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Deepen your yoga practice with dedicated learning opportunities. Whether you are seeking an approach to yoga that works for your body, or you want to focus on a specific area like postures and breathing, yoga philosophy, yoga ayurveda or self-care, we’ve got a teacher who wants to dive deep with you! Our staff are passionate life-long learners who love to share approachable practices with their students.

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  • Wed, Sep 29 – Wed, Oct 13
    5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
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    VIRTUAL Adaptive Yoga with a Chair with Nicole

    $125+hst Community Supporter | $95+hst Standard Rate | $65+hst Subsidized Rate

    Adaptive Yoga meets you where you’re at. Rather than learning one-size-fits all poses and scrambling to keep up with an intense pace, this class will empower you with ways to adapt yoga poses and pacing to what works for your body, using a chair as a key prop. Adaptive Yoga can include gentle practices, as well as more active and strenuous postures that are modified to work with any limitations you have.

    This Adaptive Chair Yoga class isn’t just for your grandma! We’ll share creative ways to use chairs for standing, balancing, strength building and seated postures and movements. We’ll build strength and flexibility slowly and progressively. You’ll learn empowering alternatives to weight-bearing on the hands or kneeling if those areas are challenging or painful for you.

    This course is taught by an experienced teacher who can skillfully share options to a wide range of body sizes and abilities and help you grow within your own limitations.

    Course Format: included in the course are 4 interactive livestream sessions, plus several pre-recorded videos to support you in your solo practice. You will have access to all session recordings and videos for 90 days.

    Tech Requirements: A computer or tablet, plus an internet connection are required to participate. A webcam and microphone are recommended in order to interact with the teacher during Livestream sessions. Our online platform is very user-friendly, and we will provide you with instructions for getting started two days before your course begins.

     


  • Wed, Sep 29 – Wed, Oct 6
    7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
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    VIRTUAL Prenatal Yoga Course with Julie

    $125+hst Community Supporter | $95+hst Standard Rate | $65+hst Subsidized Rate

    Prenatal yoga will leave you feeling strong, relaxed, and more connected to yourself and your baby. Be supported by a community as you learn ways to prepare your body and mind for birth. Through breathing techniques and active and resting yoga poses, you will feel more empowered and comfortable in your pregnant body.

    Brand-new beginners welcome!

    Course Format: included in the course are 4 interactive livestream sessions, plus several pre-recorded videos to support you in your solo practice. You will have access to all session recordings and videos for 90 days.

    Tech Requirements: A computer or tablet, plus an internet connection are required to participate. A webcam and microphone are recommended in order to interact with the teacher during Livestream sessions. Our online platform is very user-friendly, and we will provide you with instructions for getting started two days before your course begins.


  • Wed, Sep 29 – Wed, Oct 6
    7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
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    VIRTUAL Mindful Reemergence with Danette

    $125+hst Community Supporter | $95+hst Standard Rate | $65+hst Subsidized Rate

    With the imminent shift from home back to school, office and public space in general, are you feeling any anxiety, resistance, or hesitancy? This interactive virtual course is all about developing awareness of your own expectations and boundaries during this time of collective reemergence. Explore where and how your body is holding stress, and learn new ways to regulate your potentially overloaded nervous system. Through conversation, reflection and approachable mindfulness practices, find your way back to a hearty level of community engagement in a grounded and compassionate way, while respecting your level of comfort.

    Course instructor Danette Adams will be drawing upon her work as a yoga and meditation facilitator and coach, as well as her personal practice and lived experience.

    Course Format: included in the course are 4 interactive livestream sessions, plus several pre-recorded guided meditation and movement practice videos to support you in your solo practice. You will have access to all session recordings and videos for 90 days.

    Tech Requirements: A computer or tablet, plus an internet connection are required to participate. A webcam and microphone are recommended in order to interact with the teacher during Livestream sessions. Our online platform is very user-friendly, and we will provide you with instructions for getting started two days before your course begins.


