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107 Jefferson Ave Toronto, ON M6K 3E4 Canada
107 Jefferson AvenueCAOntarioTorontoM6K 3E4
+1 647-341-4926gyanyoga.ca
HealthToday 12:00 – 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 – 9:30 pmTuesday 12:00 – 9:30 pmWednesday 9:30 am – 9:30 pmThursday 9:30 am – 9:30 pmFriday 12:00 – 8:15 pmSaturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pmSunday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
YOGA that will De-Stress you, improves your involuntary muscle like your heart, lungs. This traditional and authentic style of yoga can help in high blood pressure, cholesterol, migraine and many more
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"I discovered hot yoga nearly 2 years ago."
"There is no chanting, or prayers, it is a great workout studio."
"When I began going I had never done hot yoga before and was pretty intimidated."
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Ayesha Khan
a year ago
I've been going to Gyan Yoga studio for almost 2 years now and I love this studio. The brothers are very kind and care about their students. They know everyone by name, welcome people the minute they walk in and ask about their lives. They have a lot of classes in the evening so there are a lot of opportunities to get to the studio. The first time I tried one of their classes I felt amazing. My asthma has improved significantly since attending, I've also done breathing classes with them and I sleep better at night. They've recently moved to Dundas & Sheridan which is a bit far for me but it is worth it and I continue to attend their classes.
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Blair Moore
2 years ago
Gyan Yoga is a great place to practice yoga. The atmosphere is very welcoming to beginner and experienced yogis. Many people don't realize that yoga is not about being extremely flexible or strong. Gyan shows variations of poses which can be applied to the personal level that students are at. If you want to start doing yoga but are scared, this is the place to start! And if you need a challenge to your yoga lifestyle, this is also the place to start!
Denise Thomson
2 years ago
I discovered hot yoga nearly 2 years ago. I started going to the GYAN YOGA studio because I saw a Groupon and the studio was right around the corner from my work. Gourav, Rishi and Rahul (brothers) own and teach at the studio. After a couple of visits they knew my name which was really nice. It doesn't matter what your level of experience is, every class caters to everyone. Whenever possible you are given at least 3 different levels of difficulty for each pose. This allows beginners to practice with the more experienced. I started with knowing very little so it's nice to see how I have improved by tackling a more difficult level in a pose. If you want to practice yoga with bona fide instructors then Gyan Yoga is for you. I highly recommend this studio to anyone who wants to start or switch studios.
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Melissa Tran
3 years ago
We purchased 2 vouchers to Gyan Yoga from a deal site. When we went there to try our first hot yoga class that we were super excited about...we were treated rudely, for some reason, they turned their nose up at us because it was a voucher. They gave us a hard time, apparently we didn't have proof that we purchased 2 vouchers as we only received one voucher#...even after showing our email confirmation to prove that payment for 2 Yoga Passes was received under one voucher#. Their only solution was that one of us pay more. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the promotion? Every yoga teacher we've ever practiced yoga with at any given yoga studio we've ever been to has always been very accepting and willing to share their teachings to us. This yoga studio is definitely not for us. Not only did we had a terrible experience, the studio's cleanliness did not meet our expectations, even the rental yoga mats had stains on them. We were willing to look pass that, but the way we were treated put a bad taste in our mouths. These yogi's should really practice what they preach.
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Jason Holborn
a year ago
Gyan Yoga has been a lifesaver for me. Before I joined Gyan Yoga, I attended 6 different yoga studios, and rarely found the progress I was hoping for. Today, Gyan Yoga has become an important and wonderful part of my life and existence. I really recommend it to all of my friends and now I'm recommending it to you! Three brothers run and operate the studio, and teach your classes. They are Rishi, Rahul, and Gourav, they make a really cool team together, and I personally really like how they rotate and share the class schedules together. They are all yogis who trained (and grew up) in India, in New Delhi and have now chosen Toronto as their location to teach others. I really love this place for it's simple approach to yoga; it's the simple kind of yoga studio that Rocky Balboa would go to if he were into stretching instead of boxing. It's where Hilary Swank would train if Million Dollar Baby was about a yoga champion, or where Mr. Miyagi would train Daniel-San in "The Yoga Kid". You can make Gyan Yoga the yoga experience you want! There is no chanting, or prayers, it is a great workout studio. However, they also have reading materials available upon request at the reception desk, for those practitioners who want to read and learn about the spiritual aspects of yoga. Some of it is extremely interesting reading which has helped how I see the world, too! They also feature a great Batman panel on the wall, in which Robin protests, "I would go to yoga but I'm not flexib-", to which Batman SLAPS him, yelling, "That's why you GO to yoga!". I saw that panel and I thought, "This yoga studio may be for me!". I was right. Gyan Yoga is worth checking out if you're a beginner or are more advanced. I myself am a beginner and I sometimes find yoga awkward or embarrassing or lame or even deeply depressing; it can be difficult for me to get motivated to attend sometimes. If you are a beginner who is considering trying out yoga, I feel comfortable recommending Gyan Yoga to you! And, if you're a beginner, I totally recommend you seriously consider Gyan hot yoga for the hot room's benefits for your flexibility. People always tell me that they will try hot yoga after they have done some regular yoga first; readers, I urge you to consider hot yoga. Really, most of the progress I've made in flexibility is progress I owe to Gyan hot yoga. Hot yoga is awesome for beginners! While I am no expert myself, there are many accomplished yoga practitioners of more advanced levels at the studio; they can astonish me with their feats of flexibility and strength. If you're at a more advanced level of yoga, I can report that these advanced level yogis are satisfied with their class experience, and enthusiastically come back for more. I have to say that I do feel happier and that I am more flexible and stronger than I was before I joined Gyan Yoga. Most of the physical progress I have made in yoga, I owe to Gyan Yoga. I am happy to recommend this place to you and I feel gratitude each day for finding such a high-quality yoga experience at a great, affordable price! It's right off the King streetcar, facing Lamport Stadium on Jefferson, north of Magic Oven. There is almost always bicycle parking available right outside. You may have read in other reviews that there is not a men's shower at Gyan Yoga. I don't find it a deterrent to going; I just shower when I get home, and I've never had any regrets about it. I wash my face off in the sink and go, and it works out fine. I <3 Gyan Yoga!
