KIND's 4th Birthday Bash!
Sep
1
8:30 AM08:30

KIND's 4th Birthday Bash!

Come Celebrate the 4th Birthday of KIND Yoga By Heart!

ENJOY FREE CLASSES ALL MORNING! 

We're holding FREE yoga classes on the farm as a thank you to all of our students who have made the first four seasons of business unforgettable!

There will be tea and, snacks, and special vendors.
Everyone is welcome!

WHEN

September 1st @ 8:30am

CLASS TIMES*

  • 6:15am Flow and Restore
  • 8:00am Vinyasa Flow
  • 9:15am Hatha
  • 10:30am Slow Flow

* One Class Per Person.

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Yoga Tune Up Workshop – Focus on the Hips using ALPHA BALLS
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga Tune Up Workshop – Focus on the Hips using ALPHA BALLS

Yoga Tune Up®, is a specialized fitness program designed to increase flexibility and mobility based on exercises and movements drawn from yoga, physical therapy exercises, and massage techniques.

Exercises are targeted to help you locate and better understand what we call “body blind spots” or the muscles and areas of your body that are underused, overused, or abused.

Once you locate body blind spots,  you’re better able to further target your own fitness regimen to help you build more awareness and muscle, or alternatively stretch and massage out muscular knots.

COST

$45.00 +tax (Price includes Yoga Tune Up Balls)
$30.00+tax (Price without Yoga Tune Up Balls)

WHEN

September 12th @ 7:30-9:00pm

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Mindfulness Yoga Retreat
Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

Mindfulness Yoga Retreat

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We invite you to join KIND founder Ellen Reesor along with Spirit Loft Co-Founder Andre Talbot for a one day mindfulness meditation and movement retreat. Dive deeper into your mindfulness practice and learn from one of Torontos’ leading mindfulness teachers and former CFL player Andre Talbot.

LOCATION

KIND Yoga Studio
10825 Ninth Line Markham, ON, L6B 1A8, Canada

SCHEDULE

9:30AM – 10AM Arrive and Settle In
10AM – 11:30AM Meditation and Morning Practice (Ellen)
11:30AM – 12PM Tea + Coee / Snack Break
12PM – 1:15PM Movement Lab (Ellen)
1:15PM – 2PM Lunch
2PM – 2:30PM Mindfulness Talk (Andre)
2:30PM – 4PM Mindfulness Meditation Practice – Sitting & Walking (Andre)
4PM – 4:15PM Tea Break
4:15PM – 5PM Mindful Group Activity (Andre)
5PM – 6PM Restorative Movement & Rest (Andre)

COST

Cost is $145 + tax

PRICE OF THE RETREAT INCLUDES

  • All activities and practice sessions throughout the day

  • Healthy snacks, tea, coee and water (make sure you bring your re-usable bottle!)

  • Healthy, organic vegan lunch

Price Does NOT Include:

  • Transportation to and from the retreat.

BIOS

Andre Talbot

SPIRIT LOFT CO-FOUNDER

Andre enjoyed a 10-year career as a professional football player in the Canadian Football League where he achieved numerous accolades including Grey Cup Champion.

Since retiring from the rigorous and gruelling nature of athletic competition, Andre has continued to explore, research and share in different disciplines of movement and stillness practices. In movement, Andre blends his lifetime of practice in athletic development with the more subtle and mindful aspects of the embodied arts to assist practitioners in restoring a greater sense of connection, curiosity and playfulness with their body through movement practice. Andre's interest in mindfulness and stillness practices led him to formal study and training with his mentor and teacher Poep Sa (Dharma Teacher) Frank Jude Boccio (Mindfulness Yoga, Zen Naturalism) and the Empty Mountain Sangha. Andre leads mindfulness meditation study and practice groups from a naturalistic heart centred approach.

Andre believes that movement and stillness practices provide us with tools to deepen and strengthen our relationships, helping us to build a greater sense of community and well-being. He shares his lifetime of experience and dedicated practice with others, at his Toronto based studio the Spirit Loft Movement & Yoga Centre. He also leads teacher trainings, retreats and workshops.

Ellen Reesor

FOUNDER OF KIND

Ellen first found yoga at the age of 14 and quickly fell in love with the way it made her feel. After countless hours of practice she went on to complete a 200-hour YTT in Hatha yoga and a 500 hour Moksha Yoga teacher training as well as a 100 hour Moksha Yoga Flow training. Ellen is currently enrolled in a 10 month Embodied Arts and movement Teacher Training and Mentorship Program through Spirit Loft Movement and Yoga Centre downtown.

