1. Headstand Variations

    Once you have mastered the basic headstand you can begin to explore the space around your inverted body. With practice, your arms will carry your weight as easily as your legs do allowing you the same range of movements when inverted that you enjoy when standing up. Date: Saturday May...
  2. Meditation 2 Course

    This four-week course is for students who completed the Introduction to Meditation Course. Topics in this course include: How to continue and become firmly established in your meditation practice. Challenges and obstacles in meditation practice and how to overcome them. Tools for advancing your practice. A deeper look into Mantras....
  3. Yoga for Healing

    This is a two part series on how Yoga can assist in healing. You are welcome to take one or both workshops. Yoga for Healing, Part 1 – Cleansing Basics Learn how to cleanse and detoxify the organs of the digestive system to achieve better physical and mental health and...
  4. Yoga for the Back

    Learn how to keep the back safe, healthy and out of pain with simple asanas and modification of popular asanas. Topics in this workshop include: Spinal and postural alignment Benefits of asanas and modified asana practice Simple exercises to strengthen the back and improve posture Date: Saturday May 13 Time:...
  5. Yoga 3M with Meditation Course

    Practice traditional Hatha Yoga postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), cleansing exercises (kriyas) and introductory meditation. Learn the theory behind the different paths of Yoga, the power of the mind, and the energetic body. This is a four-week course meeting twice per week. Open to those who have completed Yoga 2,...
  6. Toronto Yoga Show – Visit or Volunteer with Us

    The annual Toronto Yoga Show & Conference is happening this year during the weekend of Friday March 31 to Sunday April 2 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It’s a fun weekend with many events, workshops, great food and the chance to connect with fellow yogis. Seeking Volunteers for our...
  7. Mantras for Meditation

    Mantras are powerful tools for meditation practice. Learn the proper pronunciation of some basic mantras as well as how to use them in your meditation practice. Date: Saturday April 29 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm Cost: $35 non-members / $25 members  
  8. Pranayama Workshop

    By far the most important thing about good breathing is the Prana, or subtle energy of the vital breath. Control of the Prana leads to control of the mind. Topics covered in this workshop will include: What is Prana? How to increase energy levels. Pranayama techniques to quiet the mind....
  9. Surya Namaskar – Symbolism and Reverence

    Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is a complete practice in mindfulness, combining precise movements with devotional awareness. We will explore the traditional sequence in detail and its connection to the symbolism of the chakras and the breath. *** Note: Unfortunately, this workshop has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.*** Date: Sunday...
  10. Bhagavad Gita Study Group

    The Bhagavad Gita is one of the core scriptures of Yoga. It is a conversation between Pandava Prince Arjuna and his teacher Krishna on a variety of philosophical concepts. We will read and discuss selected verses from the Bhagavad Gita, taking inspiration and connecting them to the struggles we face...
  11. Vegetarian Easter Dinner

    Learn to prepare a special selection of vegetarian dishes that are perfect for celebrating the Easter holiday. *** Sorry, this workshop has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. *** Date: Saturday April 1 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm Cost: $45 non-members / $35 members  
  12. Yogic Cleansing Techniques

    This workshop focuses on cleaning the internal organs through various techniques including jala and sutra neti (nasal cleansing) and kunjar kriya (water purification). These yogic practices help eliminate toxins and wastes, strengthen the respiratory and digestive systems and sharpen the mind. Date: Sunday March 26 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm...
  13. Chanting Workshop

    For those who may not be comfortable using their voice, or have difficulty learning the melody or rhythm of traditional Sivananda chants, this workshop will help you to use your voice and understand simple rhythms for chanting. Explore this devotional practice with us! Date: Saturday March 18 Time: 1:30 –...
  14. Yoga Anatomy

    Understand the anatomy related to yoga postures with focus on movement of the spine within different sets of asana. Emphasis on core strength development to improve your posture and organ functionality for healthy life. Learn how asanas work to improve your posture. Date: Saturday March 11 Time: 1:30 – 4:00...
  15. Introduction to Vedanta

