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Here's where to find free yoga and meditation classes in Toronto

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Kayla Gladysz Mar 08, 2019 1:21 pm

March is upon us which means it’s time for spring cleaning… and that includes your mind.

If winter has left you feeling cooped up and stuffy, there are a number of meditation-focused events that coming up will help clear head.

So grab your mat, hop into something comfy and get ready to tap into your zen.

Free Yoga Classes – March until mid-May

The Sony Centre offers free yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. No experience is required, but bring your own mat and water. Registration is usually available online ahead of the class.

Tuesdays at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Mar 12, 19
Apr 2, 9,16, 23, 30 (Registration opens soon)
May 4, 14 (Registration opens soon)

Thursdays at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Mar 14, 21
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 (Registration opens soon)
May 2, 9, 16 (Registration opens soon)

Where: The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts – 1 Front Street East
When: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons until Mid-may
Tickets: Register in advance online

Martial Arts and Self Defense

No experience is required for these traditional martial arts and self-defence classes. Presented by Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute, these should keep your Tuesday evenings busy for the next few weeks. You can find a sense of calm in self-discipline.

Tuesdays from 6 pm to 7 pm
March 12, 19

Where: lululemon – 318 Queen Street West
When: Saturday March 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm
Tickets: $35, available online

Where: The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts – 1 Front Street East
When: Tuesday evenings in March

The Healing Session – Meditation, Reiki and Sound Healing

 

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Join Cassidy from Just Be Meditation for an opening meditation, followed by a sound therapy session led by Alexandria Santaguida (TOA), during which hands-on reiki healing will be offered. Get ready to receive the beautiful healing sounds of the crystal singing bowls. Together with Alexandria’s voice, you will be brought into a state of pure bliss and deep relaxation. She will guide the class through gentle yogic movements and meditation, before resting in savasana to the sound of Alexandria’s vocals and crystal singing bowls.

Where: lululemon – 318 Queen Street West
When: Saturday March 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm
Tickets: $35, available online

Reiki and Release with Consonant Skincare 

Just Be Meditation’s Cassidy will lead this one-hour meditation class, which will include a chakra balancing meditation, hands-on reiki treatment and a relaxing sound bath as you lie in the comfort of savasana. Talk about the ideal way to start a Sunday. Follow with brunch?

Where: 819 Queen Street West
When: Sunday, March 10 from 10 am to 11 am
Tickets: Free

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Sony Centre Meditation Series

 

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In this free meditation and visualization session, uncover the power of the subconscious mind. It’s incredible how unconscious beliefs can effect moods, behaviours and patterns. Tap into what’s going on beneath the surface to take the reigns back into your hands.

Where: The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts – 1 Front Street East
When: Monday, March 11 from 6 pm to 7 pm
Tickets: Free

The Healing Session – Meditation, Reiki and Sound Healing

Cassidy from Just Be Meditation and Alexandria (TOA) are coming together again to offer a reiki and sound healing focused meditation session. Receive the healing sounds of the crystal singing bowls, hands-on reiki healing and deep relaxation.

Where: lululemon – 318 Queen Street West
When: Saturday, March 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm
Tickets: $35, available online

Elevated Vibrations

Experience the healing power of vibration through both a meditation and crystal singing bowl sound bath. Cassidy from Just Be Meditation will guide you through an opening meditation, followed by sound therapy with Alexandria. Beginners to meditation are most welcome as there’s no experience necessary. Be sure to bring a mat, and note that the ticket price include the class, an Indigo journal and a pen. Due to the intimate nature of this event, a maximum of 15 tickets are available.

Where: Indigo, Eaton Centre
When: Sunday, March 31 from 9 am to 10 am
Tickets: $31.64, available online

Voice Discovery Singalong + Meditation

 

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This workshop is a space with a special focus on anyone who identifies as “shy” with their singing. Take the opportunity to join with people who feel similar to you and connect to your centre through guided meditation. Then, embark on a voice discovery singalong that will take attendees into the creative music everyone has inside.

Where: lululemon – 318 Queen Street West
When: Sunday, April 14 from 3 pm to 5 pm
Tickets: $35, available online

Earth Day Meditation & Education

More to come on the details of this event that will feature Irina Andreea, an environmentally-conscious, low-waste Nike trainer and yoga teacher based in Toronto.

Where: Hoame – 430 Adelaide Street West
When: Thursday, April 18, evening (time TBA)

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