Are you between the ages of 50 – 65, unemployed or underemployed (20 hours a week or less), trying to find a job and suffering from anxiety? This is a yoga program designed to help you survive and build resilience while facing the challenges of career or employment change. Not just another resume workshop but tools to create health and well-being while supporting direction and focus. Learn to manage anxiety and lessen the impact of stress. Move forward, healthier, more grounded and open to new possibilities.

-with Anne Ryan

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jnana mudra

August 3 – Oct 5, 2016

Wednesday evenings 5:15 – 6:45 pm

10 sessions

$50 or pwyc

please contact the studio to register: or 705-745-7727


June 25, 2016 – News from IQY

Summer Special:

Introducing the 10 class card. You can create your own yoga intensive, attending as many classes as you like, adjust your class time to when you are available, find the class that fits you best.

(please check with the studio to see if the class you want to take has space available)

Must be used within the session of issue.


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Integrative yoga:

Already available in private sessions. Integrative yoga group classes are coming this fall. Are you coping with issues that keep you from living a full and joyful life? These classes are created for specific populations with thematic content to give you tools to enhance your health and well-being.

Details to follow, please check the website


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Coming This Fall!

200hr Integrative Yoga Therapy YTT

Not just any 200 hour yoga teacher training! Teacher training with a therapeutic focus, all the basics of a regular YTT with the added depth of  therapeutic practice.



Fall Workshop Series

There are several workshops and short series on offer this fall. Check out more information on the Workshop page as the dates come up.

Moving Into Fall

with Anne Ryan

restless, cold, difficulty sleeping or staying focused, ungrounded, dry, sore joints, catching every cold and flu that passes by….
This workshop gives you tools to move into the fall season with health and well-being. A balancing and grounding yoga practice and daily practices that help nourish the joints and bolster the immune system.

Sunday Sept 28, 2104     10am – 12noon


to register: or 705-745-7727

The Six Virtues That Lead To Highest Happiness: A Tibetan View With Lama Lena

Lama Lena (Yeshe Kaytup), a Dzogchen and Mahamudra meditation master in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, returns to Peterborough and will teach at Inner Quiet Yoga studio during the
weekend of Oct 4-5.  All are welcome to attend regardless of experience.

INNER QUIET YOGA – 172 Brock St.

Sat October 4th ~ 2:00 pm, Session One

Sat October 4th ~ 7:00 pm, Session Two

Sun October 5th~ 2:00 pm, Session Three  (sessions will be approx. 1.5 – 2hrs)

For info about either event or to register for teachings at IQY contact


5 “A’s” to Rewiring Your Inner Dialogue: Tools to Quiet the Inner Critic

with Pamela Van Nest

In these five weeks we will explore the 5 “A’s” of moving from being a captive of our Inner Critic to aligning with our Wise One Within. We will explore where this universal phenomena came from and how to work with it to eliminate self defeating inner dialogue. We will learn tools and techniques that we can apply in any moment, literally beginning to rewire our inner dialogue from negativity to positivity, from self doubt to self confidence.


Saturdays 10 – 11:30am    Oct 11 – Nov 8, 2014     5 weeks



Deepening Your Meditation Practice 

with Sharon Davison

This 4-week series will look at simple guidelines and practical activities to help us deepen a meditation practice. Traditional and non-traditional suggestions assist with our meditation practice and can connect us with our natural state of clarity, calm and aliveness. Whether you are new to meditation, have a practice that you would like to refresh or you would like to join together with others, you are welcome!

Oct 19- Nov 9th,    Sunday’s 6:30 – 8:00pm     4 wks. $99


Some Yoga Tools for Coping With Anxiety

with Anne Ryan

In our fast paced world many of us suffer from the disruptive and sometimes debilitating effects of anxiety. Anxiety has a powerful impact on our bodies and minds, from chronic pain to restlessness, insomnia to overwhelming worries, a mind that can’t settle and a body that’s exhausted. Yoga provides tools to help us cope with and reduce anxiety. Helping us find our balance and a greater sense of internal peace. In this workshop you discover practices to calm your body and quiet your mind.

Sunday Nov 16, 2014      10am – 12noon





with Anne Ryan

Heart opening asana practice combined with chanting and meditation to lead you on a creative journey to find your bhavanas, Bhavanas are heartfelt intentions that set into motion a spiritual path or direction.

Sunday Dec 7, 2014        10am – 12noon






Late Summer Intensive

Late Summer Intensive August 18 – 29, 2014

Change your routine this August and try out some late summer offerings at Inner Quiet Yoga. Beat the heat with an early morning asana class or end your day with an immersion workshop or restorative practice.

Watch for the schedule, available in July

Details will be available on the special events page.

A Day of Mindfulness

A Day of Mindfulness with Sharon Davison

During this one-day retreat learn about mindfulness, practice together with others, and discover how formal and informal mindfulness can impact and benefit you.

See the full description on the Workshop page.

