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Gyan Hot Yoga

Posted by Staff / Posted on January 1, 2011

Gyan Hot YogaGyan Hot Yoga offers hot yoga on Dundas West. Their schedule is packed with classes throughout the week - most are between 50 and 75 minutes long.



HotYogaFan / March 19, 2011 at 09:47 am
I tried three hot yoga studios and they are all different. This studio is run in a very foreign format to me personally. There's no zen-like environment. People are sitting in the studio talking before the class so one cannot really relax. Even if it's quiet, when you first enter the studio, it's not that hot. I find that I never know which way to place the mat because the instructor later re-arranges everyone anyway. Usually classes start later than scheduled. Again, the main point of the classes is exercise. I didn't see instructors correcting people's postures and they seem to be doing classes for their own good. Instructors have this very annoying chanting kind of way to lead the class (or maybe I just find it annoying). Women's change room is tiny and the place looks a bit dirty. All in all, it' 2/5. After my pass is done, I don't think I will ever go back.
VeggieLifestyle / April 10, 2011 at 06:22 pm
Been to various studios across the GTA and tried various forms of yoga and yes, this studio may not have all the perks but what it does have is amazingly challenging classes. I'm a regular after trying it out with one of those coupons and do not regret the decision. The instructors have been practicing most of their lives...and it shows. In my opinion, the classes are just as tough as Bikram but with more than 26 poses, which is a welcome change. Just like any studio there are pros and cons but for me, the workout is the most important factor and that is definitely something I get here at an unbelievable price which is another selling point.
sabiha / July 19, 2011 at 12:14 am
best yoga studio i have ever been to, hands down. amazing knowledgeable instruction from these three brothers. there are no bells and whistles but who cares - im there for the yoga and the quality of instruction. plus its affordable and its a welcoming environment. all kinds of body types, ages and levels all in the same class, which give a feeling of inclusion no matter where you're at in your practice. in regards to a previous poster mentioning a lack of posture correction, i've not seen that in the many classes there that i've been to. the instructors correct people based on their level - ie: if you cant even balance on one foot in tree pose they arent going to give you advanced correction until you have mastered that first aspect of it. they are constantly verbally correcting the class anyway - you just have to pay attention and know when they mean YOU. personally i really appreciate the tone and rhythm of their instruction, it emphasizes correct breath during the class. and its hardly dirty - its just not glamour beautified!
Kevin Smith replying to a comment from HotYogaFan / July 21, 2011 at 08:24 pm
If people are talking then you could always tell them to stop talking.
If you don't find the studio that hot than probably you will find other studios cold because Gyan Hot Yoga studio is the hottest studio in the city.
Instructors re arrange the mats only when people already sitting in the practice room do not accommodate for other people. Some people think it is first come first service policy. It is not. This studio tries to accommodate as many people possible and comfortable.
If people like you adjust the mats properly than it will save the time and class will not be delayed.
Instructors do not touch any one, you should be able to listen to them. Probably if they touch you then you might complaint of sexual harassment.
I hope when you go out to practice yoga, you do it for yourself. Your yoga practice will never give direct benefit to your sick family member or friend. I guess you will agree with me on that. When you can practice yoga for your good so why can't a Yoga instructor practice yoga for his or her own good?
or you think they should ask your permission first?
This is toronto a multicultural city with ethnic people. If you have hard time understanding ethnic people than probably Toronto is not the city for you.
I agree women change room is tiny if compared to Gyms however if you compare it to Yoga studio than it is big enough for everyone.
All the irresponsible people makes it dirty with their gums, empty water bottle and unorganized mats.
Chris / December 7, 2011 at 11:20 am
“STAY AWAY....terrible”
.. The costumer service is very rude......stuff unfriendly!!! WORST EVER....

Chris / December 7, 2011 at 11:20 am
“STAY AWAY....terrible”
.. The costumer service is very rude......stuff unfriendly!!! WORST EVER....