  • Sun, Oct 3
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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    VIRTUAL Breathwork for Vitality ($30) with Marg
    Explore the connections of your breath, body and mind. This workshop will blend perspectives from science, tradition and personal exploration. Workshop facilitator Marg will be drawing on her decades of experiences as a singer, vocal coach and dedicated yoga practitioner. She’ll introduce you to yoga pranayama (breathing) techniques, and you’ll experience how pranayama can be paired with asana (posture). Marg will shine a spotlight on the physiology and mechanics of breathing, as well as the interactions between the breath and the nervous system. Learn breathing methods for shifting your state towards energizing or relaxation, and to prepare for meditation.
     
    Tech Requirements: A computer or tablet, plus an internet connection are required to participate. A webcam and microphone are recommended in order to interact with the teacher during the livestream. 

  • Sun, Oct 17
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Register Now Sun, Nov 14
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Register Now Sun, Dec 12
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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    IN-STUDIO 2SLGBTQ+ Yoga with Sara
    In partnership with SPECTRUM, the free 2SLGBTQ+ Yoga Group will meet once per month (on the second or third Sunday depending upon holidays) at The Branches studio for a beginner’s level yoga experience. No previous yoga experience is required and this is a space for EVERY body. This is an exclusive space for 2SLGBTQ+-identified people and trans and non-binary folks are especially encouraged to join us.
     
    In order to ensure compliance with COVID protocols participants will need to register in advance to attend. The Branches will also require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. Please see our website for our full COVID-19 policies.

    The Branches Yoga is located close to downtown Kitchener at 9 Samuel St, Kitchener, ON N2H 1N9, one block from the intersection of Frederick and Lancaster.

    Please note that the space is not yet wheelchair accessible, though there are plans to install a ramp to the front door in the near future. The main floor practice space is five steps up from street level. We apologize for this lack of accessibility.




  • Sun, Oct 17
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Register Now Sun, Nov 14
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Register Now Sun, Dec 12
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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    VIRTUAL 2SLGBTQ+ Yoga with Sara
    In partnership with SPECTRUM, the free 2SLGBTQ+ Yoga Group will meet once per month (on the second or third Sunday depending upon holidays) at The Branches studio and online for a beginner’s level yoga experience. No previous yoga experience is required and this is a space for EVERY body. This is an exclusive space for 2SLGBTQ+-identified people and trans and non-binary folks are especially encouraged to join us.

    Reserve your spot online at least 30 minutes in advance. We will email you the link to join about 20 minutes before class time.


  • Mon, Oct 18 – Mon, Nov 22
    9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
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    IN-STUDIO Yoga for Seniors with Linda
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
     
    Join us for a progressive series of classes to help you improve your balance, build strength, and gently gain flexibility. We will focus on foot health, building strength for bone density (specifically hips), and improving functional movements like carrying groceries, walking, and climbing stairs.

    There will be adaptations available for various abilities. We’ll make use of a chair and a wall for many of our postures and exercises. If you’re unable to kneel or get up and down from the floor, you can definitely still participate in this course.

    Please note that this class takes place in our ground floor studio. While we are hoping to be fully accessible with a ramp eventually, there are currently seven steps to enter our building. We apologize for this lack of accessibility. This fall, our class size is limited to 6 participants to ensure ample space for 2 meters physical distance, and to give participants lots of personalized support.

    Course Format: This course includes 6, in-studio, weekly sessions. Course participants will also get 30-days free access to The Branches On-Demand video library, including a video playlist customized specifically for the course to compliment your in-person learning (a $40 value). In-studio sessions will not be recorded or live streamed. Any missed sessions can be made up by attending a drop-in class (in-person or virtual). In the case of a mandated shut down due to COVID, in-person courses will pivot to virtual livestream classes via zoom (no refunds).