    Vedanta is that philosophy which comes from the sacred scriptures called The Upanishads. The Upanishads are the final part of the ancient texts known as the Vedas. Veda means knowledge and Anta means end. Therefore Vedanta is said to be the philosophy which leads to the end of knowledge and...
  16. Yoga 3M – Yoga and Meditation Course

    Practice traditional Hatha Yoga postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), cleansing exercises (kriyas) and introductory meditation. Learn the theory behind the different paths of Yoga, the power of the mind, and the energetic body. Open to those who have completed Yoga 2, or are practicing yoga at an Intermediate level. Date:...
  17. Yoga 3M with Meditation Course

    Practice traditional Hatha Yoga postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), cleansing exercises (kriyas) and introductory meditation. Learn the theory behind the different paths of Yoga, the power of the mind, and the energetic body. Open to those who have completed Yoga 2, or are practicing yoga at an Intermediate level. Date:...
  18. Yoga 3 – Intermediate Yoga Course

    An invigorating course that energizes and purifies the nadis (energy channels) by combining the basic postures with different, challenging variations and pranayama. Open to those who have completed Yoga 2, or are practicing yoga at an intermediate level. This is a 3-week course with students meeting twice per week. Date:...
  19. Positive Thinking

    Learn about the nature of thought and how habits are created as well. Practices to develop positive outlook on life and become architects of our destiny. Date: Saturday February 25 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm Cost: $35 non-members / $25 members  
  20. Indian Vegetarian Cooking

    Learn to cook delicious sattvic Indian vegetarian dishes. Discover the wonderful flavours, vibrant colours, nutritional value, delicious fragrances and tastes of Indian vegetarian food. Date: Saturday February 4 Time: 1:30 – 5:00 pm Cost: $55 non-members / $45 members
  21. Headstand Workshop

    Would you like some extra help with your headstand pose? Then this workshop is for you! We will review in detail how to come into and out of the pose systematically and safely via 8 steps. As well, learn tips to hold headstand longer and with more comfort. Date: Saturday...
  22. Yoga Asanas According to Ayurveda

    In this workshop we will look at the 12 basic postures according to the healing system of Ayurvedic medicine and how to perform yoga asanas taking into consideration Ayurvedic mind-body types. The workshop will explain: The effects of an individual yoga posture on doshas (biological humors). Common challenges that can...
  23. Sivananda Prayers

    This workshop is an opportunity to learn the prayers chanted in our classes, courses, and satsang. Beginners are welcome! In this workshop we will practice: Dhyana Slokas (Gajananam), the prayers chanted at the beginning of classes Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Om Tryambhakam), the prayers chanted at the end of classes Brahmarpanam,...
  24. Monthly Sadhana Study Group

    A monthly study group to support your sadhana (spiritual practice). Meet with other fellow yogis, share, discuss and clarify your goals and practice. Guided by senior staff. Free and open to all. Dates: Sunday, January 15 Sunday, February 26 Sunday, March 26 Sunday, April 23 Sunday, May 28 Sunday, June...
  25. Sadhana Study Group

    A monthly study group to support your sadhana (spiritual practice). Meet with other fellow yogis, share, discuss and clarify your goals and practice. Guided by senior staff. Free and open to all. Dates: Sunday, January 15 Sunday, February 26 Sunday, March 19 Sunday, April 23 Sunday, May 28 Sunday, June...
  26. Sun Salutations Workshops

    The Sun Salutation is a graceful sequence of twelve positions performed as one continuous exercise. In this workshop, you will learn about mental and physical benefits of this practice and receive detailed explanation and corrections. Date: Saturday January 7 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm Cost: $25 non-members / $15 members...
  27. Holiday Sale, Hours and Announcements

    Holiday Sale! SAVE 10% on purchases between December 1 and December 19. This is a great time to buy or renew a membership, get a class pass or pick up that thing you’ve been eyeing in the boutique. The sale includes purchases of: Memberships Class Passes (yearly, monthly or 10-class...
  28. Please Join Us for A Christmas & Hanukkah Holiday Celebration! Sunday December 11, starting at 6:15 pm Come enjoy a festive evening that will include: Meditation and Chanting Christmas Carols and Hanukkah songs with Ken Whitely! The Legendary Talent Show Delicious Vegetarian Potluck Meal Special Surprise Guest Friends, Family, FUN...
  29. Yoga 3 – Intermediate Yoga Course

