J'ai ce yoga à faire, Montréal
February 20, 2009 1:31 PM   Subscribe

What are some great yoga classes in Montreal?

I'm visiting Montreal for about ten days (again) and am looking for recommendations of great yoga classes. Have any?

Some details about what I might be looking for:

- I have no strong stylistic preferences, though I gravitate to slower, deeper classes like hatha rather than quicker/hotter vinayasa/Bikram classes.

- With that, my usual approach is "take the instructor, not the class." I tend to connect with solid, stable, kind teachers who are well-grounded in the physical, spiritual, psychological, and social practices. Intelligence, wisdom, and humor are always good.

- I've been practicing regularly for five years but occasionally enjoy reviewing basics.

- Instruction in either English and French is fine.

- Available props - especially good mats - are definitely a plus. Ditto community.

- Studios in or around the Plateau or close to public transportation will be most convenient.

posted by asuprenant to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total)
If you haven't found yogamontreal.com maybe it would be helpful. I know people who speak well of the Sivananda centre on Saint-Laurent near Fairmount but I have not been there myself.
posted by zadcat at 1:40 PM on February 20, 2009

You could ask here. I have had some great answers to my questions. (Full disclosure: it's a Montreal start-up, I know the owners.)
posted by bru at 4:06 PM on February 20, 2009

moksha yoga montreal has $5 "karma classes" on friday nights, where all the proceeds go to charity, if that interests you. i went there for about three years, on and off, and had good experiences with all instructors there.

i used to walk there from mont-royal/st.laurent, so certainly within further plateau reach. lots of mats/straps/blocks for use, although i believe mats are a couple of bucks for rent. good mix of beginners and more advanced folk.

and heat yoga feels oh-so-nice in mtl winters . . .
posted by chickadee at 8:07 PM on February 20, 2009

My GF's favorite yoga teacher just told her about a yoga workshop at Inside Out Yoga (136 Fairmont West @ Waverly), 8-10am March 7th. Email yogakoop@gmail.com.
posted by googly at 3:15 PM on February 21, 2009

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