Body – Resolutions Guide 2006

I must find balance for this precious vessel


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After the holiday excess, it’s now time to nurture the temple that is your body.

Fitness/exercise

Active yoga Bikram yoga drop-in classes for adults and children. 2281 Dundas W. 416-538-1628, activeyoga.ca.

AIKIDO SHUGYO DOJO Classes for all ages, free introductory class and workshop. 271 Broadview. 416-469-4846, www.shugyo.com.

Ashtanga yoga shala Mysore, hatha, power flow, prenatal and more. Twist Yoga Studio, 3221/2 Bloor W. 416-819-9642, www.aystoronto.ca.

BABY & ME FITNESS Pregnancy, baby fitness classes including yoga, aquafit, Pilates, prenatal workplace and couples yoga. Bloor Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina. 416-604-2249, www.babyandmefitness.com.

BAthurst jewish community centre Cardio kick, core conditioning, stability ball, step classes, swimming, basketball, Pilates, yoga, squash and racquetball, fitness cardio equipment and more. 4588 Bathurst. 416-636-1880, www.bjcc.ca.

beaches alpine ski club Wed excursions to Blue Mountain, Craigleith, Osler Bluffs and other resorts . $40 single trip, $160 five bus trips. 416-694-0617.

beach volleyball Indoor sand volleyball facility has winter leagues, late-night volleyball and rock climbing. North Beach, 74 Railside. 416-446-0777, www.northbeachvolleyball.com.

BIKRAM YOGA Yoga practised in a hot room is offered in studios throughout the city. 1911 Queen E (416-686-2584), 720 Spadina Ave (416-961-9530), 25 Merton (416-769-9076), 372A Danforth (416-778-7744), 500 Sheppard E (416-250-0076) and others. www.bikramtoronto.com.

biosomatics studio The stretch place for tension release, flexibility, postural alignment and strengthening. 681 Markham St. 416-535-8661, www.biosomatics.ca.

BODY HARMONICS pilates Pilates, Swiss ball classes and rehabilitative exercise. 672 Dupont. 416-537-0714, www.bodyharmonics.com.

bridal bootcamp Fitness and weight loss programs to prep you for the big day. Personal Training Plus, 1644 Bayview. 416-480-9848, www.bridalbootcamp.ca.

cardio loft Pilates, yoga, spinning, boxing for women and men, Qigong, personal training and more. 1122 Dundas E. 416-778-1039, www.cardioloft.com.

catfish yoga shala Ashtanga yoga for beginners to advanced, partner yoga, yoga improv classes and workshops. 20 Leslie, ste 215. 416-876-7169. www.catfishyoga.com.

central eglinton community centre Winter classes in belly dancing, yoga, Pilates and tai chi chuan begin early Jan. 160 Eglinton E. 416-392-0511. centre for well being Hatha yoga, Chi-kung, yoga, meditation, reiki and more. 480 Roncesvalles. 416-653-2335.

CLASSICAL MARTIAL ARTS CANADA Zen approach to the art of self-defence and holistic fitness. Karate-do, Jiu Jitsu, Chi Gung, Ba Gwa, Kobudo, Kali and more. 79 St Clair E and 70 Pleasant. 416-923-5061, www.cmac1.com/hasu.

COLD MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF martial arts All levels of Uechi-ryu karate as well as Qi Gong are taught at this east-end school. 515 Logan. 416-461-1358, www.coldmountain.ca.

dance fuZion Winter recreational dance classes in ballet, hiphop, jazz, adult dancefit and more. Summer intensives and teacher training also. Dovercourt Penthouse, 805 Dovercourt. 416-484-0919, www.dancefuzion.com.

dancing dames Workshops on various dance styles each month. No dance experience required. Jan classes include aerobics, martial arts, self defense and yoga (Jan 11, 18 & 25). Feb: African, hiphop and modern dance (Feb, 1, 8, 15 & 22), March: Reggaesize (March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29). Oakwood Village Library, 341 Oakwood, 6:15 pm. 416-656-9994 ext 3.

disabled sailing association People living with a disability are offered an opportunity to sail. Meetings throughout winter. 416-214-0358, www.disabledsailing.on.ca.