Date: Sunday July 20, 2014

Location:Inner Quiet Yoga, 172 Brock St. Peterborough

Time: 9:30 – 4:00 pm

Cost: $79 plus a brown bag lunch

Dreaming of Spring

We are in the last couple of weeks of the Winter session. Registration for the Spring session is open now, so have a look at the spring schedule posted on the yoga page and get yourself signed up for the classes you want. There are some new classes being offered, don’t miss the opportunity to attend.

Also, a reminder that there is a weekly acupuncture clinic happening at the studio on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm. For more information check the Special Events page.

Late Fall News

Christmas Store Hours

As always the store is open during the regular class schedule, plus the follow times:

Saturday Nov 30                   3 – 6pm

Saturday Dec 7                     3 – 6pm

Friday Dec 13                       1:30 – 4:30 pm


Solstice Party

You are invited to celebrate the season with peace and joy, love and light

Friday Dec 20                                    5 – 7pm


Know Your Dosha  &  Abhyanga Practice Workshop     

Sunday, December 15                      2-4 pm             with Will James

A dosha is one of three bodily humors that make up one’s constitution. According to Ayurvedic medicine health exists when there is a balance between three doshas.

In this workshop we will identify each person’s dosha attributes using a questionnaire.  Then we will examine which foods help to achieve this balance of doshas that are unique to each individual.

You will also be introduced to other Ayurvedic tools; abhyanga, self-massage with heated oils and pulling, a method to rid the body of toxins.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows access to your joints for this workshop.


Fall is the beginning of the year

So, here we are, Fall has arrived and we are a starting back up with all of our routines saying a gentle goodbye to the last days of summer. Welcome back to class, enjoy the news.

Here’s what some of the teacher’s have been up to:

Bridget Cuff

My treat at the end of the summer was a 4 day visit to Rochester, where I was one of 8 assistants to Judith Lasater in her Relax and Renew (trademarked) trainings. There were 80 people at the training, so she needed all of us! Judith does some talking about the physiology of restorative yoga, the philosophy behind her development of it and the reasons for doing restorative yoga, but the main bulk of the training is learning to set people up in restorative poses and how to look at bodies to find places where they cannot release, or are unsupported. The objective in restorative yoga is to have the body fully propped, so that the props do the work of the pose and the mind and body simply relax into the props. These trainings end up being somewhat international. Although about half of the students were from the Rochester area and connected to the studio of Francois Renault, who sponsored the workshop, there was also a couple from Belgium and a group from Montreal, as well as the students from out west, Florida and the Washington, D.C. area. It`s a great way to get to know a lot of different people, including the other assistants, from New York City, Connecticut and Cleveland, among other places.


For those who don’t know her, Judith has taught yoga for over 45 years and is the primary developer of the practice of restorative yoga. She did her original yoga training with B.K.S. Iyengar. She also completed her degree as a physical therapist. Through her example, teaching yoga became a viable profession. In addition, she is very clear about her values and her boundaries, she is down to earth and funny, and she has no problem showing how much she loves her 3 children and 2 grandchildren. I always leave Judith feeling like I know more about my own values, I have a better idea of how to communicate with my students, and I have learned to see more about how to assist my students to find their own path and their own strength. I was really flattered to be asked to return and look forward to finding another of her trainings that I can assist at.



William James

William James has had a busy few months, making a major foray back into dance performance, beginning last June with a Performance Intensive  led by New Zealand/Maori dance artist Charles Koroneho, who led a group from across Canada and Greenland in an exploration of solo dance and group ritual.

Will then continued to take a summer intensive with Kahawi Dance Theatre in Toronto, studying Butoh with Japanese master teacher Ko Murabashi, Embodying Story with New Mexico-based Rulan Tangen,  Gyrokinesis with Andrea Nann, and a second performance intensive with Koroneho and Columbian born artist Alejandro Ronciera.

In September he has taken a week intensive with Berlin-based Shannon Cooney who led an exploration of movement based in Cranio-Sacral and other neuroscientific practices that she has developed.

William has also recently been shortlisted for the Soulpepper Theatre Dance Award for 2014. The shortlisted artists will perform in a gala on October 26, where the winners will be announced.  The award is a cash grant plus a two-week residency in the Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto’s Distillery District.




It’s Spring

It’s spring and we are cleaning out the closets, digging in the gardens, taking off the storm windows and moving back outside. Nature provides us with some tools to help our bodies make the transition from the heaviness of winter to the lightness of spring:

– try drinking a daily cup of dandelion tea (roots or leaves) to clean the mucus out of your system

– take advantage of the new leafy greens and sprouts as they arrive, replenishing the intestinal flora

– and later in the season, boost your lymph system with berries and cherries

– add some twists to your asana practice and deepen your breath

It’s the time of year to reconnect with your neighbours and community. You could check out the annual Emergency Festival of new dance and performance presented by Public Energy www, It’s happening all this week in several venues and well worth a look.

At the studio we had our very successful inaugural session of the Sunday Workshop Series with the Mudras + the 5 Koshas on Sunday May 5. The next Sunday offering happens June 2: Healing Through the Five Elements. For more information go to the workshop page.