WHAT TO EXPECT

Being new to a studio can be a little intimidating.  The information outlined below is an effort to help answer any questions you have, and prepare you for your first class with us.  The most important thing to know is that we were there once, and totally remember that feeling.  So read on, give us a ring or just arrive 20-30 minutes before your first class and we’ll take care of everything.  If you do this, bring stretchy clothes with you, we can take care of the rest!

“Getting the courage to just do it was the hardest part. As soon as I arrived, I was greeted with so much kindness, they gave me a tour, explained everything in detail and it made me feel completely prepared for my first class.”

WHERE TO START?

Picking which class to start with can be tricky when we use words that seem like another language. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there, and know the feeling. Below is a starting point to help you navigate where to begin! When in doubt, give us a ring, or email us at clientsupport@labyogafitness.ca and we can give you a more tailored guide!

YOU WERE RECOMMENDED
THAT YOGA WILL
HELP WITH STRESS OR
BODY ACHES/PAINS:

YOU LIKE TO MOVE
YOUR BODY, BUILD STRENGTH
AND LAUGH AT YOURSELF:

YOU WANT TO LEARN,
WHETHER IT’S MOVEMENT
OR THE TRADITIONS OF YOGA:

WHAT TO BRING

– An open mind.

– Stretchy clothes that are loose fitting and comfy.

– Water bottle (can be purchased).

– 1 yoga mat (can be rented).

– 1 Mat towel for any of our Warmer to Hot classes (can be rented).

– 1 Shower towel (can be rented).

– 1 small lock if you want to lock your bag up.

– Something small to eat post class such as fruit and nuts, peanut butter and celery.

STUDIO ETIQUETTE

– Come hydrated and eat something small about 1 hour before you arrive.

– Arrive early 20-30 minutes.

– Park at Walmart to avoid trying to find parking.

– Check in at the front desk, pay and fill out the waiver if required.

– Be patient if the front desk is busy, we like to check in with everyone as they sign in.

– Absolutely NO cellphone use is permitted once you take your shoes off and pass the couch.  This means no cell phone use in the change rooms or in the practice room.  This is intended for the safety of other students and the quiet solitude of the practice room.

– Make sure you shower off any heavily smelling perfumes.

– Lie your mat down with the top butting up to the black line on the floor.

– Grab a sweat rag (please don’t take it home though).

– If you like it when a teacher adjusts you or gives you massages, grab a small wooden chip from the basket (located in the practice room).

– Check the white board beside the practice room front door, it will tell you if you need special equipment.

– If the lights are up feel free to chat with others, if the lights are down, please no talking before, during or after the class is over.

– Take some time to linger on your mat before you leave the room.

– Spray your mat and hang it on the rack so it can dry, if it’s a rental, leave it hanging.

– Not sure if you’ll remember it all, don’t worry – we were all new too, you’ll start to get the hang of it over time!

WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY

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With the arrival of rainy days, the hot room is feeling soooooo cozy.

Life transitions can feel wobbly with the arrival of rainy days; this shift of nature can skew our inner balance.

How do you take good care of yourself when the sun isn't shining quite so often?
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We are proud to announce we now carry @wildhillbotanicals ~ sustainable luxury organic skincare that is handmade right here on Vancouver Island.
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With their mission being to offer herbal skincare that is both effective and rich with plant actives as an alternative to the mass made and chemical filled products that continue to dominate the market, we couldn't not share them with our community!
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We are currently carrying their Nootka Rose Cleansing Clay, Rose Geranium Toner, Remedy Salve and Blackberry face serum.

We love them already and know you will too✨
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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Fam 💛

Wishing everyone a joyous, rejuvenating and safe weekend.

Remember we have a shortened schedule this long weekend! Today and tomorrow classes are running as usual but!

Sunday:
8:30am - The Roots
10am - Flow

Monday:
9:30am - Flow
12pm - The Roots

If we don't see you over the weekend, we look forward to seeing you on the flip side!
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Instagram post 2151086574842287083_642881456 Have you checked out our Barre classes yet?

Barre class is a combination of the stretching and toning movements of Pilates and yoga, the strengthening and sculpting principles of isometric movements and a high-energy cardio workout—small isometric movements target and tone every muscle in your body. This class is accessible for all levels and beginners are always welcome. Please be sure to preregister online as class size is limited. Bring a yoga mat and dress as you would for a yoga practice-no socks or shoes are needed.

Barre is currently offered:
Monday @ 12pm
&
Saturday @ 8am

See you in there!
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Instagram post 2149589668152645238_642881456 So excited to have had @julialoglisci an amazing photographer out here last week taking pictures of our big, spacious studio!  Thanks Julia and thank you to all the folks who showed up to participate in the shoot!
Instagram post 2148286784353986847_642881456 We had so much fun today in Jen’s class today.  Happy birthday family, sangha, community!
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Our day of free classes this Saturday Oct 5th is coming up quick!

Join Jen for a Bodacious 80s/90s Barre class to kick off your morning at 8am.

Feel free to wear leg warmers, neon or anything fun that you can move in. This will be a barre class with some Jane Fonda inspired moves and rad music!

All levels are welcome.
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Connection is so important.
Maybe even one of the most potent experiences as a human being.

Connection comes in many forms. We can feel it within ourself, to another being, to nature, to a talisman, to a house that has become a home... and the list goes on.

This potency of connection is part of what makes practicing yoga in community so special.
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CONTACT US

311, 896 Langford Parkway (MAP)
Victoria, BC v9B 4V5
info@labyogafitness.ca

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