    An invigorating course that energizes and purifies the nadis (energy channels) by combining the basic postures with different, challenging variations and pranayama. Open to those who have completed Yoga 2, or are practicing yoga at an intermediate level. This is a 3-week course with students meeting twice per week. Date:...
  30. Yoga 4 – Advanced Yoga Course

    Explore more advanced variations of basic asanas, practice holding postures longer, and learn to perfect your postures. Each session allows the students to gain more strength and focus from the practice. In this course, breathing and relaxation are emphasized in order to experience deeper aspects of Hatha Yoga practice. This...
  31. Ayurvedic Nutrition and Cooking for Self-Healing with Dr. Sonal

    With our sincere apologies, please be advised that this workshop is cancelled due to some unforeseen circumstances. Learn how to plan well-balanced, nutritious meals that include all necessary elements with authentic tridoshic Ayurvedic recipes. Ayurveda, the ancient science of life and longevity, teaches us that food plays an important role...
  32. South Indian Vegetarian Cooking with Jeeva

    Learn to cook delicious sattvic Indian vegetarian dishes. Discover the wonderful flavours, vibrant colours, nutritional value, delicious fragrances and tastes of Indian vegetarian food. Date: Sunday November 20 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Cost: $50 Non-members / $40 Members Teacher: Jeeva  
  33. Yoga for Managing Anxiety

    This is a practical workshop in which you will learn tools that will help you work through your fears and worries and better manage anxiety in your daily life. Date: Saturday November 12 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm Cost: $30 Non-members / $24 Members  
  34. How Much is Enough?

    In this workshop we will consider how to read the subtle sensations of the body during asana practice; signs that help us to determine a healthy level of effort and intensity in the practice. We will also examine specific issues such as working through injury, hyper-mobility and pain. Suitable for...
  35. Ayurvedic Daily Routine for Health and Happiness with Dr. Sonal

    With our sincere apologies, please be advised that this workshop is cancelled due to some unforeseen circumstances. Ayurveda, a traditional natural healing science of health from India, has been practiced for over 5,000 years and teaches us how to live a healthy, balanced life. One of the important ways to...
  36. Mantra – Yoga of Sacred Sound Vibration
    with Ram Vakkalanka

    Mantras are unique vibrations that embody specific energies of the Universe. They help energize and centre ourselves, calm the negative chatter of the mind, and induce inner peace and harmony. Japa Yoga (mantra repetition) promotes concentration, leads to deep meditative state and results in Samadhi – the goal of Yoga....
  37. Bhakti Yoga Series

    Bhakti Yoga develops devotion which helps to centre the mind and helps accept oneself and others as we are. It connects us to our true nature, whatever name we choose to give to it. Some practices of Bhakti Yoga are chanting, japa (repetition of a Divine Name), listening to divine...
  38. Asana Symbol & Thematic Series: FEAR

    Explore the symbolism and sequencing of more advanced asanas and variations in this monthly series of workshops. (Intermediate/Advanced) Each month we focus on a different theme and incorporate practice of asanas, theory and, at times creative exercises to better understand the deeper transformative aspects of yoga practice. This month, we...
  39. Subtle Anatomy

    Learn how each yoga posture affects the prana, or subtle energy, within your body which has tremendous effect on your physical and mental well being. Date: Saturday September 24 Time: 1:30 – 4:00 pm Cost: $30 Non-members / $24 Members Teacher: Mayavan  
  40. Indian Vegetarian Cooking Workshop

    Learn to cook delicious sattvic Indian vegetarian dishes. Discover the wonderful flavours, vibrant colours, nutritional value, delicious fragrances and tastes of Indian vegetarian food. Date: Saturday November 5 Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm Cost: $50 Non-members / $40 Members Teacher: Vijay Please enroll in person at the Centre, or call...

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77 Harbord Street
Toronto ON M5S 1G4
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