May 15, 2020

You. Yes, you—we are so grateful for your commitment to this community throughout these unprecedented times. You are what kept us going and you have helped to ensure we have a safe space to come back to. We can not say thank you enough. As we look to the near future of both our in-person reopening alongside our integrated virtual (livestream & on demand) component, we want to ensure that your expectations and needs are being met.  Please take a few moments to share your thoughts by filling out this survey for a chance to win a Prop Kit including a sweat towel, block, and strap.

Because our top priority is the health and safety of our entire community and team, we are putting the right pieces in motion to reopen
within the first week of June and plan to continue offering virtual livestream and on demand features.

Our first step was to work with public health officials, including WorkSafe BC, to understand the requirements. We are currently identifying additional precautionary measures we feel are relevant to the in-studio experience.

A new studio etiquette framework for physical distancing and flow throughout the space is in development. More details will be coming and here is snapshot of what you can expect to see upon your return to the studio:

Hybrid offering of both in-person classes alongside an integrated virtual experience
New waiver for all students
Reduced capacity to ensure minimum of 2 meter physical distance
Online registration, waitlist, safe sign in, online checkout
Physical distancing measures throughout the foyer
Hand sanitizing station upon entry of the facility, in the practice room, and bathroom
Extended time between classes to perform cleaning/sanitization
Arrive at the studio ready to practice: in your yoga gear and with a full water bottle
Use of bathrooms & water fountain will be limited
Removal of shared props (prop kits available for purchase)
Office hours for account support and retail purchases

As our plan develops will be staying in contact through our newsletters, facebook and social media accounts. We look forward practicing with you.

Deep Bows,

Yoga Lab Leadership Team

March 26, 2020

We hope you are all managing well as these first few difficult weeks come to a close. There is a lot to absorb among the significant impact to our day-to-day routines, so I’d like to thank you for showing us the power of our community by coming together in the face of adversity.  We are continuing to set the foundation of our online studio – sans brick and mortar!
Yoga Lab Community has led the way as we responded rapidly to ensure our students & teachers continue to stay connected to movement options and with one another online.  Many students have emailed letting us know the positive impact this has had on them during these times. 
We are so grateful to all our members and class pass holders.   Click here for information on your current membership or pass.  Thank you for continuing to join us for your practice. 

We’re thrilled to announce effective tomorrow March 27,  you can now access all of our classes through our MindBody or Mobile App, just as we did before.

Other changes:

With this change, we are unable to offer students from Lab Communities a joint LIVE STREAM experience. We are excited to introduce our On Demand feature. The 4 classes being taught between the studios each day will be uploaded the next day for the enjoyment of all students.
Please read our new Yoga & Fitness landing page for our online classes. If you have additional questions, you can check out our FAQs here, or reach out to us via email at support@yogalabvictoria.ca.

March 18, 2020

We’re not sure we’ve ever felt so connected and inspired by the generosity of our community. We have received countless emails from many of our members thanking us for shifting our classes online and keeping our community connected. To all of our members that are maintaining their memberships in an effort to support our teachers and this community, thank you so much. We are so grateful for you.
We are excited to announce that Victoria and Westshore Yoga Lab locations are partnering together to give our members access to 40+ classes/week. Trusted teachers are bringing their best to make sure you get a peace pause. A familiar face and comforting voice to help you link movement with breath.

Over the last 5 years we’ve been told over and over again by members in this community, that they feel at home with us. The feeling of being at home isn’t dependent on the amount of people we’re practicing next to, or the physical space we’re moving in. That feeling shows up when we’ve landed in our bodies, when we’re moving in our skin. We come back home to ourselves. We feel at home when we’re lovingly guided through a meaningful yoga practice. Hot yoga, Online Yoga, it’s still Yoga. Yoga Lab Teachers are committed to leading you through your practice and helping you feel at home with yourself.  

Join us online and we’ll move through this together.
With so much care and respect,
Heather and Jen
and the entire Yoga Lab Community

March 16, 2020

With the announcement this morning from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking all Canadians to stay at home, we have decided to temporarily move our classes online. Effective March 17th our studio will be closed to the public.

We are committed to supporting you and your wellness goals.

We are moving a selection of our classes to an online format so we are able to continue serving our community from a distance.  Tomorrow you will receive an email outlining the details of how to access our online offerings which will go live March 18th. Live classes will feature our dedicated faculty members demonstrating and cueing a 60 minute practice which will vary according to the schedule. You’ll find the classes you know and love, taught by the same incredible teachers, the only difference is that it’s from a distance.

Tomorrow you will receive a follow up email that will answer many questions. We are experiencing higher than normal volume of inquiries right now and are committed to responding as quickly as possible. Your compassion for our efforts is deeply appreciated.

Our community extends far beyond our studio space. 

Join us online to stay connected as a community. We need our practice and each other now more than ever.  Let’s move through this together!

We offer deep bows and compassion to everyone impacted by this health crisis. We are calling on our community to rally together so that when we are on the other side of this we are still connected at the roots.

With so much care and respect,

Heather, Jen

and the Yoga Lab Community