Congratulations YTT graduates of Feb. 2019!!!

Congratulations to the graduates of the latest session of Hatch’s Yoga Teacher Training Program taught by Sabina Erlich and Kiran Sohal!

Don’t mind the stickers, the students chose to adorn their teachers with heart stickers as a literal and unique gesture of appreciation for their experience during the teacher training program 🙂

To read the testimonials of students from the YTT program at Hatch, click here:

To find out more about the program (our next one starts on March 2nd, 2019), click here:

We also have an information session on February 24th, 2019 between 2 & 5 (drop in any time) if you’d like to see the studio and find out more about the session in person. If you can’t make it, you can always contact Sabina at to make a private appointment. Bonus: meet with Sabina during this information session or in a separate appointment and get $300 off your tuition!!! 🙂


It’s Hatch’s second birthday today! 🥳 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 🥳 thank you to all our students and staff for making Hatch a wonderful place to be for two years now! Looking forward to many more and being part of the downtown #mississauga community ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Why extremely hot Yoga is not only not beneficial but DANGEROUS by Sabina Erlich

I strongly believe that the practice of yoga is extremely beneficial not only to the body but also to the mind. Yoga changed my life so profoundly that I ditched a career in IT to dedicate my life to teach it and to train other teachers.  I own Hatch Yoga, not because is a great business (if I wanted to make money I should have stayed in IT), but because it is my passion. My business could generate so much more profit if I only followed all the ridiculous current trends design to grab money from ingenuous students; like Yoga with goats or puppies, Yoga on a paddling board, Yoga and wine, Yoga and beer (I could write another whole article on the stupidity mixing alcohol and yoga); and the biggest of all, Hot Yoga. In this day and age, the obsession with thinness and dieting seems to surpass the one of main Yoga Principles, Ahimsa (do no harm).

Many of our teachers stopped teaching hot classes under medical advice. After years of being exposed to the extreme heat, they became chronically dehydrated and suffer kidney damage.

Our Studio offers moderate hot classes. While moderate hot yoga has its benefits, for some people practicing in extreme heat it can have some potentially serious drawbacks, and the alleged benefits are not true.

They are basically 3 false beliefs why people choose to practice hot yoga:

  • Sweating detoxifies your body

This idea lacks any basis in science. Though some toxins are eliminated through perspiration, the vast majority are processed by the liver and eventually excreted through urine and stool, not sweat. If anything, exercising in extreme heat can damage your liver and kidneys and hinder the natural detoxification process.

  • Sweating makes you lose weight

When you sweat, you lose water, NOT FAT. If anything, the extreme heat makes you exhausted an unable to work hard enough to strengthen muscle and tone the body.

Exercising in extreme heat can lead to dehydration and hyperthermia (elevated body temperature). And if you become very dehydrated and drink too much water afterward without consuming electrolytes, you run the risk of developing hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels), which can also cause such symptoms as nausea and muscle cramping, along with general malaise and even seizures.

When we exercise, our internal body temperature naturally goes up and our blood vessels open up to allow more blood to travel to the skin so we can sweat, which cools down our internal temperature. But when we exercise in a hot room, our bodies have a harder time cooling down. Your body’s normal processes are not going to be enough to overcome this external heat, essentially, you’ve kind of hacked this regular homeostasis [the equal balance] that our body tries to keep with the internal temperature. When the heat becomes difficult to bear it can lead to illness like heat exhaustion. This can happen when your body is not temperature regulating anymore and you become dehydrated.

Since your blood vessels have dilated during exercise, your blood pressure can drop as well. If that happens, your heart rate will go up as your body tries to pump blood to your organs to overcome the drop in blood pressure.

Working out in a hot room can throw off our body’s internal temperature, which can cause dehydration, and — in extreme cases — lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include weakness, dizziness, and especially nausea. In really extreme circumstances, you could even develop something like a heat stroke and that could, worst-case scenario, land you in the emergency room.

  • The extreme heat allows you to stretch more

With increased flexibility, hot yoga can make you prone to overstretching. Because the heat loosens the muscles, you could be in danger of over-extending your body and you could pull or strain a muscle. It’s not just our muscles that can be affected, tendons and ligaments can get hurt too. In a hot yoga class, you can get your muscles to stretch a little bit more than maybe you would in a regular yoga class. That’s because our muscles are very vascular, which means they have a good supply of arteries and veins, enabling blood nutrients to get to them easily. However, our tendons and ligaments are more “avascular,” which means they don’t get as much blood supply as our muscles. While we can stretch our muscles more deeply, our tendons and ligaments might not be as ready for some of that intense stretch. It might not be the muscle that you end up having a problem with in overstretching, but more so the other connective tissue like the tendons and ligaments.

Dealing with Injuries & Chronic Pain for Yoga Teachers

Dealing with Injuries & Chronic Pain for Yoga Teachers
with Jennifer Matthews

About this course:

The modern day yoga student comes with complications. Not only do our students have structural abnormalities, but their habitual behaviours, and postural patterning are causing most to suffer from chronic physical, emotional, and mental ailments.

