It’s often called floor yoga as much of Kaiut is done lying on your back on the floor. This allows gravity to work for us. Nothing in Kaiut yoga is extreme; it consists of subtle movements and prolonged positions to allow time to also work for us. Because it is a methodology that pays close attention to each individual body, it is practiced by people of all ages, abilities and degrees of mobility. Individualize guidance and adjustments are constant throughout a class for all body types, injuries, chronic conditions, blockages, joint replacements, etc. There is no ‘perfect pose’ expected nor possible.

What is it like to practice Kaiut Yoga?

What do I need to bring?

Nothing. Yoga mats and all required props will be supplied.

What do I wear?

Comfortable clothing. Yoga clothes are great but so are t-shirts and sweatpants. Perhaps bring a sweater or hoodie or the like, in case the room is cool when you arrive or as we close a class.

Do I need prior yoga experience?

 No. Kaiut Yoga is designed for people of all experience levels, including none.

 


Can I do Kaiut Yoga with a chronic injury, aches & pains, or stiffness? 

Yes. Kaiut Yoga is designed to relief chronic pain and minimize the blockages in our systems that cause them. Individual accommodations can be made throughout the class.

Then Kaiut Yoga is for you. This is not yoga that stretches the body in extraordinary ways.  Instead it works from the joints to maintain or return the body as close to its optimal functionality/mobility as possible. And super flexible is not optimal.

What if I am not very flexible? 

Then Kaiut Yoga is for you. This yoga works to counteract the common biomechanical impact of aging on our bodies.

What if I am no longer in my youth? 

Very likely. Please send an email to heidi@kaiutyogainternational.com or call me at +1 416 558 1378.

Can I do Kaiut Yoga with a chronic illness? 


How to I travel to Toronto? 

You can fly into Toronto's Pearson International Airport (take a taxi right to your accommodation OR the UP Express train to downtown Toronto followed by the subway or streetcar or taxi). You can also fly into Buffalo NY and then take a shuttle bus to Toronto (search online as there are a variety of options). For people from outside Canada, please remember you need a passport with min. 6 months from expiry.

Where can I stay in Toronto?

Air B’n B is a great option, as well as HomeStay. Reasonable hotels within walking distance include The Alexandra Hotel (with kitchenettes), Super 8 Downtown Toronto Hotel, Studio 6 (with kitchenettes) Mid range to high end hotels within walking distance include Hilton Garden Inn, The Templar Hotel, The Thompson Hotel, The Ocho Hotel, Soho Metropolitan Hotel, Le Germain Hotel. There is also an iconic Toronto hostel, with both shared and individual accommodation, within walking distance.

Downtown Toronto is very walkable. If the weather isn’t to your liking, there is the subway and street car system, and there is also an underground PATH through much of the downtown core. And of course there are taxis and uber. As well as Cars2Go and BikeShare.

How do I get around Toronto? 

What is the restaurant scene like in Toronto?

Toronto has everything from cheap eats to clean food to foodies hot spots. Toronto is also the most culturally diverse city in the world so you can find every kind of ethnic cuisine here. Our event location is in a restaurant hub.

Can I get to Niagara Falls easily from Toronto? 

Yes. And it is a spectacular site in any season. Winter is my favourite. It is a 90 minute drive (outside of rush hour traffic). There are the traditional rental car companies as well as zipcar pickup locations all over the city. Or there are tour companies that make it easy. Try niagarafallsbustours.ca or mynmagaratours.com.