In my classes you can expect precision in poses, breath awareness, options for every body, relaxation practices, and a playful spirit of exploration

  • Find greater ease and stability in the body

  • Breathe and inquire more deeply

  • Cultivate a calmer mind


ClassES & Workshops

All classes and workshops are on Zoom for now


Yoga 4 Relaxation

12 pm - 12.45 pm Thursdays
See schedule: Virtual Classes*


Find your off switch: yoga poses and breathing practices to help you relax deeply. 

*For Queen's University community


1 on 1 yoga

Work one-on-one with me on your health conditions and goals.

$100, individual class, one hour; or 5-class pass $375 ($75 per class, includes HST)

* 24-hour cancellation required to reschedule within 6 months


Workshop: Yoga For Relaxation

I offer relaxation workshops in the community. Past workshops held at Janati Yoga, Queen's U (the Yoga Club and Dissertation Bootcamp), the YMCA, and at Vermont Studio Center for writers and artists. Get in touch about upcoming workshops, or to book your group's event.


Yin Yoga

8 am - 9:30 am Fridays

Sept. 17 - Dec. 17, 2021
(12 weeks - no classes on
Oct. 8 or Dec. 3). 

Relax, breathe, stretch, and calm your mind. Join anytime during the session. For more details please get in touch.


Private Group Yoga

Special yoga classes designed for you and your group (i.,e., back care basics, strong & serene, restorative, yoga for athletes with tight muscles, etc.)

2 people: $300 for 10 classes
3 people: $250 for 10 classes
4 people+ $200 for 10 classes
(including HST)


Workshop: yoga & relaxed writing

Learn to combine yoga and writing for freer expression: for scholars writing papers, writers seeking body-centred methods, and yoga students deepening their study of the symbolism of poses. Past workshops held at Kingston Writersfest, Queen’s University and Janati Yoga.

Kirsteen's yoga classes are fantastic!  She is my yoga instructor of choice.  Her voice is so calming that you can't help but relax and settle into your practice.  I have practiced with Kirsteen for many years now and no matter what type of yoga, the classes are wonderful.  I am currently taking online Yin classes and they are just what I need during this time of pandemic isolation.

Karen Topping

Yoga Resources


I completed my first yoga teacher training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in Bahamas, and over the past 30+ years I have studied many styles of yoga and movement in Canada, India and the United States. have spent countless hours practicing and teaching yoga, and I also read a lot! I hope these recommended resources will help to support your practice.


Try these helpful  breathing videos, including yoga pranayamas: from James Nestor, author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art


What does Loka samasta sukhino bhavantu mean? One simple translation is: May all be well and happy. 

What is Yin? Read "Sweet Surrender" from Yoga Journal for an explanation, and a sequence.

Want to know more about Yin? Check out and teacher Bernie Clarke in Vancouver; Sarah Powers, author of Insight Yoga; and Paul Grilley, author of Yin Yoga.

Online Daily Yoga Practices, generously offered by Mona Warner of Janati Yoga. Listen also to 'Living Your Yoga,' in which Mona interviews me about the Sivananda yoga tradition.

See this fascinating article about yoga, ancient and modern, with gorgeous images, on Public Domain Review.

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