Introduction to Aruveyda – The Sister Science of Yoga

Known as the “sister science of yoga”, Ayurveda is the science of “life-knowledge”. A healing systemt that originated thousands of years ago in India, Ayurveda is based on the notion that good health depends on the balance between mind, body, and spirit. Considered a complementary health approach in the North America, Ayurveda focuses on restoring balance in the body through a personalized plan that can include massage, specialized diets, herbs, aromatherapy and physical activity.

Pitta, Vata or Khapa, whats your dosha? How to determine your dosha, as well as the theory of the five elements of Ayurveda and its impact of our daily lives and your Yoga practice will be introduce in this lecture. Ayurvedic principles, relevant to your practice both on and off the mat will be explained, further demonstrating how this ancient system, can enrich and sustain your physical Yoga practice. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Ayurveda and how it relates and ties into your physical Yoga practice.

With Monica Jacome
Ayurvedic Life Style Consultant
American Institute of Vedic Studies

Sunday June 25, 2017 |  3:30 to 4:45
With : with Monica Jacome
Cost: $35.00
HST will be added

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Walking Meditation Workshop


This workshop is postponed until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Walking meditation is a yogic practice to bring our attention to the mind and body together in motion. We take one step and are mindful of the in breaths and the out breaths. We are mindful of the present moment. We are solid and free has people and free from daily distractions. Our movement is pleasant and enjoyable. Our energy in the body becomes stronger and concentrated. Breathing in we are aware we are alive. Breathing out we are aware we are free and at home completely in our body. 
Walking meditation is an opportunity to be aware of all the small muscles in our feet and the big muscles in our hips that help us move. It is a yoga practice for daily life combined with gatas (small poems) it focuses attention to help us recover from any illness or injury and assists circulation in the body pumping more oxygen to all our muscles helping us maintain our center, solidity, and freedom of movement. It connects and grounds us with each step we take. Mindful of the chakras. In our fast lives, we need time to bring ourselves home to moving in the present moment and enjoying the energy of being fully alive and awake.

Join Karen as she guides you in practice, learning how to meditate, meditation techniques, practice session, and discussion.

Sundays: July 9 - 30 |  4:00pm - 5:00pm
With : With Karen Harrison
Cost: Donation Based

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Yoga Meltdown 2017

Attention all yoga enthusiasts! Come join us on July 16th, 2017 at Sherbourne Commons for the Ninth Annual Yoga Meltdown, Toronto’s largest, free outdoor spiritual yoga exhibition. With free outdoor yoga classes, mantra meditation sessions, yoga-inspired performances, vegan cooking demonstrations, a free vegetarian feast, and much more, the Ninth Annual Yoga Meltdown celebrates yoga in a dynamic and uniquely holistic way. Yoga Meltdown team is excited to partner with Beach Yoga again. Register at to take part in this beautiful celebration of Yoga!

Meltdown is a part of the 45th Annual Festival of India, a weekend long festival, celebrated on July 15th and 16th, 2017. The festival features an upbeat, colourful parade down Yonge Street (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to the lake) and weekend-long celebrations at Centre Island, expected to draw close to 40,000 people! The festival is free and open to everyone. Other festivities include a stunning Arts & Culture Showcase, dramas, a South Asian bazaar, Vedic exhibits, a children’s area, and much, much more!

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 this celebration and David Gellineau will be teaching the following class:

Sherbourne CommonSunday July 1612:00 – 12:50 pm
(61 Dockside Dr. Sherbourne / Queens Quay)

Please join us  if you would like to participate in this free outdoor class, please contact us at

Sunday July 16, 2017 |  12:00pm - 12:50pm
With : David Gellineau