Programs offered at YCT

 Yoga Centre Toronto offers classes for all ages and bodies.  As students progress in the method, classes are offered at different levels. The Centre is very well known for it's rehabilitation methods, and a variety of specialty programs.


Foundations Program

Three or six classes taken consecutively, one class per week, and can be started at anytime. The Foundation Program is a prerequisite to Level 1. Any adult with varying physical and yoga backgrounds is welcome. Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes before the start of your first class to register and complete a health history form.


PRENATAL PROGRAM

Designed to specifically support an expectant mother during her pregnancy. This program is a series of supported yoga asanas designed to enhance a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Expectant mothers may start at any time and continue for the duration of their pregnancy. No previous yoga experience is required.


CARDIAC PROGRAM

A special practice designed to support the requirements of cardiac patients. The sequence of supported, restorative asanas is helpful in the recovery process.

MS PROGRAM

Iyengar yoga is effective in increasing muscle control, eye coordination and balance. Attention will be given to each individual’s physical requirements and energy level. Our experience has been that a yoga practice improves the quality of life for those who live with Multiple Sclerosis.

 

BRAIN INJURY Program

This class is designed for students specifically who are in recovery from concussion or brain injury. Starts Sep 17.

 

BACK CARE PROGRAM

For people who suffer from chronic and/or acute back pain. Students are assisted with the aid of props to overcome their pain and are then guided through a series of asanas to develop the necessary strength and stability for eventual reintegration into regular asana classes.

SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM

For students challenged by musculoskeletal problems of the joints and spine such shoulder or knee pain. Students are assisted with the aid of props to overcome their pain and are then guided through a series of asanas to develop the necessary strength and stability for eventual reintegration into regular asana classes.

SPECIAL PRACTICE PROGRAM

For students who are practicing yoga as part of their recovery process in such cases as cancer recovery, chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, etc. In this program a practice is designed to meet the needs of each individual student.


There are three 10-week sessions available September through June.  The Fall Session will begin the week of September 19th.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact specialprograms@yogacentretoronto.ca

The Enrichment Program

Designed to support a serious Iyengar student in furthering their Iyengar Yoga experience,  The Enrichment Program covers study, practice, philosophy and the understanding and application of basic therapeutics. This is also a very useful prerequisite for those considering future Teacher Training. It also supports one’s commitment to practice and study with colleagues.

The program runs on a semester system – fall, winter, spring.

The Enrichment Program consists of classroom, workshop, and group study commitments:

 
 

Classroom* (per week)

 

2 x 1.5 hour classes per week  or 2 x 2.0 hour classes per week

 
 
 

Workshop (per semester)

 
 

Saturday Morning Asana:  3 x 3.5 hour Saturday morning workshops with Marlene Mawhinney

Therapeutic: 1 x 2.0 hour Saturday therapeutic-focused workshop

 
 
 

Group Study (per semester)

 

1 x 2.0 hour Philosophy (Yoga Sutras) study and discussion, with Marlene Mawhinney.

 

 

THE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM fall semester will commence the week of September 17 and end on December 16th.

Full payment is required at the commencement of the Program