The beloved young-professional-run Yoga Tree will grow its branches this month with a new location at Bay and Dundas (123 Dundas Street West).
Originally slated for completion this past summer, the new studio officially opens its doors on Monday, September 22nd. And at 10,000 sq. ft., it’s set to become one of Toronto’s largest yoga studios.
Yoga Tree offers an environment where you can feel comfortable practicing your happy baby pose regardless of your level of experience. In a departure from the typical chanting tunes, instructors arrive armed with playlists that put out everything from upbeat jams to campfire favourites like Dave Matthews Band, The Tragically Hip, and Oasis.
With the new spot a little more central, perhaps it will eliminate the sometimes over-crowded classes at the Richmond-Spadina location for Toronto young professionals. The new two-story location will feature a sauna (so key), a juice bar, and an upcoming wellness clinic. Other talking points include 75 classes per week of 8+ yoga styles – both heated and not – and discounts on packages during your birthday month.
To keep that inner zen achieved in class, the studio will also offer a tea lounge and complimentary Wi-Fi. Furthermore, the change rooms are equipped with blow dry stations (so necessary, especially after a hot class) and rain showers. Like the other studios, the earth-conscious studio features energy-efficient lighting, reclaimed wood furnishings, and an eco-friendly line of clothing, mats, and all-purpose soaps.
The yoga chain is the brainchild of YP couple Jason Lu and his now-wife Debbie Fung, who were in their early twenties when they opened their first location. With its first four locations (including one at Yonge and Eglinton that opened in January of 2012), Yoga Tree became the largest independently owned studio in Toronto, before the pair was even 30-years-old.
With a single pass, you can access all five yoga tree studios across the GTA.