Though Ellen was very appreciative of her past experience in yoga she believed there was a major component missing in the yoga industry which lead her to establish the first nature based yoga facility in the GTA on her families’ farm that was based on her belief that practicing mindfulness and yoga in nature has a synergistic effect on our mental, spiritual and physical health . The power of both nature and yoga together is greater than the sum of each individually. Over the years, yoga and nature has deeply enriched her life and she continues to find fulfillment in helping others to find the same joy that it has brought her.

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Movement Lab
Aug
17
4:45 PM16:45

Movement Lab

DESCRIPTION

Movement labs are an exploration of the diverse possibilities in which humans can move. Movement Labs can help increase our embodied awareness, challenge our mobility, coordination, balance, strength, skill and adaptability using a wide array of techniques, tools and situations. 

Movement labs force us outside of our comfort zones and push us to move in new and diverse ways. This will not only benefit us in our day to day lives as it brings to light areas of the body that may be limiting, but also has major benefits for athletes and all movement practitioners. 

Come with an open mind, a willingness to move and discover the many possibilities for yourself.

Much more of the brain is devoted to movement than to language. Language is only a little thing sitting on top of this huge ocean of movement.
— Oliver Sacks, Neurologist/Author

COST

$5.00 Per Person

WHEN

Friday August 17, 2018 @ 4:45pm

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Yoga Tune Up Workshop – Focus on Trunk Stability with Corgeous Balls
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga Tune Up Workshop – Focus on Trunk Stability with Corgeous Balls

Yoga Tune Up®, is a specialized fitness program designed to increase flexibility and mobility based on exercises and movements drawn from yoga, physical therapy exercises, and massage techniques.

Exercises are targeted to help you locate and better understand what we call “body blind spots” or the muscles and areas of your body that are underused, overused, or abused.

Once you locate body blind spots,  you’re better able to further target your own fitness regimen to help you build more awareness and muscle, or alternatively stretch and massage out muscular knots.

COST

$45.00 +tax (Price includes Yoga Tune Up Balls)
$30.00+tax (Price without Yoga Tune Up Balls)

WHEN

July 25th @ 7:30-9:00pm

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Movement Lab
Jul
13
4:45 PM16:45

Movement Lab

DESCRIPTION

Movement labs are an exploration of the diverse possibilities in which humans can move. Movement Labs can help increase our embodied awareness, challenge our mobility, coordination, balance, strength, skill and adaptability using a wide array of techniques, tools and situations. 

Movement labs force us outside of our comfort zones and push us to move in new and diverse ways. This will not only benefit us in our day to day lives as it brings to light areas of the body that may be limiting, but also has major benefits for athletes and all movement practitioners. 

Come with an open mind, a willingness to move and discover the many possibilities for yourself.

Much more of the brain is devoted to movement than to language. Language is only a little thing sitting on top of this huge ocean of movement.
— Oliver Sacks, Neurologist/Author

COST

$5.00 Per Person

WHEN

Friday July 13, 2018 @ 4:45pm

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Yoga Tune Up Workshop
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga Tune Up Workshop

Yoga Tune Up®, is a specialized fitness program designed to increase flexibility and mobility based on exercises and movements drawn from yoga, physical therapy exercises, and massage techniques.

Exercises are targeted to help you locate and better understand what we call “body blind spots” or the muscles and areas of your body that are underused, overused, or abused.

Once you locate body blind spots,  you’re better able to further target your own fitness regimen to help you build more awareness and muscle, or alternatively stretch and massage out muscular knots.

COST

$45.00 +tax (Price includes Yoga Tune Up Balls)
$30.00+tax (Price without Yoga Tune Up Balls)

WHEN

June 27th @ 7:00-8:30pm

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Acro Buddhas Workshop
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Acro Buddhas Workshop

DESCRIPTION

This acro yoga playshop experience is open to all levels and will evolve as we move in harmony together.  We will explore acro yoga postures, movements, and calibrations to discover how we can access a practice that moves with ease.  Unlock new skills with heightened awareness in alignment, strength and connection.

COST

$60.00 +tax (per person)

WHEN

Date: May 26, 2018
Time: From 12-2pm and 2:30-4:30pm

WHERE

KIND Yoga By Heart
Held outside our greenhouse amongst Farmers Fields and gorgeous landscapes.

