see what's New at pūr Yoga toronto
There's always something new happening at PŪR as we strive to offer classes, workshops and events to support your practice, health and well being. Be sure to check out this page regularly to learn about new and upcoming classes, events, workshops and exciting happenings at the studio.
Family yoga is a playful class that welcomes all ages including infants, children, parents, grandparents and the entire family to enjoy precious moments together!
Take an opportunity to start your weekend in a positive, healthy and joyful way. The focus will be on the level of the children in the yoga poses, breathing exercises, games, and songs - all aimed to help grow healthy bodies and minds. Yoga promotes balance, strength, focus, confidence and relaxation for adults as well as children. Participating in mindful awareness with our children is essential for bonding and healthy development.
Come breathe, play, and be present with your family and with your community!
When: Saturdays, 8:00-8:45am, starting on January 20 and running for 6 weeks
Investment: $139 for 6 weeks, up to 3 per family. Additional members can be added for $25.00 each. *Registration required*
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3 days of new years specials
With the arrival of the new year I'm personally tired of side-stepping challenges. I'm tired of letting my excuses dictate my future. I'm tired of shirking change. ARE YOU?
Today, I'm moving towards my goals with a clean slate. I'm repeating my motto: "Forget your past, your future already has...".
Get a jump start on your goals by trying our New to PŪR introductory offer of $29 for 10 days by January 3rd, and you will qualify for a monthly membership of $100+ HST. Join today and email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started on your journey towards health, happiness and healing.
Pop-up Mondays @ pUr Yoga toronto
Variety is the spice of life right? Join us for one of these exciting nights as we'll be hosting "pop-up" classes regularly on Monday nights to offer the space to new teachers, new types of classes, new musicians and a variety of other artists. We want to share the space with other community members, offer you, our students, some variety and to infuse your week with a little something different. Be sure to watch this space for upcoming dates and pop-up's classes that we'll be hosting.
Investment: Drop in Rate or membership/class card
If you have any questions or would like to host one of the nights you can contact us at email@example.com
pūr yoga toronto's New online shop
As many of you may know we do our best to offer Canada made products in studio to our students. However, we wanted to make sure that these incredible products were available whether you're able to come in or not. Enter our online store! At the moment we have the Nominou Yoga pants available for online purchase and delivery and will be adding loads more products everyday. Look out for our tried, tested and amazing B-Mats (Ontario based company), Malas, bracelets and jewellery by Good Vibesomly and so much more!
Indoor Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga
with Caitlan Carver & Toni Blay
Our winter version of SUP Yoga!
Join us for Yoga on our Indo Balance Boards:
Take your yoga practice to a new level and develop your core power and full body balance and stability with Yoga Pilates training on an unstable surface. Indo Balance Board training is similar to the increasingly popular practice of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Yoga or Paddle Board yoga – without the need for water, a paddle board or perfect weather! With many options for practice, including varying levels of instability (with the use of indo flow cushions), anyone can enjoy this practice and feel successful. Appropriate for all levels of yogis, beginner to advanced. Stay tuned for our upcoming series' in the New Year.
Nominou Yoga Pants now at PŪR
"Every collection I create embodies a love of life, learning and growing through kindness and awareness. All nourishing to our minds, bodies and souls, while keeping us grounded in the importance of living life with purpose and grace. That is the spirit of NoMiNoU".
Click here to learn more about NoMiNoU.
Iyengar Yoga now at PŪR Yoga Toronto
When: Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:15 pm AND Fridays from 10:30 - 11:45 am
Investment: Drop-in rate, studio membership, class passes with Cindy Campbell
What is the Iyengar Yoga system?
Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of the yoga master BKS Iyengar, author of the classic yoga treatise Light on Yoga, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 96. The Iyengar family’s teachings are deeply grounded in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, an ancient summation of the path of yoga considered to be at least 2,500 years old.
This method of yoga is recognized for its thorough exploration of poses as they relate to the physical, emotional, spiritual, physiological and psychological aspects of each individual student.
