Our Studio

For new policies pertaining to the reopening of Harvest Yoga Studio, please click the link below, or scroll down. A reminder that these policies have the potential to change as new information comes out, so please be diligent about checking back in before every class. ___________________________________________________________________ Offering a friendly and welcoming environment in a beautiful space, Harvest Yoga Studio strives to provide everyone a one-of-a-kind yoga experience. Our classes are diverse, offering something for everyone, taught by professional and fantastic teachers. The first timer to the experienced practitioner is welcome at any time, so come in and try a class. You'll find what it is you've been searching for. Below is some studio information, as well as new policies put in place since March and November, 2020. Please read them carefully and completely to ensure your best overall experience.

First time practicing at Harvest? Is it your first time since November, 2020?

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Our aim as a studio is to give our practitioners a place to care for themselves. Whether you are looking for a work out or a space for you to take time for yourself, we strive to help you achieve this goal. With this is mind, we are conscientious of ensuring maximum safety, everyday, for the people who chose to spend their time in the Harvest space.

In addition to the AHS and Government of Alberta recommendations for in-door fitness, we are going above and beyond to make sure that the safety of our practitioners is at the forefront of our operations. This is the true yogic way. In addition to mask wearing throughout the space, cleaning of the studio before and during classes, and monitoring the health status of practitioners and team members, the hardware of our studio is optimally designed to ensure safety. We have the ability to completely draw out the air in our practice space at our choosing. Currently, our teachers are turning on our HRV unit to remove the air in the practice space, regularly throughout their classes. Our furnaces are also built with HEPA filters to ensure clean air from outside stays clean as it is put into our studio space. We are not using our ceiling fans at this time, to ensure reduce air circulation in the space. As of November 12, 2020, all of our classes will be non-heated. 

As of November 12, 2020, class size has been capped at four (plus one spot for the instructor). Pre-registration is mandatory, and practitioners are limited to practicing in studio twice per week to ensure everyone has a chance to take an in person class. Online classes are still being offered in order to accommodate everyone's needs. 

The studio space is safe for another reason. For anyone who has been to our studio, you'll know that our floors in the practice space are not what you normally find at a yoga studio. This is a very intentional choice! We have build our space to incorporate FloTex Flocked flooring. This flooring is nylon technology that is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-viral. In fact, it the is number one flooring choice for children's hospitals. It allows for kiddos to be on their hands and knees to play, and keeps them safe at the same time. We also sanitize our flooring beyond each class, and deep clean the floors weekly.

A focus of yoga is controlled, intentional breathing. Some of our class styles rely on unique breathing patterns that are not ideal for the current environment. We have removed these practices from our classes and are encouraging a controlled, closed mouth breathing style for all classes. This is another way we are making sure that everyone is as safe as possible during their practice

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.

Before coming to every class, please self-assess for any COVID-19 symptoms.

If you have any symptoms, DO NOT come to the studio. Please get a COVID-19 test done and self-isolate until your results come back negative. If you are pre-registered for a class and have COVID-19 symptoms, please call us to cancel your class, free of charge. 

Due to physical distancing in the Hot Room, we will have limited spaces available for every class. In line with AHS regulations, you MUST pre-register for any class you plan on attending. No walk-ins will be permitted to attend class. If you are having difficulty signing into classes online, please call the studio at 403-328-8877, or send us an email at admin@harvestyogastudio.com. Please know that we will do our best to reply to these inquiries in a timely manner, but we cannot guarantee a response any earlier than 24 hours after sending your message. We ask for your patience and understanding while we navigate all communications. 

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 will not be done 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. 

    If you are sick and need to cancel your reservation for class and it's after our 2-hour cancellation window, call to let us know it's due to illness. You will not be charged a cancellation fee. Please get a COVID-19 test done, and wait for the negative results before coming to the studio.

      We will open the studio to practitioners 10 minutes prior to the start of class.

      We ask that you wear a mask at the studio and maintain physical distancing at all times.

      When in the Hot Room, place your mat on one of the marked spots to maintain 3m physical distancing between your neighbours. 

      Before leaving the Hot Room, please gather your belongings, and leave in an orderly fashion, maintaining distance between you and the other people leaving the space.

      To prevent overflow of practitioners in the hallways and change rooms, we ask that you leave the studio within 15 minutes of the end of the class. This will allow us to clean all the necessary surfaces before the practitioners for the following class enter the space.

      Our change rooms and showers are open for use, but please try to arrive ready to practice, as we're asking everyone to try to reduce their use of these spaces as much as possible. Mask wearing is required while using these spaces. Please keep 6 ft distance between yourself and others. 

      When possible, please bring your own mat, yoga towel, and filled water bottle with you when you come to practice. We are not supplying any props for practice at this time, so you're welcome to bring your own blocks and straps if you have them. These are not required for the classes, but can often make your practice more comfortable. We have all of these things for purchase at the studio.

      All classes are being live-streamed via Zoom, so that anyone with an active Harvest Community Membership, Welcome Membership, or Online Membership can access the classes from home. Weekly emails are currently being sent out with links to the classes. Please know that this means when you attend a class, you may be visible on the webcam. This is done to ensure that access to our classes is as easy as possible for all practitioners.

      Any children that want to take a class will be more than welcome, as long as they and their parents understand the studio policies. Please know that, due to the reduced number of practitioners in the Hot Room, the cost for anyone to take the class is that of an adult. For the time being, kids pricing will not be available.

        Due to the safety of everyone in the space, we are asking that parents who used to bring their kids to wait in the reception area no longer do so.

        Classes range from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. Class length is indicated on our schedule.

        Classes begin at the indicated start time. You are not guaranteed entry into the class if you arrive late. 

        All classes are considered beginner and everyone is welcome.

        Our classes range from non-heated to warm to hot. Please see our different class descriptions to learn more about the variety of styles and heats we offer at Harvest, or call/email us at the studio with any questions you may have.

        Yoga is about stretching and strengthening the muscles, as well as massaging and stimulating all the organs, glands, and systems of your body and restoring them to healthy working order, just as nature intended.

        Try to stay in the room once the class has begun. There are multiple reasons for this but the main one is so that the teacher can take care of you. No matter what happens in the class, the teacher is there to get you through it.

        The only items you need in the room are your yoga mat, towel, water, and an open mind.

        Hatha yoga is considered a wide eyed silent moving meditation. We ask that once in the Hot Room, it is a silent time for people to reconnect with themselves and any conversations should be left outside the room, where they are actively encouraged.

        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.

        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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