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Movement Lab
May
22
4:45 PM16:45

Movement Lab

DESCRIPTION

Movement labs are an exploration of the diverse possibilities in which humans can move. Movement Labs can help increase our embodied awareness, challenge our mobility, coordination, balance, strength, skill and adaptability using a wide array of techniques, tools and situations. 

Movement labs force us outside of our comfort zones and push us to move in new and diverse ways. This will not only benefit us in our day to day lives as it brings to light areas of the body that may be limiting, but also has major benefits for athletes and all movement practitioners. 

Come with an open mind, a willingness to move and discover the many possibilities for yourself.

Much more of the brain is devoted to movement than to language. Language is only a little thing sitting on top of this huge ocean of movement.
— Oliver Sacks, Neurologist/Author

COST

FREE (Be a guinea pig for Ellen as she practices teaching the new skills she is acquiring)

WHEN

Tuesday May 22, 2018 @ 4:45pm

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Yoga Tune Up Workshop – Full Body Overview Part 1
Apr
28
8:30 AM08:30

Yoga Tune Up Workshop – Full Body Overview Part 1

Yoga Tune Up®, is a specialized fitness program designed to increase flexibility and mobility based on exercises and movements drawn from yoga, physical therapy exercises, and massage techniques.

Exercises are targeted to help you locate and better understand what we call “body blind spots” or the muscles and areas of your body that are underused, overused, or abused.

Once you locate body blind spots,  you’re better able to further target your own fitness regimen to help you build more awareness and muscle, or alternatively stretch and massage out muscular knots.

COST

$30.00 +tax Without Balls
$45.00 +tax Including Balls

WHEN

April 28th @ 8:30-10:00am

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Kind Yoga Open House
Apr
7
8:00 AM08:00

Kind Yoga Open House

As a thank you to our students, and a jolly kick-start to a brand new season! Join us on Saturday, April 7th for a Day of Free Classes!

Schedule

Slow Flow
8am – 9am

Hatha Yoga
9:15am – 10:15am

Yang and Yin
10:30am – 11:30am

Hatha Yoga
11:45am – 12:45pm

Class sizes are limited.

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Yoga & Baked Glory
Dec
3
8:30 AM08:30

Yoga & Baked Glory

We'll be hosting pop up yoga classes at the Main Street Bakehouse in Stouffville! Join us for a sunrise practice at 8:30am and enjoy a delicious coffee and your choice of baked glory with some amazing community and conversation for only $20.00! There is very limited space so be sure to reserve your spot through the website as soon as possible!

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Fall Yoga Retreat
Sep
30
9:30 AM09:30

Fall Yoga Retreat

RETREAT TO THE FARM THIS FALL!

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KIND’s fall yoga retreat is about taking a pause to enjoy the outdoors. Join us for a restorative day of yoga amongst nature right here in Markham.

We invite you to join KIND founder Ellen Reesor along with Emma Drudge (back by popular demand!) for one blissful day of mindful practice and community connection with a natural backdrop that cannot be beat.

Location

KIND Yoga Studio
10825 Ninth Line Markham, ON, L6B 1A8, Canada

Schedule:

9:30AM - 10AM: Arrive and settle in
10AM - 11:30AM: Meditation and morning practice (90 min)
11:30AM - 12PM: Tea + coffee / snack break
12PM - 1:00PM: Vinyasa practice (60 min)
1:00PM - 2:00PM: Lunch
2:00PM - 2:45PM: Journaling and meditation practice
2:45PM - 4:00PM: Yin / restorative practice

Cost:

Catch the early bird special! Register by September 9th for $120 + tax
After September 9th, cost is $145 + tax

Price of the Retreat Includes:

  • All activities and practice sessions throughout the day
  • Healthy snacks, tea, coffee and water (make sure you bring your re-usable bottle!)
  • Healthy, organic vegan lunch
  • A lovely journal and pen for you to use throughout the day and take home with you.
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The Big Feastival
Aug
18
to Aug 20

The Big Feastival

KIND was invited to host yoga classes for this wicked festival coming this summer. Bring your family and friends for amazing music, delicious cuisine, yoga and so much more fun!! Kids under 12 get in FREE!
Purchase your tickets online while they last, this is something you don't want to miss out on.

