Studio Etiquette

New Procedures due to COVID19:

  • Please sign up online and make all purchases via the MindBody registration system in advance for both in studio and live-streamed yoga classes.  Class size is limited to 8 students to allow for 6 feet between all students.  Students attending in studio classes will NOT be visible to students practicing at home.

  • If you are no longer able to attend the class you signed up for, please cancel as soon as possible to free up that spot for another student.

  • Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early for your in studio class to allow for the previous class to leave and for the studio to be cleaned.  Classes will be scheduled at least 30 minutes apart.  Please try to leave the studio within 15 minutes of your class ending.

  • Upon arriving, please clean hands using provided hand sanitizer or wash hands in kitchen sink.

  • Upon arriving, please confirm with the receptionist that you are not experiencing any covid symptoms, have not been around anyone with covid symptoms or traveled outside of Canada for the last 14 days.

  • After checking in with reception, please set up your mat at the furthest spot away from the door and wait for class to begin.  Mat placement will be clearly marked on the studio floor.

  • Prop use:  after using props, please place them in the lounge so they can remain unused for 3 full days.  If you use a bolster, please remove the cover so it can be washed.  If you rent a mat, please clean it with the provided mat cleaner and then place in the lounge.

  • For July there will be no shower use, no change room use, no mat storage, no tea lounge.  As restrictions are eased, we’ll look at how we might be able to safely remove some of these restrictions.

  • Please stay home if you are sick.  We will continue to live-stream almost all of our classes so you can practice at home.

  • Teachers will also be staying home if sick.  If we are unable to find a substitute teacher, the class may be live-streamed or cancelled.

  • The windows will be open in the main studio during class.  You may want to dress a little more warmly or in layers.  The underfloor heating will still be on.  

 

General Information:

 

What Classes to Attend
Foundations, Restorative, Yin, Foundations + Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Community Classes are suitable for

beginners.  Yogahour® is suitable for fit beginners without injuries or any serious physical limitations.

What to wear
Yoga asanas (postures) are done in bare feet.  Please leave your shoes on the shelves in the reception area.  Wear 
comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of movement.  Please keep your shirt on.  If you tend to get hot, a tank top may feel more comfortable.  If you sweat a lot (which can happen in the more physically challenging classes), wearing a shirt or tank top will absorb your sweat and keeps it from making your mat and the floor around you slippery
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What to bring
Your own yoga mat, any props you may need and a water bottle.
 

Cell Phones
Please refrain from using your cell phone inside the studios.  Free wifi is available for use outside of the studios.

Late Arrivals

Please arrive on time.  We will not be permitting late arrivals beginning June 1, 2020.

Mat Placement
Especially during busy classes, please place your mats in rows as indicated by the arrows at the side of the room or as directed by the yoga instructor.  Starting June 1, 2020:  please place your mat in one of the designated spots so everyone has at least 6 feet between each other.

Sniffles and Fevers
Please stay home and take care of yourself.

Perfumes, colognes and scented products
As many people are sensitive, please do not wear scented products of any kind to class (body products, hair products, etc). Please extend this mindfulness to the other smells such strong body odour and cigarette smoke.

Practice on an empty stomach
It is recommended that you do not eat at least three hours before practice. If a special condition prevents this, eat easily digested foods, e.g. fruit or yogurt, one hour before class.

Abandon the competitive mindset
Our aim in class is to open the heart and calm the mind.

Accept and love yourself for where you are at
Remember to enjoy the “in-between” parts of the journey. Each moment we are given is an opportunity to be here and enjoy now.

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