Class Descriptions

open-classOpen Class

An Open Class is a classical hatha yoga session that encompasses proper breathing, flexibility, strength and vitality in the body while calming the mind. An Open Class includes:

  • Initial relaxation (Savasana)
  • Breath exercises (Pranayama: Kapalabhati and Anuloma Viloma)
  • Sun salutation (Surya Namaskar)
  • 12 basic postures (Asanas)
  • Final relaxation (Savasana)

Duration: 90 minutes.
No advance registration.
See the class schedule for class times.

Note: The Open Class is not suitable for beginners. We suggest taking a Beginners’ Course before attending an Open Class.


advanced-yoga-class-in-torontoAdvanced Class

If you are a seasoned practitioner and want to take on advanced poses, this is the class for you. Poses are held longer and intermediate and advanced variations are also added to challenge both body and mind. As preparation we recommend taking the Beginners Yoga 2 and Intermediate Courses.

Duration: 90 minutes (Fridays) or 2 hours (Saturday and Sunday)
No advance registration.
See the class schedule for class times.


gentle yogaGentle Yoga Class

These yoga classes offer a gentle, adapted approach to the classic Sivananda open class sequence – especially nice for beginners, seniors, those recovering from illness or injury or those who haven’t practiced for a while. Enjoy chanting, gentle breathing exercises, warm-ups, adapted versions of the twelve basic postures and longer relaxation.

Duration: 60 minutes
See the Gentle Yoga page for dates and times.


free-trial-yoga-class-sivananda-torontoFree Trial Class

Not sure where to start? Join us for a free trial yoga class at our studio. You will be introduced to the 12 most important postures (asanas), basic breathing and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience is needed.

Duration: 90 minutes
No advance registration.
Sundays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.


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Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnu-Devananda

As part of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, our mission is to share teachings of Yoga and Vedanta as a means of achieving physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Learn More

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