What's New at IAM YOGA
To better serve our community, we offer an energy exchange program. For working one shift per week in one of our studios, you have access to unlimited classes and you’ll be a part of the warm, welcoming Iam Yoga community.
Twice a year, we organize a 30-day challenge for our community to re-commit to their practice. You’ll love seeing your practice in a new light and trying out new styles of yoga to fulfill your own challenge!
We bring in the best faculty from around and outside Toronto to facilitate discussion and teach our community new skills. We also open up certain portions of our teacher training to the community so that you can deepen your practice!
Our faculty and staff contribute to the Iam Yoga blog, where you’ll find musings, recipes, personal stories, and more to connect you to the Iam Yoga community! If you are interested in contributing your own story, contact us.
We do yoga. IAM Style.
We take the practice of yoga seriously …. we recognize that you may want to do yoga for physical, spiritual, emotional, mental or developmental reasons. Because of this we strive to create yoga classes and yoga studios that are as fundamentally unique as you are. Mindfulness is an important part of being a healthy and happy person and we welcome you to visit us and find out why and how a regular practice can improve the quality of your life.
Take the yoga career path!
Iam Yoga offers an exceptional, in-depth teacher training program to get you ready to teach your own yoga classes, or even open your own yoga studio! We also offer franchise options that will set you on the path to success.
Become a yoga teacher
Teacher Training Program
Want to gain a competitive edge in your industry? Want to be a part of the yoga-teaching community? If you want to gain confidence, learn more about your body and brain, and enhance your yoga or fitness practice, the Iam Yoga Teacher Training program is for you.
Open your own studio
Open an IAM Yoga studio
Opening your own yoga studio is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have because you’re not only running your own business, but you’re running a business that is focused on making your customers healthier, your community more vibrant and the world a better place!
Welcome to IAM Yoga!
What to bring: clothes you are comfortable moving around and sweating in; a bottle of water; a change of clothes if you plan on taking a hot class; you can bring your own mat and towel or we can rent them to you for a nominal fee.
What to know: Iam Yoga is an incredibly welcoming community and we love new students! To respect the space and others around you, make sure you leave your cell phone and other belongings outside the practice rooms and refrain from talking inside the rooms before or after class.
Focus on your breath. Yoga of any style can be challenging, especially when you’re not used to the movements. The most important thing to remember is to focus on your breath – no matter what you’re experiencing, try to continue breathing slowly and deeply. You’ll be used to the movements in no time!
Be kind to yourself. Yoga is not a competition; there is no end point when you have “mastered” yoga. Every day brings a new practice and a new experience, so do your best to pay attention to how your body feels in the moment and don’t push past your “edge” into the zone of injury. Keep yourself safe – it’s the only way to continue practicing in the long term.
Getting used to the heat: hot yoga is, well, hot. When you’re not yet used to the heat of the room, exercising can feel overwhelming. When you first start, make sure you bring light clothing and lots of water, and take as many breaks as you need to so you feel comfortable!
Ask questions! The members of our teaching staff are incredibly knowledgeable about diverse aspects of yoga and exercise, and they are happy to share that knowledge with you. Ask away before or after class if you have any questions!
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