Our Studio

Offering an inclusive and welcoming environment in a beautiful space, Harvest Yoga Studio strives to provide everyone with a one-of-a-kind yoga experience. Our classes are diverse, offering something for everyone. From the first timer to the experienced practitioner, everyone is welcome at any time. So if you're nervous or hesitant to begin your yoga practice, just come try one class with us. We're confident we'll provide an environment that helps you find what you've been searching for. Below is some studio information, as well as new policies put in place since July, 2021. Please read them carefully and completely to ensure your best overall experience.

First time practicing at Harvest? First time since our re-opening?

Culture

Our aim as a studio is to give our practitioners a place to care for themselves. Whether you are looking for a place to take time for yourself, or you want a mentally and physically challenging work out, we strive to provide a space where you can achieve your goals. With this in mind, we are conscientious of ensuring maximum safety, everyday, for the people who choose to spend their time in the Harvest space. Yoga is a vulnerable practice for many, and we want to ensure our practitioners feel respected by everyone in the space. Please feel free to communicate with any team member if we can do anything to make you feel more at ease in the studio.

First Time to Harvest? First time since March 2020?

  • Not sure what to expect from your experience? Unsure of what's different since we've reopened? Below are a few helpful pointers to ensure that you have the best experience with us.

  • Q: Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19  in order to attend in-person classes?
  • As per the Alberta government, effective Monday, September 20th, all persons coming to in-person classes will be required to provide a proof of vaccination, an official medical exemption document, or a negative PCR or Rapid Test that's no older than 72 hours before the start of class. More information can be found on our 'News & Events' page.
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  • Q: I have not yet been to the studio post-Covid. What are your policies at the studio?
  • In accordance with the Government of Alberta, masks are required to be worn in-studio. Once on your mat, masks can be removed. We're asking everyone in our community to be respectful of others, and be mindful of distancing when others are near you. We're maintaining 2 metres between mats in the practice rooms. We're disinfecting commonly touched surfaces between classes, while maintaining a thorough cleaning of the hot room and the change rooms. Any props that are offered for classes have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to best ensure everyone's safety.
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  • Q: I'm a beginner. Is there any class I can't do? 
  • All of our classes are for all levels of practitioners. This doesn't mean that all classes are easy, and it doesn't mean that you'll be able to do every single posture 'perfectly'. You'll be challenged in some way in every class - mentally or physically. Part of building up a yoga practice is learning when to ease back from a pose and when to breathe into a pose. It's a balance. Your yoga is about you navigating that balance. So no, there's no class you can't do. There will be some postures in a class that you can't do... yet. But that's a good thing! You do what you can, and you rest when you need, and eventually over time, maybe you'll be able to do a little more. But first and foremost, try to approach your practice with kindness and empathy. And try to let go of your expectations! It's not about doing every pose. It's about connection.
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  • Q: I'm a beginner. Which class should I do first? 
  • We get this question all the time. Honestly, which class you do is entirely up to you and what you're looking for at the studio. In short, if you'd like to relax in a dark room with very little movement, and calm music, you'll be very pleased with our more passive classes: Yin Yoga, Yin & Nidra, Shauna's Hatha, or Restorative. If you'd like a strong, active, focused class that will build physical strength, while trying to calm the mind and connect to the body, you'd be more interested in our active classes: 26&2, Fusion, Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Rocket, Vinyasa, or Grounding.
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  • Q: What should I do to prepare for class?
  • Hydrate and eat something - but not too much. Being hydrated is essential to sweating, which will make you feel cooler in the heated classes. Hydration will also prevent headaches from dehydration if you are sweating a lot. Generally, it's a good idea to drink a litre of water about an hour or so before you practice. Same with food. Practicing a yoga class on an empty stomach can make some people feel dizzy or light-headed. Eating something light about an hour or so before class gives enough time for your body to process the food so that it's not sitting in the belly. It'll help give you energy for whatever class you're taking. But remember: you know your body best. These are just suggestions, and they aren't universal for everyone. Sometimes it takes a little experimentation to figure out what your body needs. And it can be different every day. 
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  • Q: What should I bring to class?
  • If you have a mat and yoga towel, you can bring those. If you don't, we supply them (along with a shower towel) to new practitioners who either drop-in, or who purchase the Welcome Membership. Bring a water bottle. If you're taking an active yoga class, we'd recommend bringing a change of clothes. If blocks or straps are to be used in a class, we will provide them, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have them.
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  • Q: Do I need to pre-register for class?
  • Short answer: No, you can just show up to attend class, which some people like to do because perhaps their day is a bit uncertain and they aren't sure they'll be able to make it. Longer answer: If you know for sure you want to come take class, it's a good idea to pre-register. We are maintaining 2 meters distancing between yoga mats in the practice rooms, which means that space is currently limited to 22 people per class. Pre-registering is the only way we can guarantee you a space in the room. If you choose not to pre-register, we recommend arriving at the studio 15 minutes early to best ensure we'll be able to get you into class.
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  • Q: What happens if I pre-register for class, but then I don't come?
  • If you are pre-registered for a class and you cannot attend, cancellations need to happen 2-hours before the start of class, to provide enough time for someone else to sign-up and participate. Any cancellations after this 2-hour window will be subject to a drop-in charge of $22. Cancellations cannot be made via email or phone. You must take yourself out of class via our website or the MindBody App in order to successfully cancel your registration. 
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  • Q: I have an appointment right as class is scheduled to end. Can I leave class early?
  • We ask that you stay for the entirety of the class. For each class, the teacher has specifically curated the postures in a specific order to ensure maximum opening, strengthening, and balance. Leaving early might mean that you leave imbalanced, which can be hard on the body over time. Leaving early is can also be quite disruptive for your fellow practitioners in the space. Please stay for the duration of class. 
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Etiquette

We strive to offer a welcoming and safe environment for everyone.


Please be on time for your class, as it is not guaranteed that you will be able to attend class if you arrive late.


Classes are a specifically curated set of postures. Please plan to stay for the entirety of class to ensure you're getting all the benefits of the practice. 


Some practitioners like to come early to enjoy the quiet space, to meditate, or to warm-up before class. Out of respect for others, please keep talking in the practice rooms to a minimum.

Facility FAQ

1. The entire facility is 4000sq.ft.

2. The Hot Yoga Room is 1400sq.ft. with 8ft. mirrors lining two walls.

3. The Hot Room has Flotex Flooring which is a slip-resistant, sanitized anti-microbial treated floor.

4. The women’s change room includes 3 individual showers, 3 bathroom stalls, 1 private change room, and a large changing area with vanity counter.

5. The men’s change room includes two individual showers,1 bathroom stall, 1 urinal and a changing area.

6. Mat racks to clean and let your mat dry while you change so that it is always ready for your next class.

7. A filtered water sink is also provided so bringing your own water bottle is recommended to help save the planet.

8. A retail area at the front of the studio provides all your yoga essentials. Clothing, yoga mats, yoga towels, water bottles, and much more.

9. Kids yoga room for children under the age of 13 years old is non-heated, with mirrors and Flotex Flooring.

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