Covid-19 Updates

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Update June 23, 2021 - Online Classes Ending September 4th 


Dear Roots Yoga Community,

Today, we find ourselves sharing another heartfelt message with mixed emotions. 


With Toronto slowly starting to open up, we have decided to conclude our online classes at the end of this summer.  


Last day of classes will be September 4th, 2021.


These classes have been a life line for so many us during the pandemic and we have truly helped each other through.  We are so grateful for your loyalty and dedication, without you, none of this would have been possible.


We encourage you to stay with us this summer and keep practicing with your teachers. 


Teacher's contact information will be shared with you before classes end. You will be able to connect with them directly and make plans for future.  


For July and August, there will be a special pricing menu (see below) and a slightly lighter schedule. Please visit our website for details. 


We are also looking into some park classes, so stay tuned.  We hope to see you there!


Wishing you brighter and lighter days.  Have a safe and happy summer!


The Roots Yoga Studio Team


Update May 11, 2021 - 1073 Yonge St. Location Closing


Dear Roots Yoga Community,

At the start of the Pandemic, we could not have predicted where we would be more than a year later.  Over this time we have all faced unique challenges that have taught us to adapt and grow in new and surprising ways.  


We know you understand the impact Covid-19 has had on small businesses, especially in the fitness and wellness industry.  In the midst of continued uncertainty, and with our lease term coming to its conclusion, we made the difficult and sad decision to close our Roots Yoga physical space.

Roots Yoga is still there for you virtually with a full schedule of online, live-streamed classes via Zoom.


Our hope is that our online offering can be a source of support and community when you need it most. The entire Roots Yoga team is extremely grateful for your continued participation and presence in these classes.

We have been fortunate to have had this very special space available for many years as a community sanctuary.  We appreciate everyone who has entered the studio and thank you for your devoted support. We will miss seeing you and practicing in person. 

Sending love and wishes for good health!


Denyse and Meredith



With a date for in-studio classes remaining uncertain, we encourage anyone with passes from pre-covid-19 to use them toward Virtual Classes prior to purchasing our new pricing options.  


Passes valid at the time of our covid-19 closure and are now expired, must be reactivated and extended in order to use. The extension will be for the duration remaining as of March 8, 2020.   You must contact us to set this up.   Once the adjustment has been made in your account you can use these passes toward virtual classes as well. 


No action is required for passes that have not expired.   You are ready to start using these passes for virtual classes and if you think you need more time to use up your passes as you get closer to the expiry date, please contact us.  if required, these passes are eligible for extension up to the full duration the studio has been closed. 

At this time, we cannot offer Refunds for passes purchased before March 16, 2020.  Thank you for your understanding.  We greatly appreciate your support and patience at this time.   


Update - September 17, 2020


In the interest of our community's health and well-being, online classes will continue until further notice.   We feel this is the most responsible decision we can make at this time.   


Over the last 6 months, we have learned (and maybe even surprised) that we can maintain our practices and support each other virtually. 


Give it a try and join us for live -streamed classes via Zoom with all your favourite teachers at regular class times.  

With the start of the Fall schedule we will begin to accept pre-covid passes as a payment method for online classes and also have new online class rates for you to purchase.  

Below is our current policy for extensions/reactivations.  


Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times.  


Temporary Studio Closure - Regular Classes Suspended - effective March 16

Dear Roots Yoga Community, 


After a considerable amount of heart-felt deliberation, we have made the decision to suspend all classes temporarily.  


We feel strongly that it is our duty, and shared responsibility, to act now in order to reduce the impact and slow the spread of COVID-19.  The well-being of you, our staff,  our families and the entire Toronto Community, is our utmost concern at this time.


We anticipate reopening on April 5th, when other city services are planned to resume, however, we will be monitoring the situation closely and will reassess the situation on a week-to-week basis.  


 Please rest assured that monthly passes will be put on hold and any missed workshops will be rescheduled. 


We are also looking into ways to stay connected with you during this hiatus.  Online classes with your favourite teachers are one possibility, and we will keep you posted with more details as we develop this offering.  In the meantime, it is a good time to nurture your home practice or to check out some of the many online resources available.  


We will miss seeing you at the studio and look forward to seeing you there again as soon as we all can!  Until then, please take care of yourself and each other, by practicing yoga and your social distancing!


Denyse, Meredith and the Roots Yoga Team



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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE -  As of March 14, 2020 


We are implementing stricter protocols effective immediately.  


With some changes to our normal operations, we hope to continue offering Yoga during this time when everyone really needs it!  We will continue to monitor the situation closely and take additional actions when instructed.  As responsible members of society, it is our duty to follow the government's current recommendations concerning COVID-19... 










We have implemented the following policies and protocols:


  • LIMITED CLASS CAPACITY  - we are using tape on the floor to designate where mats should be placed.  This is to ensure students are well spaced out and class size is limited to 1/2 our capacity. 


  • PROP FREE CLASSES - currently all of our classes will be taught prop free.  No studio props will be available, including mats.  You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own, such as: Belt/Strap, Blanket, foam blocks.


  • NO STUDIO MAT SERVICE - our studio mat service is temporarily suspended.  Please bring your own. ​ You are welcome to use our mat cleaner.


  • NO HANDS ON ADJUSTMENTS - all teachers will be refraining at this time

  • WASH OR SANITIZE HANDS ON ARRIVAL - and often while visiting



We are continuing to:


  • Increase the frequency of our already frequent cleaning practices and diligently sanitize frequently touched surfaces and areas many times a day.   To sanitize, we are using BENEFECT, an industrial strength, hospital grade, non-toxic disinfectant.  


  • Adjust our sign in procedures, please check-in at the front desk when you arrive for  class so that we can sign you in, instead ofdoing it yourself.