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Leesa Dean
2 years ago
When I first moved to Toronto in 2011, one of my main priorities was to find a yoga studio. Yoga is a very important part of my life: I have been practicing on a regular basis for years, and I need to be in the studio at least a few times a week to feel centred and balanced in my life. I spent the first three months trying different studios, both hot and regular, close to home and far away, but nothing really felt right. I wanted to be able to walk in the door and immediately feel at home. Well, there was one really great studio called Yoga Space, but their monthly membership prices were way too expensive for any regular person to afford. Then I found Gyan Yoga. Our relationship started with me purchasing a package with Dealfind. I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much because the price was cheap. But guess what? I walked in the door and was like, wow. I'm home. I immediately became a member, and this is where I will stay as long as I live in Toronto. Why do I love coming here? -Because the studio has a good energy -Because the teachers actually know how to do yoga and have been practicing their entire lives -Because it doesn't have that pretentious "I'm a soccer Mom and I heard yoga's cool" feel to the clientele. Everyone who practices here is friendly, open-minded and is here for the right reasons. -Because as a student and artist who will probably never make any decent money in this lifetime, I am happy to receive quality yoga instruction for a fair price. -Because the classes are challenging and I get a good work out. -Because I look and feel amazing- better than I ever have in my life- and that change coincides with beginning my practice at Gyan. So there you go. Have I convinced you? I am aware this place might not be for everyone. There is some variety in the classes but if you are used to going to studios that offer a mix of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative, you won't get that kind of variety here. You also won't get all the fluffy stuff some people like: no one will come around while you are in shavasana and rub oil on your temples, and there is no chanting Ohm at the end of the class. I'll admit, sometimes I miss the Ohm chant, and it's nice to have someone talk nice to you for five minutes while you sink into shavasana. But those are not the essentials for me. What happens at Gyan is essential. Hope to see you in the studio.
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Melissa Da Silva
2 years ago
Though I'm not exceptionally experienced with yoga, I've visited many different studios and tried a variety of classes over the past several years; Gyan Yoga is one of my favourites. The location is most certainly clean and the instructors are exceptionally practiced and friendly. They learned my name after only a few visits, will greet you upon arrival, and inquire as to how you enjoyed your class when you leave. I look forward to my visits here.
Laughlove Breathe
2 years ago
Gyan Yoga helped me to change my entire life. The 3 brothers from India that own this studio are by far the best instructors that I have ever had and I have practiced yoga all over Toronto. Through their yoga instruction I am healthier, happier, much more flexible and stronger than I have ever been. They are also very nice and easy going to talk to and I have enjoyed chatting with them and becoming friends. Gyan is also less expensive than many other yoga and hot yoga studios in Toronto and they also offer a chance to take their classes in exchange for cleaning help, etc....they call this their energy exchange program and I think it is fantastic as yoga in Toronto can be quite expensive. The most important thing to the 3 brothers that are the owners is that you are able to join them in your yoga practice and that you therefore able to reap all the benefits that their yoga instruction encompasses. After my first hot yoga class at Gyan, I declared to a friend of mine that I LOVED it and I was hooked. Their instruction is more concise and easier to follow than any other yoga studio and each of the owners have been practicing and studying yoga since they were young children in India. I also learned a lot about breath work and use it daily now in my everyday life to calm and center myself and to increase my energy flow and therefore my overall health. Joining Gyan Yoga was the first step towards a healthier me after I quit smoking this past winter and I truly believe that I wouldn't have been able to do so without this practice. After quitting the butts, I began practicing more frequently and then changed my diet to include more whole foods and I built up the strength and willpower to cut out processed foods and sugar (except natural sugars). My skin began to clear up and my natural glow returned as well as a major improvement in my energy levels. I began to fall asleep at night more easily and to sleep more deeply, dream more often (no more nightmares) and my creativity returned tenfold. I credit all of these changes to practicing at Gyan Yoga. Gyan Yoga has allowed me to build my inner confidence to follow my dreams and to live a much healthier lifestyle physically, mentally and spiritually. The benefits physically have been amazing and I have a much healthier self body image perception. I believe that through my practice at Gyan that I was reminded of my dreams and was forced to listen to and follow my inner voice. I will be forever grateful. I highly recommend Gyan Yoga. If practicing at Gyan Yoga can change my life then it can certainly change yours. Breath is IMPORTANT!! Namaste
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