We’re just days away from yogis coming together to spread well-being and peace. The tour takes over Toronto on June 22nd, and while the practice ends in the early afternoon, we suggest wearing your white outfit like a badge of honor as you explore the city’s best spots to eat, heal, move and shop.
Fresh – Queen & Crawford | King & Spadina
From its humble beginnings as a mobile juice bar, Fresh has grown to three full-fledged restaurants, two of which are close to Fort York. Unusual food pairings, exotic flavours and savoury seasonings make this a go-to spot for anyone craving drool-worthy smoothies, juices and the most imaginative fresh foods.
Organic, Vegan, (mostly) raw and directly across from the ever-popular Trinity Bellwoods Park, this Toronto gem serves up noodle bowls, collard wraps, and the best darn hemp shake this west of Yonge street.
Toronto’s community of athletes, yogis and weekend warriors is hard to match. While we’ve run out of fingers and toes to count our favourites on, here are our picks for wonderful studios local to the Lolë White Yoga Sessions. If you’ve had enough downward dog for the day and are looking for that runners high, enjoy the Toronto Waterfront with our 5km run route.
For an alternative to Toronto traffic and the Red Rocket, rent a Bixi Bike for a heart healthy, green commute to this peace practice. There are pickup locations all across mid and downtown, and you can dock your rental ride at either Portland & Wellington or Fort York Blvd and Spadina and take a quick walk to the event.
Chopra Yoga – Spadina & Queens Quay
Another piece of peace near the water, Chopra Yoga, home of Grace Dubery your Lole White Yoga Instructor, offers a variety of self and guided mediation. Saunas and candlelit sessions make Chopra a beautiful blend of yoga practice and spa.
Tula Yoga – Liberty Village
If you’re heading west and looking for something different, try Tula’s Floor Ballet Barre Sculpt Class. Ballet inspired, this is a full body workout for toning and flexibility.
Downward Dog Yoga Centre – Queen and Tecumseth
A favourite for the urban yogis, this studio has focused workshops to deepen your practice and treat sport specific areas. Upcoming workshops include Yoga for Cyclists, The Lower Back in Motion and Intro to Thai Yoga Massage.
Looking for something more to stay limber and explore movement in Toronto? Visit TAB fitness for their 18 signature classes. Ballet, Feel the Vibe (a dancehall, hip-hop inspired class), and Tab.o.lean (on a trampoline!) will keep your heart rate up and balance in check. With mom specific classes, and Kidtastic fitness, TAB will keep fitness and fun for the family.
Body Blitz – Adelaide & Portland
A women’s only spa is piece of tranquility in the King West neighborhood. This water spa features three pools and two saunas with an instructional circuit of how best to enjoy them. After braving the cold plunge pool and finishing a detoxifying circuit, unwind with one of Body Blitz’s full body masks, scrubs or perfect custom massages.
Sunny Mummy – Trinity Bellwoods
The stand out feature of this Mom friendly location: Child Care. No, really. While you’re enjoying a spa treatment, baby finds a peaceful spot too. For children older that may want to enjoy some big girl fun with mom, Sunny Mummy offers tween/teen facials, mini nail treatments, and more.
Logan & Finley – Queen & Bathurst
This urban general store is a rustic, cottage, shopping oasis bringing locally made, sustainable goods together for beautifully curated selection of bamboo clothing, soaps, notebooks and kitchen accessories.
Preloved – Trinity Bellwoods
Accidental environmentalism, that’s one way to describe the selection in this unique shop. Another way? Sleek, modern, one-of-a-kind pieces. Reclaimed garments are fashioned in to gorgeous unique clothing for men, women and children.
Tealish – Queen & Niagra
It’s time to rethink your tea traditions. Located just down the street from Trinity Bellwoods Park, Tealish has 130 loose-leaf teas and teasans to cure what ails you.
Liberty Village Farmers Market – Sunday from June 2nd to October 23rd
This farmers market at the foot of Strachan Street in the Green P parking lot is part of the MYMARKET series located throughout the core of the city.
What are your must visits in Toronto? Tells us about your favourite spots you’ll be visiting after the session in white!