COVID-19 UPDATES

We are Open For In-STUDIO and Online classes

We are excited to welcome back our members!

We ask all members to review and respect our safe studio policy below prior to entering the studio.

Members do not have to wear masks while practicing yoga on their mat, however masks are encouraged in common spaces. 

Members who have reserved a class but are unable attend, will not be allowed to attend another class and no show fees will apply if the reservation was not cancelled 6 hours prior.

We hope you will continue to prioritize your wellness by practicing with us in-studio, at home via daily LIVE classes or anytime on our yoga on-demand channel

Have any questions? Email us at ask@yogatree.ca and we’ll respond to you personally within 2 business days. Stay safe and see you soon virtually on the mat!

FAQ

When Are the Studios Opening?

We are now open for in studio classes! 

Welcoming all students back to in studio classes and we will continue to connect to via our daily online live classes.

For matters related to member's accounts

Updated Jan 22, 2022

We are excited to share we will be reopening for in-studio classes starting next Monday January 31th, 2022 at Bay Dundas, Richmond & Spadina and Richmond Hill 

Updated July 13th, 2021

We are excited to share we will be reopening for in-studio classes starting next Monday July 19th, 2021 at Bay Dundas, Richmond & Spadina and Richmond Hill 

Update Nov 20th, 2020

With COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise in our community, we have decided we will not be opening all our studios for in-studio classes until it is safe to do so. We encourage you to continue to prioritize your wellness by practicing with us from home via daily LIVE classes or anytime on our yoga on demand channel. 

March 15th, 2020

Existing students please read below:

Packages and memberships continue to stay suspended until we receive the notification that you would like to re-activate the pass or latest October 1, 2020

To reactivate your package/class cards, allow for 1-2 business days for processing before your class booking feature is activated for your account. Please Click Here to Activate Your Pass

Do I Need To Wear A Mask?

We encourage masks on in common areas, however you may take your mask off once you’re on your yoga mat.

Vaccine Passport - Updated March 30, 2022

Effective March 30th, 2022

Ontario government has announced starting March 21st vaccine documentation will not be required to enter our studios. 

The studio capacity will remain at 75% and we will continue to follow all mandatory public health and government requirements.  

Jan 22 - Feb 28th, 2022

Please be reminded that an enhanced certificate will be required in QR code format with a new app by Health Canada to verify vaccination status. This will need to be shown with each visit and class reservation.

Proof of vaccination can be obtained here via Ontario.ca 

Unvaccinated individuals will not be able to enter our studio. 
 

Visitors from outside of Canada
Visitors from outside of Canada who do not have access to a QR code from their home jurisdiction or country that can be successfully scanned by the Verify Ontario app may show their own country’s or jurisdiction’s vaccine receipt(s) to prove they are fully vaccinated and must show their valid non-Canadian passport or NEXUS card as ID.

To review proof of vaccine for visitors from outside of Canada, businesses and organizations should visually confirm both:

That the first name, last name and date of birth of the person (the patron) on the vaccination documentation matches the valid non-Canadian passport or NEXUS card provided that their vaccine documentation meets the definition of fully vaccinated and at least 14 days have lapsed since the last dose of vaccine.

If a visitor is planning an extended visit in Ontario, they can present their proof of vaccine receipts to their local public health unit for verification and instructions on how to obtain an Ontario QR version of the vaccine certificate.

Safe Studio Policy

Screening & Contact Tracing

Yoga Tree will keep records of all attendees for in-studio classes as part of our contact tracing initiative.

We are currently not accepting walk-ins and you can book your class in advance booking online.

Masks

We encourage members to have their masks on while in common areas. You may take your mask off once you’re on your yoga mat.

Amenities

We’re working on a plan to gradually add more amenities.

Lockers and mat storage will be available. Showers are open for use, however tea station and sauna will be opened in the near future. Stay tuned for more updates.

Rental mats, rental towels, and studio props

Now available at the studio

Please book ahead

Bookings open 7 days prior online and are first-come, first-served.

We are currently not allowing walk-ins and accepting online bookings only.

Arrive 15 minutes prior. No latecomers

We have limited space for queuing so please arrive 15 minutes prior. We also don’t allow latecomers into class.

