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COVID-19 update

Effective March 29, 2021 the Provincial Health Officer issued a mandatory closure to all businesses and facilities that offer indoor fitness classes. This includes all yoga studios across the province. This is expected to be a temporary measure for three weeks. Our anticipated re-opening will be May 25, 2021 unless health regulations dictate otherwise. Meanwhile, we are continuing to offer online classes so you will not experience any interruption in your yoga practice! 

Our shop remains open if you require yoga equipment for your home practice. The following measures are in place for the health and safety of clients and staff:

  • Ensuring a distance of 2 metres from staff 

  • One person customer in shop at one time 

  • Use of masks is mandatory for both staff and clients

  • Use of CDC approved disinfectant on contact surfaces

  • Hand sanitizers available. Please use upon entering and exiting shop

  • Covid-19 Self assessment prior to entering shop

  • We also offer online purchase of items for curbside pickup. We are happy to deliver items within a 5 km radius

Recommended equipment for a home yoga practice

What do I need for an online class?

  • Yoga mat. This is really essential for both grip and cushioning. In a pinch, you can practice on a carpeted floor. We also have mats available for purchase, starting at $35

  • Space. Choose a quieter place where you have less distractions and enough room to lay your mat and stretch you arms wide

  • Props. We recommend blocks, blankkets and a strap. Here are some ideas for DIY props. 

  • Here are a few more ideas for homemade props

  • Water bottle

  • Towel. Full length towels are not usually necessary.  A small hand towel to wipe your brow or dry your hands is typically all that is needed.

  • Comfortable clothes. Layers are best. Consider a tank or tee shirt with a hoody. Tights are a great option. Sweats are fine but not too baggy as you will find they get in the way. Yoga is traditionally a barefoot activity but have a pair of socks for Savasana (end of class pose) if you like.

How do I practice yoga online with Yew Tree Yoga studio?

Must I pre-register for a class? 

Yes. Pre-registration is required so that a Zoom link can be sent to you. The earlier you can sign up, the better. 

There are several options for booking a class: 

How do I reserve a place in class ahead of time? 

Online booking is quick and easy. On the Class Schedule page, click on the green "sign up" button for the class you would like to attend. This requires a one-time sign-on to create a profile.  After this, you can just click on the "sign up" button to pre-register. 

We get it! sometimes it's just better to speak with someone. Do not hesitate to give a call and we can get your class reserved over the phone. 

Send us a note! This is the best option between the hours of 10 AM- 5 PM when there is no one to answer the phone. We check our email messages frequently and aspire to answer any questions in a timely fashion.

I have never done yoga. What class would you recommend?

There are a number of classes offered for beginners.  Hatha Essentials is a Level 1 hatha class suitable for healthy individuals. It incorporates poses for strength, flexibility, mindfulness and balance. Gentle Hatha and Slow Flow + Meditation encompasses a similar repertoire but at a lower intensity. 

I am interested in booking a physio/clinical yoga session. Is this being offered at Yew Tree Yoga studio during the current lockdown?

Physiotherapy and clinical yoga sessions are still permitted with all Covid 19 safety protocols in effect. Our resident physiotherapist has had her first vaccination but continues to take every precaution with her clients. For additional information on therapeutics offered at Yew Tree Yoga, click here.