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Somatic Yoga Workshop
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Somatic Yoga Workshop

Drawing on ancient and contemporary practices SOMATIC YOGA is the beginning of a journey through and with the bod, connecting the physical with the spiritual to support mental wellness. This class is tailored to those who struggle with physical or mental illnesses, or for those who simply want to slow down and experience a more embodied practice. Central to the practice is an awareness of mental wellness, felt sensations, nervous system fluctuations and how to recognize individual boundaries within yoga. Participants will connect to a deeper understanding of their bodies through yoga and somatic healing.

Jenni-Leigh is certified in Positive Psychology and Spiritual Coaching. She is currently in her advanced year of Somatic Experiencing therapy certification (Trauma Therapy) and specializes in Therapeutic Yoga with a strong focus on mood disorders (PTSD, anxiety and depression) and stress management.

COST: $25.00 in advance OR $30.00 at the door.

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Let's build a Native Garden! (Date & Time TBD)
May
20
9:00 AM09:00

Let's build a Native Garden! (Date & Time TBD)

Let's come together and lend a hand in helping to preserve this remarkable species. Some 35% of world crop production depends on pollinating species like butterfly's and bees. The consequences of the decline in these pollinators' population is becoming an increasing concern, but we can do our part to turn things around!

Come one come all and join us on the farm for a day of gardening, community, and a care for our planet.

Please bring any gardening tools you have and any wildflower seeds you'd like to contribute.

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Feminist Yoga
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Feminist Yoga

☮FEMINIST YOGA☮

On Friday April 28th at 7:30pm let`s come together to discuss and challenge our societal standards of beauty and what it means to be a feminist within a society that profits off of our self doubt.

Students will be lead through a powerful yoga class centered around reclaiming their beauty as an internal feeling rather than a standard set by external influences.
**Pay what you can - Suggested donation of $10.00
(Proceeds go to a local women`s charity)

-Be sure to register online in advance to reserve your spot!

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KAIROS Blanket Exercise Workshop
Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

KAIROS Blanket Exercise Workshop

Cost: $10.00 per person all proceeds go to KAIROS

The KAIROS Blanket Workshop is a teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples—which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation, the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history in a one and a half hour participatory workshop.

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
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10 Day Gratitude Challenge
Oct
1
to Oct 10

10 Day Gratitude Challenge

Our #10daygratitudechallenge is back! 

Simply take a picture of one thing you're grateful for daily and tag @kindyogabyheart in your picture.

The challenge begins October 1st and ends October 10th (Thanksgiving Day).

All those who complete the challenge get a free class, and will also be entered into a draw for a chance to win a TEN CLASS PASS!

We can't wait to see all the joy and gratitude rolling in.

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Introducing Silent Asana!
Sep
18
8:00 AM08:00

Introducing Silent Asana!

Silence is a source of great strength. - Lau Tza

Challenge yourself to spend a portion of your morning in complete silence. Students are encouraged to practice Mouna (silence) the moment they get out of their cars and begin walking up the path to the studio. Students will follow the movements of the instructor in silence.

Price is $10.00/person and all proceeds go to the Ontario Farmland Trust

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Christmas Hymn Yoga
Dec
20
8:00 AM08:00

Christmas Hymn Yoga

Be sure to set your alarm clocks early on December 20. You will be serenaded by musicians singing hymns and Christmas carols as you practice (last month's Hymn Yoga was a huge success!). The holidays can be hectic, so treat yourself and start your day off right with a relaxing Live Music Restorative class taught by KIND Yoga By Heart's very own Marg Drudge! 
See you bright and early!
P.S. Keep your fingers crossed that there will be snow so you'll have the spectacular view of the farmers field tucked in with a snowy white blanket!

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Christmas Party
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Party

Entrance is free with 3 canned goods!

We love Christmas, and the warm fuzzy feeling it can give to one and all. So, we have decided to celebrate in style this month! You don't want to miss our Christmas party on December 17. It will be a great time to remember the potential of Christmas, outside of presents. Along with other fun festivitie, the KIND Yoga By Heart community will raise it's very first Christmas tree and light candles to send out our hopes for the world in the coming year. We can't wait to celebrate this beautiful community and to Christmas season with you!

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Food for Energy
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Food for Energy

Come out for yoga followed by a talk hosted by Nutritionist Jamie Langlois. Learn how to use the right foods in the right combinations for abundant energy. Jamie will teach her top three tips to improve your energy levels today!

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