DOWNTOWN SWIM CLUB Recreational and competitive swimmers train for the Gay and Lesbian Aquatic Championships. U of T Recreation Centre (Spadina and Harbord) and the Jimmy Simpson Rec Centre (870 Queen E). 416-925-9872 ext 2064, www.dsctoronto.ca.

DOWNWARD DOG YOGA CENTRE Group classes at all levels and teacher training in Ashtanga. 735 Queen W and 1977 Queen E. 416-703-8805, www.downwarddog.com.

east to west yoga Yoga and Pilates studio and teacher training centre. Variety of courses in all styles at all levels, certification courses also. 1446 Bloor W. 416-588-3568, www.easttowestyoga.com.

elissa Gallander yoga Small classes based on Vanda Scaravelli’s approach. 348 Danforth, ste 211. 416-463-4094. www.elissayoga.com.

esther myers’ yoga studio Classes at all levels, workshops, teacher training and retreats. 390 Dupont. 416-944-0838, www.estheryoga. com.

five winds ski touring club Backcountry skiing in Ontario. Organized trips each Sunday in winter. 416-860-6152, skifivewinds.org.

harbourfront LEARN TO SKATE Beginner and advanced skaters can enjoy lessons at this outdoor ice rink overlooking Lake Ontario. Skate rental available. 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4866.

ICEBREAKERS WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE Beginner, recreational, skills and competitive hockey for women 18 to 50. hockeytoronto@sympatico.ca.

INSIDEOUT ADVENTURES Weekend ski and snowboard outings by bus, beach volleyball, socials and more. 416-694-4654, www.insideoutadventures.com.

iyengar yoga studio Classes for students of all levels including special needs. 3300 Yonge, ste 205. 416-483-5800, www.iyengaryoga.ca.

jivamukti yoga and meditation centre Downtown studio offering classes in Jivamukti hatha yoga, Ashtanga, workshops, moksha events and more. 5 Shuter, 3rd floor. 416-530-0039, www.jivamuktiyoga.ca.

jOE ROCKHEAD’S Climbing gym with 21,000 square feet of climbing terrain and courses for all levels. 29 Fraser. 416-538-7670, www.joerockheads.com.

kimonogirl Fight like a girl w/ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Self-defence and strengthening class. Drop-in group and private classes. Yoga Studio, 40 Eglinton E, 8th flr. 416-710-8271, www.kimonogirl.ca.

main street cardio New alternatives to fitness including sing-and-spin, BOSU, Piloga, spoga, nia and more. 21 Swanwick. 416-686-3545, http://mainstcardio.ca.

master tommy chang’s black belt world Classes for children and adults in judo, karate, tae kwon do, Hap ki do, sparring, self defence, leadership and Olympic training. 885 Bloor W. 416-533-1221, www.taekwondo.ca.

Mind the body Fluid body classes, healing body, yoga, Pilates. 728 Queen W. 416-703-3525, www.mindthebody.ca.

Moksha yoga Hot yoga, traditional yoga practised in a heated environment. 372A Danforth (416-778-7744), 25 Merton (416-769-9076) and 860 Richmond W (416-361-3033). www.mokshayoga.ca.

NOT SO AMAZON SOFTBALL LEAGUE Lesbian-positive women of all athletic levels play softball weekly. 416-925-9872 ext 2260, www.notsoamazon.com.

out and out club Outdoor sports club for gays and lesbians features skiing, snowboarding, skating, winter camping and a huge variety of summer activities. 416-925-9872 ext 2800, www.outandout.on.ca.

pilates in the annex Small group classes Mon & Wed eve. Body Matrix Studio, 675 Euclid. 416-531-2671.

rainbow hoops women’S basketball Basketball league for lesbian-positive women. 416-925-9872 ext 2252, www.rainbowhoops.com.

retrofit bodyworks pilates Individual Pilates instruction, Ashtanga yoga, Pilates for skiiers and more. 2323 Bloor W, ste 213. 416-763-6368, www.retrofitbodyworks.com.

RIGHTEOUSLY OUTRAGEOUS TWIRLING CORPS Baton-twirling performance troupe. Practice at Metropolitan Community Church (115 Simpson). 416-462-5901, 416-925-9872 ext 2061, www.rotctoronto.com.

riverdale pilates Stott Pilates instruction in the heart of Greektown. 456 Danforth. 416-466-7733, riverdalepilates.com.

