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Welcome to QSY!

A haven of sunshine and wide open space in downtown Kitchener

Befriending Our Bodies and Minds

Growing Community

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Upcoming courses & events

Seeds of Intention: Yoga and Nature Retreat

with Monica Sheridan & Kristina Domsic     May 24, 2019     12:00pm

Take time to unplug and reconnect with yourself and nature for a weekend at the beautiful Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre.

Slow down and cultivate the inner space you need to better meet the challenges of everyday life. Explore a mindful connection to nature through the practices of yoga, meditation, and forest therapy. You’ll leave the retreat with a variety of nourishing self-care practices to bring into your daily life.

Click here to read more about this incredible retreat.
This retreat sold out last year, save your spot today!

A Wellness Open House

    May 25, 2019     2:30pm – 5:30pm

Presented by Queen Street Yoga & The Golden Mean Wellness

Celebrate health and healing at our Open House

- Learn about the mind-body connection and how you can heal yourself
- Free mini-treatments from six different bodywork practitioners
- A screening of the documentary Heal!
- Giveaways and door prizes from Queen Street Yoga and The Golden Mean Wellness
- Free meditation class on cultivating a positive mindset

No registration required!

Yoga for Trauma Recovery

with Nicole Brown Faulknor, Registered Psychotherapist     May 27, 2019     7:45pm – 7-weeks

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.

Everything in the class is optional, and the practice is beginner-friendly.
Click here to enroll.
Click here to read more about Nicole.

Intro to Yoga

with Monica Sheridan     June 3, 2019     7:45pm – 7-weeks

Never been on a yoga mat before? This is the class for you.

In this weekly course you'll learn how to set up basic yoga postures, how to integrate strength and mobility into your body in new ways, and what it feels like to bring awareness to your breath throughout movement.

Register today!

Yoga in the Park - PRIDE!

with Sara Faulhaufer     June 1, 2019     1:00pm

Celebrate all the colours of the rainbow at Yoga in the Park: Pride Edition, a free class in Victoria Park!

This is a free, beginner-friendly, all-ages yoga class for everyone who wants to celebrate Pride. Wear rainbow colours and join us by the clocktower in Victoria Park. A limited number of yoga mats are available - come early to snag one or simply practice on the grass.

Beginners are very welcome :)

Summer Solstice Chakra Renewal

with Amanda Ingall     June 21, 2019     7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Summer Solstice sees the sun coming to full strength, with the longest day of sunlight. It is a time to refocus goals and celebrate our achievements. This workshop will progress through the seven chakras, clearing and recharging each chakra through yoga postures and sound, and ending with the beautiful sound of crystal bowls. Come and let yourself shine!

All levels of experience are welcome!
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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.