Reservation & No-Show Policy

 If you cannot make your class, you have 6 hours before the class start time to cancel the reservation. If you do not cancel your reservation before then, a class will be deducted from a Drop In, or Class Cards.

Unlimited Memberships are subjected to a $20 No Show Fee charged the day of missed class.

Designated Teacher Spot

A designated spot has been assigned to teacher, please respect our teacher's space and space between each member. We are not offering hands-on assists, or breathing techniques.

What If I’m Not Ready to Return?

Update January 31st, 2022

As of January 31st, 2022 our studios are fully open for in-studio classes.

If you’d like to freeze your membership longer, you’ll need to cancel and re-start when you are ready.

If you would like to reach out, please email ask@yogatree.ca 

If you do not feel comfortable returning to the studio, we invite you to continue to practice with us online via live daily online classes or yoga on demand

 

What about Class Capacity?

Studio are currently open again at a 75 percent room capacity.

More classes will be added to the schedule as we approach normalcy.

Please be sure to reserve a spot in advance for the class you wish to attend. 

Am I Okay To Take a Class At The Studio?

If you are experiencing any symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or are for any reason concerned being out in public spaces, we suggest waiting 14 days before visiting the studio.

How can I prepare for my in-studio class?

We kindly ask all members to keep all contact information up to date on their Mindbody profile. Yoga Tree will keep records of all attendees for in-studio classes as part of our contact tracing initiative.

We are currently not accepting walk-ins and you can book your class in advance booking online. 

 In Studio: Arrive early for classes. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of class. If you have not checked in 5 minutes prior to class start time, your spot will be given to a fellow yogi on the waitlist, late and no show fees will apply. 

Will you accept walk-ins?

At this time, we are not accepting walk-ins and a profile with your contact information is required to book a class at Yoga Tree.

You can book your next in-studio class in advance online starting Wednesday July 14th 2021. 

What happens if I booked but didn't show up for my class?

Reservation & No-Show Policy
If you cannot make your class, you have 6 hours before the class start time to cancel the reservation. If you do not cancel your reservation before then, a class will be deducted from a Drop In, or Class Cards. 
 
Unlimited Memberships are subjected to a $20 No Show Fee charged the day of missed class. 

We do not allow late entry to any classes or workshops for safety reasons. To ensure everyone is ready for their practice, please be on your mat at the start time of class.

What About Amenities?

Updated April 1st, 2022

We’re working on a plan to gradually add more amenities.

Lockers, mat storage, showers, mat and towel rentals are now available.

Tea stations will be available starting in mid-April. Our existing health and safety policy will still apply. 

We continue to strongly encourage our community to use their own personal water bottles. If you do not have a water bottle on hand, we have Flow Water available for purchase at the Front Desk. 

Permanent Studio Closure Vaughan & Yonge & Eglinton Announcement June 16th, 2021

Yonge & Eglinton Vaughan Studio Closure Announcement

Dear Community, 

Like many local businesses, Yoga Tree has been dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While we've worked tirelessly to pivot in the 15 months; it has become clear that we need to consolidate our studios to ensure the sustainability of Yoga Tree. 

It is with great sadness that effective immediately, Yonge & Eglinton and Vaughan Studios will be closing their doors. We are humbled by the support and dedication from our students as we've fought through these uncharted challenges together. 

Students can continue their in-studio classes at Bay Dundas, Richmond Spadina, Richmond Hill and via our growing digital and live-stream content.

Members with existing in-studio passes will be able to use their remaining classes at any of our three studios. If you would like to convert your in-studio membership to online please reach out to us at ask@yogatree.ca
No cash refunds are being offered.

We encourage you to continue to support our studios and our incredible team of teachers and staff on the mat!

Together with our community, we will continue to strive to do more good in the world through yoga, especially in these challenging times. 

Thank you for your ongoing love and support, 

Yoga Tree Studios

Options for Members at Vaughan or Yonge & Eglinton?

Latest Update June 16th, 2021

For guests who regularly frequent Bay Dundas, Richmond Hill or Richmond Spadina, there is no impact and these locations are planned to reopen once public health regulations permit in-person classes to resume.

