Ocean Breath Yoga is available to rent for group events, private classes and workshops or for private appointments. The studio is a warm, intimate, inviting, and peaceful environment. It creates a calming natural atmosphere which lends itself well to healing, relaxing and connecting. It carries sound beautifully and is more squared in shape allowing for more easily grouped functions. Large old cedar beams, full front windows that look over walkway, water and marina add to the peace and comfort of the studio. As well there is a small front covered patio allowing people protected space outdoors.
The studio is located on Granville Island in the area known as the Maritime Market. It is a peaceful side of Granville Island, just a couple of minutes’ walk from the bus stop. As well the public is allowed 3 hours of free parking on the Island. It is a short stroll to restaurants, shops, art galleries and the public market which provides fresh foods and many quick and wonderful meal choices. Granville Island is a unique and creative community which sits in the middle of the city and yet feels like an island retreat without the travel. This is an easy place for students and workshop attendees to feel like they are somewhere special while having access to more than most people could possibly expect. The Island is the second busiest tourism site in Canada after Niagara Falls.
The majority of the usable area of studio space is approximately 510 sq. ft. There is also a small open office at the back that can be used by teachers and/or facilitators. There is one washroom and cubbies for stowage of personal items. As well, a key is available for use of the maritime showers ($1) outside around the corner.
The studio can hold up to 40 people standing or seated on the floor, and you can comfortably teach a yoga class of up to 15 people. The space is mainly square in shape so easy to set up a group circle. The studio has hosted group training, both yoga, philosophical and sound based. There is a large drum and an Indonesian gong along with a large blank wall for showing film or presentations. (you must provide your own projector)
The studio offers use of yoga mats, blocks, bolsters, straps, golf balls, blankets, and a small number of chairs (4 chairs to bench type seats) to our guests who use the space. As well there is an easy to use sound system that you can connect your laptop, phone, or music player to using Bluetooth or a cable.
There is a washroom available to guests. The sink water is good to drink.
All shoes must please be removed at the door and the space cleaned upon completion of your rental. There are a broom, mop, sponges and other cleaning items available. Ensure you include time for your cleanup in the rental. (Especially if you bring any food in or allow your students to eat during workshops) Please treat the space with respect.
Ocean Breath Yoga will endeavour to help you promote your event by posting on our events page and placing up posters. If you would like your event posted, please ensure that you clearly detail your event and send the necessary information along with any pictures, create any posters or marketing.materials * and then OBY will post them on FB and the website. We will not create your marketing materials and are not responsible if you do not provide accurate information. Only a certain amount of time will be dedicated to this so try to keep edits to a minimum. In other words be clear about what you would like to present before asking for promotion. This will also help people feel connected to what you have to offer.
If you are sending a poster to use on the website, please send it in jpg or word form. PDF is hardest to place on the website.
There are hourly and daily rates available for weekends and weekdays, please contact the studio with information on what you are looking to rent the studio for and for fees. You will need to contact the studio for a list of available dates and times or to see if a specific time slot is open.*
A damage/cleaning deposit of $35 + GST for 2 hour rentals and $50 +GST for longer rentals, will be charged at the time of reservation. If this is anything other than yoga related the damage deposit will be $200 + GST. This will be returned after the gathering if the studio is left clean and organized. If we are required to come in after and clean messes, straighten the studio or attend to any other situations which should have been part of the rental, the deposit will be forfeited. If you require the studio at a time when a class normally runs and this is accommodated there will be no discount for extended hours rented.
Exact details for each rental will be finalized within the rental contract.
*When arranging your rental ensure you book the actual time needed, which includes time to set up and do check in as well as time to clean up at the end of your session.
e.g. If you require 4 hours for your class and it will take you a half hour to set up and receive your students and you will need about a half hour for the students to depart and do your cleaning then book for 5 hours. Please do not book from 2-6pm and then ask to come at 1 to set up. Include this in your time planning. If you need to see the studio beforehand please make arrangements with the studio to stop by when someone is there to find out any relevant information. If you have not done this it is expected that part of your time of booking will be devoted to showing up to get any pertinent information and your students will not be arriving until after we have talked. Your attendance to this is appreciated as my time here is also planned and it is good if we value each others time. Namaste.
If you would like to find out more information or have questions regarding availability, please contact us at (778) 230-4019 or email www.oceanbreathyoga.ca to arrange a booking or get more information.
All bookings must first be agreed upon and confirmed with the studio prior to rental of space*. All persons booking the studio must carry insurance and provide a copy of that insurance prior to booking. Any activities deemed unsafe will not be permitted within Ocean Breath Yoga Studio. Please take time to read about Ocean Breath Yoga prior to a request for space to see if you feel your activity would be a fit for the studio. The Owner reserves the right to refuse any request if she feels it will not follow the ethical principles of Ocean Breath Yoga
All bookings require either a deposit of 50% to reserve the date/s in question or full payment to automatically ensure your space. The final 50%, if not already paid is due 1 month (30 days) prior to the date/s in question or your reservation may be forfeited. Any reservation cancelled by the booker more than 1 month (+30 days) prior to the booking will be refunded minus an administration fee of 50% of the deposit. Failure to meet the required commitments may result in cancellation and Ocean Breath Yoga will retain the 50% administration fee for all work required up to this point for the booking. If the remaining 50% booking is not yet paid 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the event date, the booking will be considered cancelled and all deposits forfeited. Cancellation of the reservation 1 month or less (30 days or less) prior to the reservation date will result in a full forfeiture (100%)of the booking fee unless the contracted renter can find a suitable replacement agreed upon by the studio owner. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ocean Breath Yoga.
*Any bookings made without consultation are only refundable in the first 48 hours. The owner reserves the right to cancel if no consultation or agreement was made prior to booking.
Ocean Breath Yoga retains the right to change any or all of the conditions of rental at anytime.