To all students of Modo Yoga Bloor West, please know that we stand with you, both as a valued member of our community, and the valued human being whom we trust to make the best choice for your own body and your community. Since we have reopened post-lockdown, we have stated this on the front door of our sacred shared space and continue to hold this belief.

The Government of Ontario recently announced that presenting proof of vaccination will be required to access a list of non-essential businesses, including yoga and movement studios. This means that as of September 22, 2021 anyone practicing in studio at Modo Yoga Bloor West will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated.


When will I show my vaccination receipt? Will I need to present it each time?
If you are fully vaccinated, visit this link to obtain your official vaccination receipt, and bring it with you to the studio. Upon us receiving your proof of vaccination, a staff member will update your profile on our system indicating that you have met this government requirement, meaning you will only need to present this document once.
If I have chosen to forgo the vaccine for now or forever, what are my options?
For anyone not fully vaccinated, know that we respect your choice and will always look for ways to continue to supporting you. We welcome you to our virtual studio, which provides many flexible options.
If you are vaccinated, we Love you. If you are unvaccinated, we Love you.


Please know that you and your presence in this community are important, needed and cared for. This means that safety, respect, and the well-being of our entire community remain our greatest priority. We will continue to abide by provincial laws and the precautions from Health Canada, including wearing masks, physical distancing, sanitizing, screening, etc.

We continue to be inspired by this community; appreciating your care, cooperation and kindness for all as each of us navigates these new experiences. We would also like to extend an invitation to read September’s Letter From the Director. It is a gentle suggestion to prioritize how we are treating and meeting one another in this very new and challenging time, inviting us to look for opportunities to extend more care, compassion, and empathy in effort to unite and support one another.

With deep gratitude,

MYBW Management


MYBW will continue our commitment to support our community by offering a hybrid schedule – allowing you to practice up to three classes daily class from wherever you may be using Zoom. As always these classes will be available to playback for 24 hours, allowing you to practice at your leisure.  For more information on how to access our Zoom classes, see the ZOOM section below. See the full schedule here.

Our commitment to our community:

  • Exceeding local and provincial regulations regarding students health and safety
  • Prohibiting any staff from entering the studio while showing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Deep cleaning all common areas and high touch surfaces before and after each class with Benefect, a plant-based hospital-grade disinfectant.
  • Reducing our in-studio staff to reduce the chance of cross-contamination
  • Staff + Teachers will wear masks unless they are on their mat too.
  • Class capacity will be reduced to ensure physical distancing for your safety.
  • Sign in will begin 30-minutes before class.
  • Teachers will not be offering hands-on-adjustments, mouth-breathing practices will not be instructed.
  • The heat is back on to 38for Modo, Modo Flow, and Modo Silent. Specialty classes like Yin, Mindful Pilates, and Vinyasa.
  • In studio air purifier being used between classes.

Your commitment to our community:

  • Not entering the studio space within 14 days of travel outside Canada
  • Not entering the studio space if you exhibit any symptoms of influenza or COVID-19
  • Not entering the studio space if you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Pre-registration is required (no drop-ins) to ensure a quick and seamless pre-screening and sign-in.
  • Wearing a mask at all times while in the studio (option to remove it while on your yoga mat and not required in the shower).
  • Allow us to screen you prior to entering the space of a few simple questions.
  • Proper washing/sanitizing hands before and after class (hand sanitizer provided).

Other changes:

  • All classes (including the 6:30am and yin) will be offered in studio.
  • We will continue to offer up to three virtual classes via Zoom to support students who want/need to practice at home.
  • Please limit your use of change rooms and come as prepared for class as possible, as the capacity for change rooms is reduced which could cause some delays.
  • Class size is reduced to 50% capacity or less.
  • Students are welcome to enjoy a quick physically distanced catch up, but we ask that we say our “See you later” 30 minutes before the next class begins to avoid crossing the next class:)
  • We will be accepting cash for rentals and purchase of class passes, however pre-registration is still required and we ask that you try to purchase your class packs online so as to reduce the amount of time spent in studio.

Shared Spaces:

  • Zen den is open for sitting! Masks must be worn and physical distancing in place.
  • No tea (yet)
  • Change rooms are open with a reduced capacity.
  • Showers are open and are being sanitized between classes.


  • Mat and jar rentals are paused for the time being.
  • Towel rentals are available for $2.


Probably our most significant new reality at MYBW is the mandatory reduction of yoga mats allowed in the practice room, in support of physical distancing. This change means that every space in the room is now considered premium real estate when it comes to the financial vitality of the business. This reality leaves us no choice but to enforce some new policies. Considering these new circumstances, every bit of income is needed for the future of MYBW, and we thank you for your cooperation.

  • Preregistration is mandatory for all classes.
    No Drop-Ins. Registration closes 30 minutes before class begins.Late Cancellation / No-Show Fee
    Due to reduced capacity in prioritizing your safety, a firm 4-hour cancellation policy is in effect. This is an important shift for Unlimited Members and Class-Pass Holders in order to ensure fairness to you and your fellow yogis, and to ensure we remain operational as a business. Unlimited passes/memberships will be charged a ‘late cancellation fee of $10. Students practicing on a class pass (ie. a 10-Class Pass) will be deducted one class from your pass.Cancellations/No-Shows:

    • We do not take cancellations via email or over the phone.
    • To avoid cancellation/no-show charges, log into your MindBody Online account, click ‘My Info’>’My Schedule’, on the right, click ‘Cancel’
    • Cancel at least 4 hours before class with no penalty.

    For Auto-Renew Members

    • If you Late Cancel (less than 4 hours before class) you will be charged a $10 + HST Late Cancel fee.
    • If you No Show (do not show up for class) you will be charged a $15 + HST No Show fee.

    For Non-Auto-Renew Members:

    • If you Late Cancel (less than 4 hours before class) the class will be deducted for your account, and a $10 + HST Late Cancel fee.
    • If you No Show (do not show up for class) a class will be deducted from your pass and a $15 + HST No Show fee.


  • Time-limited passes (ie. $60 Intro Months, sale passes) will be extended for the entire period that the studio is closed unless you choose to use your pass to take Zoom classes, or decide not to extend to support the studio by buying a new pass. Due to the nature of the software, extensions can only be applied when upon our reopening, so if you have a pass that expires, please email us so we can adjust the dates for you manually.


  • We are continuing with virtual classes in support of those who are not yet ready to return to an in-studio practice.
  • You’ll need a smartphone, tablet or computer and an internet connection.
  • Registration closes 10 minutes before class starts
  • The link to the class is texted to you 60 minutes before, and emailed 5 minutes before class begins
  • Check your Junk/Spam folder if you don’t see our email.
  • Add us to your Contact List to ensure the link reaches your inbox. 
  • Select email/text in your account settings.
  • Follow the link to our Zoom Practice Room
  • Feel free to turn off your video, though know that it is very helpful for us teachers to be able to give personalized cues and modifications if we can see you.
  • We record our Zoom classes and email you a link to the recording that is valid for one day. This is not the same link as the live class, and it is sent out shortly after the class concludes.
  • Registration is required for any class you’d like to take, whether you are practicing live or joining us later with the recording.