As one of the pioneering yoga studios in Toronto, Downward Dog continues to offer instruction to students looking to practice and learn the principles of Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. Since the doors opened in 1997, our main focus has been to inspire and encourage students in a life-long practice that is sustainable, enjoyable and in alignment with the yoga practice as a whole. Our community has been built on the diversity of our students, a kind and respectful atmosphere, and classes that are informed at every level of practice.
We have been offering Teacher Training Programs since 1997, and many of our graduates have gone on to teach and open yoga studios in Toronto and surrounding areas. Studio owners, Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi Joy, have been teaching internationally and have brought an international presence to the studio and training programs.
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2 hours ago by Downward Dog Yoga Centre✨Our spring 200-Hour Teacher Training starts in one month! ✨
1 day ago by Downward Dog Yoga CentreRestorative Teacher Training in the beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica! 🌺 🇨🇷 🏝 It doesn’t get much better than this! Join @meenakshiswaha for a 10-day training from May 7 - 21 with 20 wonderful hours of restorative yoga. If you are part of our 300 hour program and looking to complete your electives, this training is Part 1 & 2 of “Transformation through Restoration.” The training is also open to anyone interested in diving deeper into restorative yoga. For more information or to sign up, visit http://www.tianayoga.com/training-program/
@meenakshiswaha has been teaching in teacher training programs since 1999 across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia, as both a teacher of Philosophy and Sanskrit, Chanting and Meditation, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, and Restorative Yoga.
A practicing Shiatsu Therapist since 1993, and teaching Mysore (Self-Practice) around the globe, Meenakshi has a healing and informative touch. #restorativeyoga #yogaincostarica #yogaretreat #restorativeytt #yogainparadise #dwdytt #dwdyoga
2 days ago by Downward Dog Yoga CentreRE-BOOT YOUR YOGA PRACTICE! At http://www.downwarddog.com/foresthill
3 –WEEK PRE REG COURSE
with Karen Medina. Jan. 21, 24, Feb. 4th
Cost: $75 plus HST
Sign up now online to reserve your spot in Forest Hill!
“Have you been away from Yoga for awhile? Looking to get back at it, and both build strength as well as re-discover some flexibility and all the while calm your mind and get re-focused? Come and kick-start your practice with this 3-week pre-registered course! For those already practicing as well, this set of classes will help you find ways to re-energize, re-view, re-connect and re-view your yoga practice!”
3 days ago by Downward Dog Yoga CentreTake the next step in your anatomy education with Chris Kummer! This 10-hour module focuses on whole body interactions during asana practice from a biomechanical and connective tissue/fascia perspective. This course is suitable for anyone looking to deepen their anatomy knowledge and it is also part of our 300 hour TT program. It’s just two weeks away! #yogaanatomy #anatomyshow #dwdworkshops #300hrytt #torontoyoga #biomechanics #fascia
4 days ago by Downward Dog Yoga CentreJust a little taste of what you can expect from @_sheldonshannon’s Warrior Core Flow series at @dwdforesthill next month!! 🔥✨💪🏼✨🔥
Yes! It’s happening again!
Warrior Core Flow Forest Hill Downward Dog Edition!
Pre-Register Friday’s in February
Dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Location: Downward Dog Forest Hill
A fast moving flow with core focused components, peppered with some arm balances of the third degree! All levels welcome. Modifications will be given if needed.
Sign up online http://www.downwardog.com/foresthill, cut off date January 28th.
