About Yoga Tree

Since 2007

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.

PAST

Jason and Debbie 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.

First Studio in Thornhill 2007
Our seedling studio started in Thornhill, Ontario with a small-business loan, five instructors, and determination! Growth came naturally as we adapted to member’s needs.
2007
First Studio in Thornhill 2007
First Graduating Class Teacher Training 2010
Richmond Hill studio opened to offer more options and types of classes for members at varying levels.
2008
First Graduating Class Teacher Training 2010
Yoga Tree Downtown Opening Party April 2011
Richmond Spadina studio opened to offer multi location access for downtown Toronto and York Region. Offering more convenience to maintain the practice.
2011
Yoga Tree Downtown Opening Party April 2011
Teacher Training Graduates
Yonge & Eglington studio opened, in the original location of The Yoga Studio, one of Toronto's first yoga studio. Our midtown studio made yoga more accessible to the community by offering a wide range of class styles for people of all ages.
2012
Teacher Training Graduates
Our 5th anniversary at Richmond Spadina
Vaughan studio, at Keele and Rutherford, opened as we outgrew the original 2000 sq ft space in Thronhill. With 8000 sq ft, we now have three large, spacious studio rooms for greater variety of classes and a dedicated teacher training facility.
2013
Our 5th anniversary at Richmond Spadina
First Day Opening Yoga Tree Bay Dundas
Bay Dundas opened as our 10,000 sq ft flagship to offer a wider range of experiences beyond yoga including massage therapy and personalized nutrition consultations to support health more broadly in the heart of Toronto.
2014
First Day Opening Yoga Tree Bay Dundas
Yoga Tree 10th Anniversary Celebration
Yoga Tree continues to grow in Toronto with our newest studio opening at the corner of Bloor and Avenue in 2021
2019
Yoga Tree 10th Anniversary Celebration

Present

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.

Potential

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.

OMGoodness >

Ask about OMGoodness program to learn about our community partners.

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Featured

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 ask@yogatree.ca

Our Values

Belonging

We welcome all lineages of yoga and create a supportive environment for everyone.

Awareness

By cultivating the sense of awareness in our operations and actions we can create positive changes in our community.

Growth
Committed to the personal and mental growth of our team, community, and students.
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!

Our Philosophy

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.

Join Our Team

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.

Yoga Teacher - All Locations

Yoga Tree Studios is looking for a highly motivated, confident, creative and inspiring Yoga Teachers.

Number of Openings: 4-5
Location: Bay & Dundas, Richmond & Spadina, Yonge & Eglinton, Vaughan and Richmond Hill
Job Posting Date: Oct 20, 2020

Job Description

Yoga Teachers are responsible for leading inspiring and engaging yoga classes in-studio or online. The type of yoga class may include, but is not limited to classical Hatha, core yoga, restorative, gentle hath or hot yoga (in-studio only) and will be assigned according to the teacher’s expertise and training. Teachers are expected to be able to utilize a variety of standard props and provide adjustments (verbal cues) to students while reinforcing Yoga Tree’s core values and commitment to service.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide superior cleaning services
  • Self-starter
  • Able to multitask and work well under pressure
  • 60% of the role in maintaining the space and 40% customer service
  • Passion for yoga, health, and wellness
  • Responsible and punctual at all times

Some specific job duties will include: Check students into class, assist students by guiding them through our programs and retail offerings, clean and arrange studios rooms between classes, prepare tea area for students and work with Yoga Advisors and Studio Managers to ultimately support the financial goals of the studio.

Skills/ Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized 200 hour or 500 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-3 years of yoga teaching experience preferred
  • Positive, friendly, professional and courteous 

Experience

  • 1-3 years of yoga teaching experience preferred
  • Represent our brand by providing excellent customer service to new and existing clients 
  • Build strong relationships with team and customers to maintain consistently high levels of service
  • This job primarily operates in a yoga studio but due to COVID-19, we are currently only offering online classes at this time.

Benefits

  • Unlimited access to yoga at all of our 5 locations
  • 10% discount on retail merchandise

How to Apply

  • Email resume and cover letter to ask@yogatree.ca Please do not call or visit our studio in person as all studios are currently closed due to COVID-19.

Please include a resume, cover letter and specify which studio you are applying for and include your availability. Include a brief statement as to “why you are the ideal candidate for this role.”

Only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. Email-only, no phone calls, please.

Front Desk Yoga Advisor – Part-Time Permanent Positions

Yoga Tree Studios is looking for a highly motivated, confident, creative and organized person who believes in the benefits of yoga.

Number of Openings: 4-5
Location: Bay & Dundas, Richmond & Spadina, and Yonge & Eglinton
Job Posting Date: July 29, 2019

Job Description

Yoga Tree Studios is looking for a highly motivated, confident, creative and organized person who believes in the benefits of yoga. We are currently seeking strong customer service-oriented individuals to join our team. Candidate must be able work evenings, weekends, and holidays with the availability to pick up shifts when needed. You will be responsible for the sales of yoga packages, customer service, and maintenance of our studio (including mopping the studios and cleaning changerooms).

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide superior cleaning services
  • Self-starter
  • Able to multitask and work well under pressure
  • 60% of the role in maintaining the space and 40% customer service
  • Passion for yoga, health, and wellness
  • Responsible and punctual at all times

Some specific job duties will include: Check students into class, assist students by guiding them through our programs and retail offerings, clean and arrange studios rooms between classes, prepare tea area for students and work with Yoga Advisors and Studio Managers to ultimately support the financial goals of the studio.

Skills/ Qualifications

  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform manual cleaning work
  • Minimum weekly time commitment of 2 shifts per week

Experience

A minimum of 1 year of customer service experience to handle these key responsibilities:

  • Represent our brand by providing excellent customer service to new and existing clients during sign-in; advise new customers of our services and promotions to up-sell and increase sales
  • Respond to incoming calls from customers, input data into our client database management system and analyze monthly reports
  • Build strong relationships with team and customers to maintain consistently high levels of service
  • Maintain studio cleanliness with basic housekeeping chores including mopping, sweeping and tidying up change rooms and studios

Hours of Work

This is a part-time job where flexibility is key. You must be able to accommodate our changing schedule needs, evenings, weekends, and holidays are a must. For example, weekdays 3:30-8:30pm, 4:00pm-9:30pm, 5pm-10pm and weekends 8:30am-1:30pm, 2:00pm-7:00pm

Benefits

  • Unlimited access to yoga at all of our 5 locations
  • 10% discount on teacher training (after 6 months of continuous employment)
  • 10% discount on retail merchandise

If you want to deepen your connection with the Yoga Tree community and help us excel in providing excellent customer service and maintaining an impeccably clean and beautiful space, please apply to join the Yoga Tree Front Desk Team today!

Please include a resume, cover letter and specify which studio you are applying for and include your availability. Include a brief statement as to “why you are the ideal candidate for this role.”

Only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. Email-only, no phone calls, please.

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