Healthy Communities

Yoga for Peace: Free and open to the public

Woman doing yoga on rooftop
On Saturday, July 22, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., all YMCA Health & Fitness Centre’s across the GTA invite you to celebrate peace by participating in a FREE Yoga for Peace class. Come stretch your peaceful muscles – and be sure to bring your family and friends, since this class is FREE and open to the public!

The tradition of yoga reminds us that peace starts with each one of us. We’ll be infusing this special Saturday morning class with this important message, as our instructors help you increase your flexibility, release tension, and foster a mind-body connection.

In support of Making Peace Toronto, Yoga for Peace will be hosted at all nine health and fitness centres across the GTA. You don’t need a YMCA membership to participate, but please bring your yoga mat and a piece of photo ID so we can sign you in to the building.


Find a YMCA near you! See below for details:

Yoga for Peace - Brampton YMCA

Brampton Union St. YMCA Centre

20 Union Street Brampton, ON L6V 1R2

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • 10:30 – 11:30am
  • Outside on Camp Lawn
Yoga for Peace - Central YMCA

Toronto Central Grosvenor Street YMCA Centre

20 Grosvenor Street Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • 10:30 – 11:30am
  • On the Green Roof
Yoga for Peace - Cooper Koo YMCA

Toronto Cooper Koo Family Cherry Street YMCA Centre

461 Cherry Street Toronto, ON M5A 0H7

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • 10:30 – 11:30am
  • On the Green Roof
Yoga for Peace - Markham YMCA

Markham YMCA Blvd. Rudy Bratty YMCA Centre

101 YMCA Boulevard, Markham, ON L6G 0A1

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • 10:30 – 11:30am
  • On the Outdoor field (In the event of rain, class will be moved to Studio A)
Yoga for Peace - Mississauga YMCA

Mississauga Burnhamthorpe Rd. YMCA Centre

325 Burnhamthorpe Road West Mississauga, ON L5B 3R2

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • 10:30 – 11:30am
  • In Studio 4
Yoga for Peace - North York YMCA

Toronto Sheppard Ave. YMCA Centre

567 Sheppard Avenue East North York, ON M2K 1B2

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • 10:30 – 11:30am
  • On the outdoor patio (Sheppard entrance)
Yoga for Peace - Oshawa YMCA

Oshawa Mary Street YMCA Centre

99 Mary Street North Oshawa, ON L1G 8C1

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • 10:30 – 11:30am
  • In the multipurpose room
Yoga for Peace - Scarborough YMCA

Toronto Scarborough Town Centre Ct. YMCA Centre

230 Town Centre Court Scarborough, ON M1P 4Y7

  • Saturday, July 22
  • 10:30 – 11:30am
  • Outside on the child care rooftop
Yoga for Peace - West End YMCA

Toronto West End College St. YMCA Centre

931 College Street Toronto, ON M6H 1A1

  • Saturday, July 22
  • 10:30 – 11:30am
  • On the Green Roof

Making Peace Toronto 2017 Exhibition

Have you seen the #TOMakingPeace streetcar?

Toronto Making Peace Streetcar

The YMCA is proud to support our neighbour in the Canary District, Making Peace, the largest outdoor photo exhibit of its kind. To celebrate and pay tribute to all those who devote their time, energy and resources to peace, the YMCA is hosting Yoga for Peace.

Through the Making Peace outdoor exhibition and related educational program, Torontonians are introduced to the extraordinary peace-building work of organizations and individuals.

The outdoor exhibition is free, open to the public 24/7 and located in the Canary District, right beside the Cooper Koo Family Cherry St. YMCA!

For more details: to.makingpeace.org

How will you celebrate making peace?