Active yoga Bikram (hot) yoga drop-in classes seven days a week. 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.
the art of BIm Energy meditation integrating east and west meditation. 348 Danforth, ste 214. www.karmasecrets.com.
Ashtanga yoga shala Traditional mysore style Ashtanga yoga. Pure Intent, 64 Oxford, 2nd flr, Kensington Market. 416-352-6030, www.ashtangatoronto.ca.
Axe capoeira academy Classes in the Afro-Brazilian martial art for men, women and children of all ages. 1069 St Clair W (647-230-2293), and 1110 Kamata Rd #6/7, Mississauga (416-801-6170). www.axecapoeira-TO.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 Excursions to Blue Mountain, Craigleith, Osler Bluffs and other resorts every other Wed (Jan 11 and 25, Feb 8 and 22, March 8). $40 single trip, $160 five bus trips. 416-694-0617.
BIKRAM YOGA beaches Hatha sequenced yoga practised in a hot studio. 1911 Queen E, 416-686-2584, www.bybtoronto.com.
BIKRAM YOGA centre Hot hatha yoga for daily practice, workshops and a wellness clinic. 43 Colborne, 2nd flr. 416-203-2382, www.bikramyogacentre.com.
BIKRAM YOGa toronto Twenty-six asana series yoga practised in a hot room. 500 Sheppard E, ste 208. 416-250-0055, www.bikramtoronto.com.
biosomatics studio Discover Somatic Stretch, a technique for staying flexible and energized. 681 Markham St. 416-535-8661, www.somaticstretch.ca.
BODY HARMONICS pilates Pilates, Swiss ball classes and rehabilitative exercise. 672 Dupont, ste 406 (416-537-0714), and 488 Eglinton W (416-482-4884), 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, personal training and more. 1122 Dundas E. 416-778-1039, www.cardioloft.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.
CLASSICAL MARTIAL ARTS CANADA Hasu Dojo offers Karate-do, Jiu Jitsu, Ba Gwa, Chi Gung, Kobudo, Kali and more. 79 St Clair E and 70 Pleasant. 416-923-5061, www.cmac1.com/hasu.
COLD MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF martial arts One discipline-three practises: Karate, Qi Gong and sitting meditation. 515 Logan. 416-461-1358, www.coldmountain.ca.
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 Masters swim club for recreational and competitive swimmers includes interval training and stroke technique practise. Train for the Gay and Lesbian Aquatic Championships at U of T Athletic Centre (55 Harbord) and 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 (416-703-8805), and 1977 Queen E (416-693-4088),downwarddog.com.
east to west yoga Yoga and Pilates studio and teacher training centre. Variety of courses/workshops 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 studi 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
flirty girl fitness Striptease aerobics, pole dancing and erotic dance for women of all ages and sizes. 462 Wellington W. 416-920-1400.
george brown college Evening courses in core or hatha yoga. Classes begin early Jan and early April. 416-415-2000, coned.georgebrown.ca.
gestalt institute The Moving Body: Self-Discovery Through Movement and Body Processes course. Feb 9-11 (Fri 7-10 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am-4:30 pm). $200. 194 Carlton. 416-964-9464,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, www.harbourfrontcentre.com.
hot yoga Therapeutic yoga in a heated studio. 720 Spadina, ste 306. 416-961-9530, www.hotyoga.ca.
iyengar yoga studio Classes for students of all levels including special needs. 3300 Yonge, ste 205. 416-483-5800, www.iyengaryoga.ca.
jivamukti yoga & meditation centre Large downtown yoga studio offering classes in Jivamukti yoga (soulful practice from NYC), meditation and yogic lifestyle. Workshops w/ internationally renowned yoga and kirtan masters. 5 Shuter, 3rd floor. 416-530-0039, www.jivamuktiyoga.ca.
jOE ROCKHEAD'S Climbing gym with 22,000 square feet of climbing terrain and courses for all levels. 29 Fraser. 416-538-7670,www.joerockheads.com.
kimonogirl brazilian jiu-jitsu Fight like a girl w/ Toronto's only women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. Beginner classes Tue, Thu and Sat. Bloor Park Club, 8 Park Road, Level T. 416-710-8271, www.kimonogirl.ca.
main street cardio New alternatives to fitness including flirt fitness, BOSU, football spin, Nia, hoops, Piloga, spoga, urban cardio and more. 21 Swanwick. 416-686-3545, www.mainstcardio.ca.
master tommy chang's black belt world Classes for children and adults in karate, tae kwon do, judo, Hap ki do, self defence, sparring, leadership and Olympic training. 885 Bloor W (416-533-1221), 2501 Eglinton E (416-269-7778), and 2338 Major Mackenzie, Vaughan (905-832-1050). www.taekwondo.ca.