ROCK OASIS Indoor climbing facility for all levels, with two 60-foot climbing towers, two bouldering caves and steep roof routes. 27 Bathurst. 416-703-3434, www.rockoasis.com.

sivananda yoga vedanta centre Daily yoga asana, pranayama and meditation classes, courses and workshops at all levels. 77 Harbord. 416-966-9642, www.sivananda.org/toronto.

stott pilates Private and group classes in the Pilates technique of mind/ body fitness. 2200 Yonge ste 500. 416-482-4050, www.stottpilates.com.

submission wrestling Submission grappling/sparring/training. Wed (8-10:30 pm) and Sun (1:30-4:30 pm). John Innis Rec Centre, 150 Sherbourne. www.tapsubmissionfighting.org.

TAI CHI & MEDITATION CENTRE Health and healing through Tai Chi, Qi Gong and insight meditation. 745 Danforth. 416-465-6122, www.powerofbalance.com.

TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY OF CANADA Winterclasses at 1376 Bathurst and other locations. 416-656-2110, www.taoist.org.

TORONTO ACADEMY OF KARATE, FITNESS AND HEALTH Self-confidence and stress reduction for men, women and families. Deer Park Public School, 23 Ferndale, and other locations. 416-924-3123, www.torontoacademy.com.

TORONTO CENTRAL SPORT AND SOCIAL CLUB Co-ed sports leagues in basketball, floor hockey, flag football, indoor soccer, dodgeball, indoor ultimate frisbee and more begin in January. 416-781-4263, www.tcssc.com.

TORONTO CLIMBING ACADEMY 16,000 square feet of climbing terrain, with lessons at all levels. 100A Broadview. 416-406-5900, www.climbingacademy.com.

TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD City residents can enjoy courses in yoga, Tai Chi, aerobics, dancing, swimming, badminton, kickboxing and more. Brochures available at libraries and schools. 416-338-4111, www.tdsb.on.ca/coned.

TORONTO GAY HOCKEY ASSOCIATION League for gay and bisexual men over 18 plays Sundays. 416-925-9872 ext 2110, www.gayhockey.com.

TORONTO SPARTAN VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Gay, lesbian and homo-friendly volleyball league plays weeknights at various locations. 416-925-9872 ext 2152, www.tsvl.org.

TORONTO TRIGGERFISH Lesbian and gay water polo club. U of T (Spadina and Harbord), Jimmy Simpson Rec Ctr (870 Queen E). 416-925-9872 ext 2010, www.triggerfishwaterpolo.ca.

turning point fitness Pilates, dance and yoga. 29 Bloor E. 416-920-6532, www.eclipsedance.com.

twist yoga Ashtanga, hatha, power flow, gentle and prenatal classes daily. Twist Yoga Studio, 3221/2 Bloor W. 416-972-1551, www.twistyoga.ca.

u of t athletic centre Cardio equipment, indoor track, weight rooms, drop-in fitness classes, racquet sports, and family programs. 55 Harbord. 416-978-3436, www.utoronto.ca/physical.

venice fitness Yoga, pilates, spinning and free weights. 750 Warden (416-752-8364) and 393 King W (416-341-0606). www.venicefitness.com.

Women on the move Weight room and fitness class for women only. Childcare provided. Falstaff Community Centre, 40 Falstaff. 416-241-9430.

WU’S TAI CHI CHUAN ACADEMY Push hands, sparring, free-style and weapon forms workshops. Several locations in Toronto. 416-597-8426, www.wustyle.com.

Ymca Metro-Central (20 Grosvenor, 416-975-9622), North York (567 Sheppard E, 416-225-9622) and West End (931 College, 416-536-1166). Complete roster of fitness classes, circuit training, swimming, racquet sports and more. ymcatoronto.org.

THE YOGA lounge Hatha, ashtanga, stretch, restorative and prenatal yoga. 103 Church, 3rd flr. 416-864-1973, www.theyogalounge.net.

THE YOGA STUDIO Ashtanga, Ansura, hatha and Pilates for all levels. 40 Eglinton E (416-322-9936), and 87 Avenue (416-961-8400), www.yogastudio.net.

the yoga sanctuary Post-natal yoga, ashtanga, hatha, mysore, Pilates and more. 2 College ste 306 (416-928-3236), 95 Danforth (416-461-6161), theyogasanctuary.net.

yogaspace Vinyasa, ashtanga, karma yoga, Pilates/yoga fusion, restorative, pre- and post-natal yoga and teacher training. 148 Ossington. 416-516-9940, www.yogaspace.net.

