We hope all our clients feel comfortable and well-prepared to practice. Injured? We encourage modifications! Tech? Turn it off and tuck it away out of sight. Valuables? Keep them with you. Showers? Yes! Not to mention that we rent mats + yoga towels, and offer filtered water for your convenience.
AVAILABLE TO RENT
yoga mat + mat towel
Props are provided
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How should I prep / what should I bring to enjoy class?
Stretchy clothing that you are comortable in, a water bottle and face towel are three essentials. Bring your mat, or rent one of ours with a yoga towel! A shower towel is lovely if you are taking a heated class — we also rent shower towels!.
What are Union's amenities?
We offer so much!
tea when it's chilly
showers + blow dryers
rental yoga mat + yoga towel combo, rental towels
non-gendered private change stalls & restrooms
men's & women's public change rooms (trans folk friendly)
props: block, straps, mediation cushions, resistance bands, etc…
memberships with complimentary mats & face towels
cubbies for your street clothes, bags, etc.
a supportive, non-judemental space
knowledgeable instructors & staff RENTALS (tax included) $5 – mat + yoga towel $3 – yoga towel $3 – shower towel $2 – face towel
Which classes are beginner-friendly?
We have the perfect class for you! Beginner Yoga is offered Saturdays at 3:30pm + Mondays at 6pm. These are other great options:
Yoga + Meditation
May I store my yoga mat at Union?
No, we don't offer storage. Why? With heated classes, mats get sweaty and are smelly if they are not aired out to dry. We prefer to stay fresh and tidy for our clients!
I'm not flexible at all — can I still try yoga?
Asbolutely! Yoga is a moving meditation that doesn't require flexibility. While yoga will gradually you feel more limbre, practicing yoga centers around strength, balance and resiliency.
Where should I store my valuables? Do you have cubbies?
Whenever possible, leave valuables at home. We offer cubbies, but do not have lockers.
Is Union a trans-friendly space? Are there changeroom options?
Asbolutely! Chioose between private non-gendered change stalls, or public men's & women's changerooms.
I am working through an injury / illness. What should I do to practice safely?
Great question! Speak with your instructor before class begins—they will offer specific modifications for today's class. If this is a recurring injury, or long-term issue please flag our desk staff who can add injury notes.
I found out about Union after sustaining a TBI. Which classes are a good option for me?
Try practicing with teachers who have specific training to support clients with brain injuries such as Kassandra Prus or Amanda Stokes.
What is the difference between hot, warm and regular temp classes?
Regular temperature classes are held in our smaller studio.
Do you have a lost & found?
Yes, we do. Forgot something? Call us at 416.516.0909 and we will tag it with your name, and set it aside.
Do you rent your space?
Yes, our rooms are available to rent between classes (typically weekday mid-morning or afternoon). Rentals are idea for quiet events like private yoga, small meditation groups, etc.
Do you have locations other than 956 Bloor Street West?
Not yet! We are focused on offering our clients excellence, and are proud to have celebrated our 5 year anniversary in August 2019.
Are you hiring?
Not at this time. We are a small team, and prioritize hiring graduates from our Yoga Teacher Training programs who are well versed in Union's values and accessible approach to yoga.
How do I book a class?
Head to our schedule (or use our app for Apple or Android!), click on the class you would like to take and book away! If you don't have an existing pass, you may then choose a pass to purchase.
Are massages booked at Union with RMTs? Do you offer direct billing?
All massages are offered by RMTs who will give you a receipt after your massage. While we don't offer direct billing, the majority of insurance companies enable you to upload a photo of your receipt, and will reimburse within a few days.
What are Union's cancellation policies?
Great qustions! Our cancellation polities for classes, workshops, trainings and massge therapy can be found here on our Ethics & Policies page.
What products do you sell?
We offer an array of natural rubber B Mats (varying colours, sizes, and thicknesses), as well as synthetic mats by HalfMoon.
What kinds of health & wellness professionals can I access at Union?
At Union Yoga + Wellness, we have a wonderful team of Registered Massage Therapists, an Occupational Therapist and Meditation Coach.
Do you offer private yoga classes?
We do! Enjoy a private class for just yourself, or a small group of friends, either in your own home or at our studio space. Rates vary, depending on what you are looking for. Connect with a manager to learn more!
My workplace is looking for a yoga instructor—does Union offer Corporate Yoga?
We do! We tailor each Corporate Yoga package or retreat to meet the needs of your workplace, and the space you have available.
Do Union's Flow classes use a set sequence / follow the same series of postures?
We do not have a proprietary sequence—instead, we celebrate the creativity of our instuctors. Each class at Union is unique. You will never take the same class twice.
Where can I find info on yoga teacher trainings and continuing education?
Take a look at our Teacher Trainings page!
Aside from yoga, what do you offer?
We have an array of classes other than yoga: Pilates, Fusion, Hot Body Tone, Meditation, not to mention workshops and trainings that cover a wide range of topics.
May I bring tea into the yoga studios?
If you have an insulated bottle or thermos, absolutely!