Yoga

PLEASE NOTE: As of March 15, 2020, all yoga classes will be temporarily suspended. Online classes may be offered soon. Please check back for updates

“Yoga is relationship” TKV Desikachar

At CPYC our focus is to provide Yoga to enhance mental, physical, physiological and spiritual health and as a complimentary form of healing for mental health issues. We aim to create a supportive community and to develop strong relationships with our students.

The Yoga lineage we follow is that of Sri. T. Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya was an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and scholar. Often referred to as “the father of modern yoga,” Krishnamacharya is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century. Our teachings are based on the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali, Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic principles as they have been described to us by TKV Desikachar, Dr. N. Chandrasekaran, Felicia and Ante Pavlovic of Yoga Therapy Toronto, David Robson of AYCT and Sharath Jois of Sharath Yoga Centre. 

Tara McGee, Certified Yoga Teacher

Tara backbending photo

Tara has been studying yoga since the age of 14 when she first sought out the Iyengar style of yoga for stress reduction. She continued to practice because she was interested in the ways that yoga helped her come to rest, to strengthen and improve the functioning of her body, mind and spirit. She has practiced and studied many forms of yoga including Iyengar, Hatha 
and more extensively, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Therapy. Being a psychotherapist and yoga practitioner, Tara saw the connection between these two modes of healing and has been working to understand this connection through her experience with her own yoga practice, her psychotherapy practice and through ongoing theoretical learning.

Tara is currently engaged in a 2.5 year program to become certified as a Yoga Therapist with Yoga Therapy Toronto. She has studied in India with Sharath Jois, has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training with Downward Dog Yoga Studio, has completed Ashtanga Yoga Toronto’s 40 hour intensive and 3 week Assisting school, completed the 20 hour Yin/Restorative training with Felicia Pavlovic of Yoga Therapy Toronto. She maintains a regular yoga practice and continues to discover new ways to be in relationship with students that will help them on their path towards healing, recovery and grace. 

Studio Information:

There are public washrooms down the hall from the studio where you can change. Alternately, you can plan to wear your yoga clothes to the class if you prefer. There is a waiting room where you can store your coats, boots/shoes and other items you bring with you. Please bring valuables with you into the yoga room and turn OFF cell phones.