is not suitable for toddlers, or very mobile babies.

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the VIRTUAL option, you will attend all sessions online (via livestream in Zoom). If you prefer to have the option to attend in-person, please register for the IN-STUDIO listing of this course, but be aware that in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Thu, Sep 22 – Thu, Oct 27
    10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    with Lisa
    Register Now

  • VIRTUAL Embodiment for Trauma Recovery
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
    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 to understand how trauma affects the body, to move through 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.

    Embodiment for Trauma Recovery consists of very gentle movements, simple postures from hatha yoga, and breath awareness. The classes are aimed at building a trauma survivor’s sense of empowerment and cultivating 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.

    Based on the evidence-based methodology of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Embodiment for Trauma Recovery is a group movement class. While this class is taught by a Registered Psychotherapist, it is not group therapy. 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.

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the VIRTUAL option, you will attend all sessions online (via livestream in Zoom). If you prefer to have the option to attend in-person, please register for the IN-STUDIO listing of this course, but be aware that in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Thu, Sep 22 – Thu, Oct 27
    8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    with Nicole
    Register Now

  • IN-STUDIO Embodiment for Trauma Recovery
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate

    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 to understand how trauma affects the body, to move through 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.

    Embodiment for Trauma Recovery consists of very gentle movements, simple postures from hatha yoga, and breath awareness. The classes are aimed at building a trauma survivor’s sense of empowerment and cultivating 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.

    Based on the evidence-based methodology of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Embodiment for Trauma Recovery is a group movement class. While this class is taught by a Registered Psychotherapist, it is not group therapy. 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.

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you may choose to attend each session in-person or online. If you prefer to attend all sessions online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing of this course as in-person spots are limited.
    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.
    Please see ourwebsitefor our full COVID policies.
    Thu, Sep 22 – Thu, Oct 27
    8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    with Nicole
    Register Now

  • VIRTUAL Equinox Candlelit Restorative
    $32+hst Community Supporter | $25+hst Standard Rate | $18+hst Subsidized Rate
    Autumn Equinox invites us to cultivate balance and equanimity. If you’ve been moving too fast, our Candle Restorative class is an opportunity for slowing down, deep rejuvenation, and self-care. Restorative yoga is a practice of resting in comfortable, supported poses with props such as bolsters and blankets. These shapes can help the body, mind, and breath to calm and relax.
    Format:This workshop will be offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you are reserving an in-person spot at the studio. If you prefer to attend the workshop online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing as in-person spots are limited.
    Please see ourwebsitefor our full COVID policies.
    Fri, Sep 23
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    with Leena
    Register Now

  • IN-STUDIO Equinox Candlelit Restorative
    $32+hst Community Supporter | $25+hst Standard Rate | $18+hst Subsidized Rate
    Autumn Equinox invites us to cultivate balance and equanimity. If you’ve been moving too fast, our Candle Restorative class is an opportunity for slowing down, deep rejuvenation, and self-care. Restorative yoga is a practice of resting in comfortable, supported poses with props such as bolsters and blankets. These shapes can help the body, mind, and breath to calm and relax.
    Format: This workshop will be offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you are reserving an in-person spot at the studio. If you prefer to attend the workshop online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing as in-person spots are limited.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Fri, Sep 23
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    with Leena
    Register Now

  • VIRTUAL Intro to Meditation
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
    Join with others in the community and learn classic seated mindfulness meditation as well as gentle yoga poses and other mindful movement practices. In this course, Danette will guide you through the basics of meditation from posture through to presence. She will include elements such as self-reflection and poetry, and will answer your questions to help you find ways to deepen your experience of mindfulness. Options for postures will be given to support different mobility-levels and all neurotypes.

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the VIRTUAL option, you will attend all sessions online (via livestream in Zoom). If you prefer to have the option to attend in-person, please register for the IN-STUDIO listing of this course, but be aware that in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Tue, Oct 4 – Tue, Nov 8
    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    with Danette
    Register Now

  • IN-STUDIO Intro to Meditation
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
    Join with others in the community and learn classic seated mindfulness meditation as well as gentle yoga poses and other mindful movement practices. In this course, Danette will guide you through the basics of meditation from posture through to presence. She will include elements such as self-reflection and poetry, and will answer your questions to help you find ways to deepen your experience of mindfulness. Options for postures will be given to support different mobility-levels and all neurotypes.