DANCE

ACADEMY OF SPANISH DANCE Flamenco diva Esmeralda Enrique teaches flamenco and Spanish classical dance techniques. 401 Richmond W. 416-595-5753, www.flamencos.net.

Arabesque academy Egyptian-style belly dancing classes at all levels, Tahtiib for men, dance history, choreography and improvisation. 1 Gloucester, ste 107. 416-920-5593, www.arabesquedance.ca.

ballet creole Contemporary African/Caribbean dance classes with live drumming. Children’s dance and drumming for ages five and up. Winter classes available. 375 Dovercourt. 416-960-0350, www.balletcreole.org.

ballet esprissivo Ballet for the mature adult and adult classes for all levels. The Studio, 65 Wellesley E, and George Brown College, Casa Loma Campus. 647-294-0784, balletespressivo2003@yahoo.ca.

city dance corps No partner needed, group, private and drop-in classes in salsa, hiphop, tap, jazz, ballet, Pilates, breakdance and more. 539 King W, ste 103. 416-260-2356, www.citydancecorps.com.

columbus centre Italian dances, Latin, ballroom and jazz. Classes start early Jan. 901 Lawrence W. 416-789-7011, www.villacharities.com.

contemplative dance workshop Japanese Butoh and creative post-modern dance principles are utilized in this class. Beginner and professional dancers welcome. $25-$45. Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, 509 Parliament. 416-593-4710, www.fujiwaradance.com.

dancing at twilight Ballroom, Latin, salsa, swing and other classes. 2448 Danforth. 416-406-4222, www.dancingattwilight.com.

dance classes toronto Adult classes in salsa, ballroom, swing, merengue, bachata, Lindy hop, tap and more. Danforth Baptist Church (60 Bowden), Eastminster United Church (310 Danforth), Northridge Club (5650 Yonge) and Adelaide Club (First Canadian Place). 416-598-4077, dance-classes.ca.

dance teq Beginner to advanced ballet, modern, jazz and hiphop. 470 Queens Quay W. 416-361-9498. www3.sympatico.ca/danceteq.

dlm (dance like me) studios Breakdancing, jazz, hiphop and more. 1610 Bloor W. 416-516-7452, www.dlmstudio.net.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCERS Every Tue (no partner needed), monthly dances and workshops. Russian Orthodox Cathedral Hall, 823 Manning. www.torontoenglishdance.ca.

indian kathak dance M-Do (Centre for World Music and Dance) teaches north Indian Kathak dance. Beginner classes for all ages offered. Downtown and Markham locations. 416-504-7082 ext 1, mdo-tte.org.

international folk dance club Novices are welcome and no partners are necessary at this club, meeting every Fri at 8 pm at U of T. Free. 371 Spadina. http://snipurl.com/hpvx.

la belle danse Recreational Baroque dance classes Mon evgs beginning early Jan. Toronto Dance Theatre, 80 Winchester. 416-324-9118.

Mayada’s bellydance Shake and shimmy. Beginner to pro classes and workshops for adults and kids. 219 St Clair W. 416-405-8750, www.mayada.ca.

Neworldance Classes in ballet, jazz, tap and hiphop – all levels. 3368 Yonge. 416-322-5438, info@neworldacademy.com.

Rainbow ballroom dance club Club for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered dance aficionados. $10/session. Partner not required. 416-925-9872, ext 2128, www.rainbowballroom.org.

SPANISH CENTRE Salsa, merengue, Argentine tango or flamenco classes evenings and weekends. 46 Hayden. 416-925-HOLA, www.spanishcentre.com.

toronto bellydance collective Classes are taught by Roula Said and Hannan Sultan. Dovercourt House (805 Dovercourt), Ballet Creole (375 Dovercourt), Level 5 Fitness (533 College) and Holy Name Church (71 Gough). 416-703-1997, 416-937-1660, www.torontobellydance.com.

TORONTO COUNTRY DANCERS Regular contra dances with a lesson happen the second, fourth and fifth Sat Sept to June. Beginners welcome, no partner needed. St Barnabas Church Hall, 175 Hampton. 416-762-0598, info@tcdance.org.

