Yoga Biomechanics & the Science of Stretching

Jules Mitchell - biomechanics

November 17-19, 2017 — with Jules Mitchell

Asana meets biomechanics in this 3-day intensive led by Jules Mitchell MS ERYT500. This course approaches asana through an orthopedic lens, exploring how musculoskeletal tissues respond and adapt to loads in asana. Learn introductory and continuing concepts in biomechanics, discuss the physiology and behavior of biological tissues, and examine potential neurological and chemical adaptations to movement practices.
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Apply for the Locanda Fund here

The Locanda Fund was created by a group of Octopus Garden retreat participants with the intention of helping suitable individuals to attend similar, future retreats. The money raised by various events will be used to offset the expense so that someone who might not otherwise be able to attend, can experience the richly rewarding experience of an immersive, international yoga and meditation retreat and receive the kind of personal attention and patient instruction that catalyzes personal breakthroughs and supports lasting change.

We are accepting applications for the next retreat in Costa Rica, February 3rd to 10th, 2018. You may apply by completing our Locanda Fund Application form.

Studio Ambassadors - Energy Exchange Program

This program is for anyone who loves yoga and wants to practice regularly.

Your role as a Studio Ambassador will be to help create and maintain a pristine facility and a welcoming presence. The EE position requires a weekly 2.5 hours commitment, a strong work ethic, and positive energy. There will be tasks to complete on every shift such as mopping the studio, tidying the common areas, cleaning the change rooms, laundry, organizing shoes and props, etc. We are asking for a minimum 3-month commitment in exchange for an unlimited membership and 10% off retail, workshops, and clinic services!

One of the best things about our Energy Exchange program is the opportunity to meet like-minded people and become more involved in the community. It’s a great way to plug into the studio, get to know your teachers, and grow your yoga practice.


First Week Free!

Toronto residents who are first-time visitors to Octopus Garden will receive a complimentary week of unlimited, drop-in yoga classes.

That’s right, your first week at Octopus Garden will be free! Study yoga, believe in your capacity for change, and see what happens!

Have you had your Initial Consultation?

One of the benefits of being a Member at Octopus Garden is a 15-minute Initial Consultation. This consultation allows you to meet with us one-on-one in order to discuss your needs and intentions for practice. We are looking forward to getting to know each one of you individually, and the Initial Consultation represents a first step in this process.

The Initial Consultation is available to people who have signed up for our $99-a-month Membership Program. To learn more about the benefits of Membership, please visit our Services page.

Before you book a time for your Initial Consultation, please fill out and submit a short, on-line questionnaire. This questionnaire will allow us to serve you more effectively when you come in to meet with us.

To book your Initial Consultation, look at our appointments schedule and select an available time.

Please note: If you need to cancel an appointment, we require 24 hours notice. Initial Consultations may be rescheduled only if this notice is received.