New & Returning Students

PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP: Our studio is now run by the association BIKRAM COLLEGE OF INDIA. We invite you to join our private membership. Please sign our member form prior to attending class. We have printed copies at our front desk for your signature. Learn more about our association policies.

PREPARATION: Drink plenty of water throughout the day and it is best not to eat 2 hours before class.

WHAT TO BRING: Wear light, form-fitting exercise clothing (avoid pants!). Bring two towels, a yoga mat and a water bottle. We have mats and towels for rent at $2 each, as well as free filtered water. 

PARKING is available outside our studio (metered), in the neighbouring streets (free) and at the Britannia Community Centre (free).

 

SAVE TIME: Book your class in advance. We have a drop in fee of $29, or 4 classes at $80.

 

PUNCTUALITY: Arrive 15 minutes before class to sign up, and familiarize yourself with our studio. We take cash, credit and debit.

 

Etiquette & Guidelines

 

Before Class
PREPARATION Avoid eating meals 2 hours before class. Come well hydrated. 

PUNCTUALITY Classes start on time. Please allow yourself enough time to arrive, change, and set up your mat.

Leave outdoor shoes at reception. We have benches and cubbies at the top of the stairs and lobby area.
 
HYGIENE Be mindful about body odour. Please no perfumes or scents. Showers are recommended for both before and after class.

STORAGE No cellphones, watches, wallets or other belongings in the yoga room. There are lockers ($0.50) in the change rooms. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

As a safety precaution, do NOT use glass as drinking vessels in the yoga room.

YOGA ROOM Align your mat so that both you and others are able to see themselves in the front mirror. If you arrive late, be mindful that you are not setting up directly in front of another practitioner. Those new are recommended to set up in the back of the room.
 
During Class
The class is a set 90 minutes and students are expected to stay and complete the class. If you must leave early, please alert the instructor prior to class. 

WATER No water during the first 3 postures. The instructor will announce the first water break. This timing gives your body the proper warm up without the distraction of digesting water. Bring enough water to last the duration of the practice.

As a beginner you may find the heat and practice to be very intense. This is very normal and you are allowed to sit out postures and rejoin when you feel ready.
 
STAYING IN THE ROOM Make it a goal each practice to attend the class in full without leaving the room. This is to prevent a sudden change in body temperature and to respect other practitioners sharing the space.

After Class
CLEAN UP Following final savasana, please leave the room quietly and clean up your area. Bring extra towels if you sweat heavily. We have buckets in the back of the room you may use to carry your mat and towel. Please rinse these buckets and return them to the room.