UPDATED FEB 21, 2020
When it comes to finding peace and wellness in the city, Torontonians are blessed with tons of yoga studios to choose from. We’ve rounded up our favourite spots in Toronto that will brighten your day and balance your mind, body, and spirit.
Originally from Vancouver, YYOGA has two Toronto locations (in Harbourfront and Queen Street West), each offering yogis a variety of class options like peaceful practices to challenging flows. Grab your mat and get down with their 16 styles of yoga, including hot, power, Yin, Hatha, restorative, core fusion, and everything in between. You’ll not only enjoy practicing in YYOGA’s beautiful studios, but you’ll love the friendly staff who are always eager to answer your questions or go over any poses you’re unfamiliar with.
With five locations in Toronto, Yoga Tree makes it easy to practice yoga wherever you are (and whether or not you know what “tree pose” is). Yoga Tree’s lineup of classes feature various hot yoga and Yin options, as well as restorative and Vinyasa flows. And with a Yoga Tree membership giving you access to all studios—more than 2,000 classes a month—you’ll always be able to find a practice that works with your schedule.
On Toronto’s bustling Dundas Street West, Breathe Yoga has been offering yogis zen-filled workshops and flow classes for over a decade. Known for having one of the best teams of Ashtanga-trained teachers in town, this studio has a practice suited for every type of yogi. Choose from Ashtanga, Hatha, flow, and Iyengar, as well as hot yoga, restorative, and even yoga for “stiff” men looking to increase flexibility (come on ‘gents).
Step inside Yogaspace and you’ll find a peaceful escape from Toronto’s bustling Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood. The business here is booming — they teach more than 60 drop-in classes weekly, including beginner workshops, as well as Hatha, Vinyasa, restorative, and flow classes. Plus, outside of its jam-packed yoga schedule, Yogaspace also has a yoga boutique, local and international yoga retreats, a therapeutic wellness centre, plus 200- and 300-hour teacher training programs available for students who want to take their commitment to yoga to the next level.
When it comes to Toronto yoga, Downward Dog is the OG in the city. For over 20 years, they’ve been teaching Torontonians the art of getting their Vinyasa on and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. Thanks to the studio’s hip vibe and quality of classes, yogis have been coming back time and time again. And whether you’re new to yoga and eager to dip your toes or you’re a pro looking to deepen your practice, Downward Dog’s awesome instructors will be with you through every pose.
Heatin’ up Liberty Village, this vibrant studio is decked out with a totally ‘grammable neon sign that reads “Namaste Bitches”, as well as with quotes from pop culture icons. Think of it as that extra bit of motivation when you feel like you can’t hold that deep stretch for one second longer. Sign up an unlimited intro month for $50 and try every class as many times as you like.
With a number of studios across the GTA, this Moksha Yoga community is one you’ll want to be a part of. At every one of their locations, you’ll find heated and non-heated classes and a supportive group of yogis that’ll become your new fit fam in no time. While they offer a variety of practices suited for all skill levels, their hot yoga class (similar to Bikram) is definitely the most popular and one your next favorite workout. Just make sure you bring some water, you’re going to be thirsty — a lot.
Parkdale's good space is just that: good. The beautiful and minimalistic studio has genuine people and classes that will change the way you think about movement and also stillness. Whether it's a powerful Vinyasa practice, a restorative and gentle flow (called Ease), or Move + Still, a hybrid yoga and mindfulness class, you'll leave feeling refreshed, stretched, and whole. So, it’s not just good. It's great.
With a bright and cheery space in Toronto’s Bloor Court neighbourhood, Union Yoga + Wellness has become a welcome home to all levels of yogi. Whether you’re interested in perfecting your downward dog, learning how to meditate, or trying to perfect that tree pose, you’ll find the practice that fits your needs. And with over 60 classes each week, you’ll find many options to work with your schedule. Don’t be surprised if teachers and staff become your second family. They make the studio community oriented and unpretentious and all in all, a fun place to unroll your mat.
Kula Yoga is the go-to spot for Annex residents. Offering a range of both hot and room temperature classes, this welcoming space encourages yogis of all levels to unroll their mats for an empowering practice. And if the class offerings weren’t enough to catch your attention, perhaps knowing that Kula is a green studio that uses sustainable cork floors, radiant heat panels to warm their rooms, LED lights, and environmentally-friendly cleaning products will get you feeling good and earthy. Fitt Tip: you can also find them in Oakville.
If you care about your yoga practice like you care about Mother Earth, then consider afterglow your new yoga haven. They pride themselves on bringing natural elements to their cozy Queen studio, with two cork-floored practice rooms, natural light, and an atmosphere where you can just breath. Take comfort in knowing you have over a dozen classes to choose from, and take your laptop knowing you have free Wi-Fi, a complimentary post-class orange, and tons of tea.
At the Yoga Lounge you can walk right off the street and fall into a perfect flow to work out the stresses of the day. The bright, ground-level studio offers all flavours of yoga, including fast-paced class like Vinyasa or Yogalates, or you can go for something mindful and meditative. Find this welcoming spot in Downtown Toronto at the corner of Sherbourne and Adelaide. First-timers take note: your first class is just $10.
With nearly a dozen proud studios in the GTA (plus yoga spaces in St. Catharines and Muskoka), Power Yoga Canada has proven that power, grace, and positivity all belong in the same flow. From Oshawa to City Centre, and from hot power yoga to deep, restorative flows by candlelight, this popular community brings in beginners and expert yogis into one sweaty, tight-knit tribe.
Since 1999, the Yoga Sanctuary has been helping Torontonians find their zen, and as their name implies, their studios at College Station and at Broadview Station are truly sanctuaries. There, you’ll bend and stretch in a room full of fellow yogis that will support you on and off the mat — community is what this place is all about. Plus, they’ve got a ton of different practices for you to get your OM on in, so there’s a good chance you’ll find the right fit for your flow.
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