Queen West Has a New Motion Studio and We’ve Bought the Inside Scoop

Queen West’s wellness scene simply grew! Not that lockdowns appear to be a factor of the previous, it’s time we begin getting again into our routines. When you’ve been on the lookout for a spot to prioritize wellness in Toronto, Jaybird could be your new dwelling! That is their first enlargement from Vancouver and we predict they’re going to suit proper in! Their motion meditation will let you dive deep into your physique and discover your self. We chatted with Co-Founders Ariel Swan and Barbie Bent in regards to the new studio and have the within scoop for you under!

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Why is Jaybird a must-experience studio and what differentiates it from different yoga or Pilates lessons?

Whereas Jaybird is a motion studio, the bodily advantages come second to our concentrate on mindfulness. Jaybird is about getting out of your head and into your physique. The expertise is designed to attract you inwards utilizing candlelight, infrared warmth and immersive, state-of-the-art sound. The darkness and lack of mirrors assist to remove judgment and comparability of self or different, so that you’re free to simply be.

How are you going to maximize your exercise and meditation expertise with Jaybird’s choices?

Many individuals consider meditation as sitting and eradicating ideas. In fact, there are a lot of types of meditation. To us, meditation means experiencing the current second and acknowledging what’s arising. Each contact level from guided language to sensory inputs is an invite to return again to now. It’s unattainable to do it incorrect; all you need to do is present up. We additionally advocate coming hydrated and dressed for the infrared warmth. It will get sweaty! 

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What are you able to anticipate popping out of your first transferring meditation session?

Jaybird is a grounded house to dive deep, that evokes private progress via motion. We consider in assembly folks the place they’re at and welcoming self-inquiry, slightly than imposing our personal beliefs and concepts. At Jaybird, steadiness is equally necessary to the work itself. All our lessons begin and finish in a form of relaxation. Relying on the fashion of sophistication, you may anticipate to maneuver, breathe, sweat (rather a lot), and depart feeling extra related to your self. 

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Why did you select to enter into the Toronto market as your first Canadian enlargement from Vancouver?

We selected Toronto to convey Jaybird to as many individuals as potential, so we had been drawn by the density alongside the vibrancy and variety of town. The chilly winter days are a tremendous pair with a comfy infrared heated room! There are additionally household ties. Our Co-Founder Barbie is from the East Coast, her uncle is Susur Lee and her brother Robbie simply opened a tremendous social wellness idea referred to as Othership. We really opened on the very same day!