Downward Dog Yoga
My experience with Downward Dog began with a Level 1 class, led by studio co-owner and 30-year yoga veteran, Diane Bruni. I mistakenly overestimated my abilities - "Level 1" does not mean "easy", and while I'm not really a beginner anymore, the Level 1 class was amply challenging, delving into handstands and poses that were out of my league. For newbies, Downward Dog offers Intro and Prep classes - a good place to start if, like me, you're unsure of your level. Which, by the way, was not 1. The Queen Street and Beaches locations offer a mix of traditional Ashtanga and fun classes like Jock Yoga and Yoga Jam.