Top 10 Yoga Studios in Toronto
Toronto is well known for it's large yoga community. Classes are getting fuller, and more men are attending. Since there is a high demand, more yoga studio locations are being opened. Over the last few years, I've had the opportunity to yoga hop all over Toronto, and try out numerous studios. I've listed the top 10 yoga studios in Toronto that are definitely worth checking out. Some are hot, some are not, but each studio will give you a unique experience.
889 Yoga is a lovely well maintained yoga studio with a beautiful decor. It feels like you're entering a relaxing spa. The space has a lot of natural light, and delicious free David's tea is provided, which adds a nice touch to your yoga practice. There is a high end boutique that offers yoga wear and various accessories and natural beauty products that all look like eye candy. I absolutely love this yoga studio, as they have a lot of challenging classes. Athletic Yoga is a level 3 class that is guaranteed to strengthen and tone your whole body. Be prepared to sweat!889 Yoga
889 Yonge Street
Bikram Yoga Bloor
Bikram Yoga on Bloor Street is located at Toronto's downtown core. The studio itself is quite modern, with dark floors and accented with red lines to show you where to place your mat. There are large and clean change rooms with four showers, which is really nice, as you're coming out of a class all sweaty, and want your own space. Bikram Yoga involves practicing 26 yoga postures that are designed to warm and stretch your muscles to improve your health. It is quite a challenge, as you repeat each pose twice in a heated room. I must warn you that this studio gets packed, so get there early to catch a spot.Bikram Yoga Bloor
208 Bloor Street. West
Downward Dog Yoga Centre
From the moment you walk into the Downward Dog Yoga Centre, you feel like you're in India. Especially when you're in the actual yoga room, which is full of natural light and Buddha figurines. This studio has various yoga classes founded on the principles of vinyasa yoga. They have a specialty class called Mysore, which is a self practice that focuses on your own breath and movement. This teaching style comes from the traditional components that where established in India. The owners of the studio are Diane Bruni and Ron Reid, which have over 20 years of yoga experience.Downward Dog Yoga Centre
735 Queen St. West, 2nd Floor
Hot Yoga Wellness
Hot Yoga Wellness is an environmentally friendly studio that offers a range of yoga classes that are all done in a heated room, as well as traditional Chinese treatments. A unique thing about this studio is that they offer aerial yoga, which is yoga off the ground. You get to hang from a silk material and practice yoga postures being upside down. This is amazing, as your spine de-compresses and lengthens, which may make you taller. Qigong yoga is also offered, which is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety and nourish your internal organs.Hot Yoga Wellness
1750 Steeles Avenue West, Unit #9
- Aerial Yoga Video
- VIDEO - Aerial Yoga is practicing yoga postures from a silk material hanging down from the ceiling. It was so much fun and amazing to be hanging upside down, as I got a rush of endorphins.
The iam Yoga studio is a clean a spacious facility that gets really overcrowded by it's popularity. The decor is beautiful with it's walnut hardwood floors, inspirational quotes and a panoramic view overlooking downtown Toronto. The owner Linda teaches an amazing core strength class which is a great core workout, especially since it's done in a heated room. They offer various classes ranging from hatha, ashtanga, detox flow, core flow, jivamukti and yin meditation. Be prepared to sweat, as most of these classes are fast paced.iam Yoga
661 Yonge Street, Suite #300
Iyashi Bedrock Spa
If you're looking for a relaxing, rejuvenating and detoxifying yoga experience, than Iyashi Bedrook Spa is the place to be. You get to practice yin yoga on a hot bedrock that's heated to 44C, which is imported from Japan. Some of the benefits include: weight loss, sickness prevention, anti aging, decreased anxiety and improved sleep. Iyashi has been rated as the top 5 unique spa experiences in the world. You will definitely come out with glowing and refreshing skin and feel like you've sweated away all your toxins and stress. Read my full detailed review - Iyashi Bedrock Spa Experience.Iyashi Bedrock Spa
2662 Yonge Street
- Yin Yoga at Iyashi Spa Video
- VIDEO - I'm practicing some yin yoga postures on a hot bedrock that's heated to 44C. There are many therapeutic benefits to experiencing a hot yoga session at Iyashi Spa. It's pure relaxation for your mind and body.
Moksha Yoga Uptown
Moksha Yoga Uptown gives you a sense of warmness and coziness at the reception area. It's a well maintained studio with hardwood floors and dark decor, which looks quite modern. This hot yoga studio gets very busy, mainly due to it's amazing location on the Yonge subway line. They offer a great deal for $40 for your first month of unlimited yoga. They offer Moksha flow, vinyasa, hatha, yin and a special intense level 3 class called Jock Yoga. It is taught by Michael DeCorte, and it focuses on strength and endurance. Be prepared to sweat! I got a chance to interview the teacher. See my video below.Moksha Yoga Uptown
1498 Yonge Street
- Interview with Michael DeCorte (Jock Yoga) Video
- VIDEO - Jock Yoga is an intensive athletic power style yoga. Michael DeCorte talks about how Jock Yoga makes you stronger physically and mentally, which boosts your confidence to overcome any challenge.
Octopus Garden - Holistic Yoga Centre
The Octopus Garden is a beautiful and spacious studio in Toronto that's one of a kind. They share the space with Urban Herbivore, which provides vegan food on the go that's fresh and organic. They offer all levels of yoga classes, from restorative, meditation, prenatal and level 2 and 3 for those seeking more of a challenge. Workshops, yoga events and outreach programs for those who don't have access to yoga classes are also offered. All in all the Octopus Garden believes in good karma, as they offer first time visitors a free complimentary week of unlimited yoga.Octopus Garden - Holistic Yoga Centre
967 College Street
The Yoga Sanctuary
The Yoga Sanctuary is a gorgeous old and historic studio in Toronto's downtown core. It used to be a former ballroom dance studio, with it's high ceilings and hardwood floors. The building itself is about 100 years old. The classes offered range from ashtanga, vinyasa, hatha, yin yoga and restorative classes, so there is something for everyone. I noticed that the teachers were very experienced and had a lot of knowledge, so they definitely choose wisely. Their class scheduling is great, as they offer an 8:50 to 10:05 pm class every day, which is great for those who work all day.The Yoga Sanctuary
2 College Street, Suite 306
Tula Hot Yoga Central
Tula Hot Yoga is a beautiful yoga studio in downtown Toronto. It's where I took my 200 hour teacher's training course. From the moment you walk in, you feel a sense of peace and relaxation. This studio offers more than just yoga. They have all the spa services that you can imagine. From Ayurveda treatments, mud wraps, facials, massages and waxing. They have a unique hip hop flow yoga class, pilates, ballet sculpt and body tone classes. Along with their regular vinyasa flow classes, they seem to have something for everyone. I would highly recommend this studio for all yoga enthusiasts.Tula Hot Yoga Central
30 Duncan Street, Suite #102
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