Whether you’re looking for advanced Ashtanga or a relaxed restorative class, Toronto is home to plenty of yoga studios where you’ll find classes to strengthen your muscles, increase flexibility and find inner peace. Grab your mat and check out these yoga studios that’ll help improve your mind, body and spirit.
With a week of complimentary drop-in classes for first time visitors, it’s easy to get hooked on this College Street yoga studio. The inclusive neighbourhood health centre offers traditional yoga classes led by trained instructors, individualized self-practice classes and some alternative workouts not seen elsewhere. AcroYoga sessions blend partner-based yoga with circus-like acrobatics while the Thai Yoga Massage classes incorporate shiatsu and acupressure massage in order to relieve tension in the muscles and joints. Looking for something high-energy? Drop in during a yoga class with a live musician to experience creative sequences set to music.
Want to inject a bit of high-intensity cardio into your practice? This fitness studio puts a new spin on traditional yoga with its unique hybrid workouts that integrate heart-racing indoor-cycling intervals. Hop in the saddle for the signature Spynga flow class and you’ll spend the first half of the training session on the bike getting your heart rate up with sprints and hill climbs and then move to the mat for a series of postures to lengthen your limbs and relax your mind. The studio (with locations uptown and downtown) also offers yoga for kids, pre/post-natal yoga and instructor training.
This comprehensive yoga and Pilates studio offers workouts that are approachable and comfortable for every fitness level. The schedule features over 60 classes a week and offers a variety of different styles, including meditation circles and parent and baby class. In keeping with its upscale Rosedale locale, the Yonge Street studio is a spa-like space with a beautifully appointed boutique filled with yoga apparel and lifestyle accessories. 889 Yoga classes are also offered at the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville.
You’ll be floating on air quite literally during suspended yoga classes at this one-of-a-kind fitness studio. Participants maneuver their bodies through a series of postures and poses while hanging from the ceiling wrapped in supportive silks. Suspended inversions will take your yoga practice to the next level and challenge your body like never before. Newcomers can try their first class for $10 or sign up for two weeks of unlimited visits for $45. The studio is located in a residential townhouse on George Street, giving it a cozy and intimate feel.
This renowned studio takes a holistic approach to both the mind and body. In addition to the diverse schedule of Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga classes, visitors are also encouraged to try out a number of wellness services, including a two-hour restorative Reiki flow session that focuses on healing the body while promoting inner peace. The College Street location is housed inside a grand ballroom with soaring ceilings and tons of natural light. In fact, the Group of Seven once used the picturesque space as a painting studio. New members can sign up for $30 for 30 days of unlimited yoga.
The schedule at this popular Queen West studio offers a challenging mix of Ashtanga and Vinyassa yoga classes alongside some unique alternatives. The self-directed Mysore classes see students guide themselves through six poses while the interpretive Yoga Jam sessions encourage participates to energize their practice through a series of improvised movements. The studio also offers specialized workshops, retreats and training programs for would-be yogis, and Shiatsu and Thai massage therapy sessions to relax your body and complement your practice.
This Leslieville studio focuses on mindful fitness and results-oriented yoga classes that blend traditional stretching and posing with strength building exercises and cardio bursts. The signature GETnFIT class offers a mix of yoga and interval training for a dynamic full-body workout. Would-be ballerinas will love the barre fit class, which incorporates ballet-inspired choreography designed to tone and sculpt your arms, legs and butt while improving posture and flexibility. There are a number of different payment options, including drop-in rates, multi-class passes and unlimited month memberships for individuals and couples.