The Chilliwack Yoga Studio
Chilliwack Yoga Studio Courtesy
- Arrive 10-15 minutes early, our door will be locked 2 minutes prior to the start of each class.
- If the door is locked a class is in session or we are closed
- Late arrivals will not be let in as you will disturb the quiet moments as the class focuses
- Remove your shoes, and store your belongings
- Please be mindful of the items you bring into the space.
- Lock up your valuables if you wish, the reception door is locked during classes.
- Turn off sound and vibrate options on all electronic devices.
- If you have any health concerns, please inform the teacher before the class begins.
- If it is your first time visiting Studio B Yoga & More, please complete a waiver form available online or in studio.
- If you use a studio yoga mat, please clean it after your session.
- Please avoid wearing heavy scents in the studio.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Yoga?
Yoga is considered both an art and a science of living. Yoga is a multi-disciplinary system designed to support an individual on his or her journey to self realization. The aspect of yoga that we practice primarily in the western world is the physical movement practice better known as ‘asana’. One of the beauties of the physical practice of yoga is that the poses both support and sustain your other everyday activities- however active or inactive you might be.
What are the benefits of yoga?
There are too many to list! Yoga can be practiced by everybody (every Body, too). It encourages overall health and wellness in one’s life. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity rather quickly- making room for sustainable, long-term health.
Why do you refer to yoga classes as a practice?
Yoga is a ‘work-in’, the work-out happens naturally. Think of yoga as less like a sport and more like a personal journey. There are many elements of yoga to master, such as breath, mindfulness, postures, alignment, and personal awareness to name a few. Each time you enter a yoga class your body and mind will be in a different state. Sometimes a pose can feel easy and sometimes it takes intense focus. There is no such thing as perfection in the competitive sense, so just experience the challenge of the journey. Yoga takes practice, therefore we like to call it just that.
I am not flexible. How can I do yoga?
Through committed practice, your flexibility level will naturally begin to increase. Not being flexible is one of the best reasons to start practicing yoga.
Can I get injured practicing yoga?
Yes. Not unlike any other physical activity, it is possible to become injured (or re-injured) practicing yoga. If you are coming to class with an existing injury, please let the teacher know, so that she may support your needs to the best of her ability.
What if I have an injury or condition that might affect my ability to participate?
Please consult your doctor first to find out if yoga is an appropriate practice to begin. It is really important that you inform the teacher (each teacher- if you are attending classes with more than one instructor) before the beginning of class so that she can support your needs to the best of her ability.
How often should I practice?
How often you practice is entirely up to you. Once a week is better than nothing, and three times or more per week is better still. It really depends on your intention for coming, or any goals you might be working toward.
Can I eat before class?
It is best not to eat anything heavy 1-2 hours before the class. Consider practicing on an empty stomach, but not in a state of hunger.
What types of classes do you offer? Are there any pre-requisites for taking classes at Studio B?
We offer classes for every Body. Studio B classes range from beginner level hatha yoga to intermediate level vinyasa yoga, and pilates, power fusion, and total barre. Please visit our home page to view or list of class offerings.
How old do I have to be to attend classes at Studio B?
The minimum age requirement to attend our regular public schedule classes is 16yrs. Any youth, ages 12-15 that that wish to attend must sign and adhere to our youth courtesy contract (to be signed by both the youth and his/her parent/guardian), and be accompanied (for class) by their consenting adult.
What if I'm too old?
You are never too old!
What if I'm pregnant?
As with any physical exercise, it is not recommended that you take up something new whilst pregnant. However, if you have been practicing yoga regularly for an extended period of time there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t continue with some modifications. Let the teacher know at the beginning of class so that she can support you appropriately.
Do I need a membership to attend classes?
No. All of our public classes are open to both membership holders and drop-in clients. Please note that any classes listed as ‘pre-registered series’ are not available for drop-in participation and such programs are an additional cost to any of our studio memberships.
What are your prices?
Please visit our home page to view pricing and membership options.
Is there any studio etiquette/courtesy I should know about?
Yes. Please review the list above the faq’s.
Do I have to sign in online?
No. Although, we do encourage you to sign up and create an account online for greater efficiency during class check-in at the studio.
If I create an account online, do I still need to sign in at the studio?
Yes. If it is your first time at the studio, you will need to fill out a waiver form when you arrive. If you’ve signed in online, you are still required to check-in at the front desk so that we know you have arrived.
Is it important to be on time?
YES. Arriving late is disruptive and distracting to the other students. Our doors are locked 2-5 minutes prior to the posted start time and so late arrivals will not be permitted to join. Please be sure to arrive at least 5 minutes before the posted class start time, and allow for 10-15 minutes before class if you need to register, pay and fill out a waiver.
Can I leave class early?
We discourage you from leaving before the practice is finished because a lot of the benefit of the yoga practice lies in the restoration period at the end- better known as savasana. Leaving early is also extremely disruptive to the class. If you must leave early, please speak to the teacher before class begins so that you may at the very least plan to leave prior to the relaxation period of the practice.
What should I wear?
The studio is a shoe-free-zone. Your shoes can be stored in the cubbies beside the front door. Yoga is typically practiced in bare feet, and in comfortable clothing. Layers are recommended as you will warm up and cool down over the course of the class.