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@yogalabwestshore.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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4:30 - Sweat & Stretch
6:00 - Flow
7:30 - Yin (Special for tonight only)

We hope to see you in the warmest place in Langford!
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• Arrive early so you aren’t feeling rushed in finding a spot.  Your yoga practice starts far before you arrive, so breathe deep and offer yourself the time you need to arrive safely and without added stress.⁠⠀
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• Don’t park in stalls that are not approved.  We really want to you to be happy when you leave the studio and cars that have been tow do not equal happiness.⁠⠀
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• When in doubt, ask it out!  There is always somebody at the front desk who can let you know if where you parked requires some refining!⁠⠀
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Free and safe places to park your vehicle ANYTIME are: ⁠⠀
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• On the main parking pad in front of the studio in stalls marked “The Lab” or the ones that are unmarked entirely.⁠⠀
• Across the street at Walmart (they are absolutely supportive of it too!)⁠⠀
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Additional parking stalls for EVENINGS & WEEKENDS⁠: ⁠⠀
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• Splashes (Upper Deck) – after 5 PM Monday to Saturday, and FREE all day Sundays⁠⠀
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• Splashes (Lower Deck closer to Jacklin Road) – after 5 PM Monday to Friday, FREE on the weekends⁠⠀
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We hope the tips above will help make parking problems a thing of the past! Where's your go-to parking spot?
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- You're awesome⁠
- You can do anything you put your mind to⁠
- Drink some more water⁠
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Drinking water to hydrate your bod before a hot yoga class is not just a good idea, it's essential to help you stay hydrated, flush toxins and keep your energy up throughout your day. ⁠
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Do you have any tips or tricks to help you to remember to drink up? Share them below.⁠
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CONTACT US

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

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