It is a method that is appropriate for anyone – regardless of age, degree of health or other perceived limitations. The Iyengar method teaches students how to develop strength and flexibility; it gives them an increased ability to focus, observe and relax; and it encourages understanding and compassion toward oneself and others.
What are the benefits?
In practice, Iyengar Yoga focuses particularly on alignment, timing, sequencing and philosophy.
- Correct body alignment, which requires focus and attention by the student, allows the body to develop harmoniously in an anatomically correct way so that the student suffers no injury or pain when practicing correctly. All bodies are different and people have different weaknesses and strengths. Mr. Iyengar also developed the use of props to assist each student in being able to achieve the correct position required to experience the benefits of the pose.
- Correct sequencing of asanas achieves a powerful cumulative effect, providing the student with increased awareness of the physical, mental and emotional changes that occur during the practice.
- Longer timing in the poses builds stamina and allows the effects of the poses to penetrate deeper within the individual.
Is the Iyengar Yoga system a good practice for those new to yoga?
Yes. An Iyengar yoga class is devised in:
- A safe and systematic progression of yoga postures to develop each student’s ability and skill, both within each class and from class to class;
- Includes sequencing that develops strength, flexibility, stamina, concentration and body alignment; and
- It emphasizes precise bodily alignment and holding poses longer than in other styles of yoga.
Is the Iyengar Yoga approach beneficial for practitioner with injuries?
Iyengar Yoga teachers are held to the most rigorous standards. Only after years of practice and study, and close examination by senior teachers, are they certified. A certified Iyengar Yoga teacher is a student’s guarantee of a yoga experience that is safe, progressive and personalized to their condition.
During his more than 80 years of practice and teaching, Mr. Iyengar pioneered modern yoga and modern yoga therapeutics. One of his guiding principles – that yoga is for everyone – led him to develop modifications for the yoga asanas (postures) using props that allow them to be performed by practitioners of every age, fitness and skill level.
Iyengar teachers are trained to work with students with serious limitations and injuries, to recognize when students are ready for certain asanas, and not to ask them to go beyond their readiness. Going to one’s maximum also means not going beyond one’s limits.
What can someone expect from an Iyengar Yoga class?
- Individual correction and knowledge of how to adjust postures for common physical problems
- Precise use of language
- Demonstration and teaching of specific points to develop understanding and intelligent action
- Individual correction and adjustment of students, when necessary
- Integration of the yoga philosophy with the practice of asana
- Incorporation and relevance of practice into daily life
- Ways to use yoga to ease various ailments and stress
- Use of props such as blankets, blocks, belts, wall ropes and chairs to facilitate learning and adjust yoga postures to individual needs
- Qualified and rigorously trained instructors (basic certification is 2,000 hours)
Back by popular demand, our beginner yoga and yoga nidra series starting January 14th, register now as space is limited!
New to Yoga? Or maybe you've been practicing for a while and want to gain a deeper understanding of what you're practising. This yoga series progresses from week to week to build a solid understanding and develop a strong foundation in yoga. In a small group setting, learn and practise classical hatha yoga and understand the benefits of each pose. Learn how yoga can bring more peace and joy to support the other areas of your life. The class runs in a 6 week series so please check PŪR YOGA’s schedule for more information.
When: Sundays, 1.30-2.45pm, starting January 14th 2018
Yoga Nidra is a special relaxation technique which has a deep effect on the body, the energies and the mind. It is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. Deeper muscular tension is released, the immune system is strengthened, the quality of sleep improved – and it lowers the level of stress. You are guided slowly through the meditation and relaxation technique. Yoga Nidra is known to assist with stress, anxiety, tension and post traumatic stress disorder in addition to promoting overall relaxation and mindfulness. It is accessible to all levels. No prior experience is needed, and all physical skills and abilities can participate.
When: Sundays, 3:00pm-4:00pm, starting January 14th 2018