Yoga at Epilepsy Toronto
Yoga at Epilepsy Toronto

Yoga at Epilepsy Toronto

Classes will be held at the Epilepsy Toronto Office (468 Queen Street East, Unit 210). If you are arriving late please note that the door to our building may be locked. Please call our office (416 964 9095) and someone will let you in or search for Epilepsy Toronto on the keypad to contact us.

Class starts at 6:00 pm and goes until 7:15pm, but the actual yoga practice will be an hour long. Please do try to be on time so everyone can start together.

Yoga instructor Michael Alex is knowledgeable and skilled in providing various types of yoga including:

  • “All Levels” yoga – a movement class accessible to people regardless of ability
  •  Meditation
  • Restorative yoga (sometimes called “sleepy” yoga – it aims to create balance in the body by helping students to tap into their parasympathetic nervous systems
  • A ‘combo’ of the above: sometimes called “moving into stillness”, inclusive of asana (yoga movement) followed by Restorative and/or Meditation.

The classes will be taught by highly trained yoga instructor, Michael Alex. He comes with many years’ of experience teaching various yoga types and has a personal connection to epilepsy. He is passionate about making yoga accessible and helping participants build strength, mobility, balance and get curious about how to practice in ways which speak to their own unique bodies and minds. To learn more about Michael click here. Michael can be reached at michaelalexyoga@gmail.com.

The yoga classes are free but each participant will be asked to pay a one-time registration fee of $20 as a commitment. This will be collected on your first visit to the class.

 

What should I bring to the session?

 Yoga mats

 Wear comfortable clothing

 Other props will be determined depending on type of yoga you decide on going forward.

 

Please complete a registration form, download HERE and return to rsmith@epilepsytoronto.org. This will provide your instructor with relevant information to be best assist you. Please note that your personal information will be kept confidential. When you have completed the form you can press the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom or save with your name tagged onto the end before emailing it back (ex: Yoga Intake Form_Joe Smith).

 

On your first day of classes you will be given a pretty standard waiver to read and sign.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rosie at rsmith@epilepsytoronto.org.

2019 Dates (so far) - please note that classes are not always alternating weeks

January 17th

January 31st

February 7th

February 28th

March 7th (note: these are two weeks in a row rather than alternating)

March 21st