    Vaccination requirements: The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. These vaccine requirements do not apply to outdoor classes. All of The Branches teachers are fully vaccinated.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

  • Mon, Oct 18 – Mon, Nov 22
    7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
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    IN-STUDIO Lower Body Mobility with Leslie
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
     
    Are you yearning to be able to sit on the floor, squat, lunge, and crouch with ease? These movements all require lower body joints that move well, and lower body muscles that can handle the load. From lower back, to hips, knees, ankles and feet, this course will take you on a journey towards greater range of motion, suppleness and strength. No capacity will be left unexplored! Prepare to learn a lot about your body, work hard, and probably get a few muscle cramps along the way, all in the name of lower body mobility.

    Leslie is passionate about mobility work as a way to increase freedom of movement in everyday life. She’ll be drawing upon her study with Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour, and with Functional Range Conditioning and Kinstretch under Dr Andreo Spina and his team. Leslie is fascinated by the way human bodies work, and loves to share this curiosity and enthusiasm with her students, exploring key concepts that support the hard physical work of creating usable ranges of motion.

    Course Format: This course includes 6, in-studio, weekly sessions. Course participants will also get 30-days free access to The Branches On-Demand video library, including a video playlist customized specifically for the course to compliment your in-person learning (a $40 value). In-studio sessions will not be recorded or live streamed. Any missed sessions can be made up by attending a drop-in class (in-person or virtual). In the case of a mandated shut down due to COVID, in-person courses will pivot to virtual livestream classes via zoom (no refunds).

    Vaccination requirements: The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. These vaccine requirements do not apply to outdoor classes. All of The Branches teachers are fully vaccinated.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

  • Wed, Oct 20 – Wed, Nov 24
    5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
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    IN-STUDIO Adaptive Yoga with Nicole
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate 
     
    Have you ever felt like flow yoga classes just don’t work for your wrists, knees, body size, or ability, yet you want to challenge your capacity beyond the borders of a gentle yoga practice? Adaptive Yoga meets you where you’re at. Rather than learning one-size-fits all poses and scrambling to keep up with an intense pace, this class will empower you with ways to adapt yoga poses and pacing to what works for your body. Adaptive Yoga can include soothing practices, as well as more active and vigorous sequences that are offered to accommodate your specific needs.

    We’ll share creative ways to use props such as chairs and yoga blocks, and we’ll build strength and flexibility slowly and progressively. For example, this class will include lots of standing postures, but options to use support from a chair or wall will be taught. You’ll learn alternatives to weight-bearing on the hands or kneeling if those areas are challenging or painful for you.

    This course is taught by an experienced teacher who can skillfully share options to a wide range of body sizes and abilities and help you grow within your own limitations.

    This fall, our class size is limited to 6 participants to ensure ample space for 2 meters physical distance, and to give participants lots of personalized support.

    Course Format: This course includes 6, in-studio, weekly sessions. Course participants will also get 30-days free access to The Branches On-Demand video library, including a video playlist customized specifically for the course to compliment your in-person learning (a $40 value). In-studio sessions will not be recorded or live streamed. Any missed sessions can be made up by attending a drop-in class (in-person or virtual). In the case of a mandated shut down due to COVID, in-person courses will pivot to virtual livestream classes via zoom (no refunds).

    Vaccination requirements: The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. These vaccine requirements do not apply to outdoor classes. All of The Branches teachers are fully vaccinated.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

  • Wed, Oct 20 – Wed, Nov 24
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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    IN-STUDIO Prenatal Yoga with Julie
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
     
    Prenatal yoga will leave you feeling strong, relaxed, and more connected to yourself and your baby. Be supported by a community as you learn ways to prepare your body and mind for birth. Through breathing techniques and active and resting yoga poses, you will feel more empowered and comfortable in your pregnant body.
    Beginners welcome.

    This class takes place in our large 3rd floor studio. This fall, our class size is limited to 12 participants to ensure ample space for 2 meters physical distance, and to give participants lots of personalized support.

