Welcome to QSY!
A haven of sunshine and wide open space in downtown Kitchener
A haven of sunshine and wide open space in downtown Kitchener
Join us this summer for free Yoga in the Park, sponsored by the City of Kitchener. Every Wednesday and Sunday in June, July & August (no class on July 1).Wednesday 12pm-12:50pm
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.
Brand-new beginners welcome!
Join us in a space where all bodies are welcomed, accepted, and celebrated. In a culture where body-shaming and fat-phobia are rampant, Body Positivity is a reclamation of self, an attitude of care, and a practice of courage. Emma teaches from the perspective that all bodies are worthy of love, expression, and taking up space. Enjoy a practice that encourages self-care and will help you build strength inside and out.
This class is great for beginners or intermediate students.
Click to register for Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15pm | July 10 - Aug 15.
If you’ve ever felt intimidated by strength training, this fun outdoor class will leave you feeling strong, empowered, and informed. Kris will blend mindfulness, strength, mobility, and simple yoga in this inclusive outdoor class. After a brief warmup, we will do a low-impact circuit on the outdoor equipment, followed by some skill training that will help you improve your upper body strength. We will finish off with gentle stretching to cool down and leave feeling centered.
Click to register for Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm | July 10 - Aug 14.
This course will be a unique opportunity to explore guided mindfulness meditation and movement in community. Sessions may include restorative poses, breathing exercises, walking meditation, movement explorations, and seated meditation.
This class is appropriate for those who are new to meditation and also those who are looking for inspiration to deepen an existing practice. Beginners welcome.
Click here to register for Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00pm | July 11 - Aug 15.
Get your fill of goat cuddles at this outdoor class. Goats are very social and love to climb! You might find a goat clambering up your back in downward facing dog. We are pairing up with Growing Hope Farm to offer this class at their farm location in central Cambridge. The farm will be donating proceeds from this class to Mennonite Central Committee.
These classes cost $30+hst to attend. Please register in advance and take note of the weather and cancellation policies (click links below). We will not be accepting registrations at the farm.
Click here to register for Saturday, July 14, 2:30-3:30pm.
Click here to register for Saturday, July 21, 2:30-3:30pm.
Interested in Family Goat Yoga? Check out Amma Yoga! They will be offering several Family Goat Yoga sessions throughout the summer.
Trial Membership: $39 for 30 days of unlimited drop-in yoga classes PLUS lots of perks:
In this 7-week pre-registered course you will learn key movements that will strengthen your core from the inside out. We’ll discuss 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.
Call us to register during second week!
Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00pm | June 5 - July 17.
At Queen Street Yoga we offer students the opportunity to trade in their energy and skills for unlimited drop-in classes and studio perks. We look for friendly, hard-working, and enthusiastic individuals who would be proud to be a representative of our studio.
Fill out a Work Trade Application and email it to us, we will contact you for a meet and greet!
We are currently looking to add members these shifts:
- Mondays: 5:00pm - 9:15 pm
- Wednesdays: 5:00pm - 9:15pm
- city wide postering of upcoming events to other local spots
We run 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training programs, and part of that training needs help from our community, our teacher trainees need folks to help them practice teaching!
Interested in gently easing into yoga? This is the class for you. Bring a friend!
$5 drop-in yoga class, no previous movement experience necessary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.