Mind the body Fluid body classes, healing body, yoga, Pilates. 728 Queen W. 416-703-3525,mindthebody.ca.
Mitzvzah technique Nehemia Cohen's program of body work and movement training that elongates the spine. Bloor and Christie. 416-657-2410.
Moksha yoga Hot yoga, traditional yoga practised in a heated environment. 372A Danforth (416-778-7744), 1498 Yonge (416-868-9642), and 860 Richmond W (416-361-3033),www.mokshayoga.ca.
Muiraquita cApoeira Capoeira classes for adults at all levels in Regional and Angola disciplines. Children's classes include basic Capoeira language skills (Brazilian Portuguese) and music classes. Venice Fitness, 393 King W. 416-532-5841, sympatico.ca/muiraquita.
North 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.
NOTSO AMAZON SOFTBALL LEAGUE Lesbian-positive women of all athletic levels play softball weekly. 416-925-9872 ext 2260, www.notsoamazon.com.
not so pro Weekend ski and snowboard outings by bus, beach volleyball, socials and more. 416-694-6244, www.notsopro.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,outandout.on.ca.
outing club of east york Winter program of cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, hiking and weekends away. www.outingclubofeastyork.org.
pilates in the annex Small personalized 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 216. 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, three 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 (7-10 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, insight meditation, internal martial arts of Baguazhang and Xingyiquan. 745 Danforth. 416-465-6122, www.powerofbalance.com.
TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY OF CANADA Winter classes 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,http://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.
tula yoga Hot hatha, hot power flow yoga and hot pilates along with hatha/vinyasa yoga and pilates at regular temperature. Spa treatments also available. 30 Duncan, ste 102. 416-599-8852, www.tulahotyoga.com.
turning point fitness Pilates, dance and yoga. 29 Bloor E. 416-920-6532, www.turningpointfitness.ca.
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.ac-fpeh.com/recreation/fitness.php.
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 classes for women only. Childcare provided. Falstaff Community Centre, 40 Falstaff. 416-241-9430.
WU Style 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.www.ymcatoronto.org.
yogabalance and beyond Hatha yoga, Qigong, meditation group classes and private. Reiki, Skenar therapy and Lomi-Lomi. Yonge and Bloor Yoga Center (32 Park Dr), and 240 Roncesvalles. 416-653-2335, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE YOGA lounge Hatha, ashtanga, restorative and vinyasa yoga. 103 Church, 3rd flr. 416-864-1973, www.theyogalounge.net.
THE YOGA STUDIO Ashtanga, Ansura, hatha, Pilates for all levels. 40 Eglinton E. 416-322-9936, www.yogastudio.net.
the yoga sanctuary Classes and workshops offered include post-natal yoga, ashtanga, hatha, mysore, Pilates, teacher training and more. 2 College ste 306 (416-928-3236), 95 Danforth, ste 301 (416-461-6161), theyogasanctuary.net.
yogaspace Vinyasa, ashtanga, Anusara Inspired yoga, restorative, Pilates/yoga fusion, pre- and post-natal yoga and teacher training. 148 Ossington. 416-516-9940, www.yogaspace.net.
ACADEMY OF SPANISH DANCE Flamenco diva Esmeralda Enrique teaches flamenco and Spanish classical dance techniques. 401 Richmond W, ste B104. 416-595-5753, www.academy-flamencos.net.
Arabesque academy Middle Eastern-style belly dancing classes for all ages, at all levels, in a wide range of styles, Tahtiib for men and more. 1 Gloucester, ste 107. 416-920-5593,www.arabesquedance.ca.
ballet creole Contemporary African/Caribbean dance classes with live percussion. Dance and drumming for children, youth and adults. 375 Dovercourt. 416-960-0350,balletcreole.org.
canasian dance festival butoh workshop Japanese Butoh (dance-theatre) w/ Kinya 'Zulu' Tsuruyama from Tokyo (Feb 17 & 18), cokaseki from Berlin (Feb 19 & 20). $90-$120. National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis. 416-593-8455, www.canasiandancefestival.com.
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,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 (Jan 28, Feb 4 and 11). Beginner and professional dancers welcome. $20-$45. Canadian Children's Dance Theatre, 509 Parliament. 416-593-4710,fujiwaradance.com.
dancing at twilight Ballroom, Latin, salsa, swing and other classes. 2448 Danforth. 416-406-4222,dancingattwilight.com.
dance classes toronto Adult classes in salsa, ballroom, swing, merengue, Lindy hop, tap and more. Danforth Baptist Church (60 Bowden), Eastminster United Church (310 Danforth), Northridge Club (5650 Yonge), Adelaide Club (First Canadian Place) and other locations. 416-598-4077, dance-classes.ca.
dance fuzion Jazz, lyrical, tap, hiphop, modern and many other movement classes here. 416-484-0499, www.dancefuzion.com.
