Frequently Asked Questions

New to Yoga?

No problem. We offer a drop-in Beginner Yoga class on Mondays and Saturdays. Regularly scheduled Hatha classes, and Level 1 Flow classes are a great next step.

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What Should I Bring/Wear?

  • Yoga mat (for hygienic purposes, it is recommended that you bring your own yoga mat. We also have mats available for rent and for purchase at our studio)
  • Large towel (if you are taking a class in the hot room, we recommend that you put a dry towel on your mat so that you don’t slip)
  • Water (make sure you arrive at class hydrated and that you have had something to eat that day – but don’t arrive with a full stomach).
  • Clothing (wear whatever you would normally wear to the gym but please dress comfortably)
  • A completed general health questionnaire to save time, or you can fill this out in studio.

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome! Our beginner classes are a great place to start. They are Mondays at 6:30 pm, and most Saturdays at 3:30 pm. Restorative, Hatha,  Flow 1, and Pilates classes are also good for beginners. Classes labelled “All Levels” or “Flow 1-2” will be mixed levels, but teachers will provide options for newer students as well.
We do not have lockers, and recommend that you leave valuables at home.  Bring small valuables into the practice room, with all devices turned off, and tuck them out of sight. Tuck large items into changeroom cubbies. Please no personal belongings at your mat other than water and a towel.  
Nope, but we have filtered water fountains where you can fill up your bottle. If you forget to bring a bottle, we have lost and found bottles that we have washed available to borrow.  
Yes! Mats are 2$, shower towels or mat towels are 3$. If you regularly travel to yoga from work and rent a mat, it may be a good idea/investment to purchase a mast towel to use over the rental mat. They are a good sanitary layer and are an excellent non-slip surface.
No, sorry. But if you are a Monthly or Annual member mat rental is included. No more shlepping! 
Yoga is a practice that unites mind, body, and spirit. This is achieved by performing physical postures (asanas) that promote strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as breath training practices (pranayama), and meditative and concentration practices (dharana).   Yoga is also a spiritual path that includes self-study and the cultivation of self-awareness, guidelines for living ethically, and is practiced by many to attain inner stillness and awakening. In the West, yoga is largely practiced in a way that combines physical exercise with meditative practices to help promote and maintain physical and mental health. It’s non-competitive, accessible to all, and if practiced regularly, the benefits of yoga will shine through all aspects of your life.
No, yoga is not in and of itself a religion, however, yoga is part of an ancient tradition, dating back more than five thousand years to modern-day India, with origins in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Many Hindus today practice yoga as part of their devotional practice. Modern day yoga in the West is primarily a secular practice, and is inclusive of all belief systems and traditions. Today, people from all over the world practice yoga as a means of self-care (fitness, peace of mind) and self-knowledge, and we are grateful for this rich tradition.

Yoga helps improve your strength, flexibility, balance, breath capacity, stress management, sleep, concentration, self-understanding, and self-confidence, just to name a few of the many benefits.
Yes.  Practicing yoga is a great way to increase your flexibility — no matter how stiff you are — to become stronger, more coordinated, more balanced (both physically and mentally), and healthier overall.
Just like any form of physical activity, it is possible to get injured in a yoga class. The key to staying safe is listening to your body, and not doing anything that doesn’t feel right for you. Yoga is non-competitive, and there is no one right way to do a posture. We encourage you to ask your instructor for help if something doesn’t feel quite right for you during class – every postures has modifications. If you find yourself getting short of breath or overheated, take water or rest at any time. If you are pregnant, have recently given birth, or are recovering from an injury, please seek approval from your doctor before practicing yoga, and let your instructor know prior to class.
We think the heat feels great. The heat gets your heart rate up and allows for a deeper stretch. But if hot yoga is not for you, don’t sweat it.  We also offer warm and regular temperature classes. Check the schedule for classes labeled “warm”.
Yoga is roughly translated from Sanskrit to mean Union, referring to the fact that yoga is a practice designed to unite mind, body, and spirit. Our logo incorporates a tree with three fruits which represent mind, body, and spirit – or three yogis doing backbends, whatever you choose to see 🙂

We are proud to be listed on Yoga Directory Canada .


Other Questions?

Feel free to contact us here.
956 Bloor St. W  /  416-516-0909
(above Shoppers Drug Mart)