Living in the neighborhood, we often see people toting yoga mats and heading straight for 148 Ossington, the home of YogaSpace, which is run by owner and director Kathyrn Beet. For the seventh in our series of Ossington Business Profiles, we spoke to Janice, the administrator of this yoga studio and so much more! Below, the answers to our questions:
What’s your business?
How is your business unique?
How long have you been in business here?
YogaSpace is an established Toronto Yoga studio in it’s 15th year (on the Ossington strip for 6 years). We offer a wide variety of Yoga classes on an extensive drop-in schedule. We also offer specialty pre-registered classes and workshops including monthly Introduction to Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga workshops. We lead two teacher training programs anually and host workshops featuring internationally
renowned Yoga Teachers. Our senior teachers lead Yoga retreats annually both locally and abroad. We are also home to a clinical team who offer integrated therapeutics including registered massage therapy, shiatsu, acupuncture, naturopathy, osteopathy, lifestyle coaching and thai massage.
We are a community made up of people from all walks of life who come together to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the space, the attentive, down to earth and friendly manner of our staff, and our strong teaching team. YogaSpace offers something for everyone. We see Yoga as a therapeutic tool that can
become a foundation for health. While some people come to the studio for exercise or to tone, strengthen and increase flexibility, others are working to overcome challenges such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress and low energy. Whether you are looking for a vigorous vinaysa class, a gentle introduction to yoga, a meditative hatha class or a deeply therapeutic restorative class, our approach is therapeutic, and our intention is to provide students with a wide variety of opportunities to heal mind and body.
What drew you to be here on Ossington?
We wanted to be in the centre of our Queen West neighborhood and we saw Ossingon as the new frontier. We were one of the first businesses to open up here, and it has been exciting to see our vision of the strip manifest.
What changes have you seen on Ossington since your business has been here?
Everything has changed. Ossington went from being one of the ugliest, emptiest streets to a thriving, funky happening strip.
How do you see your business and Ossington five years from now?
We are constantly growing and expanding, and so is Ossington, so we are really excited about the next 5 years.
What is your favorite spot on Ossington, other than your own? and why?