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, salsa and more. 1610 Bloor W. 416-516-7452, www.dlmstudio.net.
ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCERS Afternoon, evening and monthly dances, workshops and clsses in beginner waltz and English country dance. Russian Orthodox Cathedral Hall (823 Manning), and St Barnabas Anglican Church (361 Danforth). www.torontoenglishdance.ca.
groovy goddess fitness Egyptian bellydance w/ elements of yoga, pilates and other dance grooves. Free first-time drop-in classes Sat 12:30-1:30 pm, begin Jan 6. Pilates Studio, 65 Wellesley E, ste 405. 416-803-5552,groovygoddessfitness.com.
hannan's bellydance studio Belly dance classes with native Egyptian dancers for all levels. 211 Danforth and 2281 Yonge. 416-937-1660,www.HannanDance.com.
indian kathak dance M-Do (Centre for World Music and Dance) teaches north Indian Kathak dance. Beginner classes for all ages offered. 355 College. 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. Faculty of Education, 371 Bloor W. www.johnduncanrose.com/ifdc.
la belle danse Recreational Baroque dance classes Mon evgs beginning in early Jan. Toronto Dance Theatre, 80 Winchester. 416-324-9118, www.labelledanse.com.
Mayada's bellydance Shake it like Shakira. Bellydance, salsa, foxyflow, merengue, tango and more. Beginner to pro classes and workshops for adults and kids. 219 St Clair W. www.mayada.ca.
Neworldance Classes in ballet, jazz, tap and hiphop, musical theatre, breakdance and modern dance -- all levels. 3368 Yonge. 416-322-5438,neworldacademy.com.
om laila Bellydance for body and soul taught by Roula Said. Beginners welcome. First class free in Jan. United Church, 452 College W. 416-703-1997, www.omlaila.com.
pure intent Yoga, Tai Chi and other dance classes. Health workshops and individualized sessions in naturopathic medicine, Thai massage, massage therapy and hot stone massage. 64 Oxford. 416-466-3237, www.pureintent.ca.
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. 452 College (416-703-1997), and 211 Danforth (416-937-1660). TORONTO SWING DANCE SOCIETY Lindy hop and East Coast swing classes, workshops and dances. Classes at Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St W. 416-638-8737, www.dancing.org/tsds.
upstage productions Mamma Mia, Lion King, Hairspray and other performers teach classes in hiphop, jazz, salsa and more for all levels beginning Jan. 416-929-8558,upstageproductions.ca.
bent on quitting Rainbow tobacco intervention project for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender and queer communities Free self-help quit kits and support groups. 416-338-7600.
CENTRE FOR addiction and mental health CAMH's nicotine dependence clinic offers weekly individual and group counselling at three locations. For assessment appointment, call 416-535-8501, (Queen St site) ext 1115, (Russell St site) ext 6662, (Brentcliffe site) ext 7057,www.camh.net.
The Quit Clinic Physician counselling service including cardiovascular disease screening and rehabilitation. Service available in English and Russian. Free w/ OHIP coverage. 4646 Dufferin, unit 5. 416-222-6160.
quit for life clinic Smoking Cessation clinic. One-on-one w/ doctor. Addiction in pregnancy help asap. Self-referrals welcome. Free w/ OHIP coverage. St Joseph's Health Centre, 30 The Queensway. 416-530-6860.
smokers' helpline Canadian Cancer Society's confidential one-to-one info, advice and support in French and English. Mon-Thu 8 am-9 pm, Fri 8 am-6 pm, weekends 9 am-5 pm. Free. 1-877-513-5333, www.cancer.ca/smokershelpline.
TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH Butt out for 2007 with help from Toronto's Quit Smoking support groups and programs. Counselling and physician consultations are among the options. Various locations. 416-338-7600, www.toronto.ca/health/quit_smoking
ymca youth substance abuse program Individual nicotine counselling for youth Harm reduction approach. 485 Queen W. 416-504-1710.
Stop Smoking Websites
quit4life Health Canada info about quitting smoking for ages 12-18. French and English. www.quit4life.com.
smoke-fx Designed to reach youth with tobacco control messages and new of local tobacco-related avtivities, via the Internet. www.smoke-fx.com.
treattobacco Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco and the WHO presents evidence-based info on the treatment of tobacco dependence. Available iin 11 languages. www.treatobacco.net.