Oceanside Yoga Haven
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 (called the Maritime Market) where people tend to slow down and enjoy the views. There are no cars, only boats, bikes and foot traffic.
The studio 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 stairs 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, light and a wonderful sound carrier. 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.
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 some golf balls and tennis balls and various others for rolling and some eye pillows. There are 5 foldable chairs and 3 stools available for those who cannot use the floor. You can plug into the sound system or use 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. That would be squishy if you like using props. (If you want everything to be in a circle you will have to compensate by reducing your numbers...this is a squared off space)! Circles reduce your number to about 10/12 max. Nidra and Restorative the same or less.
**Note I personally would not do any more than 12 students for any class and prefer keeping it to 10 or less because I like them having open space.
We love to see a mix of energies here, everything from more Yoga, Meditation, Movement, and Sound Journeys, Training and Workshops.
Filming and Photography will pay a premium price as they tend to put a lot of stress on the studio. If you are unsure whether your event would work here, you can contact the studio directly to find out more details.
*This is not a retail space and will not be booked as one or a pop up shop 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 parking, it is now paid but only from 11am-6pm and a summer rate of $3 per hour. As well parking is free from 6pm to 11am. There are many transit lines close by (the #50 drops off at the top of the island) and it is also serviced by False Creek Ferries and Aquabus.
The Island has many restaurants, coffee shops etc. for break times or after workshop gatherings.
i.e. Maybe you are creating a sound journey, talk to Gandharva Lokha in the Net Loft about their amazing selection of instruments. Book a lunch or dinner at a nearby restaurant or maybe add a TheatreSports show after you are done for the day. 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 and when you are requesting it for. Different pricing options are available depending on actual timelines and what is needed. (i.e a yoga class will differ from a corporate event or filming. Weekday will differ from the weekend. A recurring weekly class will be different from a one time rental)
Cleaning fee will be added.
Daily Rental is based on time available (maximum 8 hours). If a request is for time outside of what is available and any regular studio activities might need to be changed to accommodate the rental a premium will be charged. This type of booking will only happen in exceptional cases. Please do not ask for times that require class cancellations then request a deal. Cancelling any classes costs the studio.
You must book for time required including setup and wind down not just the time the class starts and ends.
If you book a start time and show up early the amount will be taken from the deposit left with OpenSpace.
Base rate guideline below: (These are for Yoga related bookings)
$40/hr minimum 2 hours weekdays
$45/hr minimum 2 hours weekday evenings and Fridays
$50/hr minimum 2 hours weekends
$300 full day on weekdays based on 8 hours
$370 full day on weekends based on 8 hours
Weekly: not available
Monthly: not available
Cleaning Fee: $25
Minimum Booking: 2 hours
Maximum Booking: 1 day
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Shoes must be left outside or during winter and rainy days just inside the front door on mat provided.
Treat the neighbouring businesses with respect, no loud disruptive sound.
No bicycles or equipment blocking stairways or other business doors. There are bike racks on the Island please have your group use them. This again is respect for the neighbours and keeping common area free an clear.
No cutting, drawing/gluing etc on yoga mats or floor. If you are doing art based projects bring all the appropriate protections and covers with you.
Food is limited to snacks and teas etc. NOTHING OILY OR GOOEY. There is no kitchen so please honour the fact that this is considered sacred space and sweep up what you drop.
The studio is also one use plastic bottle free. If you or your group bring them in it is asked that you take them with you and recycle them accordingly.
Any cancellations must be receive no less than 48 hours prior and will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Beverly's space was perfect for my small workshop - all participants noted that they felt comfortable and welcome in the studio and it was so easy to host there. Thank you Beverly!
Beverly 's Response:
It was wonderful having a group who all felt the energy of studio and cared for it accordingly. That comes from the lead of the person guiding them. Julia was easy to work with and I was happy to share the studio with her. Thank you Julia, you are welcome back anytime.
The space is amazing! The energy of the room is delightful! Beverly is a wonderful host, very accommodating and easy to work with. I’m thrilled to have found Beverly and her space. Will book again!
The space is ideal for small, intimate groups--perfect for our gathering. Beverly was wonderful: professional while completely warm and accommodating.
Loved working with Beverly! She is prompt to reply, extremely thoughtful and accommodating and was such a pleasure to work with! Her space is beautiful feels calm and peaceful! We can't wait to hold another event in her space!
The host Beverly was very easy to work with. She was very helpful from the moment we booked this space until we are all done with the location. Thank you again for the wonderful experience!
Beverly 's Response:
Thank you so much Sara. The feeling is mutual. You and the whole team were so lovely to have in the space. I felt very comfortable leaving "her" in your hands.
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