This twelve hour course was designed for yoga teachers longing for creative ways to offer classes that address common skeletal problems, can offer solutions to some of the causes of pain, and how to better assist an injured student with integrity and care.

Stay tuned for more information!


Cost: $240 + Tax
When: Feb. 23 & 24 12 – 6:30pm
Location: Hatch Yoga Studio

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This course counts for 12 hours of Continuing Education Credits

Come to our Teacher Training Information Night on Monday February 4th and get a FREE two classes pass!

Drop in any time between 5 and 8 pm to check out the studio, meet our Faculty members and get all your questions about the program answered while you enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Get a FREE 2 classes pass as a souvenir!

Sign up now and get a FREE membership to the Studio from the moment you sign up until the end of the course!

Is it your dream to become a Yoga Teacher, or just simply to take your practice to a deeper level? Would you like to learn more about the origins of Yoga and understand how your own body works and why we practice what we practice? Our next Course starts on March 2nd!

Our intense 225 hour course runs for five and a half months, every Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 pm. The focus of our program is to form teachers with a solid foundation on functional anatomy, alignment, and teaching methodologies so they are ready to teach skillfully and safely upon graduation. Upon graduation, you will be certified as a Yoga Teacher and also as a Restorative Yoga Teacher. Read our Graduate Reviews.

  • You will be trained to teach different styles of Yoga, including Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Hot Yoga.
  • Our program is registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYS 200)
  • The program will be taught by Sabina Erlich and Kiran Sohal.
  • Your tuition fees include unlimited classes at Hatch Yoga (50 classes / week) until the end of the program, starting from the moment we receive your deposit. That means you can start taking classes right away and deepen your own practice before starting your teacher training in March.
  • Cost is $3300 and payment plans are available. Early bird is $3000 until Feb 4th.

Can’t attend? Contact Sabina at to set up a free consultation with Sabina at another time 🙂


Why not start the next year with deep, real and sustainable change? Our Next Intensive Mindful Living Course starts Wednesday Feb 20 2019

  • Do you yearn to find yourself and grow emotionally and spiritually?
  • Do you want to improve your relationship with food and your body image?
  • Do you need to work on your interpersonal relationships, assertiveness, and/or self esteem?
  • Are you battling with addiction (food, alcohol, drugs, work, relationships, electronics)?
  • Do you want to learn how to live in the present each day with less worries about the future, and less ruminations of the past?
  • Are you in need of becoming less stressed and anxious and improve mood, energy and physical health?
  • Do you have trouble sleeping?
  • Do you suffer from chronic pain and want to live a better quality of life and function more?

If the anwser to one or more of the questions above is yes, then this course is what your looking for. Or, if you think that your loved one would anwser yes to one of the above questions, the best Christmas Present you could possibly give to your loved one is to enroll them in this course.

Many of us wonder everyday how we manage to juggle the pieces of our 
lives and handle our responsibilities to family, friends, work, our health, finances, while leading a full and satisfying life.  It sometimes doesn’t take much to unsettle the delicate balance of forces in our world, leaving us struggling to right the course. So how do we find a way back?
One route is in practicing mindfulness. Intensive training in mindfulness meditation can cultivate states of relaxation, improve physical symptoms of pain and chronic illness, open our minds to greater insight, and enhance our physical health and sense of wellbeing for fuller, more satisfying lives.

This  course will run every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Cost is $499+hst (10% discount to Hatch Yoga members)

To ensure its quality, this course is strictly limited to 12 participants.


Sabina designed this course inspired by the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum developed 40 years ago by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass) and now taught world-wide. Having taking this course under the guidance of Dr. Heidi Walk many years ago, Sabina realized that Minfulness was not only the key element in overcoming an eating disorder and anxiety, but that it also transformed her life and allowed her to find herself and to grow emotionally and spiritually. She had the privilege of teaching mindfulness meditation for many years and seeing in the process her students grow and transform, and wants to invite you to walk through this journey with her.

In each class, you will be guided through different meditations and yoga practices. There will be an opportunity for discussion and you will learn to use mindfulness techniques to cope with stress, anger, anxiety, depression and addictions. There will be handouts assigned to read every week, and you will be expected to practice for 30 min a day and keep a journal of your practice. Experiential learning is a key part of the class to ensure you transfer what you learn about stress reduction into your life.


2 Energy Exchange Positions Open

There are 2 Energy Exchange positions available at Hatch Yoga:

  • Cleaning Duties during the weekdays between 1 & 5 pm

Hatch is a yoga community open to everyone, including those individuals who might not be able to afford the cost of classes. Through the Energy Exchange Program, you can volunteer 4 hours of your life once a week with cleaning duties in exchange for unlimited free classes and also discounts for our yoga workshops and retail products.

This is a great opportunity to become more involved with our community, get to know your teachers, fellow yogis and to deepen your practice.
We require a minimum 2 month commitment.