The Yoga Sanctuary

Open Since 1999

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The aim of The Yoga Sanctuary is to reach, teach and inspire students, to engage on their path of wholesome embodied health.

The yoga classes, workshops and yoga teacher training that we offer are done so for the benefits of mental health, physical health as well as balancing your emotional and spiritual health. Our foundation stands upon the cornerstone of experience, passion and compassion from each of our handpicked instructors and training faculty.

The Yoga Sanctuary studios offer a level of excellence that can be felt and experienced throughout any class or training. The Yoga Sanctuary’s classes, courses, workshops and teacher training are constantly evolving, being current. Our mission is to provide a safe haven for inward journeys. Knowing that when an individual feels safe, they allow themselves to heal and be their best and shift, change and grow. ~

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Our Story

The Yoga Sanctuary opened its doors, November 8, 1999 in Toronto, Canada. The name is inspired by our personal journey with the healing practice of yoga and the word sanctuary. Sanctuary in its original meaning is sacred space. These studios provide a place for a larger community to explore the health benefits of the practice of yoga.

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The Yoga Sanctuary was created out of a dream to provide a positive environment that empowers people. This vision was inspired by the modern, busy lifestyle and the need for a safe haven for inward journeys. The result is high-quality instruction combining form with function, anatomy with yoga philosophy, for a well-rounded multi layered healthy experience for each practitioner. After opening the first location in downtown Toronto in 1999, The Yoga Sanctuary quickly became a pillar of the local Toronto yoga community and has been growing ever since with the east side Danforth Ave studio opening in 2004! Both studios have an amazing administration team who love what they do, starting from their own practice on the mat to providing great customer service in our boutiques. The Yoga Sanctuary is more than the classes we offer; we support a healthy lifestyle and a community. Thank you for supporting us and helping to make our dreams come true, we hope that we are able to do the same for you~

Community

The Yoga Sanctuary is proud to be working in conjunction with many different companies, schools and supporting events in our GTA community over the past 15 years! We believe that offering classes beyond our studio rooms is important in allowing people from diverse careers backgrounds and ages, have an introduction to the benefits of a yoga practice!

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Canadian Association for Mental Health (CAMH) The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centers in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. Nature Conservancy of Canada The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protects areas of natural diversity for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of our children and those after them. The Nature Conservancy of Canada will lead, innovate and use creativity in the conservation of Canada’s natural heritage. Freeing the Human Spirit The meditation and yoga program that Freeing The Human Spirit has created for Canadian inmates is intended to help release tension and develop awareness and mindfulness.

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Our Team

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