Welcome!  Are you curious about natural ways to reduce stress, discover your intuitive inner wisdom, create a healthier body and more positive outlook, but don't feel comfortable going to a busy yoga studio where everyone is wearing designer yoga outfits?  Starving artist yoga aims to provide an open, welcoming, friendly environment where you don't need to know anything about yoga already. Classes are based on creating wellness and empowering the individual to know themselves deeply to be more at ease with ourselves and in the world. The sessions are based on a seasonal cycle, connecting us with the energetic patterns of the seasons so we can start to understand and work with natural creative cycles. Our practice helps us understand the connections between our breath, our attention, physical and emotional holding patterns, habitual behaviour, and how to best foster our energies to avoid burnout, improve self awareness, communication, relationships and creativity. Whether you're an artist, a performer or simply looking for a creative, non corporate alternative for health and well being our Monday night class could be a good fit for you.  With no dress code, no attitude, no need to be flexible we aim to create an inclusive and easy going atmosphere.  All levels and absolute beginners are welcome.


PHONE:  416-985-9448
email:  starvingartistyoga@gmail.com
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8 WEEK SESSION:  PWYC:  $60-$120 (if paid in full at first class)
DROP IN CLASS:   $15.00
WORK TRADE:  may be available upon request

Julie Gladstone is the founder of the Starving Artist Yoga Network, a certified yoga instructor with more than 10 years teaching experience.  Julie is a licensed Acupuncturist, a student and practitioner of Alchemical Acupuncture and a professional visual artist with a BFA from Concordia University.  Julie has a vast range of teaching experience, including private prenatal classes in Mexico, training the woman's Lacrosse team and the Medical school at McGill University, and teaching yoga to youth at risk at Program Mile End in Montreal.  A graduate of the 350 hour Hatha and Pranayama  program at the Chakra Yoga Centre in Victoria, BC  with Master teacher David Goulet,  Julie has continued her studies in mindfulness meditation in the Vipassana tradition, Reiki Level 1, Yin Yoga and insight yoga with Sarah Powers and the 1900 hour Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the Shiatsu School of Canada. Julie has recently completed a 1 year mentorship with Lorie Eve Dechar author of "Five Spirits, Alchemical Acupuncture for Pscyhological and Spiritual Healing".   Julie is passionate about the link between creativity, the alchemical process and spiritual practice and is dedicated to carrying on the tradition of yoga being available to anyone who has a desire to learn.


Morena Media, The Artists Business Digest Sept, 2010 Arts and Upstarts: Profile of Julie Gladstone & Starving Artist Yoga

Hello! Starving Artist Yoga was started by me Julie Gladstone because I wanted share the extremely practical teachings of yoga with those who might otherwise be cynical and/or dissuaded from practice. The idea is simple. Create a welcoming, inclusive  environment that demystifies and de-stereotypes yoga in which you can wear your band t-shirt and paint spattered tights to class if you want to. In addition to the health benefits of increased flexibility, immunity, strength and overall improvement in digestion, sleep,and more, regular yoga practice can help individuals manage stress, reduce mood fluctuations, reduce addictive or destructive behaviour patterns, increase self awareness, and help us become more loving people. 

Starving Artist Yoga believes in making classes accessible: Many of our classes and services are offered on a sliding scale price system.  Based on the honour system, this allows you to keep up a regular practice at prices that align with your budget.

Classes welcome everyone including absolute beginners, yoga spectics,  professionals, the unemployed, students...  Starving Artist Yoga strives to maintain a non-oppressive, non judgmental and LGBT friendly environment.

Starving Artist Yoga provides work trade options for those who can't afford to pay for classes.
Hope to see you soon, Julie