TORONTO SWING DANCE SOCIETY Lindy hop and East Coast swing classes, workshops and dances. Toronto Argonaut Club, 1225 Lakeshore W. 416-638-8737, www.dancing.org/tsds.

GOOD EATS

THE BIG CARROT Natural foods chef Nettie Cronish teaches vegetarian cooking at this organic food emporium. Five weekly sessions begin Jan 17 or 18. 348 Danforth. 416-466-2129, www.thebigcarrot.ca.

chinese cultural centre Prepare dim sum, Hong Kong-style baking, Chinese , Thai and vegetarian cuisine. 5183 Sheppard E. 416-292-9293, www.cccgt.org.

GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE Hands-on hospitality cooking courses in vegetarian, Asian cuisine, bakery arts and more culinary arts. 300 Adelaide E. 416-415-2000 , www.gbrownc.on.ca.

COLUMBUS CENTRE Italian basics, Italian vegetarian cooking, antipasti, appetizers, fish, seafood and baking are just a sampling. 901 Lawrence W. 416-789-7011, www.villacharities.com.

THE COOKWORKS Cookworks offers hands-on, small-group classes evenings and weekends. 99 Sudbury. 416-537-6464, www.thecookworks.com.

DISH COOKING STUDIO Classes in French, Thai, Italian cuisine and many more . 390 Dupont. 416-920-5559, www.dishcookingstudio.com.

GIBSON HOUSE MUSEUM This historical house holds adult hearth cooking classes. 5172 Yonge. 416-395-7432, www.thegibsonhouse.org.

GREAT COOKS AND THE T SPOT Classes include basic classic and new cooking techniques, hot food trends and a wide variety of menus. Lower level of the Bay’s Queen Street store. 176 Yonge. 416-861-4727, www.greatcooks.ca.

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD OF ONTARIO Culinary experts offer cooking courses and wine pairing info at various LCBO locations in Toronto. www.lcbo.com.

LOBLAWS Diverse cooking classes including vegetarian cuisine, Thai, Caribbean and holiday treats. 416-218-7777, www.loblaws.ca.

macrosnacks Cooking classes in ancient healing foods and macrobiotic cooking. Brown Community Centre, Avenue and St Clair. 416-964-8885, www.macrosnacks.com.

SUPER SPROUTS Indoor organic sprout farm runs lectures and workshops on nutrition, cooking and raw foods. 720 Bathurst. 416-977-7796, www.supersprouts.com.

MIXED BAG

big carrot free lectures Lectures including treating herpes simplex using Chinese herbs, explore ancient ayurvedic therapies for diabetics, fighting winter blues, heal your back pain and more. Thursdays at 7 pm beginning Jan 12. Free. Carrot Common, 348 Danforth, room 212. 416-466-2129, www.thebigcarrot.ca.

institute of traditional medicine Wholistic cooking classes, herbal workshops, Tibetan medicine, yoga for healing illness, Feldenkrais for total wellness, mindfulness meditation and more. Traditional medicine student clinic offering discounted acupuncture and massage. 553 Queen W, 2nd flr. 416-537-0928, www.instituteoftraditionalmedicine.com.

lily fine workshops Workshops for men, women and couples. Kissing, flirtation, pleasuring your lover and more. 1352 Bathurst, 416-537-2462, www.lily-fine.com.

living earth school Introductory and advanced shiatsu classes. 401 Richmond W, studio 1. 416-591-0400, www.livingearthschool.com.

Mitzvah technique studio Gentle postural re-education technique. 140 Everden. 416-781-5126, susangreen@sympatico.ca.

path of wellness Nutrition and wellness consultations. 3 Hogarth, ste 2. 416-465-9252, www.pathofwellness.com.

pure intent New wellness centre offering classes in yoga, capoeira, Pilates, nia, meditation, dance, health and nutrition seminars, naturopathic medicine. 64 Oxford, 2nd floor, at Augusta. 416-466-3237, www.pureintent.ca.

safe and sound Women’s self-defence classes with a focus on preventing sexual assault and harassment. Next class Jan 29, The Richmond, 477 Richmond W. 416-892-3007, www.safdt.com.

women’s kung fu Replace fear and intimidation with physical confidence and the power to protect yourself. Classes taught to women by women. Greenwood/Danforth, Spadina/Bloor locations. 416-693-4090.

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