    Course Format: This course includes 6, in-studio, weekly sessions. Course participants will also get 30-days free access to The Branches On-Demand video library, including a video playlist customized specifically for the course to compliment your in-person learning (a $40 value). In-studio sessions will not be recorded or live streamed. Any missed sessions can be made up by attending a drop-in class (in-person or virtual). In the case of a mandated shut down due to COVID, in-person courses will pivot to virtual livestream classes via zoom (no refunds).

    Vaccination requirements: The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. These vaccine requirements do not apply to outdoor classes. All of The Branches teachers are fully vaccinated.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

  • Thu, Oct 21 – Thu, Nov 25
    12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
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    IN-STUDIO Parent & Peanut with Julie
    $120+hst Community Supporter | $105+hst Standard Rate | $90+hst Subsidized Rate
     
    Come practice yoga with your baby in a supportive environment and learn exercises to address and heal common core challenges after childbirth. This is a 6-week, pre-registered course for parents/caretakers and their babies. A great way to get out of the house with your little one and enjoy some gentle exercise to take care of your body and connect with your baby and a community of other parents. Beginners welcome. This class is not suitable for toddlers, or very mobile babies.

    This in-person class will take place on the ground floor, and you’re welcome to leave strollers on our porch. This fall, our class size is limited to 6 participants (+babies) to ensure ample space for 2 meters physical distance, and to give participants lots of personalized support.

    Course Format: This course includes 6, in-studio, weekly sessions. Course participants will also get 30-days free access to The Branches On-Demand video library, including a video playlist customized specifically for the course to compliment your in-person learning (a $40 value). In-studio sessions will not be recorded or live streamed. Any missed sessions can be made up by attending a drop-in class (in-person or virtual). In the case of a mandated shut down due to COVID, in-person courses will pivot to virtual livestream classes via zoom (no refunds).

    Vaccination requirements: The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. These vaccine  requirements do not apply to outdoor classes. All of The Branches teachers are fully vaccinated.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

  • Fri, Oct 22
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Register Now Fri, Nov 19
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Register Now Fri, Dec 3
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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    IN-STUDIO Candlelit Restorative Yoga ($25) with Nicole
    Have you been moving too fast? Our Candle Restorative class is an opportunity for slowing down, deep rejuvenation, and self-care. Restorative yoga is a practice of resting in comfortable, supported poses with props such as bolsters and blankets. These shapes can help the body, mind, and breath to calm and relax.

    Vaccination requirements: The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. These vaccine requirements do not apply to outdoor classes. All of The Branches teachers are fully vaccinated.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

  • Tue, Oct 26 – Tue, Nov 30
    7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
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    IN-STUDIO Intro to Yoga with Nadine
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate 
     
    Our pre-registered Intro to Yoga courses are great for brand new beginners, those restarting their practice after a long break, and anyone new to practicing alignment-based yoga.

    The focus is on standing poses and key principles of alignment to increase strength, balance, stamina, and flexibility. Intro to Yoga classes will build progressively from week to week to empower you to move deeper into your practice in a safe and consistent way. Classes also incorporate breathing techniques and restorative poses to release tension and reduce stress.
    Brand-new beginners welcome!

    Course Format: This course includes 6, in-studio, weekly sessions. Course participants will also get 30-days free access to The Branches On-Demand video library, including a video playlist customized specifically for the course to compliment your in-person learning (a $40 value). In-studio sessions will not be recorded or live streamed. Any missed sessions can be made up by attending a drop-in class (in-person or virtual). In the case of a mandated shut down due to COVID, in-person courses will pivot to virtual livestream classes via zoom (no refunds).

    Vaccination requirements: The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. These vaccine requirements do not apply to outdoor classes. All of The Branches teachers are fully vaccinated.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

  • Mon, Nov 1 – Mon, Dec 6
    5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
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    IN-STUDIO Yoga for Round Bodies with Carol
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate

    This course will offer clear and thoughtful modifications of poses for students with round bodies to make more of the poses and sequences of yoga accessible and doable.
    Great for beginners and intermediate students, this course is aimed at creating a comfortable environment in which to build strength, flexibility, and balance, specifically with the round body in mind. This class is not about weight loss, but about honouring our bodies and creating an environment where all bodies can do all yoga postures. Beginners welcome.