Members who regularly frequent Yonge & Eglinton and Vaughan are invited to:

A) Visit any of the other three locations with their pack or membership;
B) Use their pack or membership to access Live Online Classes (virtual classes);
C) Convert their pack or membership to a Yoga Tree at Home subscription or use remaining credit towards workshop or Yoga Teacher Training

Request to convert to online package can be sent to ask@yogatree.ca 

No cash refunds are being offered.

Who Should I Contact if I Need Help with my Account?

For questions relating to your account, please email us at ask@yogatree.ca, due to a high volume of requests, please allow 1-2 business days for us to get back to you with your account details.

For faster response, please also indicate your key tag# and home studio location you attend most.

What new cleaning procedures have been added for common areas, props and mats?

Increasing our cleaning protocols using products such as Benefect Botanical Spray, which has been found to be effective against viruses and kills over 99.9% of all germs.

Adding more Purell stands throughout our studios for your use. Your partnership in keeping our space safe is important, and you’re encouraged to use the anti-bacterial Benefect mat spray that is provided to wipe down yoga mats and props before and after you use them.

Rental mats will be disinfected with Benefect and a complementary towel will be provided to place over the towel.

We clean our props frequently as it is a shared item amongst our community. In fact, our pinewood yoga blocks also have natural antibacterial properties. However, due to growing public concerns, we are also encouraging propless classes to reduce the need to touch shared surfaces. Eye pillows usage will also be suspended until further notice. 

Floors will be constantly maintained and cleaned with Hydrogen Peroxide and Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant Liquid which is a concentrated antiseptic solution.

More info regarding Benefect Botanical Disinfectant:

  • Kills Over 99.99% of Germs
  • Virucidal (HIV-1)
  • Bactericidal (Including MRSA)
  • Fungicidal, Tuberculocidal
  • Made From Plant Extracts
  • Pleasant Aromatherapeutic Vapors
  • No Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes or Bleach
  • No Cautions/Warnings on The Label or MSDS Sheets
  • No Rinse or Wipe Required
  • No Mixing Required

Continue Practicing Yoga with Yoga Tree - 3 Options

We have three ways for members to stay connected during this difficult time:

1) Yoga Tree On-Demand – Access our library of yoga classes, yoga series and tutorials anytime at home. New classes are added weekly, practice at home anytime! Classes range from 15-50min in duration designed to fit anyone’s busy schedule.

Limited time 7-day free trial, $16/month afterward. Monthly subscription with no contracts.

Click Here

2) Online Live Zoom Classes – Classes are listed on our studio schedules, noted as Live Stream Classes. Over the Zoom video conference platform, students who choose to turn on their camera feeds you can receive alignment feedback during the class, practicing virtually as a group with other students and teacher. Unlimited Online Class membership $70/month, no contract auto-renew.

Buy Package

3) All Access Pass $150 – Have the flexibility to practice unlimited both in-studio and live stream.

Buy Package

Will Class Cards Be Extended?

All Class Card have be extended to reflect our closure and reopening dates as per the Government of Ontario, members are required to reach out to us during our previous closures. There are no more extensions as of January 1st, 2022. 

What has Yoga Tree done to improve air quality at the studio?

Yoga Tree has taken many efforts to ensure our studios is a safe space for teachers, staff, and students to come and also work in. We have taken appropriate measures to ensure the well being of our community.

Intake and exhaust fans are running during class to maximize air flow.

Medical grade HyperHEPA air purifiers have been added to every studio room.

This includes:

Medical-Grade filter air purifiers have been added in each studio room to eliminate microscopic pollutants and bacteria. A combination of Sharp and IQ Air purifiers have been installed in each studio room.

About our Air Purifiers

Sharp Purifiers 

Sharp purifiers produces Plasmacluster® ions which disperse throughout the room, actively attacking germs, bacteria, viruses, mould and fungus, reaching more than conventional filter-based systems.

IQ Air Purifiers

IQ Air Purifiers uses proven Medical-Grade Air Filtration: 100x more effective than HEPA air purifiers. IQAir’s exclusive HyperHEPA filters stop ultrafine particles (down to 0.003 microns), stops the smallest particles that exist: 10x smaller than a virus.