Jacque / January 18, 2012 at 09:24 pm
I tried hot yoga... and loved it. I am not very flexible (working on it) and the heat helped me gently stretch!
My back pain flew away in just one class. I am glad I found this studio. Every one must try it.
Melissa / June 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm
We purchased 2 vouchers to Gyan Yoga from a deal site.
When we went there to try our first hot yoga class that we were super excited about...we were treated rudely, for some reason, they turned their nose up at us because it was a voucher. They gave us a hard time, apparently we didn't have proof that we purchased 2 vouchers as we only received one voucher#...even after showing our email confirmation to prove that payment for 2 Yoga Passes was received under one voucher#.
Their only solution was that one of us pay more. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the promotion?
Every yoga teacher we've ever practiced yoga with at any given yoga studio we've ever been to has always been very accepting and willing to share their teachings to us.
This yoga studio is definitely not for us. Not only did we had a terrible experience, the studio's cleanliness did not meet our expectations, even the rental yoga mats had stains on them. We were willing to look pass that, but the way we were treated put a bad taste in our mouths. These yogi's should really practice what they preach.
missmiami / July 25, 2012 at 11:15 am
My personal practice has evolved completely under the quiet but watchful care of Rishi, Gourav and Rahul. I have made some great new friends through the studio, and no matter what state i arrive in, always leave feeling at peace. Their teaching style is not one that pushes you or leaves you feeling inadequate because you cant do something, but gives you the freedom to work at your own pace. I appreciate this. Yoga is not competition, its very personal, and these guys get that and create an environment for you to find your quietness within a group. Their instruction is second to none and they are always available for questions and discussion. They have created a space that is community based, where everyone feels included, and that is really important to me. Their D.I.Y. ethic is commendable and inspiring - they built this place with their own hands, with only the assistance of some youtube how-to videos!
In this day and age, people want everything just handed to them. What people need to realize is that in order to be taught, you need to be a sincere student and be committed to learning. A real Teacher does not hammer knowledge into you - a Teacher guides you as you learn - but you have to be committed to putting in the effort.
WTF? / July 25, 2012 at 09:18 pm
I really dont understand the negative comments on here. Dont people realize that this is an AUTHENTIC Yoga studio? With instructors that actually know Yoga? So what if the studio isn't all posh! Its not about the studio, its abou the practice! If you really enjoy Yoga you can get past the material aspect! I have been going to Gyan Yoga for a year and have never felt better! I have recommended it and will continue to do so!
Bill Beamen / November 4, 2012 at 09:23 am
Kevin Smiths rebuttal rant is hilarious. This place sounds like it hates devil it shoots hands with through groupon.
kay jay replying to a comment from Chris / November 24, 2012 at 07:01 pm
Chris, The cOstomer/cUstomer service @Gyan yoga is always warm and inviting. These three brothers care about every student and know a lot about most of them. Also, because their stUff/stAff ARE the teachers, they do know what is going on and the training is truly second to none. These three brothers are the real deal and for the prices you Aren't paying at this place, I'm surprised they haven't already expanded. Gyan Yoga is a place to come to learn and to become the best that you personally can be. But since you seem to know it all already, it may be hard for you to be open to this concept. Perhaps you should go back to school and learn how to spell first and maybe pick up some manners while you are there. Then, maybe you can begin to comprehend what this practice is about and hopefully have it assist you some day.
Good luck!
Jen / February 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm
I have been practicing Yoga for nearly two years at the Gyan Yoga studio. I originally found the studio through a Group On offering, 20 classes for $29, an incredible deal in my opinion.
With every visit to the studio I was greeted kindly and professionally. I am always greeted by name, by each of the instructors. Gourav, Rishi & Rahul make it their business to know each and every student by name. They take time to ask about your day, no matter if you are a yearly pass holder or if it's your first time at the studio.
My practice has improved greatly through the coaching of the instructors at Gyan Yoga. They are very motivating and are always trying to help you improve. I have had several experiences where one of the instructors has gently corrected my pose or helped me after class. My strength and flexibility have greatly increased and I look forward to going to class everytime. Each class offers different options to accommodate different levels of skill. The instructors will always suggest that you choose the best option for YOUR practice.
Gyan Yoga Studio is a friendly, judgement free atmosphere that feels more like a family environment than a work out studio. I have made new friends, I feel better about my workouts, I no longer suffer from bouts of insomnia and my general well being has improved.

If you are looking to find a great place to practice, look no further.
Taylor / February 26, 2013 at 03:41 pm
Horrible studio. Rude employees. Sketchy basement change room and a smelly, musty studio. I went once and didn't use the remainder of my groupon because you couldn't have paid me to return to such a place.
Ursula / June 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm
I have been to many yoga studio's in Toronto and throughout and I can honestly say these Yogi's are the real deal. Authentic, freindly, clean and very hot! I feel at home as the people who run it and the clientelle come for yoga and to relax (it's not a fashion show like many studio's have become, shame). I have found my Yoga place! Thank-you Gyan Yoga
RB / May 7, 2014 at 02:00 pm
This place is great. Great Prices, Great Teachers, Great Location and Great heat. 4/5 stars

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