The Yoga Sanctuary Studios
Take yoga in the heart of downtown Toronto at College and Yonge Streets or on the Danforth in the east end! If you live in the suburbs, we have a studio in Richmond Hill. Classes in Ashtanga, Hatha, Restorative, Yin Yoga and Vinyasa are available at all our locations. There is a class for everyone - beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners alike. We invite you to join us in practicing yoga in these truly one-of-a-kind yoga studios.
New to Yoga?
Wondering where to begin? It's simple. Just purchase our 10 days of unlimited yoga classes for $20 and drop in for any class at any of our locations. We offer Ashtanga, Hatha, Ashtanga Flow, Restorative Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Zen Stretch classes and various classes in a heated studio.
Over these 10 days, take your time to try out the various types of yoga with different instructors. You may find that you prefer one teacher over another and that you enjoy a certain style of yoga. Speak to any of our friendly staff and they can suggest classes and go over your goals and expectations or any concerns.
Also read our Student Guidelines to answer any questions if you are new to yoga or new to The Yoga Sanctuary.
Our Beautiful Yoga Studios
The Yoga Sanctuary on College Street at Yonge was voted the most beautiful yoga studio in Toronto by Toronto Life Magazine. Located in The Odd Fellows Hall, built in 1891, this yoga studio is in the centre of downtown Toronto and has one of the city's oldest operating elevators. This former ballroom, with hardwood floors, is full of natural light and is a peaceful and elegant studio. On the artistic side, Canada's internationally renowned Group of Seven used this space as their painting studio.
"If you've never been
to the Yoga Sanctuary on College, brace yourself. It's a beautiful
space with high ceilings, large windows, and an all-encompassing
mystic charm. It kind of looks like the Hogwarts of yoga studios."
The Yoga Sanctuary at 95 Danforth Avenue at Broadview, is close to the Broadview subway stop. This is also an historic building that was built in 1856. The Yoga Sanctuary has studios on both the 3rd and 4th floors of the building. Both studios boast unique curved walls. Our 3rd floor, Studio One has beautiful floor to ceiling windows and a multi-coloured exposed brick wall. Our 4th floor, Studio Two, offers heated classes with the temperature maintained at 80-85 degrees. Studio Two also has many windows, a small kitchenette and shower facilities.
Liberace performed at concerts across the hall and this location became the place to dance to big name bands like Guy Lombardo, in the 1930's.
The Yoga Sanctuary Richmond Hill is a warm and intimate studio located at Bathurst and Elgin Mills. Richmond Hill is one of the fastest growing suburb in the GTA only 20 minutes north from Toronto. It is a beautiful space with high ceilings - a lovely mix of industrial chic and yogic charm. This sun drenched studio, with floor to ceiling windows, has hardwood floors and two walls with ropes for deepening your practice.
We are happy to be offering Yin, Restorative, Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa classes! Specialty classes in Yoga for Fertility, Pre-Natal, Kids yoga, Toddlers yoga as well as Family yoga help everyone to enjoy all the benefits of yoga.
Yoga Teacher Training
Our yoga training is constantly evolving to ensure we maintain verifiable standards of excellence. The Yoga Sanctuary is a "Certified Private Educational Institute" with the federal government and tuition fees are 100% deductible for all of our certified teacher training. We are a fully accredited Yoga Teacher Training School and our programs are registered and recognized by Yoga Alliance in Canada and the United States.
The successful completion of our 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program qualifies you to find an entry-level position as a Certified Yoga Teacher and gives you the foundation you need to teach others. Meditation, Yoga Therapy, Sanskrit, Chanting, Anatomy, Physiology and Yoga Philosophy are part of this program. A Certificate is granted upon satisfactory completion of all courses.
Our Continuing Education 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training can be completed as one course or you may take one or many of the individual workshops. This course is designed to transform your practice, increase your teaching ability and improve your skills as a yoga practitioner. Each year we have a special guest teacher.
Our Heated Studio
Enjoy practicing assorted styles of yoga with the heat between 80°F (27°C) to 85°F (29°C). We like to think of it as enjoying yoga on a warm summer day, all year round!
The modest heat encourages a relaxation of muscles enabling practitioners to lengthen and strengthen.The detoxifying benefits of your practice will be enhanced with the warmth of the room. You will sweat, so please remember to bring water. And take an invigorating shower after class and re-emerge back into your day refreshed and rejuvenated.
Yoga is An Ancient Practice
Yoga is more than just a form of exercise, but part of a well-rounded philosophy that dates back over 5,000 years. Our goal is to reach, teach and inspire our students to live a healthy, integrated life. Please see our Yoga & Beauty Tips for information about how to look and feel beautiful, inside and out! And The Yoga Sanctuary’s large roster of experienced and enthusiastic teachers are eager to share the study and love of this ancient practice, for body, mind and spirit, with their students.
"The Yoga Sanctuary
helps me stay grounded. Practicing yoga in this beautiful
space is a welcome respite from an often hectic day. I have
been practicing with Cynthia Funk since 1997 and my yoga journey
has been deeply enriched as a result. The Yoga Sanctuary community
offers a path to wellness and santosha (contentment). I often
walk out of a class having learned something about myself,
something about my yoga practice and something that applies
to life in general. In many cases these things are simple
movements, habits or patterns that have vast benefits if practiced
with awareness and intention."
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