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Experience the Fireflow difference.

  • a place to find real, authentic yoga
  • an independent, midtown Toronto studio dedicated to making yoga work for you in a way which is tangible, safe, and friendly
  • Work your muscles, open your shoulders and hips, and relieve chronic pain.
  • Get more energy.
  • Learn to relax and be happier.

Do I need to be flexible to do yoga ?

Read the blog post.

You can start right away with a drop-in class today.

We highly recommend beginning with the four part Absolute Beginners Workshop. Maybe you have done yoga on and off for year and have never been sure if you are doing it right, maybe you are still and inflexible and are thinking you might help, and maybe you want a class which makes you work but also focuses on personal adjustments and finding the right form.

Expect to be challenged and work but everything is reachable from whatever level you start.

Work on a core centred practice which will be challenging but will bring results. Get the most out of any regular drop-in classes you attend after learning these tools.

Absolute Beginners Yoga Workshop

“I am starting to feel old. I ache after playing hockey and my back hurts. Can yoga help ? Yes. Yes. Yes.”

“I am not a beginner. I have done a few classes before.”

The workshop is for non-flexible people looking to gain flexibility.

Flexibility is not an innate bendiness. Flexibility comes through precise movement combining strength with correct alignment. If you learn to develop core centred movement you will inevitably become much more flexible, agile, mobile, balanced and relaxed.

The Absolute Beginners Yoga Workshop provides techniques to increase  flexibility and mobility

The workshop style allows for more in depth learning. Still expect to sweat and get a good workout.

We give you the tools to save you from years of classes and teachers in which you may or may not figure things out yourself. Developing a strong practice and an aligned body is not intuitive. Years of just doing yoga without correct training might just reinforce bad habits which keep your shoulders tight and your body not fully balanced.

One of the biggest myths held by yoga students, many who might have been doing yoga for many years, is that if you sweat and it feels like lots of work you are probably on the right path. Not true. Sweating and work while moving does produce positive feelings and sensations. That is true. But without conscious movement from your core you might be reinforcing bad habits which your keep your shoulders tight, your back not free of pain, and your body not optimally mobile.

“But I just want to do yoga. Why are your talking about alignment and moving from the core ?”

Building a solid foundation for your yoga practice only benefits you and puts you in a place of optimum balance.

Over four sessions learn tools, techniques and cues for to how to make yoga work more than you might have ever imagined.

How is the workshop different from regular classes ?

    • Over 4 sessions slowly develop techniques to maximize the benefits of every yoga pose. This information is not intuitive and does not just happen after attending lots of yoga classes. It takes specific learning to figure out certain ways to find each pose. Basic poses suddenly make you sweat, stretch deeply, and get all of your blood flowing in a way which feels amazing. Once you experiene it you understand what this means.
    • Learn the sun salutations in a way to completely alter how you experience them.
    • Learn how Downward Dog works to lengthen your spine, opens your hips, opens your shoulders, and builds core strength.
    • Learn specific techniques to lengthen your spine and strengthen your core in every pose.
    • One of the best ways to learn how to shape and move your body involves physical adjustments. Verbal cues are valuable but have limitations. Expect hands-on adjustments to help you better understand how to open your shoulders, hips, and strengthen your core. Since it is a workshop style class we stop at various points till you understand the movement.
    • Learn the flow of the sequence which forms of the basis of most classes.
    • Don’t be fooled by the name. Yes. It is a beginners workshop but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. You will have to work but will feel the benefits of it. It is all doable but takes effort. Learn to use move your body efficiently and safely.

Sessions runs Wednesdays 8pm starts February 10th and Saturdays 10am starts February 13th

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Four part Absolute Beginners workshop

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Fireflow Yoga opened up in 2007 as an Ashtanga inspired studio. We provide a strong, personable yoga with expert teachers in an inviting, independent environment. We teach yoga and movement to help you find strength and flexibility in body and mind.

Yoga works. It works to create a toned core, increase flexibility, increase overall mobility, and creates balance in the body.

If you are new to midtown Toronto we hope to provide you a place for an authentic, real yoga experience to challenge you and to help grow your yoga practice.

Come to us after a long, stressed out day at work and leave relaxed, calm, focused, and with less stress.

Call (416) 855-3570 today!

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Teachers are so knowledgeable and really put in the
extra effort to give you individual attention.

Yoga for muscle stiffness and pain.

Ever wonder about muscle stiffness and where it comes from? Or how about joint pain? You are twenty-five and play an intense game of tennis. Thte next day feel back pain and can hardly walk. You are thirty-nine and play your Sunday hockey game.You alwayss feel like you can't move the next morning. You are forty eight and feel low

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Do I Need to Be Flexible to Do Yoga?

"I'm not flexible.  I can't touch my toes. I'm  not suitable for yoga." With yoga expect to touch your toes - often in the very first class. Give your body some loving care by lubricating and activating core muscles, hips, and hamstrings. Yoga awakens the body to its optimal capacity. My first yoga teacher Kaila Kukla drew inspiration from Erich Shiffman,

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Building Core Strength with Chaturanga

Building core abdominal strength provides many benefits. It helps posture, relieves back pain, and helps create the six pack. We often begin a class warming up with Sun Salutations. One of the poses in that sequence is Chaturanga Dandasana, Four Limbed Staff Pose. But just doing the pose like most people do in classes does not build abdominal strength and

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It was very comfortable and cozy. Also she was so friendly during the class.

Fireflow Yoga Student

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Wear comfortable fitting clothing.We do have a dress code which requires wearing at least 2 Lululemon pieces of clothing. Kidding. Lululemon makes great clothing.They have a store nearby on Yonge street which has the latest colours and styles. But you don’t actually need to wear Lululemon clothing when you come to Fireflow. You just need to make sure you are in comfortably fitted clothing in which you can sweat. Any attire you might wear to the gym or for a jog would be appropriate. If you have your own mat bring it. We do have complimentary mats for use at Fireflow. Bring a water bottle so you can drink water after class.SPORTSlululemonWEB1
Yes. All of our classes are drop-in classes. If this is your first time please try and arrive 10 to 15 mminutes early so you can check in and get settled.Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 11.37.46 AM
There are meters on Redpath south of Eglinton.After 6pm and on weekends there is streets parking on Roehamption and streets nearby.See the contact page which also lists 6 secret meters which are right by the studio and only cost $1/hour. Taking transit? We are a 5 minute walk from the Eglinton subway station.
We don’t suggest doing yoga on a full stomach.Have dinner after class. If you need a snack fruit or anything easily digestible is best about an hour before class.Drink lots of water.2567b5fd4d9114bf_eat-yoga.preview

Beginners Workshop

Learn Fundamentals and Work Out

Warrior 1 with a Smile
How’s Your Downward Dog?
Shoulder Opening in Downward Dog
Navasana, Building Core Strength and Stability
Twisting from The Core