5 Places to Get Your Yoga on in Toronto + Passport to Prana Giveaway

While I didn’t soak up tropical rays on a beach during my reading week, I got to do a ton of what I think is the next best thing: yoga. Enlisting the help of my trusty Passport to Prana, I was able to get to 7 different studios in 8 days! I described a few of them below (in no particular order).

Passport to Prana is a multi-studio yoga pass that allows you to attend one class at every one of its participating yoga studios each year you renew. P2P started in Toronto, where you have over 70 studios to choose from, but also can be purchased for other cities in Canada, the United States, and Australia. The pass itself only costs $30, so it pays for itself quickly!

1. Breathe Yoga Studio: 2968 Dundas Street West, 3rd Floor

Breathe Yoga Studio Pros: Beautiful facilities, mat storage, free mats to borrow, caters to all levels of students, showers, blow dryers, and products available to use

Cons: Location not accessible easily by public transit

Breathe Yoga Studio

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I chose to check out an Ashtanga class one Sunday afternoon. I was welcomed warmly by the staff (despite being late-oops!) and given a quick tour of the beautiful facilities. The class itself was great; the teacher was attentive to the students’ needs and confidently guided us through the beginner series. I felt zen for hours afterwards.

2. Spynga The Yoga and Cycling Studio: 1415 Bathurst Street, Suite 302

Spynga Studio Toronto

I had been wanting to check out Spynga for quite some time, and opted to try their Spynga Flow class which starts off with 30 minutes of spin and moves to yoga for the remaining 30 minutes. The studio was packed with people since there were two classes going on at once, but the staff were extremely helpful in getting me signed up and settled in. While I enjoyed the class, it wasn’t was I was expecting. It would be interested to experience one of their yoga-only classes sometime.

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Pros: Mats free to borrow, mat and shoe storage, extremely friendly staff

Cons: small space and very busy

3. 889 Yoga: 889 Yonge Street & 550 Wellington Street West

889 Yoga Thompson Hotel 889 Yoga has a couple locations in Toronto offering a variety of  yoga classes and wellness services (with 25% off on your birthday, I’m told!). I chose to attend the downtown King West location in the Thompson hotel; the studio was cozy and the staff were very friendly. Lululemon mats were available to rent, and there was complimentary tea to sip on while waiting for class to start.

889 Yoga Tea Garden Pros: Some monthly/yearly passes transferable between locations, outdoor patio used for outdoor practice in the summer!

Cons: King West location has limited schedule

4. Roots Yoga Studio: 1073 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor

Roots Yoga Studio Toronto This cozy studio in the city’s more north-east end is affiliated with the Canadian clothing store. The studio itself is gorgeous and boasts being zero-carbon emission and eco-friendly all around, from the floors to the Jade rental mats. Roots offers a wide array of classes from more subdued hatha, to challenging vinyasa (as I can attest to!), to Iyengar, and restorative practice.

Roots Yoga Studio space Pros: Jade mats available to borrow for free, eco-friendly everything, wide selection of class types and times, bright and airy studio

Cons: no shower facilities, Roots store downstairs is a temptation to go on a shopping spree (kidding!)

5. Float Suspension Yoga: 236 George St

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it! This pint-sized yoga studio is located in the basement of the owner’s house, which she has beautifully transformed into a small suspension yoga studio. Amber teaches suspension yoga classes (think yoga in a hammock) using the OmGym system and can accommodate small class sizes. I went with a friend and we both had a blast!

Float Suspension Yoga Studio Pros: New and different type of yoga, very personalized and friendly practice, amazing physical benefits

Cons: Steep learning curve (tip: take the introduction class if it is your first time!), on the pricier side

Get Your Yoga On!

The folks at Passport to Prana are generously offering a chance for a lucky winner to get their hands on a Passport of their own for any participating city in either the United States or Canada! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter; best of luck!

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Disclaimer: I purchased a Passport to Prana with my own money and was not compensated for this review. All opinion expressed here are my own.

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About Suzanne Poldon

runs on plants. eats out of mason jars. bends like a straw.

05. March 2014 by Suzanne Poldon
Categories: Fitness, Review, Travel, Yoga | Tags: , , , , , | 16 comments

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  1. I hope London gets on this soon – it sounds like such a great deal!
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  2. Child’s pose…super easy and feels great after a run!

  3. Does shavasana count? Glad you wrote this post!
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  4. I love my passport to prana but it’s almost expired! Would love to get a new one!

    I have 2 favourites: warrior 2 because I feel so strong and stable in it and crow, because I love the sensation of floating!
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  5. I’ve been trying to master my headstand, so I’d say that’s my favorite pose right now :)
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  6. I’m a beginner yogi but I don’t think there’s anything better that downward dog!

  7. Downward Dog

  8. My all time favourite poses are Rabbit and Camel – I love the extreme opening I experience in both! I love my yoga any way I can get it, though!

  9. I have two favorite poses :P Pigeon pose for tight hips and tree pose for power and strength! :)

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  11. Wow – I didn’t realise yoga was so versatile with the spinning & suspensions and such.
    Very cool!

  12. child’s pose is my fav… well one of them anyways

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