Will there be hands-on adjustments in class?

There are no hands-on adjustments for the time being. Teachers will be using verbal adjustments to guide students.

What can you do to help boost your immune system?

Boost your immune system. Now more than ever, it’s essential to prioritize our health and well-being and do all you can to boost your immune system so you’re as healthy as possible, in the event you encounter this virus. Research shows that sustaining healthy habits supports immunity and can help prepare our bodies to better fight and recover from illnesses, including coronavirus. These include:

  • Stick to a nutrient-dense, toxin-free diet, including known immune-supportive foods like garlic and ginger. Avoid foods that tend to weaken the immune system, such as sugar, refined grains, industrial vegetable oils, and processed and refined foods, as much as you can.
  • Get plenty of sleep, ideally seven to eight hours a night. This is your body’s time to perform preventive maintenance, which bolsters the immune system. Research shows that repeatedly short-changing sleep by even an hour or two can negatively affect immunity.
  • Get plenty of sunshine and supplemental vitamin D + K2. High levels of vitamin D have long been linked to lower rates of illness.
  • Consider taking additional vitamins, micronutrients, and supplements to support immunity, such as a high-quality multivitamin, magnesium, omega-3 fish oils, vitamin C, elderberry, and digestive enzymes. Probiotics and powdered greens have also been shown to support immune and gut health.
  • Get at least 20 minutes of low- to moderate-intensity exercise a day to prime the immune system. This movement results in the production of more white blood cells, which combat bacteria and viruses, and promotes improved circulation.
  • Wash your hands frequently, and for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water to protect yourself and others from germs.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Keep your hands away from your face, because germs routinely spread when a person touches something contaminated with germs, and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • If you begin to develop cold- and flu-like symptoms or become ill, take care of yourself and minimize the spread to others by staying home. If you think you may have symptoms of coronavirus call your healthcare provider immediately.

LATEST COVID-19
UPDATE FOR MEMBERS

We care about your safety

WE CAN'T WAIT TO (SAFELY)
PRACTICE WITH YOU

FLOW SAFELY
  • Reduced Capacity – all studios to allow all students to practice safely
  • Use the Mat Markers to place your mat in class and give your fellow yogis space
  • No Walk-Ins Reserve your claass in advance online.
  • Limit your Time in the studio to 15 min before and after class Doors will be locked outside of that time
  • Follow the Floor Markers and directional signage from the lobby through the change rooms
  • Certain Amenities Temporarily Closed – Rental mats, towels, props, showers, tea station and lounge will temporarily not be available at this time.
  • Limit Your Belongings please limit and only bring essentials such as your yoga mat and props.
FLOW WITH EASE OF MIND
  • We will stringently sanitize all studio surfaces with hospital-grade EPA approved disinfectants and UV light
  • Air Purifiers and exhaust system in each studio room to improve air quality and circulation
  • We will thoroughly disinfect all studio rooms between every class with hospital grade disinfectants
  • Wash your hands, utilize provided disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Face masks or face coverings must be worn in our studio under City of Toronto Byl Law 541.
    *The bylaw allows for the temporary removal of a mask or face covering while actively engaging in a fitness activity. This means you may only take off your face mask once you arrive on your designated mat space and socially distanced from other members. 
  • We will require daily temp and self-health checks for all team members.
FLOW CONTACT FREE
  • Bring your own mat and props – Rental mats and towels will not be available until further notice.
  • Contactless Sign In Check yourself in using your Yoga Tree’s app or scan card
  • Cashless Transaction Only prepay via our online store or self swipe credit card payment available as needed
  • We will only use verbal assists in class
  • Prop-Free Studio no props will be used until further notice Do your part and sanitize your mat before and after each class
FLOW MINDFULLY
  • If you aren’t feeling well, have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend classes for your wellbeing and that of your teachers and fellow yogis
  • If you have travelled, in the past 14 days please stay home until you have self-quarantined and without any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you have been tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has, we ask that you do not come to the studio for 14 days or until you’ve tested negative
  • We are so grateful for your help in keeping yourself and this community safe

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