Everyone’s safety is the most important factor, and we are confident in all of our policies and procedures to keep you safe. Please view our Yoga During Covid-19 page, to view the ways you can continue to do yoga at Bliss!
We are so excited to welcome you back to yoga at Bliss. Please watch this video to see how things have changed...
We also want to talk a little about our cleaning process and protocols for yoga! We are very excited to be able to offer in studio classes again, and have the safety of both our students and our staff at the highest of priorities.
The teachers are responsible for sanitizing all high touch surfaces including; door handles, light switches, recording equipment, music & heat controls, towel plate and tongs which are used for handing out the chilled lemon grass towels. Our towel service is given to only those students who want it and is done so after the teacher sanitizes their hands and puts on all necessary PPE, such as masks and face shields.
The attendants follow the teachers cleaning with a complete sanitization of mirrors and floors, and they will often double sanitize the high touch surfaces.
Change rooms & other common areas are also sanitized once class goes in so counters, lockers, toilets, sinks, etc. are all disinfected between use. Change rooms are open for those students who need it, but many students are coming ready to practice and bypassing the change rooms. For this we are allowing personal belongings in the studio, keys, phone, etc. but ask everyone to be mindful of noise and disruption, to be extra quiet when coming into the room, and to turn their phones to airplane mode.
We have an excellent air exchange system in the yoga studio with the fan running at all times, and after each class do a full air exchange cycle, moving out the old air and bringing in new fresh air from outside. We are currently in the process of installing an additional filtration system to our air exchange on the recommendations of the CDC.
We are adding in portable filters call Molkule Pro and fully sealed Merv-13s.
We are running classes at 1/3 capacity, so there are 10 students allowed in the room, plus the teacher. Each student has a marked out space, and there is a minimum of 3m between students, and students from teacher, measured from the centres of each mat. The teachers are diligent with instructing students where to be on their mat so that the 3m between everyone is constant throughout the class.
With the new restrictions, masks are only mandatory in common areas, and when physical distancing is not possible. Once students and teacher are on their mat, they can take their masks off. Those students who choose to keep their masks on can absolutely do that, and if a teacher feels better with their mask on they can keep it on, but most are teaching with no mask. If the teacher leaves their mat space for any reason they put their mask back on. For the majority of the class the teacher is to not leave their mat but if they need to adjust lighting or music they will wear a mask. There is no adjusting of students.
There are no mat rentals available, and we are also not allowing the use of house yoga props at this time, students can bring their own props if they wish.
Teachers are encouraging nasal breathing only, no mouth breathing or releasing exhales through the mouth.
We are also running our class temperatures at a maximum of 30 degrees, and dialing down the intensity level slightly so its easier for students to maintain a steady breathing pattern through the nose. Teachers also encourage students to take breaks if they become unable to control their breath in this way.
All our staff are screened on the daily before they work/teach, and all students are also required to fill out a covid waiver before each class they attend.
Each class time will also offer a streaming class. Passes are available at a reduced rate of 50% for these classes. You will receive a link 30 minutes before the class to allow you to stream with the in-studio class.
Balance your mind and body in a rejuvenating yoga experience at Bliss YogaSpa. From our comfortable studio to our heated and non-heated yoga classes, we have brought together all of the elements necessary for achieving harmony and well-being.
Check your busy day at the door and immerse yourself in a calming experience. Enjoy a refreshing moment in our yoga lounge and locker rooms, both of which are supplied with amenities and high-quality retail products. Then participate in one of the many available yoga classes taught by our knowledgeable instructors - they’re never overcrowded. Yoga practitioners of all levels are welcome.
Please be prepared and in the room five minutes prior to class. Latecomers will not be permitted as we wish to honour those in the room as well as the teacher
Our yoga classes are held in our spacious and energizing studio, which is designed to promote health and wellness. Feel the benefits of negative ions (they help you absorb oxygen and feel more energized) as they permeate the studios through our Moodspace wall during a heated or non-heated class. During a hot yoga class, you’ll be heated comfortably by the American clay walls and the infrared heat panels on our ceiling. You’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated after every class.
If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage that you discuss with your teacher - they are here to enhance your yoga experience. We also ask that you be on your mat five minutes prior to class start time as we close registration at that time. If you pre-registered and do not cancel within 2 hours or do not show up, you will lose one class off your pass or one day from your unlimited.
Please note to bring a towel for showering after your hot yoga class.