    Please note that this class takes place in our ground floor studio. While we are hoping to be fully accessible with a ramp eventually, there are currently seven steps to enter our building. We apologize for this lack of accessibility. This fall, our class size is limited to 6 participants to ensure ample space for 2 meters physical distance, and to give participants lots of personalized support.

    Course Format: This course includes 6, in-studio, weekly sessions. Course participants will also get 30-days free access to The Branches On-Demand video library, including a video playlist customized specifically for the course to compliment your in-person learning (a $40 value). In-studio sessions will not be recorded or live streamed. Any missed sessions can be made up by attending a drop-in class (in-person or virtual). In the case of a mandated shut down due to COVID, in-person courses will pivot to virtual livestream classes via zoom (no refunds).

    Vaccination requirements: The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. These vaccine requirements do not apply to outdoor classes. All of The Branches teachers are fully vaccinated.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

  • Tue, Nov 2 – Tue, Dec 7
    5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
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    IN-STUDIO Mindful Movement & Meditation with Danette
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
     
    This is an exploratory class offering gentle movement and mindfulness meditation practice. Each 60-min class will begin with movement and stretches to release tension and bring more awareness of the body. Preparatory movements will be followed by the opportunity for stillness, including both guided and independent meditation. Practice will conclude with a gentle restorative posture where you can relax and continue to explore meditative practices.
    Beginners and those with an existing meditation practice are welcome.

    Please note that this class takes place in our ground floor studio. While we are hoping to be fully accessible with a ramp eventually, there are currently seven steps to enter our building. We apologize for this lack of accessibility. This fall, our class size is limited to 6 participants to ensure ample space for 2 meters physical distance, and to give participants lots of personalized support.

    Course Format: This course includes 6, in-studio, weekly sessions. Course participants will also get 30-days free access to The Branches On-Demand video library, including a video playlist customized specifically for the course to compliment your in-person learning (a $40 value). In-studio sessions will not be recorded or live streamed. Any missed sessions can be made up by attending a drop-in class (in-person or virtual). In the case of a mandated shut down due to COVID, in-person courses will pivot to virtual livestream classes via zoom (no refunds).

    Vaccination requirements: The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. These vaccine requirements do not apply to outdoor classes. All of The Branches teachers are fully vaccinated.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

  • Thu, Nov 4 – Thu, Dec 9
    8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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    IN-STUDIO Yoga for Trauma Recovery with Nicole
    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate
     
    This unique class is for anyone who is on a path to recovering from physical or emotional trauma. The class aims to give participants tools to understand how trauma affects the body, to let go of embodied trauma (trauma stored in the body) through movement. Trauma may seem like a loaded word, but it is something that affects many of us through major losses, accidents, violence, or other major life stresses.

    Yoga for Trauma Recovery consists of very gentle movements, simple postures, and breath awareness. These elements of traditional hatha yoga are modified to build a trauma survivor’s sense of empowerment and cultivate a more positive relationship to one's body. The class focuses on internal sensing and reclaiming choice in your body, and is less about form or technique. Absolutely everything in the class is optional, and the practice is beginner-friendly.

    Based on the evidence-based methodology of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Yoga for Trauma Recovery at Queen Street Yoga is a group movement class. While this yoga class is taught by a Registered Psychotherapist, it is not group therapy and classes do not include group discussion. As an adjunctive therapy, it is not intended as a replacement for working with a qualified therapist. Participants are encouraged to seek adjunctive treatment with a therapist to support the process of healing as needed.

    Please note that this class takes place in our ground floor studio. While we are hoping to be fully accessible with a ramp eventually, there are currently seven steps to enter our building. We apologize for this lack of accessibility. This fall, our class size is limited to 6 participants to ensure ample space for 2 meters physical distance, and to give participants lots of personalized support.

