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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

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Yoga & Mental Health Day Retreat

with Marg Hull     November 16, 2019     9:00am – 4:00pm

Through yoga poses, breathing, and meditative exercises, learn more about your body’s responses to stress. Discover techniques that help manage mental/emotional patterns and increase groundedness, calmness, and emotional well-being.

The day will also include an evidence-based talk by Naturopathic Doctor Laura Tummon-Simmons about how different body systems impact mental health including anxiety, depression, and stress, and why investigating and treating the whole body is so important.

Register here - this day includes a catered vegetarian lunch from the Commons Cafe.

Students hang out after class at Queen Street Yoga, laughing and chatting with each other. Queen Street Yoga is a community hub, a great place to meet friends, hit the Kitchener market after our Saturday morning class, and contribute to a thriving local economy.

Yoga & The Climate Crisis

with Scott Morton-Ninomiya     November 17, 2019     1:00pm – 4:00pm

Resist, Restore, Re-imagine

While yoga can be a wonderful retreat from stress, there is no retreat from the climate crisis.

In this three-hour workshop, we will explore together how yoga can be the ground we stand on as we face the climate crisis and pursue the bold changes we want to see.

Register here.

two yoga students in a sunny room in a restorative yoga posture. Legs are up the wall, held by a loop-strap with their pelvis resting on a bolster, arms are wide.

Reiki Restorative

with Nicole DeNoble + Natasha Allain     November 22, 2019     7:30pm – 9:00pm

Ease into the busy season with a luxurious class that will combine restorative yoga with reiki therapy. Reiki is an energetic healing modality that encourages a state of balance, harmony, and self-healing. Nicole will lead the class through a slow and nourishing practice of gentle and supported resting poses, while Natasha will give short reiki treatments to each individual. Experience the deep stillness and relaxation that arises from the combination of these two practices.

Register here.
No yoga experience necessary; beginners welcome.

a group of yogis in a yoga practice in crow posture.

Yoga in the Dark: Fundraiser for the CNIB

with Leslie Stokman     November 23, 2019     7:30pm – 9:00pm

Ever tried yoga with a blindfold on?

This unique event is meant to temporarily simulate what yoga is like for those affected by vision loss. All proceeds will support CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) programs and services that address the social and emotional needs of people living with sight loss. You'll hear a CNIB client share their personal story with vision loss, then be guided through a blindfolded class by QSY teacher Leslie.

Register here.
Beginners welcome.

sunny yoga studio with twinkle lights and jade plants. 4 yoga mats set up with blankets and pillows.

Holiday Candlelit Rest & Renew

    7:30pm – 9:00pm

We recognize that late-December can be a bit wild for scheduling, so we chosen to offer FIVE assorted dates for our Holiday Candlelit R&R workshops.

In this class light by candlelight, you'll enjoy an extra long, luxurious, and supportive restorative yoga class to help you take a break from the busyness of the season.

Click here to choose the date that works for you.
Beginner-friendly, studio favourite class - save your spot today!

QSY 2019 Holiday Tshirt Design - jade tree style tarot card in black and white.

QSY SWAG

    Last chance to order is Mon, December 2nd!
Show your QSY Love and spread the word of the friendliest yoga studio in town.

Our 75+ year old Jade, known to many as Mama Jade, is the star of the show this year.

Order your shirt today!
Last day is Mon, Dec 2nd - we will NOT be ordering extras.

We have styles/sizes available to try on to get an idea of what fits best.
Ask our amazing staff at the front desk, and don't forget your order form!

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.