#yoga#yogateacher#core#yogaeveryday#yogastrong#yogafit#yogafitness#yogadaily#yogadudes#yogalove#handstand#pinchamayurasana3 days ago Sylvie Landry
5 days ago by Downward Dog Yoga Centre@newleafyoga is an incredible organization, making yoga and mindfulness-based practices accessible to youth who face violence, marginalization and poverty in Canada. Check out newleafyoga.org to learn more about their programs! Every Thursday, we will be holding a #karmaflow class in support of @newleafyoga - come out to support this innovative organization as well as our YTT grads who will be guiding you! #newleafyoga #yogaforyouth #warriors4peace #karmayoga #karmayogatoronto #dwdyoga #dwdcommunity
6 days ago by Downward Dog Yoga CentreOne month away! This 10-hour course will focus on the application of mindfulness to the practice of teaching yoga. You will use meditation, mindful movement techniques, journaling, discussion and group work to develop an approach to teaching that is compassionate, intelligent and embodies the spirit of service. 🙏 Join @brittany_themindfullife on February 10 & 11 to explore what it means to be a present and mindful yoga teacher. 🧘♀️✨💓 #dwdworkshops #mindfulness #meditation #yogateacher #mindfulteachers #mindfulteaching #compassion #selfcompassion #dwdyoga #torontoyoga
1 week ago by Downward Dog Yoga CentreCome out this Thursday to support @newleafyoga! 🙏 Our weekly #karmaflow will now be $7 donation-based class, with all the proceeds going to New Leaf Foundation. This amazing organization is dedicated to bringing mindfulness and yoga-based tools into spaces that are least-served and often most stigmatized. Join @emilyctho for the next 4 Thursdays as she guides you through a beautiful yoga practice. This class is meant for beginners and all levels alike! 🧘♀️💗🧘♂️ #newleafyoga #warriors4peace #karmayoga #karmayogatoronto #dwdyoga #dwdcommunity
1 week ago by Downward Dog Yoga CentreHave you tried @kristamariestarr’s Monday night flow yet? Krista teaches alignment-based hatha & vinyasa, using breath and body to guide her students to deeper understandings of themselves with a sense of lightheartedness! 💕🤸🏻♀️ Catch Krista every Monday from 5:30-7pm for a level 2 vinyasa class. #dwdyoga #dwdteachers #vinyasa #hatha #yogaflow #yogalove #doyogamore #torontoyoga #torontoyogacommunity #dwdcommunity
1 week ago by Downward Dog Yoga CentreSpend your Saturday night with us on January 20th!
🎼🧘♀️🤸♂️🎼 The lovely @ericataxinbleznak will be teaching a Yin/Yang yoga class with live music by @chrisgartnerofficial and the birthday girl herself @mcmorrowbrenda! 🎉 Visit our website for more details! #yinyang #kirtan #livemusic #yogaandmusic #mindfulmovement #surrender #dwdyoga #dwdevents #dwdcommunity
1 week ago by Downward Dog Yoga CentreLooking to grow your practice in the new year? Our 200 hour YTT is ideal if you are looking to deepen your yoga practice or begin the first step to becoming a yoga teacher! To learn more, contact our program advisor Katharine by visiting the teacher training page on our website. Next training starts February 16! 🙏✨🙏#yogateachertraining #200hrytt #dwdyoga #dwdteachers #vinyasayoga #ashtangayoga #torontoyoga #torontoyogateachers
1 week ago by Downward Dog Yoga CentreYay! Our new and beautiful boutique studio in Forest Hill has just announced that they are now offering an intro special! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
News flash! Our New Years special! New to our studio? We have an introductory one time 30 day unlimited pass! Sign up online to purchase and see you on the mat soon!
#dwdforesthill #dwdboutiquestudio #dwdsatellitestudio #villagepeople
1 week ago by Downward Dog Yoga Centre🌴🌊🌞MAY🌞🌊🌴 Take your practice to the beach this year with @downwarddogyoga studio owners @ronreidyoga & @meenakshiswaha! If you are part of our 300 hour YTT program or thinking about applying, this training counts as an elective! 🙌🏻 To get more information or to sign up for this 100 hour training, visit https://www.tianayog...inings-retreats/ ✨ @swahayoga #costarica #costaricaytt #yogaincostarica #yogainparadise #ashtangayoga #ytt2018 #dwdyoga #dwdytt #300hrytt1 week ago Irene Sour
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2 week ago by Downward Dog Yoga Centre✨💪🏼FEBRUARY💪🏼✨ Become a #corewarrior with @_sheldonshannon next month at our beautiful new location @dwdforesthill! To sign up, visit http://www.downwardog.com/foresthill 🙏 The cut off date to sign up is January 28th. This workshop series is open to all levels and modifications will be given if needed! #dwdworkshops #core #coreworkout #coreyoga #warriorcoreflow #dwdforesthill
2 weeks ago by Downward Dog Yoga Centre💕Cecily💕 #Repost @yogadetour (@get_repost)
If you look like this during the majority of tomorrow’s class @downwarddogyoga I won’t mind a bit. I’ll likely spend a fair bit of time in the same pose. But we’ll have a blast all the same 😉.
12pm / 735 Queen St West / 75 min / sweet New Year’s Day savasana guaranteed
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