Signing Up

Drop in to class anytime, or, you are welcome to sign up in advance to reserve your spot in busier classes (you still have to arrive at least 10 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin to claim that spot – more below). We realize it’s not always possible to plan ahead so we keep at least half of the spaces in each class available for walk-ins. If you have signed up online but then realize that you can’t make it to class, please cancel your online reservation before class starts to make space for others.  (see policies for more info). To sign up online for the first time, you will be prompted to create an account and pay ahead for your class. Our Intro Offer is a great place to start – $50 + HST for 30 days of unlimited classes – and it only activates when you come in for your first class. Get started here!

Food & Drink

Try to avoid heavy meals before class. Also, be sure to stay well hydrated before, during, and after class. We sell BPA-free water bottles that you can fill up at the studio or you can bring your own bottle. For your safety, please do not bring glass containers into the studio.

When To Arrive

Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before class to give yourself time to sign in and to prepare for class. When you arrive, sign in at the front desk before your class. Even if you’ve already signed in online, you still need to sign in with us at the front desk when you arrive. Why? Because if 15 people sign up online and then all show up 3 minutes before the class, it would be mayhem! We lock the door once the instructor has entered the studio to begin class; and, to minimize disruption to other students, latecomers are not permitted. Sorry!

Safety First

Abusive, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or discriminatory language or behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to remove any patron creating an unsafe environment without refund.

Upon arrival, please advise the instructor of any injuries or health conditions that may affect your practice, including pregnancy, recent surgeries, hearing loss, or other. Please do not come to yoga when you are sick. While you may enjoy the heat when you have a cough or cold, germs spread faster in the heat and we would like to keep everyone healthy and smiling. Stay home, keep hydrated, and put your head over a bowl of steaming hot water for some relief. Pregnant women are not advised to practice in the hot room without approval from a health care provider.  Please take breaks as you need them, and feel free to modify your practice at any time.

Our classes are open to all adults 18 years and up. Youth 14 and up may attend regular temperature classes with a parent or legal-age caregiver; Youth 16 and up may attend regular temperature classes on their own with written consent of a parent or caregiver.

Consent Cards

We use consent cards in all of our Yoga and Pilates classes. Consent cards let your teachers know whether or not you like hands-on adjustments during class. The cards say Yes on one side, and No on the other. Your “No” is just as valued as your “Yes” and you can change your mind any time. Please take a card before each class and place it near the top of your mat. Read more about creating a culture of consent on our blog.

As a Courtesy to Other Yogis

When you enter the studio, arrange your mat and any props quietly and please keep talking to a minimum. Many students use their time before class to relax or meditate.

Our studio is a technology-free zone. Please avoid speaking on your phone in the change rooms and turn your phone off (or on silent – not vibrate) before entering the studio. We would appreciate it if you didn’t text or use your phone in the studio before or after class.

Union Yoga is a scent-free facility. No perfumes or colognes, please. Help keep our studio clean. Please use your towel to wipe up any sweat left on the floor around your mat after class.

In the hot room, we recommended that you place a towel on your mat to prevent slipping. Use of a towel is mandatory with rental mats.

Please do not leave the studio during opening or closing meditation.

Personal Belongings

We ask that you leave your personal belongings in the change rooms to avoid clutter in the studio. There are cubbies inside the studio for you to store any valuables you do not wish to leave in the change rooms, but whenever possible please try to leave these at home. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Move. Sweat. Breath. Love.