Yoga in High Park: August 14th - Downward Dog Yoga Centre August 10, 2016 12:00

Let's give a warm welcome to Downward Dog Yoga Centre!  This is their first year participating in Yoga in High Park and we are looking forward to Jennifer Helland's class this Sunday.

Downward Dog LogoJennifer Helland - Downward Dog

About Jennifer Helland:

Jennifer discovered yoga as a dancer in her young twenties. At her very first yoga class, the experience resonated so deeply within that she knew then how meaningful and important yoga was going to become in her life. Jennifer has been joyously teaching in Canada and abroad for the past twelve years. She completed her yoga teacher trainings at Downward Dog Yoga Centre and Octopus Garden Yoga Centre in Toronto. Jennifer teaches from the heart. She encourages her students to listen in, practice from a place of abundance and understand that there is no finish line.

Outside Downward Dog

About Downward Dog Yoga Centre:

As one of the pioneering yoga studios in Toronto, Downward Dog Yoga Centre continues to offer instruction to students looking to practice and learn the principles of Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. Since the doors opened in 1997, our main focus has been to inspire and encourage students in a lifelong practice that is sustainable, enjoyable and in alignment with a holistic yoga practice. Our community has been built on the diversity of our students, a kind and respectful atmosphere and classes that inform every level of practice.

Downward Dog Studio

Our method of practice and teaching is grounded in the Ashtanga Vinyasa lineage. Expanding on the lineage, our led classes range from solid foundational classes for beginners to dynamic and focused vinyasa-style classes. To expand on these roots, we encourage the deepening of our students’ practice with workshop series, weekend-format teacher trainings, month-long intensives and advanced teacher trainings for our existing teachers both in Canada, U.S., Costa Rica and abroad.

Downward Dog Training

Studio Director, Ron Reid developed Downward Dog’s Mysore programme in 1997, making it the first of its kind in Canada. As an experienced practitioner of Ashtanga’s Primary, Intermediate and Advanced series, Ron has sought to share his respect for the natural intelligence of the body and his intuitive understanding of anatomy as it applies to yoga with his students. Ron has shared his insights in the Mysore room with students from all over the world, providing for each the possibility of innovation, stability and transformation in a ‘traditional’ yoga practice. 

We have been offering Teacher Training Programs since 1999 and many of our graduates have gone on to teach and open yoga studios in Toronto and surrounding areas.

Check out the class schedule here.


735 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1



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