What's New at IAM YOGA
To better serve our community, we offer an energy exchange program. Working one shift per week in one of our studios gives you access to unlimited classes, and you’ll be a part of the warm, welcoming IAM YOGA community.
We organize a 30-day challenge for our community to re-commit to their practice twice a year. 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 a space with classes 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.
Find the Right Package for You
Our hot yoga classes are taught in one of three or our spacious yoga studios. Our certified yoga instructors are experienced in guiding practitioners of all experience levels. Everyone is encouraged to practice within their own abilities and explore the benefits that hot yoga practice may bring.
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 endpoint 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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