News

  • We are thrilled to announce that Beach Yoga Centre has been nominated for a Beach Mirror 2016 Readers’ Choice Award!  Vote for us here.
  • Welcome new students to BYC.  Try either a 1 week or a 30 day unlimited class package. Find out more details and other helpful new information for students  here.
  • New To Beach Yoga Centre? Find out more information for newbies here.
  • We also offer and specialize in Absolute Beginner Yoga courses. Click here to see times and details.
  • David Gellineau, our senior instructor, was interviewed recently by the Toronto Star in an article titled “Q&A with three of Toronto’s top yoga teachers!” Click here to read all about it!
  • yahoo.ca coordinated an event last weekend called “Canada Loves Yoga.” This was Canada’s first free synchronized nationwide yoga session! Funds raised went to New Leaf Yoga Foundation, whose mission is to empower youth through yoga. Our very own David G co-facilitatied with Amber Jolit the session in Toronto.
    The energy of hundreds of yogi’s practicing yoga together was an amazing experience. Here is the video of the broadcast. Enjoy!

* Note : All classes available below are drop-in classes.  No pre-registration is required.  New students should arrive 10 min. before class begins begins to fill out our client registration form.  You can also checkout our New to Yoga page for registration form and other information to help you get started at BYC.

Mondays
9:30am - 10:45amLevelAll LevelsMonica
1:30pm - 2:45pm
Level 1-2Blythe
6:15pm - 7:15pmLevel 1David G
Tuesdays
9:30am - 10:45amLevel1David G
5:00pm - 7:15pmMysoreDavid G
7:30pm - 8:30pmLevelAll LevelsBlythe
Wednesdays
9:30am - 10:45amLevelAll LevelsMichaela
1:30pm - 2:45pmLevel1-2David G
6:15pm - 7:15pmLevel1David G
7:30pm - 8:30pmLevelAll LevelsVarious
Thursdays
9:30am - 10:45amLevel1David G

5:00pm - 7:15pmMysoreDavid G
7:30pm - 8:30pmLevel1Anca
Fridays
10:00am - 11:15amLevelAll LevelsDavid G
1:30pm - 2:45pmLevel1-2Blythe
Saturdays
9:00am - 10:20amLed Primary Series2-3David G
10:30am - 11:45amLevelAll LevelsDavid G
Sundays
9:30am – 11:30am
MysoreDavid G
11:45am – 1:00pmLevelAll LevelsMarianne

 All Mysore and Led Primary Series classes will be cancelled on Moon days. Take rest and Happy Moon Day!

Beach Mirror 2016 Readers Choice Award

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We are thrilled to announce that Beach Yoga Centre has been nominated for a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award! Due to our great service, the Beach Mirror newspaper has nominated Beach Yoga in the category Best Yoga Studio in the area.

We need everyones support by voting for BYC for best yoga studio in the Beach.  To nominate us to win the 2016 Readers’ Choice Award you can vote by :

 

  1. Clicking the link here : https://cmvt.ca/tbmqk, then click on the VOTE button
  2. Scan the QR code here on your mobile device :
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Voting ends on June 26th. Thank you to everyone for your support!


Saturday April 02, 2016



2016 Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome

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BYC’s Blythe will make sure everyone is warmed up for the 2016 Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome on Sat May 7 at 10:30. This annual event draws energy and power to the healing component of yoga and walking in the balance of mental health and physical wellness. Please come out and support the cause


Saturday May 7 |  10:30 am
With : Blythe Graziano


Email to Register : beth@beachyogacentre.com

Intro to Yoga

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This course is designed to introduce new students to the physical practice of yoga. A smaller class size allows for more individual attention, detailed instructions, adjustments and questions.This 4 week absolute beginner workshop is recommended for those who are new to Yoga


Mondays: May 30, June 6, 13 & 20 |  7:45 – 8:45 pm
With : Cherrie Woodward
Cost: $89.00 for all 4 weeks or $25 for single drop- ins
HST will be added


Click here to register

Spring Summer Intensive : 10 Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Weekend

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Modelling an approach to discovering what is most effective and in a welcoming and inspiring environment, this weekend will be open to interaction, inquiry and connection. Questions and answers will be encouraged and there will be an abundance of time to explore the more physical aspects of the practice.  This weekend is open to all levels of practitioners.

Mysore-An Integrated Practice

Thursday June 16
5:00 to 8:30 pm

Practitioners will have 2 hours to complete their personal practice.  We will then meet in a workshop environment to explore The essential technique of breath and movement and how it applies to the internal principles of the Ashtanga VInyasa Yoga system.  Specific exercises will be practiced and explained opening a doorway to a new level of awareness and understanding of the Vinyasa system, actions and awareness and how it can deepen and enrich your practice.

Follow the Path of Vinyasa

Friday June 17
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Practitioners are guided through the traditional sequence of the Primary Series, from sun salutations through standing, seated postures up to Navasana to back bends and closing postures in a flowing manner. Utilizing the Vinyasa system, We will stop, taking the time to explore postures and transitional movements, the actions and how they prepare and provide us with a strong foundation for our practice and the rest of the series.

