Here is a quick guide to find a way to discover the wonderful practice of yoga, or if you are already doing it, to shake things up and put some spice into the practice.
Whether you are visiting Montreal during a business trip, or vacation, or if you live in the city, it is worth trying something different, healthy and affordable. Continue reading to get to know three awesome places, where you can just drop by and have an awesome date, or do something different rather than the typical round of golf (especially with our long winters) and restaurants. Something more mindful; something that might just be the start of a significant change.
Just as a matter of clarification and reassurance to our readers, we are not receiving any sponsorship from these places, and the list is purely out of our own experience.
One of coolest places downtown. They offer hot Yoga, classes for beginners, hot barre (kind of Ballet or stretching on a barre) plus they have a very cool ambience.
They have a variety of options including their 14 day trial offer and their 10$ yoga class. I love the variety this place offers; always reinventing themselves in order to clearly differentiate their services from any other Yoga studio.
They have one of the coolest packages, where you exchange 3 hours of your week in a single shift and you get free classes. How cool is that?
Check their workshops and special activities. This season they also have live music hot flow – your mind will really trip with this.
A true center for friendship. This is the place where I learned Yoga. The way I see it, I believe this place offers the true and raw Yoga experience. The Yoga you learn here from the very beginning is pure. Their rooms are clean, simple, Zen and without pretension. You don’t even need a mat, they lend you one. If you are not sure how often you’d like to practice, they offer you an option where you can pay for 10 classes (around 10$ each class) and you can use them during the course of 6 months. I really love this formula because it allowed me to join this studio without having the pressure or the feeling that I was wasting my money and time.
They have classes for teachers as well, for those who want to pursue a career in yoga instruction. On top of the multiple workshop choices involving healing, meditation and Yoga, they offer ‘couples yoga’ and ‘acroyoga’. You’d never get bored here. It is also super convenient if you live and work near downtown Montreal.
Toro Holistic Health Center
Their name is self-explanatory, they have it all – from aromatherapy to yoga, acupuncture and osteopathy. I had the opportunity to see their rooms and they are without a doubt some of the cleanest and cutest I’ve ever seen. Just getting in made you relax.
Now, I write about this center because here you will find a real intimate setting. Imagine, you can reserve a private yoga session for just you and your partner, or with a group of colleagues. By the way they have a specific program for it. Students can also create classes for small group of friends and family.
Toro Holistic Health center offers Ashtanga Yoga and stream-flow yoga for a more athletic approach. Check their other services as well – like meditation and Thai Yoga massages.
If you have had great experiences in other yoga studios, leave us a comment below! We’d love for people to share their experiences.