1. Yoga Teachers Course: Asana Corrections in Depth

    Often, new yoga teachers struggle with how to correct students. In this 10 hour course you will gain confidence in assisting and correcting students in their asana practice gently, effectively, and with integrity. We will also cover the various reasons for correcting students, how to determine if a correction is...
  2. Ayurvedic Nutrition and Cooking for Self-healing with Dr. Bhatt

    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 in a healthy life and makes a vital contribution to continued good health. Date: Saturday November 25...
  3. Raja Yoga Sutras

    The Raja Yoga Sutras offer a practical, scientific approach to understanding and purifying one’s own mind and nature. In following the progressive steps outlined the body, mind and senses are brought under control, helping one reduce stress and suffering and achieve Self-realization. The Raja Yoga Sutras were compiled by Sage...
  4. Asana Symbol and Thematic Series – JOY

    Explore the symbolism and sequencing of more advanced asanas and variations in this monthly series of workshops. Each month we focus on a different theme and incorporate the practice of asanas, theory and, at times creative exercises to better understand the deeper transformative aspects of yoga practice. The theme of...
  5. Odissi Classical Indian Dance Performance

    Please join us for satsang on Sunday November 12th. We will be treated to a 30-minute classical Indian dance performance by Divya Sarma. All are welcome! Free of charge. Bring family and friends. Date: Sunday November 12 Time: 6:15 – 7:45 pm 6:15 – 6:45 – silent meditation 6:45 –...
  6. Indian Vegetarian Cooking Workshop

    Come spend a delicious afternoon in our kitchen and discover the wonderful flavours, vibrant colours, nutritional value, fragrances and tastes of Indian food. Together we will prepare a selection of authentic, sattvic, vegetarian Indian dishes. Bring your appetite as the workshop will conclude with a feast! You will also receive...
  7. Adapted Yoga Asana: Teaching an Accessible Practice

    So many people today need their special needs accommodated to fully participate. Learn how to address individual needs in open yoga classes. Easily integrate adapted asana options into your regular classes to accommodate the inexperienced as well as those with back issues, injuries, overweight adjustments, illness recovery, etc. Provide a...
  8. Prana, Pranayama and Mind Control

    In this workshop learn more about the relationship between the breath, the energy (prana) and the mind. The workshop will explain the various major pranas and their relation to breath and pranayama. As well, we will examine exactly how control of breath leads to control of prana and therefore helps...
  9. Yoga 1 Beginner Course starting Sept 30

    Learn the basics of yoga from scratch systematically and safely in a small, friendly and relaxed setting with one of our Yoga Courses for Beginners. Or, take a course to renew your practice after some time away or to strengthen the foundation of your existing practice. You will be introduced...
  10. Kaivalya Upanishads

    Upanishads are sacred texts that help us remove distorted view of reality by revealing the experience of the Supreme. In this series of workshops, we will discuss this ancient wisdom and learn valuable lessons that we can apply in our daily life. Date: Sundays, October 8 – November 12 Time:...
  11. Asana Symbol & Thematic Series – INTUITION

    Explore the symbolism and sequencing of more advanced asanas and variations in this monthly series of workshops. Each month we focus on a different theme and incorporate the practice of asanas, theory and, at times creative exercises to better understand the deeper transformative aspects of yoga practice. The theme of...
  12. Vegetarian Sushi Making

    Let’s learn how to make 4 kinds of sushi! Sushi Roll (rolled sushi) Nigiri (traditional sushi) Onigiri (rice ball) Inari (stuffed sushi) Date: Sat Oct 7 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm Cost: $55 non-members / $45 members Kindly register in advance. Space is limited.  
  13. Ayurvedic Daily Routine for Health and Happiness with Dr. Bhatt

    Ayurveda, a traditional natural healing science from India, has been practiced for over 5,000 years and teaches us how to live a healthy, balanced life. Ayurveda offers many tools to align ourselves with the body’s natural rhythm to promote health and longevity. One of the most important ways to support...
  14. Chair Yoga Training Course

    Learn to offer a complete yoga class in a chair – ideal for seniors, those with limited mobility and office workers who need to refresh during the work day. Date: Weekend of September 8 – 10 Teacher: Anjaneya (Michael Hutkins) Time: Fri (6:00 – 8:00 pm), Sat (1:00 – 5:30...
  15. Yoga Asanas According to Ayurveda

    In this workshop, we will look at twelve 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 postures on doshas (biological humors). Common challenges that can occur...
  16. Introduction to Yoga and Ayurveda

    An introduction to the science of self-healing and Self-realization. This workshop helps to understand the commonalities between the two sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. To identify the need to establish practices according to individual’s constitution and temperament. Date: Sat Aug 19 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm Cost: $35 non-members /...
  17. Asana Symbol & Thematic Series – LISTENING

    Explore the symbolism and sequencing of more advanced asanas and variations in this monthly series of workshops. Each month we focus on a different theme and incorporate the practice of asanas, theory and, at times creative exercises to better understand the deeper transformative aspects of yoga practice. The theme of...
  18. Japanese Home Cooking Workshop

    Do you love to eat Japanese food? Let’s learn how to cook basic Japanese food step by step. We will cook a variety of dishes and enjoy a wonderful feast at the end of the workshop. Date: Saturday August 5 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm Cost: $55 non-members / $45...
  19. Special Satsang Talk: Health & Nutrition

    On Sunday July 16 special guest Sita Lakshmi will be at satsang and will talk about “Health and Nutrition”. Please join us! It will be a very informative talk covering topics such as: The main rules for a healthy vegetarian and vegan life style. Common mistakes, and how to avoid...
  20. Special Satsang Talk: Introduction to Vedic Astrology

    Please join us for satsang on July 9 during which we will have a special guest – Vedic Astrologist, Sri Ram. Rami will give a talk, “Introduction to Vedic Astrology”, where he will cover topics of planetary influence, karma from the perspective of astrology and how to read the Code...
  21. 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...
  22. Refreshing Vegetarian Summer Meals

    Beat the heat – and skip the meat – with the delicious summer meal ideas covered in this workshop. Date: Saturday June 24 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm Cost: $55 non-members / $45 members  
  23. Yoga for the Eyes

    Learn yoga techniques for improving the functioning of the eyes. We will do practical exercises as well as relaxation that you can do at home in order to achieve optimum eye health. Date: Saturday June 17 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm Cost: $35 non-members / $25 members
  24. Asana Symbol & Thematic Series – SPACE

    Explore the symbolism and sequencing of more advanced asanas and variations in this ongoing series of workshops. In each workshop 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. In this workshop...
  25. Mudras

    Mudras are gestures which alter mood, attitude and perception, and which deepen awareness and concentration. They provide a means to access and influence the unconscious reflexes and instinctive habit patterns. Each mudra has a correspondingly different effect on the body, mind and energy. The aim is to create fixed, repetitive...
  26. Headstand Variations

    Learn different intermediate/advanced level variations of the ‘king of all asanas’ as well as other inverted postures. Date: Saturday August 12 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm Cost: $35 non-members / $25 members Prerequisite: Ability to do the headstand Online registration coming soon. In the meantime, please register in person at...
  27. Kriyas – 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: Saturday July 8 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm...
  28. 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 a healthy life. Learn how asanas work to improve your posture. Date: Saturday July 15 Time: 1:30 –...
  29. 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...
  30. 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. Date: Sunday November 26 Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm Cost: Free Kindly let us know if you are...

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Registered Charity.


77 Harbord Street
Toronto ON M5S 1G4
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