    Course Format: This course includes 6, in-studio, weekly sessions. Course participants will also get 30-days free access to The Branches On-Demand video library, including a video playlist customized specifically for the course to compliment your in-person learning (a $40 value). In-studio sessions will not be recorded or live streamed. Any missed sessions can be made up by attending a drop-in class (in-person or virtual). In the case of a mandated shut down due to COVID, in-person courses will pivot to virtual livestream classes via zoom (no refunds).

    Vaccination requirements: The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. These vaccine requirements do not apply to outdoor classes. All of The Branches teachers are fully vaccinated.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

  • Wed, Nov 10 – Wed, Dec 1
    7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
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    VIRTUAL Breathwork & Restoration with Marg
    $125+hst Community Supporter | $95+hst Standard Rate | $65+hst Subsidized Rate
     
    This course will blend gentle yoga asanas, exercises to strengthen your respiratory muscles, yoga pranayama (breathing) techniques, and restorative yoga postures. With her background as a singer, vocal coach and lifelong yoga practitioner, Marg will help you gain a better understanding of the physiology of breathing and the importance of strengthening our breathing mechanism, which may deepen resilience and resistance to respiratory illnesses. We’ll also explore the possible mental and emotional benefits of various breathing techniques: higher energy levels, deeper relaxation, better concentration, mood regulation, and even more restful sleep. Each class will intersperse gentle yoga asana practice with breathing techniques, and culminate in a time of deep relaxation, focusing throughout on the breath’s potential to deepen and enhance the benefits of practice.
     
    Course Format: included in the course are 4 interactive livestream sessions, plus several pre-recorded videos to support you in your solo practice. You will have access to all session recordings and videos for 90 days.

    Tech Requirements: A computer or tablet, plus an internet connection are required to participate. A webcam and microphone are recommended in order to interact with the teacher during Livestream sessions. Our online platform is very user-friendly, and we will provide you with instructions for getting started two days before your course begins.
     

  • Mon, Nov 29 – Mon, Dec 20
    7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
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    VIRTUAL Moving with Ease - Tensegrity Repair Series with Leslie
    $125+hst Community Supporter | $95+hst Standard Rate | $65+hst Subsidized Rate
     
    Experience moving with greater ease and fluidity with The Tensegrity Repair Series. A portmanteau of tension and integrity, tensegrity in your body means a balanced amount of tension, appropriate tone, and just enough strength to support spacious and buttery-smooth movement. Practicing this series will help you investigate the subtle state of your connective tissue and joints, and take nourishing action to repair imbalances gradually.

    The series takes place entirely on the ground, and moves at a gentle and approachable pace, so it’s highly welcoming to beginners and to those with mobility challenges. Only a few props are needed for this gentle and soothing practice. You can look forward to feeling integrated and relaxed after each session.

    Course instructor Leslie Stokman trained to teach the Tensegrity Repair Series in 2016 with Trudy Austin, who in turn learned it from its synthesizing creator, Gioia Irwin.

    Course Format: included in the course are 4 interactive livestream sessions, plus several pre-recorded videos to support you in your solo practice. You will have access to all session recordings and videos for 90 days.

    Tech Requirements: A computer or tablet, plus an internet connection are required to participate. A webcam and microphone are recommended in order to interact with the teacher during Livestream sessions. Our online platform is very user-friendly, and we will provide you with instructions for getting started a couple days before your course begins.

     


  • Sun, Dec 5
    1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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    IN-STUDIO Integrating Stress & Tension with TRE with Leslie
    Join Leslie for an afternoon of experiential learning about TRE: Tension & Trauma Release Exercises. This self-healing practice can help you to rebalance or soften excess tension, complete stress responses, and let go of pent-up energy. Through TRE, participants often report feeling more ease, flow, groundedness and resilience in their physical, mental, and emotional lives.

    The technique of TRE will induce shaking or vibrations in your body called neurogenic tremors, which are a natural and innate ability that involves the connection between your muscles, connective tissue and nervous system. While many adults have forgotten about or suppressed this intrinsic capacity to move through stress, other animals tremor quite naturally after stressful or traumatic events, and it is still common for young children and for birthing individuals to spontaneously shake.