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you may choose to attend each session in-person or online. If you prefer to attend all sessions online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing of this course as in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Tue, Oct 4 – Tue, Nov 8
    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    with Danette
    Register Now

  • IN-STUDIO Queer Yoga & Community Care
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
    * Please register in advance if possible
    Exclusive space for 2SLGBTQ+ community. We’ll gather for a guided practice of gentle yoga followed by tea and the opportunity for facilitated group conversation and reflection. This event is lead by queer-identifying members of our staff as a safer gathering space to be embodied and in community together. BYO favorite mug and we’ll provide tea! All levels welcome.

    What is community care? To go beyond self-care and self-sufficiency, we believe that we ought to be able to rely on our interconnected networks for support, from neighbours and friend circles, all the way up to government at each level.

    This event will take place IN-STUDIO only.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.
    Sun, Oct 16 – Sun, Oct 16
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    with Various
    Register Now

  • VIRTUAL Yoga for Seniors
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
    Join us for a progressive series of classes to help you improve your balance, build strength, and gently gain flexibility. We will focus on foot health, building strength for bone density (specifically hips), and improving functional movements like carrying groceries, walking, and climbing stairs.
    There will be adaptations available for various abilities. We’ll make use of a chair and a wall for many of our postures and exercises. If you’re unable to kneel or get up and down from the floor, you can definitely still participate in this course.

    Please note that this class takes place in our ground floor studio. While we are hoping to be fully accessible with a ramp eventually, there are currently 5 steps to enter our building. We apologize for this lack of accessibility. 

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the VIRTUAL option, you will attend all sessions online (via livestream in Zoom). If you prefer to have the option to attend in-person, please register for the IN-STUDIO listing of this course, but be aware that in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Mon, Oct 17 – Mon, Nov 21
    10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
    with Linda
    Register Now

  • IN-STUDIO Yoga for Seniors
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
    Join us for a progressive series of classes to help you improve your balance, build strength, and gently gain flexibility. We will focus on foot health, building strength for bone density (specifically hips), and improving functional movements like carrying groceries, walking, and climbing stairs.
    There will be adaptations available for various abilities. We’ll make use of a chair and a wall for many of our postures and exercises. If you’re unable to kneel or get up and down from the floor, you can definitely still participate in this course.

    Please note that this class takes place in our ground floor studio. While we are hoping to be fully accessible with a ramp eventually, there are currently 5 steps to enter our building. We apologize for this lack of accessibility. 

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you may choose to attend each session in-person or online. If you prefer to attend all sessions online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing of this course as in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Mon, Oct 17 – Mon, Nov 21
    10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
    with Linda
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  • VIRTUAL Yoga for Mental Health
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
    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.

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the VIRTUAL option, you will attend all sessions online (via livestream in Zoom). If you prefer to have the option to attend in-person, please register for the IN-STUDIO listing of this course, but be aware that in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    **This course will not meet on Oct 31.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Mon, Oct 17 – Mon, Nov 28
    7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
    with Nadine
    Register Now

  • IN-STUDIO Yoga for Mental Health
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
    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.

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you may choose to attend each session in-person or online. If you prefer to attend all sessions online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing of this course as in-person spots are limited.

    Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Mon, Oct 17 – Mon, Nov 28
    7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
    with Nadine
    Register Now

  • VIRTUAL Candlelit Restorative Yoga
    $32+hst Community Supporter | $25+hst Standard Rate | $18+hst Subsidized Rate
    Have you been moving too fast? Our Candle Restorative class is an opportunity for slowing down, deep rejuvenation, and self-care. Restorative yoga is a practice of resting in comfortable, supported poses with props such as bolsters and blankets. These shapes can help the body, mind, and breath to calm and relax.
    Format: This workshop will be offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the VIRTUAL option, you will attend via livestream in Zoom. If you prefer to attend in-person, please register for the IN-STUDIO listing.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.</p

    Fri, Oct 21
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    with Nicole
    Register Now

  • IN-STUDIO Candlelit Restorative Yoga
    $32+hst Community Supporter | $25+hst Standard Rate | $18+hst Subsidized Rate
    Have you been moving too fast? Our Candle Restorative class is an opportunity for slowing down, deep rejuvenation, and self-care. Restorative yoga is a practice of resting in comfortable, supported poses with props such as bolsters and blankets. These shapes can help the body, mind, and breath to calm and relax.
    Format: This workshop will be offered in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option, you are reserving an in-person spot at the studio. If you prefer to attend the workshop online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing as in-person spots are limited.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.</p

    Fri, Oct 21
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    with Nicole
    Register Now

  • VIRTUAL Moving with Ease - Tensegrity Repair Series
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
    Experience moving with greater ease and fluidity with The Tensegrity Repair Series. A portmanteau of tension and integrity, tensegrity in your body means a balanced amount of tension, appropriate tone, and just enough strength to support spacious and buttery-smooth movement. Practicing this series will help you investigate the subtle state of your connective tissue and joints, and take nourishing action to repair imbalances gradually.

