When life gets stressful and overwhelming, there’s nothing better than stepping into a beautiful space for an hour to practice a little mindfulness. However, it can be difficult to find a yoga studio with the right vibe, great teachers and convenient location. So, we thought we’d help you out by creating this list of our favourite yoga studios in the GTA:
Best for: Holistic Practice
The Octopus Garden has been a Toronto favourite for over a decade with good reason. Offering not just yoga, but also a wellness centre that includes physiotherapy, massage therapy, life coaching, holistic nutrition and more, this studio has a multi-faceted approach to wellness. Aiming to integrate the principles of yoga into all aspects of life, there is much more to explore here than just yoga classes. Although their regular yoga classes are wonderful, they also have unique courses to explore, like rope wall yoga, aerial yoga and yoga with live music.
Best for: Hot Yoga
One of the most beautiful spaces to do yoga in The Six, Union Yoga offers hot, warm and regular temperature yoga classes, as well as pilates, flow, and fusion (pilates + yoga) classes. They aim to make yoga that is accessible to everyone, and empowers students to take charge of their own self care. Known for it’s warm and friendly feel, Union Yoga is the perfect place to deepen your practice.
Best for: Playful Atmosphere
With a mission to “practice playfully” you can’t help but love Studio Blue’s approach to yoga. The studio was inspired by the idea of practicing yoga outdoors on a warm, sunny day— the temperature, lighting and atmosphere foster this feeling, no matter what month it is. As well as a wellness centre and pilates room, Studio Blue offers unique courses like it’s Candlelight Power Melt, the perfect way to restore and unwind after a long day.
Best for: focus on fitness
Stepping away from the more spiritual side of yoga, Yogathletix offers a range of yoga fusion classes, as well as high energy interval fitness programs and barre classes. Their unique approach is meant to mix the benefits of yoga with a more athletic and sculpting approach. If you love yoga but want to push yourself to higher intensities, this is the studio for you.
Best for: interdisciplinary classes
Focusing on an “embodied movement practice”, this beautiful studio has a unique approach to yoga, incorporating all different types of athleticism. Their signature “movement lab” class offers an opportunity for clients to explore their range of movement using props like dowels, kettlebells, gymnastic rings, and more. They also offer a full roster of regular yoga, including Iyengar, flow, and yin for a more therapeutic practice.
Have we left out your favourite yoga studio? Let us know in the comments!
Curious about yoga but not sure how to get started? Check out our beginner’s guide to yoga here.
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