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A haven of sunshine and wide open space in downtown Kitchener

Befriending Our Bodies and Minds

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Upcoming courses & events

A group of yoga students standing in warrior 2 pose facing big windows in our spacious and bright studio in downtown Kitchener.

Vitrual Intro to Yoga

with Monica Sheridan     Begins April 6 + April 7 – 7-weeks

Our Virtual Intro to Yoga course is great for brand new beginners, those restarting their practice after a long break, and anyone new to practicing alignment-based yoga. Classes also incorporate techniques and restful restorative poses to release tension and reduce stress. Brand-new beginners welcome!

Mondays at 7:45pm or Tuesdays at 6:00pm, both start next week!
Click here to register.

The aim of our Virtual Courses is to empower you to learn new methods of self-care during this unusual time and provide opportunities for community connection. We have designed these courses to prioritize both interaction and building new habits. The online format includes both interactive live-stream classes (where you can ask questions and hear from fellow students), as well as a variety of practice videos to do at your own pace and incorporate into your life. The best part? You will have access to all the practice videos (including recordings of the live-stream classes) for one year after your course ends, so you can continue to practice at home.

Virtual Intro to Yoga for Men

with Kris Letkin     Begins April 9 – 7-weeks

This Intro to Yoga course is specifically for men and male-identified people who are new, or returning to yoga. Learn fundamental poses and key principles of alignment to increase strength, balance, stamina, and flexibility. Extra emphasis will be placed on hamstring, quad, and shoulder mobility.

Thursdays at 7:45pm.
Register here!

The aim of our Virtual Courses is to empower you to learn new methods of self-care during this unusual time and provide opportunities for community connection. We have designed these courses to prioritize both interaction and building new habits. The online format includes both interactive live-stream classes (where you can ask questions and hear from fellow students), as well as a variety of practice videos to do at your own pace and incorporate into your life. The best part? You will have access to all the practice videos (including recordings of the live-stream classes) for one year after your course ends, so you can continue to practice at home.

pregnant yogi practicing triangle pose in bright and calm yoga studio.

Virtual Prenatal Yoga

with Julie Zettle     Begins April 8 – 7-weeks

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. Beginner's welcome!

Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Register here!

The aim of our Virtual Courses is to empower you to learn new methods of self-care during this unusual time and provide opportunities for community connection. We have designed these courses to prioritize both interaction and building new habits. The online format includes both interactive live-stream classes (where you can ask questions and hear from fellow students), as well as a variety of practice videos to do at your own pace and incorporate into your life. The best part? You will have access to all the practice videos (including recordings of the live-stream classes) for one year after your course ends, so you can continue to practice at home.

Teacher Training graduate and now core teacher Leslie teaches half moon pose to a yoga class in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Virtual Beyond Flexibility

with Leslie Stokman     Begins April 9 – 7-weeks

Take a journey towards greater physical freedom and ease in everyday life, sports, and yoga in this course that goes beyond mere flexibility. If you want to change how your body works, stretching isn’t going to cut it - and this is where mobility training comes in. Sessions will include some yoga flow and a little education, but will focus on targeted and precise joint mobilization work that will give you new experiences of strength and change your range of motion.

Thursdays at 6:00pm
Register here!

The aim of our Virtual Courses is to empower you to learn new methods of self-care during this unusual time and provide opportunities for community connection. We have designed these courses to prioritize both interaction and building new habits. The online format includes both interactive live-stream classes (where you can ask questions and hear from fellow students), as well as a variety of practice videos to do at your own pace and incorporate into your life. The best part? You will have access to all the practice videos (including recordings of the live-stream classes) for one year after your course ends, so you can continue to practice at home.

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.