    The series takes place entirely on the ground, and moves at a gentle and approachable pace, so it’s highly welcoming to beginners and to those with mobility challenges. Only a few props are needed for this gentle and soothing practice. You can look forward to feeling integrated and relaxed after each session.

    Course instructor Monica Sheridan trained to teach the Tensegrity Repair Series in 2016 with Trudy Austin, who in turn learned it from its synthesizing creator, Gioia Irwin.

    Course Format: This course includes 6 interactive, weekly sessions offered VIRTUALLY via livestream in Zoom. Course participants will also receive access to a virtual Course Portal that includes recordings of the weekly sessions, and a set of on-demand video practices specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the Course Portal for 90 days.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

    Wed, Oct 26 – Wed, Nov 30
    7:45 PM – 9:00 PM
    with Monica
    Register Now

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ABOUT OUR WORKSHOP & COURSE FORMATS:

Drop-in passes and memberships do not apply to courses and workshops. Each course or workshop must be registered for separately

Courses: Our courses inlcude 4-6 interactive, weekly sessions. This approach allows for a progressive experience and/or a deeper exploration of topics. In addition, course participants receive access to a virtual course portal that includes recordings of any live-streamed classes, and a set of on-demand video practices and other learning materials specially selected to complement the course. To allow plenty of time to explore these offerings, all participants will have access to the course portal for 90 days. All participants will recieve an email a day or two before the course begins with information on studio policies, how to join a class virtually, and how to access the course portal.

Hybrid Courses - Many of our courses have the option to join in-studio or virtually, so be sure to read the course title & description carefully when you sign up. By registering for the IN-STUDIO option of a hybrid course, you may choose to attend each session in-person or online. If you prefer to attend all the sessions online, please register for the VIRTUAL listing of the course as in-person spots are limited.

In-Studio Courses - Courses with only an IN-STUDIO listing will not include a virtual participation option, and class sessions will not be recorded.

Workshops: Our workshops are single modules that either introduce a concept that supports your regular practice, or dives deep into a special topic to stoke your curiosity. Workshops come with additional take-home handouts and video replay access to solidify your learning.

**In the event of a mandated shut down due to COVID, workshops courses will pivot to virtual livestream classes or will be postponed, depending on the nature of the practice. Registration fees will not be refunded.

Some of our past offerings:

COURSES

Prenatal Yoga
Yoga for Round Bodies
Meditation for Resilient Living
Beyond Flexibility: Mobility for Yoga & Athletics
Yoga for Trauma Recovery

WORKSHOPS

Free Your Feet
Strength & Fun with Resistance Bands
Building A Home Practice
Peace In, Peace Out: Pranayama and Breath
Downward Dog in Depth

Cancellation & Refund Policies

These policies apply to courses and workshops that are valued at $150 or less (before taxes). 

Fees will be returned as follows:

With notice of 7 days or longer:  100% studio credit -or- a refund less a $15 fee.

With notice of 6 days to 24 hours:  50% studio credit

No refunds of any kind will be given for no-shows or for less than 24 hours notice.

If you contact us in advance to make arrangements to have a friend take your spot, we may be able to adjust which type of refund you are eligible for. Except in extenuating circumstances, no refunds of any kind will be granted if notice is given once the course or workshop has begun.

These policies apply to retreats, workshops, or intensives which are 5 hours or longer and/or valued at $150 or higher (before taxes). Does not apply to YTT.

Fees will be returned as follows:

With notice of 30 days or longer: 100% studio credit -or- 75% refund of the total value of the program which has been paid or is due.

With notice of 29 days to 7 days in advance: 75% studio credit -or- 50% refund of the total value of the program which has been paid or is due.

No credit or refunds will be given for no-shows or for less than 7 days notice.

Contact us in advance to make arrangements to have a friend take your spot, and we may be able to adjust which type of refund you are eligible for. Except for extenuating circumstances, no refunds of any kind will be granted if notice is given once the retreat, long workshop, or intensive has begun.