OCAD yoga

Winter 2017

Winter semester yoga programming has begun (January 25).

Take time out of time to come home to self. A weekly one-hour session will allow you to turn inwards to reduce stress and tension from the inside out. Beginners welcome. Classes are coed and mixed level, offering students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to get fit, de-stress, and stay healthy.

Drop-in / Pay-as-you-go

Once program pre-registration concludes, we will determine, based on how many participants sign up in advance—and instructor’s discretion—if and when drop-in yoga will happen.

Drop-in / pay-as-you-go opportunities for winter 2017 will occur as follows:

Afternoon Yoga
12 noon to 1 p.m.
See schedule of dates below
First-come, first-served at instructor's discretion.

Cost: $5 cash only, exact change payable BEFORE class begins. A paper waiver (provided at location) must be signed also.


Yoga will be offered this winter 2017 with weekly 60-minute classes*, per the following schedule:

Wednesday afternoons (9 classes)

January 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017
12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Barratt

* Schedule subject to change/addition/revision

Classes will be conducted in Room 187, Level 1, 100 McCaul Street (MCA).  

Pre-registration deadline 

Sign up (AND submit pre-registraton receipt of payment) by
4:00 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2017. Once programming has begun, see drop-in option above.

Meet your instructor

Dawn Barratt has been teaching since 2003. Having studied several styles of yoga and taught students of all capabilities, her objective is to instil a thorough understanding of the postures and how the individual can integrate them into their unique body. 

Classes vary in theme such as, a particular area of the body, exploration of an asana (posture) or, concept. Classes may include balancing the body, strengthening, flexibility, vinyasa, balances, and inversions.  Breath awareness is emphasized as the foundation to enable ease in the asanas, cultivate mental clarity, and concentration.  Students are encouraged to question/comment during the class to aid comprehension as well as, safe practice.

Dawn strives to provide a class that is informative, developmental, fun, and promotes a relaxed, well-functioning body and focused mind.

10 reasons to do yoga

  • Yoga relieves stress
  • Yoga improves brain function
  • Yoga increases creativity
  • Yoga energizes the body and mind
  • Yoga promotes restful sleep
  • Yoga improves flexibility and muscle tone
  • Yoga increases lung capacity and deep breathing
  • Yoga helps with weight loss and weight management
  • Yoga is fun!

What to wear/bring

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Please bring a yoga mat and water.

Off-campus yoga

Does the OCAD Yoga schedule not work with your schedule? Look into off-campus yoga opportunities nearby:


Campus Life

Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West