    Our afternoon together will focus on developing and regulating these self-induced and therapeutic tremors, practicing mindful presence with your experience, and an approachable overview of nervous system theory to help you make some meaning of this wonderful ability we all share.

    Leslie Stokman is a Certified TRE Provider, trained and supervised by Joan McDonald. She practices TRE several times per week, and loves to share it with others for the sense of aliveness and groundedness that it brings.

    Note: TRE is contraindicated for you if you have had abdominal surgery in the last few months. Individuals with certain psychiatric conditions will also be outside Leslie’s scope of practice as a Certified TRE Provider. Questions can be directed to leslie@thebranchesyoga.com

    $145+hst Community Supporter | $120+hst Standard Rate | $95+hst Subsidized Rate

    Vaccination requirements: The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. These vaccine requirements do not apply to outdoor classes. All of The Branches teachers are fully vaccinated.

    Please see our website for our full COVID policies.

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ABOUT OUR WORKSHOP & COURSE FORMATS:

Please familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 policies and vaccination requirements before registering and coming to class.

Virtual Courses: Included in the course are 4 interactive livestream sessions, plus several pre-recorded videos to support you in your solo practice. You will have access to all session recordings and videos for 90 days. Tech Requirements: A computer or tablet, plus an internet connection are required to participate. A webcam and microphone are recommended in order to interact with the teacher during Livestream sessions. Our online platform is very user-friendly, and we will provide you with instructions for getting started two days before your course begins.

In-Person Courses: These includes 6, in-studio, weekly sessions. Course participants will also get 30-days free access to The Branches On-Demand video library, including a video playlist customized specifically for the course to compliment your in-person learning (a $40 value). In-studio sessions will not be recorded or live streamed. Any missed sessions can be made up by attending a drop-in class (in-person or virtual). In the case of a mandated shut down due to COVID, in-person courses will pivot to virtual livestream classes via zoom (no refunds will be given). 

Virtual Workshops: Our workshops are single modules that either introduce a concept that supports your regular practice, or dives deep into a special topic to stoke your curiosity. Workshops come with additional take-home handouts and video replay access to solidify your learning.

Some of our past offerings:

COURSES

Prenatal Yoga
Yoga for Round Bodies
Meditation for Resilient Living
Beyond Flexibility: Mobility for Yoga & Athletics
Yoga for Trauma Recovery

WORKSHOPS

Free Your Feet
Strength & Fun with Resistance Bands
Building A Home Practice
Peace In, Peace Out: Pranayama and Breath
Downward Dog in Depth

Cancellation & Refund Policies

These policies apply to courses and workshops that are valued at $150 or less (before taxes). 

Fees will be returned as follows:

With notice of 7 days or longer:  100% studio credit -or- a refund less a $15 fee.

With notice of 6 days to 24 hours:  50% studio credit

No refunds of any kind will be given for no-shows or for less than 24 hours notice.

If you contact us in advance to make arrangements to have a friend take your spot, we may be able to adjust which type of refund you are eligible for. Except in extenuating circumstances, no refunds of any kind will be granted if notice is given once the course or workshop has begun.

These policies apply to retreats, workshops, or intensives which are 5 hours or longer and/or valued at $150 or higher (before taxes). Does not apply to YTT.

Fees will be returned as follows:

With notice of 30 days or longer: 100% studio credit -or- 75% refund of the total value of the program which has been paid or is due.

With notice of 29 days to 7 days in advance: 75% studio credit -or- 50% refund of the total value of the program which has been paid or is due.

No credit or refunds will be given for no-shows or for less than 7 days notice.

Contact us in advance to make arrangements to have a friend take your spot, and we may be able to adjust which type of refund you are eligible for. Except for extenuating circumstances, no refunds of any kind will be granted if notice is given once the retreat, long workshop, or intensive has begun.