Our yoga studio is a beautiful and bright space located on Granville Island (the second busiest tourist destination in all of Canada) and yet it is in one of the quietest sections of the island where people tend to slow down and enjoy the views. There are no cars, only boats, bikes and foot traffic.
The studio is located in the Maritime Market and faces the marina. The whole front wall is window and the view is walkway, grass, water and boats. Facing southwest, it enjoys each and every sunset and is light all day, even when it rains. The studio itself is just a few steps up from the walkway and has its own small patio. Inside you will find the original cedar posts of this 100 + year old building. The floor is maple laminate and the ceiling slants, going from 10 feet to approximately 15 feet in height making it very airy and light. One large wall has been left blank making it useful for presentations. There is a small open office at the back that can be used if a facilitator needs some private space. The bathroom is large enough to be used for a change room. If needed there is also access to the marina showers just outside around the corner. (i.e. you are planning to head to a dinner after a sweaty practice)
The studio is equipped with mats, bolsters, blocks, chip foam blocks, blankets (wool and cotton) and straps (for about 14 people). As well you will find a bin with golf balls and tennis balls for rolling and some eye pillows. There are a few chairs available for those who cannot use the floor. The sound system can be plugged into or used with Bluetooth. For anyone working with sound, the acoustics are fantastic.
Our studio can accommodate up to about 40 seated (if no more than sitting is required), for practices such as meditation, suggested maximum 30 for comfort. For yoga practice up to 15 depending on the style of practice. (If you want everything to be in a circle you will have to compensate by reducing your numbers...this is a squared off space). **Note I personally would not do any more than 12 students and prefer keeping it to 10 or less because I like them having stretching room
We love to see a mix of energies here, everything from more Yoga, Meditation, Movement, and Dance, Musical Events and Sound Journeys, Art Showings, Training and Workshops, Filming and Photography will pay a premium price as they tend to put a lot of stress on the floor. If you are unsure whether your event would work in the space, you can contact the studio directly to find out more details.
*This is not a retail space and will not be booked as one as it would be unfair to retailers who work hard to keep doors open on Granville Island.
One of the perks of being on Granville Island is that there is ample 3 hour free parking, (if your event will be longer there are numerous large paid parking areas so that cars do not have to be moved). As well parking is limitless after 7pm. There are many transit lines close by (the #50 drops off at the top of the island) and it is also serviced by AquaBus and False Creek Ferries. To add variety you can create an event which incorporates other aspects of the island. For example, in the same building, you will find a caterer, and just down the walkway are many restaurants. Maybe you are creating a sound journey, talk to Gandharva Lokha in the Net Loft about their amazing selection of instruments. Or combine an event such as yoga with a rental of kayaks from Eco Marine. The possibilities are endless from art, to plays, to music and food and outdoor fun. During the summer months there is a Thursday Farmers Market and many festivals. During the year, events such as PUSH, The Fringe Festival, and Winterruption, (to name a few) can be tied to studio events. You will find all the Island businesses very open to collaboration. It is a unique and vibrant atmosphere.
The prices shown are just a guideline, so your quote may vary depending on how you're using the space. Different pricing options available depending on actual timelines and what you are looking for. (i.e a yoga class will differ from a corporate event or filming. Weekday will differ from the weekend)
Cleaning fee will be added. There has yet to be a renter who has left the space not needing attention, if you do consideration will be given to a return of the cleaning fee.
Daily Rental is based on time available (maximum 7 hours). If a request is for time outside of what is available and any regular studio activities would have to be changed to accommodate the rental a premium will be charged.
For any filming or photo sessions a premium will be charged as the equipment is hard on the flooring and facility.
Weekly: not available
Monthly: not available
Cleaning Fee: $10
Minimum Booking: 2 hours
Maximum Booking: 3 days
Shoes must be left inside or outside the front door.
Treat the neighbouring businesses with respect, no loud continuous sound.
No bicycles or equipment blocking stairways or other business doors.
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