Free/Karma Yoga in TO

*Updated April 30th, 2013*

Yoga can be an expensive venture. Most studios acknowledge this by offering either free classes or what are known as  karma classes. With karma classes, you pay what you can (usually with a suggested minimum) and the money goes to a charity chosen by the studio. Here’s a list of free, community or karma classes available in the city. I’m going to include any class that comes out to less than an hour’s work at minimum wage or, in Toronto, $10.25. This information is obviously subject to change, so call the studio to confirm. If there’s a class that I’m missing, let me know in the comments section.

monday

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM - The Yoga Sanctuary, 95 Danforth Avenue ($8.00) *Review*
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM - Bohemian Palace, 240 Roncesvalles Ave. (Donation)
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM - Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen Street East (Free)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM - North York Civic Centre, 5120 Yonge St.N (Free)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Brentwood Public Library, 36 Brentwood Road North (Free)

tuesday

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Misfits Studio, 694B Queen Street West ($10.00 donation suggested)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM - Ahimsa Yoga Centre, 440 Bloor St. West ($8.00) *Review*
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM - Moksha Yoga, 372A Danforth Avenue ($8.00 min. donation) *Review*
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM - Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Boulevard (Free)
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Lululemon, 342 Queen Street West (Free)

wednesday

6:15 PM – 7:30 PM - The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr. (Free)
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM - Bohemian Palace, 240 Roncesvalles Ave. (Donation)
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM – The Yoga Sanctuary, 2 College Street ($8.00) *Review*
7:00 PM – 8:45 PM – North Kipling Community Centre, 2 Rowntree Rd (Free)

thursday

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM - Ahimsa Yoga Centre, 440 Bloor St. West ($8.00) *Review*
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM - The Yoga Sanctuary, 95 Danforth Avenue ($8.00) *Review*
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM - The Yoga Sanctuary, 2 College Street ($8.00) *Review*
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM - O.I.S.E., University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West (Free)
7:15 PM – 8:15 PM – Roots Yoga, 1073 Yonge Street (Karma class) *Review*

friday

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM - The Yoga Sanctuary, 95 Danforth Avenue ($8.00) *Review*
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM – Yoga Tree Downtown, 140 Spadina Avenue ($10.00 community class) *Review*
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM - Yoga Tree Downtown, 140 Spadina Avenue ($10.00 community class) *Review*
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Breathe Yoga Studio
2968 Dundas Street West ($8.00 min. donation)
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM - Roots Yoga, 1073 Yonge Street (Karma class) *Review*
7:15 PM – 8:15 PM –  Gyan Hot Yoga, 107 Jefferson Avenue ($8.00 min. donation)
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Bikram Beaches, 1911 Queen St. East ($5.00)
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM - Ahimsa Yoga Centre, 440 Bloor St. West ($8.00) *Review*
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM - Moksha Yoga, 577 Wellington Street West ($8.00 min. donation)
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Moksha Yoga, 372A Danforth Avenue ($8.00 min. donation) *Review*

saturday

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Leslieville Yoga, 241 Leslie Street ($5.00 donation suggested)
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM -  Yoga Therapy Toronto, 692 Bloor Street West (Donation)
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM - Ahimsa Yoga Centre, 440 Bloor St. West (Donation) *Review*

sunday

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Lululemon, 300 Borough Drive, Scarborough Town Centre (Free)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM - Lululemon, 25 The West Mall, Sherway Gardens (Free)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM - Lululemon, 2558 Yonge Street (Free)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM - Lululemon, Eaton Centre, 218 Yonge Street (Free) *Review*
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM - Lululemon, Yorkville, 153 Cumberland (Free)
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM - Bliss Yoga, 2992 Bloor Street West ($5.00 donation suggested)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – FireFlow Yoga, 172 Eglinton Ave East ($5.00 donation suggested)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM - Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, 77 Harbord Street, (Free trial class)
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM - Ahimsa Yoga Centre, 440 Bloor St. West (Donation) *Review*
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM - Esther Myers Yoga Studio, 390 Dupont Street (PWYC)
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM – Yoga Therapy Toronto, 692 Bloor Street West (Donation)

daily

Kula Yoga, three locations (daily $8 classes) *Review*
YogaSpace, 148 Ossington Avenue (daily $8 classes)

23 Comments

23 thoughts on “Free/Karma Yoga in TO

    • Thanks for the tip. I made a decision to only include classes that came out to $10 or less. Tula’s is a $12 minimum donation, which seemed too steep for inclusion.

      • HOPING YOU COULD ADD THIS:

        Thursday’s Karma Hatha Yoga 1030-1130

        Sagrario Pilates Studio
        405 – 65 Wellesley Street East | 416 929 7405
        Suggested Donation $5 to charity

        November 7 – December 12
        (new classes in 2014)

  1. Thursdays, 6 – 7:15pm. there is a $10. Community Class (Hatha) at Soleil Vitality Clinic & Yoga Studio – 842A Danforth Ave at Jones. 647-930-1831

  2. Hi!

    I’ve been working on making a list like this also, so here’s what I found that I can add.. If you could put it in your schedule that would be great!!

    Thanks!

    MONDAY
    Yoga Loft Brampton – 8-9pm (Level 2 Moderate, Non-Heated) 8$

    WEDNESDAY
    Yoga Loft (Brampton) – 6-7pm (Hot Trial, Level 1-2) 5$
    Yoga Sanctuary (College St) 3.30-5pm (Ashtanga) 8$

    THURSDAY
    Yoga Loft (Brampton) – 8-9pm (Level 2 Moderate, Non-Heated) 8$
    Yoga Sanctuary (College St) – 1.30-3.30pm (Hatha flow) 8$

    FRIDAY
    Sivananda – 8.15pm (Meditation) Free

    SATURDAY
    Ahimsa – 5-6pm Level 1 (Vinyasa) By Donation

    SUNDAY
    Your Affinity Place (Vaughn) – 6-7pm (All Levels) 5$
    Moksha Downtown – 8pm (Meditation) Free
    Sivananda – 6.15pm (Meditation) Free

    DAILY
    Sivananda – Daily 6-7am (Meditation) Free
    Yoga Space (Downtown) – Community Classes every day for 8$

    FREE INTRO DEALS
    Octopus Garden – First Week Free
    Tula South – First Class 10$ – 2nd class Free
    Leslieville Yoga – First Class Free
    Yoga From the Heart @ Spirit Wind Center – Free Trial Class

    THANKS!!

    • I am going to add all the local ones today. Brampton may be a bit outside my borders as I generally include only classes accessible to the TTC. Perhaps I will be able to expand in the future. Thanks!

  3. Ahimsa yoga bloor and bathurst have karma classes at 5 both sat and sunday (suggest 5$ donation for charity – run by current students or recent grads) and $8 community classes through the week.

  4. Pingback: FREE & Karma/Community Yoga Classes & Deals in Toronto (Under $10) | Toronto On A Shoestring

  5. WHAT: Vinyasa Flow Yoga. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat 

    WHEN: Saturdays 12-1 p.m. 

    WHERE: Trinity St Paul’s, 427 Bloor St West, one block West of Spadina 

    Cost: PWYC (pay what you can)

    Contact: Theresa Micallef, 416-805-6714

    See you Saturday :-)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s