OCAD yoga

Fall 2016

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 fall 2016 will occur as follows, per the dates below:

Morning Yoga: 9:00 AM
Meditation: 10:15 AM
Afternoon Yoga: 12 noon and/or 1:30 PM

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 fall 2016 with weekly 60-minute classes*, per the following schedule:

Wednesday mornings (9 classes)
September 21; October 5, 12 and 19; November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2016**
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Instructor: Krista Schilter

Wednesday afternoons (9 classes)
September 21; October 5, 12 and 19; November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2016**
12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Barratt

* Schedule subject to change/addition/revision
** No yoga scheduled September 28 or October 26, 2016.

Classes will be conducted in Room 187, Level 1, 100 McCaul Street (MCA). Classes are limited to maximum 20 participants and require a minimum of five pre-registered yoga students to run. 

Program fees for students, faculty/staff and alumni

Morning yoga (9): $45 (only $5 per class)
Afternoon yoga (9): $45 (only $5 per class)


Pre-registration complete and programming begun.
See drop-in / pay-as-you-go option above.
Yoga fees are non-refundable once classes begin.
Morning and afternoon yoga are not interchangeable.


Pay fees at the Cashier:
Level 7, 230 Richmond St. West (as of May 2016)
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring your receipt to Brent Everett James, Campus Life Coordinator:
Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or scan your receipt and email it as proof of payment.


Sign up (AND submit receipt of payment) by
4:00 p.m., Monday, September 19, 2016.

Meet your instructor

Morning Yoga:
Krista Schilter spends her time connecting with people and places near and far. She is influenced greatly by her travels and practice around the world - taking cues from an array of sources and styles, namely Kundalini, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga taught from a trauma-informed perspective. Expect longer holds to challenge the physical body on a gross level and a variety of breathing exercises to transform the mind on a subtle level. 

Krista's interests include urban agriculture and horticultural therapy, which lend to a reclaiming of a lost connection with nature in urban areas. She believes that a mindfulness practice and a connection with self through the natural world will provide us with the means to reset and recharge ourselves.

Afternoon Yoga:
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.


Campus Life

Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West (as of May 24, 2016)