Beach Mirror 2016 Readers Choice Award


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 :, then click on the VOTE button
  2. Scan the QR code here on your mobile device :


Voting ends on June 26th. Thank you to everyone for your support!

Saturday April 02, 2016

Spring Summer Intensive : 10 Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Weekend


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 and transitional movements, 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)
Participate in entire weekend or individual sessions.

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Yoga Meltdown 2016


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 –12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

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

P.A. Day Family Yoga Pop Up Class


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 pop-up class is 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

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Thai Yoga Massages at Beaches Jazz Festival


On Saturday July 23, come meet our amazing new massage therapist, Karen Harrison! She’ll be using her magic healing hands for mini chair massage sessions at the Toronto Beach Festival at our studio.

Karen has a Level 6 Thai Yoga Certification and has been practicing for 10 years. She has worked with yogis,professional athletes, musicians like Steely Dan, dancers/performers, surgeons, etc. to help restore and rehabilitate the body & spirit. She is also an ordained Buddhist minister and is the founder of a Canadian Zen Order. An an interesting addition to the BYC team, to say the least.

$10 dollars for 10 minutes of Thai Yoga Chair Massages.

Drop in and enjoy the relaxing massage!

Saturday July 23, 2016 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
With : Karen Harrison
Cost: $10.00 for 10 minutes

Intro to Yoga Workshop


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

Intro to Yoga


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