Jonathan Phair

Creating an experience for my students is just as important as sharing knowledge. Expect bad dad jokes to set the mood!


Teaching Style

I like to make students think about why they’re practicing – increasing their mind/body awareness so that they begin to notice when their body needs to move and flow, and when they need to rest and replenish.

Qualifications & Accomplishments

My wife, Queenie Phair, and I run yoga retreats all over the world through our company: Focus Retreats. We really feel like we’re living our dream, especially when we get to wake up in the deserts of Morocco, the mountains of Peru, or the jungles of Sri Lanka.

Currently on repeat

All Armed – Nils Frahm. His music drops me right into a flow state.

What to expect in my class

Come get grounded and then learn a little about yourself through your practice. Whether we’re getting sweaty or finding time to rest, expect to be challenged to notice more about what’s happening in mind/body as your practice.

How I got into fitness

For my entire life, there has been a magnetic pull towards teaching and sharing things that light me up. Yoga has been lighting me up since 2008 and I needed to share with people how this practice has helped me.

Favourite way to sweat

On the days I have a ton of energy to burn off, get me in a Power Vinyasa Flow and balancing on my hands!

Fun fact

I speak Mandarin and Cantonese! Queenie and I lived in Asia for 7 years, and felt like expats when we first moved home to Toronto.

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