Who We Are
YYoga is a community of yoga studio and lifestyle centres dedicated to supporting people in their commitment to whole health. We believe that through the practice of yoga, we ultimately create happier, healthier people, connected to themselves and others. The Vancouver-based yoga and wellness company is the largest corporately owned yoga company in Canada, currently operating 13 studios offering 900 + classes per week in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Whistler and Toronto.
The core of the YYoga formula starts in the studio with a variety of 12+ yoga styles including Hatha, Power, Flow, Yin, Restorative, Core and our signature YHot. The offering expands beyond yoga with fitness classes like YRide, YFit and TRX. We are proud to offer amenities such as an infrared sauna, mat and towel service, complimentary organic shower products and herbal tea, making the transition from mat to the rest of your day seamless.
YYoga is rooted in community and is dedicated to bringing yoga to anyone seeking a healthy, balanced life. Our purpose is to make the world a better place!
Commonly asked questions
First - check out this blog titled "New to YYoga" that will walk you through your experience step-by-step. While most classes are suitable for all levels - we do have some classes that are most suitable for beginners - like Hatha or YHot. Check out our class types here to see what might be right for you. We also encourage you to chat with the Guest Experience team or your teacher to let them know that you are new to yoga, and feel free ask any questions that you may have. They are there to make sure you feel comfortable, welcome and informed. We also recommend trying a class that is not during the prime time hours during lunch and after work, to ensure you get the additional attention you might require.
Wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move and stretch in. If you are attending a YHot class you may want to wear shorts, and bring a towel. All YYoga centres have yoga mats and towels for rent starting at $2.50. You can also add mat and towel service to your membership and never have to worry about bringing your mat again!
When you arrive at the centre, a member of our Guest Experience team will sign you into class. Please allow 10-15 minutes to ensure you can get a spot in a class!
Some classes in prime time do fill up, and we do offer online reservations to help you plan your day. Please note that you must arrive at least 10 minutes before class to retain your reserved spot.
You can make a reservation ahead of time online if you have an active pass with classes available on it. The first time you are on our site, please connect your profiles, and you will be good to go from there.
Please note that doors close to all of our classes on time, and no guests will be permitted after this time.
Reservations are only available online. They are not available over the phone or in person. We offer 50% of our capacity to reservations, and the rest are always available for walk-in guests. Reservations hold your spot until 10 minutes before class. At that point, they are given up for walk in guests.
Please make sure you have an active pass with classes available, and that you have connected your profiles on our website. You can then easily reserve and keep track of your schedule.
Please note - cancellations within 30 minutes of the start of class will result in a class automatically being removed from a class pass. If this occurs - you can go into centre, and ask that a drop-in class be added to your account to make up for this at no cost. We are not able to re-instate the class directly for your pass tracking needs on our website.
If you're new to YYoga and are under 19, please bring a parent or guardian with you on your first visit so they can sign your waiver.
For most yoga classes, 13 - 18 year olds can practice without a parent present after the waiver has been signed. If you're between 10 - 13 years old, you can practice in an adult class with a parent present in most of the classes that we offer.
If you are attending a YHot class, or any of our fitness classes (YRide, TRX or YFit ), the age to attend with a parent is 13 and without is 16.
10 Rules & Etiquette
|1||Arrive at least 15 minutes before class.|
Lives are busy, we understand! Try your best to arrive at least 15 minutes before class to ensure you get a spot in the class. We encounter busy periods at lunch and after work on weekdays. Reserving is your best bet to guarantee your spot, but you are still required to arrive 10 minutes before the class starts or your reservation will go to another guest. Bonus: If you arrive early you can put your shoes away, get checked in, grab your locker, fill your water bottle and get yourself set up in the yoga room without feeling stressed out. Plus, yogis who arrive early get a pre-class savasana that gets you into the right mindset to take full advantage of the time you've dedicated to yourself and your body.
|2||Refrain from using your cell-phone (yes, even in the sauna).|
In a world where selfie opportunities could strike at any time, we get why you might want your celly close at hand. However, chatting on phones can be really disruptive to guests - especially in the infrared saunas. A lot of people enjoy meditating and (like you) have invested their time and money into their experience. Please be respectful and turn your phone off.
PS. Hot yoga rooms and infrared saunas can actually damage your phone, it's best to leave it sleeping soundly in a locker.
|3||Yoga studios are perfume-free zones.|
In a space where deep breathing is a requirement, it's common courtesy to refrain from using perfume in our centres. Some guests are sensitive to them and it can also be distracting. Tip: instead, pack your scent in your yoga bag for a post-yoga spritz once you've left the studio.
|4||Know when to "shhhhhh".|
Being able to "read the air" can come in handy when entering the yoga room. Err on the side of silence if you're not sure if you should chat with your girlfriend, but in some circumstances and in some high-energy classes, people will be chatty. Gauge what others are doing when you enter the room.
Infrared saunas are shhhhhh zones. Come join us in the lounge for a cup of tea if the need to converse strikes you!
|5||Place your mat and belongings down gently.|
Nothings worse than being jolted out of meditation by a mat snapping out of its rolled state to be slapped onto the ground to secure a spot. Please tip toe into the yoga room and place your mat down gently, your yogi neighbour will thank you for being so mindful!
|6||Make room for others.|
If the room is starting to fill up, be open to moving your mat over a tad to accommodate a neighbour. Arrived early to get your favourite spot? We get it. But, at the end of the day we're all here to practice and share this space together, lets try to accommodate and support one another on our journeys. The more really is the merrier when it comes to yogic energy!
|7||If you must leave early, put your mat by the door.|
Staying for savasana means you can get the most out of your class, but if you must leave early tell the teacher before-hand, place your mat by the door and sneak out quietly before savasana - the final resting pose.
|8||Put your stuff away after class, and wipe the floor if necessary.|
Used a prop? No problem! Please put it neatly away before you leave the yoga room. If you were in a particularly sweaty, juicy class (lucky!) consider wiping the floor around your mat if you've dripped a bit. We don't want any yogis slipping on sweat while they exit the room!
|9||Don't be a Sally Shower Saver.|
At peak periods of the day, it can be tempting to save a shower to avoid any delay. Closing the shower curtain and/or turning on the shower to mask that it's empty while you prep yourself and grab your bathing essentials while others are waiting is considered saving a shower.
It's rare that there's a shower queue, but if there is one, be respectful and kindly join it when you have your stuff in hand and are legitmately ready to go. This actually speeds up the queue (and awards you major karmic points), we promise.
|10||Be smart about back-to-back classes|
If you choose to do classes back-to-back, please try and stack something that will soothe and stretch if you are going to try and sweat and strengthen. We do not recommend combining classes like YHot and YRide together.