Map it Out Break it Down : An Introduction and Exploration of the Postures from the Intermediate Series

Saturday June 18
1:00  to 4:00 pm

Nadi Shodhana is the traditional name for the Intermediate or Second Series of Ashtanga Yoga.  It refers to the results of the practice, the purification and strengthening of the nervous system and the energetic areas, which underlie the physical form. In this workshop the series will be introduced as well as their coordinating vinyasas, in a workshop style. This will give practitioners and teachers an opportunity to ask questions and look at key actions that develop the strength and alignment for postures, gaining a deeper awareness and understanding to the vinyasa system, and how it relates to posture within the series and other postures from other Yoga traditions.

Map it Out Break It Down-Arm Balances

Sunday June 19
1:00 to 3:00 pm

This will be an continuation of Saturdays workshop continuing where we left off with a focus on the energetic aspects and dynamic arm balances of the Intermediate Series. Arm balances strengthen the arms, shoulders, and core as well improve your sense of balance, self-confidence, and concentration.  When we learn to balance on our hands, our arms we begin to soar no only on our mats but also in our minds. In this workshop, we will look at the arm balances of the Intermediate series and the key actions that makes the mastery of strength, stability and alignment accessible to everyone to discover the secret to balancing on their arms.


Thurs - Sun : June 16-19 |  See details for each day...
With : David Gellineau
Cost: $200.00
HST will be added (10% discount for members)


Email to Register : beth@beachyogacentre.com

International Yoga Day

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June 21 is the Summer Solstice in Toronto. As well, June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Beach Yoga Centre will be celebrating the Summer Solstice and and for the second year, adopting June 21 as International Day of Yoga, by offering free classes that day.

Join us Tuesday June 21 for a day of free classes.

See regular class times.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 |  All Day

Free Classes

Email to Register : beth@beachyogacentre.com

Yoga Meltdown 2016

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As Toronto’s largest, free outdoor spiritual yoga festival, Yoga Meltdown has quickly made a name for itself amongst the GTA’s multitude of yoga enthusiasts. The Eighth Annual Yoga Meltdown — held as a part of the 44th Annual Festival of India (July 16-17, 2016) — will take place on July 17th, 2016, under the sun and amidst the verdant greenery of Centre Island. With free outdoor yoga classes, yoga-inspired arts and performances, vegan cooking demonstrations, a free vegetarian feast, and much more, the Eighth Annual Yoga Meltdown will celebrate yoga in a dynamic and uniquely holistic way!

BYC is going to be part of this and will be helping to promote and celebrate this spiritual festival. We are participating this year by being part of two yoga events and  David Gellineau will be teaching the following classes at the events:

  1. Yonge and Dundas Square :  Sunday June 26th – 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  2. Toronto Centre Island : Sunday July 17th – TBD

We are actively seeking participants to be part of the outdoor class. So if you would like to participate in this free outdoor class, please contact us at beth@beachyogacentre.com


Sunday June 26th - 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Sunday July 17th - TBD
With : David Gellineau
Free

P.A. Day Family Yoga Pop Up Class

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Spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, brothers, sister, kids, the people that you consider your family will enjoy a  spending time together practicing yoga.  Blythe will be taking the class though a light yoga flow that is accessible to all levels. Ages 6 +.

This popup class are drop in style, no registration is required.


Thursday June 30, 2016 |  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
With : Blythe Graziano
Cost: Regular class fees apply

Email to Register : beth@beachyogacentre.com

Intro to Yoga Workshop

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This course is designed to introduce new students to the physical practice of yoga. A smaller class size allows for more individual attention, detailed instructions, adjustments and questions.This 4 week absolute beginner workshop is recommended for those who are new to Yoga.


Mondays, Sept 26, Oct 3, 17, 24  |  7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Cost: $89.00 for all 4 weeks or $25 for single drop- ins
HST will be added


Click here to register

It’s All In the Details : 50 Hour Intensive

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The organic transformation from student to teacher,  is a challenging and exciting process. This 50 Hour Training Intensive is designed to guide and cultivate the emerging teacher in finding his or her own unique voice, style of teaching, how to share and deepen their own personal practice. Designed for students and teachers, with an established practice and those who realize that Ashtanga Yoga is an intimate process for each individual’s personal development, this training will deepen one’s personal practice and foster the emerging teacher.

More details to come….


September 29 to November 3 |  Weekend Format
With : David Gellineau


Email to Register : beth@beachyogacentre.com

Intro to Yoga

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This course is designed to introduce new students to the physical practice of yoga. A smaller class size allows for more individual attention, detailed instructions, adjustments and questions. This 4 week absolute beginner workshop is recommended for those who are new to Yoga.


Mondays: November 7, 14, 21, 28  |  7:45pm to 8:45pm

Cost: $89.00 for all 4 weeks or $25 for single drop- ins
HST will be added


Click here to register