Toronto classes take place during each term (check term dates below) at Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine near Kensington Market as follows:
– Monday evenings (7:30pm to 8:55pm)
– Wednesday early evenings (6:00pm to 7:30pm)
– Friday mornings (10:30am to noon)
Classes are usually offered in the form of a 10 or 11 or 12 week term, one term for each season in the year: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. It is no problem to try out a class or join after the term has already started. You are not required to choose and stick to one of the days … you can attend whichever classes you like. Class credits never expire. Attending on a drop-in basis is also possible. It is best if you contact Anne before showing up at a class (because occasionally a class may be cancelled).
Current term dates (spring 2017):
– starting Monday, April 3, and running through to Friday, June 30, except for the following:
– no class on Good Friday, April 14
– no classes during the entire week of Victoria Day (so that’s Monday May 22, Wednesday May 24, and Friday, May 26)
Next term dates (summer 2017):
– on break for the entire month of July (except Monday, July 31)
– classes resume Monday, July 31
– no class on the holiday Monday August 7
It is possible for a break in classes to occur between two terms (in which case, you can wait a week until the next term starts up). Sometimes the winter term may not take place in Toronto if the teacher goes to India (in which case, assuming you are not planning a trip to South India, you can wait until the spring term begins in Toronto in April).
The teacher Anne Parsonage sometimes spends the winter teaching Yoga from the Heart Canada in Karnataka, South India. Classes usually take place in the form of a 10-day course. If you are planning a trip to South India during the winter months, and would like to participate in some classes when you are there, feel free to contact Anne to find out if she will be traveling to India that winter, and if yes, approximately when the 10-day courses will be taking place. Learn more.
The fee is $10 per class if you purchase a block of classes. The second class attended in the same week uses up only 1/2 a class credit (so it is half price), in order to encourage students to attend more than one weekly class. Class credits can be used in the current term, or any future term. Reduced fee (or PWYC) possible if the full fee is just too much for you … speak to Anne.
The fee shall not prevent any person from participating who genuinely wants to participate. It is possible to waive the fee entirely, if appropriate.
There is no fee for classes taking place in India.
Free Trial Class
The free trial class is for people who are interested to participate in some yoga classes for a period of time, or who are looking for a yoga teacher. There will be no fee, nor any obligation to join. The purpose of the free trial class is for you to meet the teacher, and to help you determine if Yoga from the Heart Canada is a good fit for you. To take advantage of the free trial class offer, it is necessary to contact Anne in advance, and specifically ask about the “free trial class”.
What to bring: a yoga mat if you have one, otherwise there are some mats at the studio which you can use
What to wear: comfortable stretchy clothing … cover body modestly (no short shorts, please)
Registration: is casual … it can take place at the studio either before or after your first class