Starting with a seedling studio in Thornhill Ontario, Yoga Tree has continued to expand across the GTA with the support of our community. Since 2007, we have added five studios in downtown Toronto including Richmond and Spadina, Yonge and Eglinton, Bay and Dundas, and uptown in Richmond Hill and Vaughan. With each new growth, we rely on our roots in this community to stay grounded and connected to our core mission: to cultivate a sense of well-being in each class, so our members leave Yoga Tree and re-enter the world a little lighter, a little happier.
Founders Jason Lu and Debbie Fung met each other before they discovered yoga. At the University of Waterloo, Jason studied biomedical sciences and Debbie double majored in business and environmental studies. Following graduation, the friendship blossomed alongside new, successful careers.
It was then, the pair discovered an unbridled enthusiasm for yoga. Initially interested in soothing scoliosis pain, yoga soon became a dedicated practice. The pair flew to India to study their hobby. Jason studied Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa in Mysore while Debbie studied Ayurvedic Medicine in Jaipur. On their return, work wasn’t wholly satisfying.
So, the Toronto-locals left their professional careers to pursue their passion. There, yoga became a career—Jason teaching private classes. But travelling between classes left yoga lacking one key component: community.
In 2007, Jason and Debbie paired together to co-found Yoga Tree, a community studio that offered not a single style of yoga but blended lineages for a varied, adaptable practice suitable for everyone.
With 13 years behind us, we’ve been blessed to have the privilege to work with incredibly talented instructors and be supported by a strong management and front desk team. We continue to empower our members on their journey of personal growth and well-being. As a community-focused studio, we are rising to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. We miss our community, and we’ve pivoted to stay connected with our team and members.
With Online LIVE yoga classes streamed via Zoom and Yoga on Demand’s pre-recorded library -accessible anytime, we continue to foster the core tenants of our studio: yoga and community.
As Senior Teacher Director, Jason continues to actively build our community by training and certifying yoga instructors. A Yoga Alliance certified program, Yoga Tree’s training infuses biomechanics and science into the traditional lineages of yoga over a 250-hour course. Explore yoga teacher training certification.
Debbie has been recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs” by Canada Business magazine. She is also the recipient for 2016 Canada’s Next Top Entrepreneur Award presented by KPMG & Ivey School of Business. She has been active in the Toronto community promoting startups and women entrepreneurship. In the past, she has been a guest speaker at Ivey School of Business, Rotman Commerce, University of Waterloo and City of Toronto Small Business Forum to inspire the next generation of leaders.
Debbie continues to provide support on the backend to ensure smooth operations of Yoga Tree and collaborate with the team to ensure Yoga Tree continues on it’s growth journey.
We hope to continue to grow our Yoga Tree while maintaining the same roots of community and connection with each studio. We always want to know what you want to see from us and invite you to connect however you’d like.
Yoga Tree is truly honoured and humbled to be recognized by various media including BlogTO, Toronto Life, Toronto Star and Post City magazine as one of Toronto’s Best Yoga Studios. In 2019, Yoga Tree was named as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies by Canadian Business & Maclean’s Magazine and The Globe and Mail. Want to connect with us? Email email@example.com
We welcome all lineages of yoga and create a supportive environment for everyone.
By cultivating the sense of awareness in our operations and actions we can create positive changes in our community.
We want you to feel valued when you practice at Yoga Tree
Which is why we offer the variety of classes. No matter which of our studios you choose to practice at, we hope you feel the safe and comfortable environment we’ve created for yogis to learn and grow. We encourage you to connect with others before and after class at our luxurious tea station, and to take advantage of our teachers, workshops, and classes that will help you grow.
we are always looking for new ways to engage
Between our regularly scheduled classes, workshops, guest teachers, and Yoga Teacher Training, we are always looking for new ways to engage our students and show our appreciation. Keep your eyes on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for announcements about studio news, and to stay in touch with us between classes. Ask our Yoga Advisors about our Energy Exchange if you want to become involved in the studio, or about our OMGoodness program if you want to learn about our community partners. Let us help you make every visit to Yoga Tree studios as meaningful as it can be. See you at the studio!
At Yoga Tree, we know that everything is connected: our body and mind when we practice yoga, our energy and that of others when we take a class, and our studio to the community it serves. The practice of yoga helps us feel strong and in synch with ourselves and our surroundings.
Holding true to our green philosophy, at Yoga Tree we bring you an authentic yoga experience in a tranquil environment that does not compromise comfort, luxury or our environmental responsibilities. From our energy-efficient lighting, reclaimed wood furnishings to low-flow showerheads and an eco-friendly line of clothing, mats and all-purpose soap, we embody what is needed to push for a brighter environmentally friendly future.
The health of one thing can often affect the health of another, whether it’s our relationship with the Earth, or the state of your physical and mental self. In order to help you grow, we cultivate open, healthy, and supportive environments and offer a wide variety of classes and teachers so you can find your best fit. We thrive on building solid relationships to understand your needs and help you develop the strength you possess in body and mind.
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Come Grow With Us
Yoga Tree Studios is one of the largest yoga studios in Toronto with locations in Downtown Toronto, Yonge & Eglinton, Richmond Hill and Vaughan. We pride ourselves on our team of professionals that work together to create an exceptional yoga experience for our members.
We offer terrific perks and love to promote from within. We are currently seeking qualified individuals to join our team.
Please submit your detailed resume, along with a cover letter (including preferred location to work at).
Your information will be placed into our human resources database, where we will match your experience with any current or future openings. Should there be a suitable opening, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.