Toronto classes take place during each term (check “Current term dates” below). In-person studio classes take place at Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine near Kensington Market, plus there are some on-line classes.
Following is the schedule:
– Monday evenings (7:00pm to 8:45pm) – Free on-line Bhagavad Gita Study Circle (note this is not a physical yoga class, but rather a study group of Bhagavad Gita, the ancient timeless living source text which describes the spiritual path in a practical manner, and in the context of Karma, Jnana, and Bhakti yogas)
– Wednesday evenings (6:30pm to 8:00pm) – In-person studio yoga class, with precautions for Covid-19 (including that YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN MAT DURING THE PANDEMIC)
– Saturday mornings (10:30am to noon) – On-line yoga class
Please note it is no problem to try out a class or join after the term has already started:
Current term dates (autumn 2020):
– starting Wednesday September 9, and running up to and including Saturday Dec. 19
– no class Monday October 12 (Thanksgiving)
Next term dates (winter 2021):
– starting some time in January, to be announced
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 or check this schedule page before showing up at a class (because occasionally a class may be cancelled).
It is possible for a break in classes to occur between two terms (in which case, you can wait a week or two 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. Note there is no fee for the Bhagavad Gita Study Circle meetings. 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 … EXCEPT DURING COVID-19 WHEN YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN YOGA MAT!
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