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Downward Dog on Queen West | Courtesy of Downward Dog Yoga Centre
Downward Dog on Queen West | Courtesy of Downward Dog Yoga Centre

The Best Yoga Studios to Try in Toronto

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Updated: 6 March 2017

Toronto‘s yoga studios offer far more than a place to roll out a mat and get a good workout. Instead, the best yoga studios function as community hubs, providing a social and spiritual space that serves as a refuge from the city’s daily grind. Whether you’re looking for a rigorous Ashtanga session, some hot yoga, or a restorative yin break, there’s no shortage of dynamic yoga centers in and around the city.

Kula Yoga

Located just off Bloor on Brunswick Avenue, Kula Yoga has become a beloved hub of the Annex community. Offering a range of classes that include hot, beginner, and restorative options, they also cover breathwork, compassionate communication, meditation, and healing workshops. They also provide free childcare on Friday and Sunday afternoons for parents who want to enjoy their classes stress-free. Kula also has a sister studio in Oakville.

Kula Yoga, 304 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 922 5852

A beautiful start to the weekend with a sunny view of the studio outside! #kulaannex #yoga #toronto

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YogaSpace is a bustling studio located in the heart of Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods neighborhood. Offering over 60 drop-in classes weekly, the roster includes monthly beginner workshops, a pre- and post-natal program, a yoga boutique, local and international yoga retreats, and a therapeutic wellness center. There are also 200- and 300-hour teacher training programs seasonally.

YogaSpace, 148 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 516 9940

Downward Dog Yoga

Open since 1997, Downward Dog Yoga Centre on Queen West focuses on the principles of Ashtanga and vinyasa yoga in particular. Start with a Yoga Fundamentals class if you’re new, and if you’re a more seasoned yogi, you can opt for one of their upper-level vinyasa sessions. They also have the longest-running Mysore self-practice program in Canada. Known for their powerful classes and dynamic instructors, Downward Dog offers teacher training as well.

Downward Dog Yoga Centre, 735 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 703 8805

Downward Dog on Queen West | Courtesy Downward Dog Yoga Centre

Downward Dog on Queen West | Courtesy of Downward Dog Yoga Centre

Union Yoga + Wellness

A welcoming space in the Bloorcourt neighborhood, Union Yoga + Wellness offers a variety of yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes, as well as pre- and post-natal workshops, massage therapy, Reiki, and a yoga teacher training program. This studio was also voted the Top Yoga Studio in Toronto in both the 2016 and 2017 Top Choice Awards.

Union Yoga + Wellness, 956 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 516 0909


First founded in Vancouver, YYoga on Queen Street West provides a light-filled and spacious studio when you need a break from the city’s hustle and bustle. Class offerings include hot, power, and flow yoga for when you need an energized workout, or yin and restorative options when you need something gentler. The studio also has circuit training, cycling, and meditation classes.

YYoga, 333 Queen St W #327, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 792 2211

Breathe Yoga Studio

Breathe Yoga Studio in the Junction has built its reputation on its stellar team of teachers trained in the Ashtanga tradition. They also have a powerful roster of classes in Iyengar, Anusara, jivamukti, yin and restorative yoga.

Breathe Yoga Studio, 2968 Dundas St W #305, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 926 9642

Studio Blue Yoga + Fitness

Located on Dundas West, Studio Blue is a bright and welcoming space that is “inspired by the love of practicing and playing outdoors on warm, sunny days.” Offering a variety of classes that span the spectrum from gentle and relaxing to sweaty and invigorating, Studio Blue also has mom and baby classes, HIIT CardiYoga, and unique workshops and community classes like Chocolate, Meditation & Massage and Ballet Yoga Fusion.

Studio Blue, 1457 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 220 7645

Studio Blue on Dundas West | Courtesy Studio Blue

Studio Blue on Dundas West | Courtesy of Studio Blue

Yoga Tree Studios

Yoga Tree has multiple locations across the city and in Vaughan, making it one of the largest yoga chains in Toronto. Classes include plenty of hot yoga varieties and yin options, while workshops cover chakra tuning, aromatherapy yin, and hatha therapeutics, to name a few. Their Bay and Dundas location, across from the Eaton Centre, is the largest, complete with a lounge area and juice bar.

Yoga Tree, 140 Spadina Ave Unit 201, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 603 9642

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Yoga Sanctuary

With two downtown locations, Yoga Sanctuary offers spacious studios and an approach that emphasizes anatomy with yoga philosophy. Ashtanga, hatha and vinyasa options are offered at all levels, as well as teacher training programs and workshops in meditation, family yoga, Reiki, and more.

Multiple locations in Toronto, ON, Canada

Branch Yoga & Wellness

Located in Etobicoke on Lake Shore Blvd West, Branch has a full schedule of vinyasa, aerial yoga and restorative yoga classes. Workshops cover specific yoga “tune up” practices for the core, hips, and back, as well as Thai massage and Yoga With Baby sessions. Their sister studio is the aerial-focused Fly Studios on Queen West.

Branch Yoga & Wellness, 3301 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON, Canada, +1 647 348 3301