When Downward Dog Yoga Centre, the Beach location first opened, David Gellineau was one of the first selected teachers to teach at the new studio. In 2006 David jointly merged his studio, Catfish Yoga Shala with Downward Dog Yoga Centre and Downward Dog-in the beach was created. A new Ashtanga yoga journey began with David as co-owner of the beach studio.  Since 2004 the Downward Dog-in the beach, has served the Beach Yoga Community and has grown, and trained some of the most dedicated practitioners and teachers, both here in Toronto and those who visit from with in North America and Europe. This is an accumulation of years of practicing and work from David as well as some of the most well respected teachers in the community and at the studio.

As with anything in life, including practicing, change is part of the process. David G. is excited to announce that effective October 1, 2012, the Downward Dog – in the Beach will continue to serve the Beach community, however, will evolve into the “Beach Yoga Centre” with David Gellineau as the owner and creative director. Beach Yoga Centre (BYC) is dedicated to the teaching of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Ashtanga Vinyasa Krama Yoga in the lineage of R. Sharath Jois,  Sri. K Pattabhi Jois and his teacher Sri T Krishnamacharya.  The Beach Yoga Centre is one of the few studios in Toronto that houses an Authorized Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher, David Gellineau, and a Mysore Program.

The Beach Yoga Centre is located in Toronto’s vibrant, diverse and creative community known as “The Beach”.   The Beach has been a draw for Torontonians and a popular tourist attraction and destination since the 1800’s.  The Beach blossoms in the summer, drawing Torontonians, tourist, and families looking for a fantastic meal or an unique shopping experience.  Ashtanga Yoga, Blue Flag beaches, Walks on the boardwalk, Volleyball, Kite Boarding, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Surfing and the largest Skateboard Park in Ontario are some of the common activities exclusive to the beach community.

So, bring your excitement and of course you’re Yoga Mat, because-“It’s better in the beach.”-dg

BYC at Canada Loves Yoga

yahoo.ca coordinated an event 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!