about ensō yoga
ensō yoga brings a new level of yoga experience to Downtown Montreal.
We are devoted to creating a sanctuary of strength and inspiration for the spirit, the soul, and the body in the heart of the city. ensō yoga is an ideal environment for those new to Hot Yoga and advanced yogis alike.
ensō yoga offers classes for beginners and advanced yogis, in its signature style yoga ranging from ensō hot power yoga to ensō hot flow yoga, to ensō yin yoga and more.
ensō yoga is committed to the evolution of your practice in a modern, accessible way. We are devoted to offering the best hot yoga experience possible.
- Over 60 classes a week with the city’s most sought-after teachers committed to your growth and practice.
- Welcoming and mindful practice rooms.
- A series of workshops and community events created to build our community and empower you on and off the mat.
What is ensō?
ensō – a tiny word with vast meaning
In Zen Buddist painting, ensō symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body/spirit create. The brushed ink of the circle is usually in one movement and there is no possibility of modification: it shows the expressive movement of the spirit at that time.
Zen Buddhists “believe that the character of the artist is fully exposed in how she or he draws an ensō. Only a person who is mentally and spiritually complete can draw a true ensō. Some artists will practice drawing an ensō daily and is considered to stimulate the spirit of a person to contemplate the essence of reality. Artists may draw their ensō either as an open or closed circle. The opening in the ensō represents the imperfection that is an essential and inherent aspect of existence.
This ancient Zen symbol symbolizes unity, harmony, balance and conscious intention”.
ensō yoga is a philosophy of living – “aspire to something bigger than yourself and then practice it daily”. ensō yoga was created as a catalyst for change on both personal and community levels to: eliminate fear, live a life in balance and action, initiate daily choices to affirm our lives and the lives of others. We provide a space to recenter oneself, a space to find balance, a space to grow, and a place to stretch in every sense of the word.
The ensō yoga 5O|5ō mission is to create, connect and collaborate in order to raise awareness and truly inspire change in the lives of children and women. We believe in empowering lives through yoga and the act of giving. ensō yoga is a unique giving-based business which combines both philanthropy and commerce – as such, 50% of our profits go directly to benefiting and empowering women so that they can gain greater confidence, self-belief, as well as, the tools needed to face obstacles and to seize opportunities.
We never compromise the quality and integrity of our yoga and we live by our values of gratitude, compassion, respect, ethics, professionalism and lifelong learning.
Your life is your ensō – how do you choose to draw it?”