Yoga Centre Toronto
2428 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4P 2H4
This Eglinton-area yoga centre will help you slow down and strengthen yourself.
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||North Toronto|
|Getting There |||Eglinton Station|
|Cross Street |||Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue|
|Mon and Wed 6AM-9PM, Tue and Thu 8:30AM-9PM, Fri morning and afternoon classes as scheduled, Sat 8:30AM-12:30PM, Sun 8:30AM-2:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: March 13, 2008
Yoga Centre Toronto specializes in Iyengar yoga, a highly health-conscious form of yoga that aims to strengthen the physical body –from the immune system, to the digestive system, to the nervous and respiratory systems- as well as the mind. Iyengar is widely held as one of the best forms of yoga for students who have special needs as a result of injury, illness or chronic disease.
In Iyengar, the focus is on the relationship between the postures and the breath. Students build their skills from simple standing poses to complex inversions, backbends and twists. The introductory program at the Centre consists of six beginner classes for just $86.00. This course is a precursor to level-one yoga at the Centre. Once you’ve finished the intro, you can move through levels one, two and three as you and your instructors see fit. After the intro, memberships are sold by the hour and students can purchase passes for anywhere from six to 24 hours.
Some of the special needs classes taught at The Yoga Centre include senior-specific yoga, back care, MS, cardiac, general joint and structure-related problems, and prenatal and specialty practices such as asthma and cancer recovery. Aspiring instructors can prepare for national certification by taking the Centre’s teacher training program. This is a three-year program that requires more than 700 hours of practical in-studio time in addition to written assignments and essays. Due to its intensity, students must have at least six months of senior-level yoga under their belts to apply. Once accepted, subject matter includes teaching skills and techniques as well as postures, breathing and the mechanics of yoga.
The Philosophy of Yoga
Students wishing to improve their breathing can take the advanced Pranayama class and those who want to know more about the structure of Iyengar can take an academic approach to their yoga studies with the Iyengar Yoga Philosophy program.