Yoga Biomechanics & the Science of Stretching

Jules Mitchell - biomechanics

November 17-19, 2017 — with Jules Mitchell


*** Early-bird pricing ends October 20th! ***

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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Info Sessions: 200hour Teacher Training Program


Do you want to deepen your practice, challenge yourself and learn about all the facets of yoga? Whether you are thinking about teaching or not, the 200-hour Yoga Education program is designed to help unlock your potential and experience the full benefits of yoga. This is how to start the journey. Where you take it is up to you.

Want to find out more? We have two information sessions scheduled for you to learn more about the program, we’ll show you around the studio, tell you about the program and textbooks, and answer any questions that you may have.

Saturday, October 14th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm with Pat. Take a complimentary Level 1-2 class with Pat at 3:30pm and stay after, or just drop in for the info session.

Saturday, November 11th from 12:15pm to 1:15pm with YuMee. Take a complimentary Level 1 class with YuMee at 10:45am and stay after, or just drop in for the info session.

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.