OUR COMMUNITY’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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 clientsupport@yogalabwestshorec.ca

March 19, 2020

It is our highest calling as health and wellness providers to support the safety of all of our clients. This decision wasn’t easy, as we know that many of you rely on our services to support your daily life. But as our entire nation transitions away from social gathering in a collective effort to take care of all – it is with great clarity that we make the decision to reschedule all appointments that are in the system effective March 19 – March 31st.

Next steps:

  • We have taken care of cancelling all appointments
  • In order to make room in Agnes’ schedule, she has opened up her availability starting April 1st.
  • To rebook, go to your mind body account, or mobile app
  • If you prefer having a hand doing this, email us info@yogalabwestshore.ca and we can coordinate a time to get in touch with you. Please be patient as we are experiencing a high rate of inquiries.

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,

Agnes Gaj, Darci Nyal and Heather MacLeod

and the Yoga Lab Community

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,
Darci Nyal & Heather MacLeod
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,

Darci Nyal and Heather MacLeod

and the Yoga Lab Community

WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY

You're not the only one missing the studio... #Yog You're not the only one missing the studio... #YogaLabWestshore #LabCommunity
Hot yoga. Home yoga. Still yoga. ⁠ ⁠ Landing Hot yoga.  Home yoga.  Still yoga. ⁠
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Landing in a yoga practice without the hot room has a level of vulnerability to it.  We know the practise room is a safe space of comfort where we can really show up for ourselves. ⁠
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At home, we have the phone ringing, kids running around, long to-do lists.  It's easy to land in the story of "I don't have time for this." ⁠
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Creating time for your practice is even more essential during times when the stress is highest. Come to your mat, fill your cup so you're better able to support your family, friends and community.⁠
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Nobody ever said, "I regret that yoga class." ⁠
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Support your practice online through live classes or OnDemands classes for only $59/month or $15/week. ⁠
Link's in the Bio!⁠
As we drop into another week with our "new normal" As we drop into another week with our "new normal", routines, gratitude and our mental health become more important than ever. ⁠
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We've been loving this start of week checking, it keeps small priorities moving forward without putting too much on our plate and leaving time to feel the things we need to feel. ⁠
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If I get stuck I'll remember: One small step in the right direction is all you need to create momentum. ⁠
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What's on your list? (we hope it's yoga 😘)⁠
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Hi yogis and friends, it’s Kamila here! As much Hi yogis and friends, it’s Kamila here! As much as I miss the physicality and close connection of actually being at the studio greeting and guiding - I am so immensely thankful to have the opportunity to teach and practice online and have this community to connect to in a whole new way! ⁠
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We can take this time to really dive into caring for our own unique needs and listening truly to our own bodies, minds and breath - both on and off the mat. I hope you take comfort in knowing that we are all breathing moving, going through this together. This too shall pass. The sprouting revolutionary thought and questions and togetherness that is budding from this crazy time has a palpable energy, in a way the world is uniting!⁠
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The only constant in life is change; life feels very different right now, and it’s okay to have off days of course. Personally, I have had both good days and bad, and mixtures of the two, through it all I have held onto this imagery of us all being within metamorphosis. Caterpillars now in our cocoons, only to emerge soon as happy, healthy, peaceful free butterflies. ⁠
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May you be ~⁠
Namaste! ⁠
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#YogaLabWestshore #LabCommunity⁠
This is your reminder to take some time to redisco This is your reminder to take some time to rediscover yourself and what sets your soul on fire. Follow your bliss. ⁠
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Happy Friday!⁠
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📷 @galadarling⁠
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#YogaLabWestshore #LabCommunity
"How do I Access the On-Demand Classes?" We've mad "How do I Access the On-Demand Classes?" We've made it even easier to be able to access the On-Demand classes. Sign in through any web browser to your Mindbody account. Select the On-Demand tab and watch your favourite class from the list! ⁠
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PRO TIPS: ⁠
• You must be in a web browser - On-Demand is not yet available on the app.⁠
• Be sure your browser isn't blocking popups⁠
• Tag us @yogalabwestshore (and your teacher)! We love to feel connected to practice, it helps put a smile on all of our faces.⁠
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💥NEW YOGA ON DEMAND💥⁠ ⁠ We are so excite 💥NEW YOGA ON DEMAND💥⁠
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We are so excited to be able to be now offering YOGA ON DEMAND as well as Live Online classes. ⁠
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What you need to know: ⁠
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1. Signing into live classes just got easier! Sign in to class through the Mindbody App, just like you would if you were coming for a studio class. You'll get an email confirmation for your class and a link 1 hour before class. ⁠
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2. Classes for @Yogalabvic and @yogalabwestshore will be available as On-Demand classes in Mindbody the next day for you to enjoy when you need them most.⁠
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3. Membership costs are being reduced to $59/month for all members. ⁠
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Want to learn more? Click the Linkin.Bio to learn more! ⁠
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#YogaLabWestshore #LabCommunity
Sending virtual hugs to those who need it today!⁠
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We know social distancing can be hard, so here's a Throwback Thursday to studio time with group hugs.⁠
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#YogaLabWestshore #LabCommunity #YogaLabVic⁠
You asked we listened! We have so much gratitude t You asked we listened! We have so much gratitude to our students who have been giving us feedback to help improve our offerings and we've got some exciting things up our sleeves! ⁠
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We've been working hard on: ⁠
• Improving sound quality⁠
• Posting playlists in the stories when possible⁠
• Having more variety in our classes⁠
• Posting the next day's schedule the night before (check out our new highlight so you can jump right to the schedule)⁠ ... and a few more surprises coming later this week!⁠
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If you are a member and you've been having trouble accessing the classes please be sure to reach out to info@yogalabwestshore.ca and we'll be able to get you connect asap! ⁠
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If you're not a member, join us-- the link's in the bio!⁠
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#YogaLabVic #YogaLabWestshore #LabCommunity⁠
Have you been drinking enough water? Just because Have you been drinking enough water? Just because we're not in the hot room doesn't mean you don't need to be sippin' that sweet, sweet agua. ⁠
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Hydration plays an important role in keeping both your physical body and your mind happy. ⁠
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So drink up, buttercup!⁠

CONTACT US

311, 895 Langford Parkway (MAP)
Victoria, BC v9B 4V5
info@yogalabwestshore.ca

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