Covid Protocols In Studio

Welcome to Balu Yoga & Wellness.

Last updated Sept 9, 2021


As a business owner, I never imagined I would be in a situation where I would have to decide who could and couldn’t enter my business. Admittedly the stress and emotional upheaval that myself and other business owners feel is almost impossible to express. 

I have no desire to police my community, yet I want to serve our community and most importantly, I don’t want to create more divisiveness.

Many yoga studio’s have closed across this country since the start of the pandemic. It’s been a tumultuous time economically and I’m grateful that we’re still open and I want to keep the studio OPEN for years to come. 

Our studio philosophy has always been about the collective well-being of our community, and creating a safe place for you to come, both emotionally and physically. We are all doing our best to navigate this time, regardless of our personal beliefs we are more alike than different (although it may not feel like this these days). 

The BC provincial government has issued a requirement of vaccination for COVID-19 to participate in indoor group fitness activities starting September 13, 2021.

We understand not everyone will feel this mandate is equitable. However, our business is dedicated to supporting the collective well-being. We’ve been asked to follow the health regulations, and we see this action as the best option to keep our business open. 

Please provide proof of vaccination if you are asked.

Please be kind to our staff and everyone in the community. We are all doing our best to keep our town a compassionate and kind place. 

I’m open to healthy dialogue on this complicated topic, please reach out anytime. 


You can book online or drop into the studio. Masks are required when entering the studio and in the building. You’re welcome to take your mask off to practice on your yoga mat, however if you feel better to keep it on you’re also welcome to. 

We also have virtual class options for those who prefer. 

We have spaces marked out on the studio floor for your yoga mats, as well as extra cleaning of props post class.

We’re excited to welcome you into the studio and thrilled to be offering yoga to our community.

Noelle & all the amazing people who help create, support and love Balu Yoga.

For now we will continue to maintain the same class sizes – 10 ppl + 1 teacher. 

 A reminder, we still have a UV air filter which kills 99% of airborne and surface SARS-CoV2. 

We also have an air outtake system in the studio. 

Please reach out to us with any other questions you have for us HERE
or call 250-837-3975.

You’re welcome to bring your own mat or rent one at the studio.

You can register online or drop in for classes (online health survey when you book classes). For those that register online you’ll be able to cancel pre-booked spots up to 1 hours before the class. Outside of that you’ll be charged $15 for no shows for unlimited passes and a pass deducted of 10 and 20 time punch passes. This is due to our limited spots per class and we want to keep available spaces for those who are able to commit to attending classes.


We intend to keep things easeful while entering studio, participating in classes and exiting. If you have any questions please contact 250-837-3975.

Payments can be made online or in studio with cash, debit or credit.


  • Please wear a mask when you enter and leave the building.
  • We can process payments in studio or online.
  • Please wash hands once paid or signed into class.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for those who want.
  • Entrance to studio space will be directed by teacher. We will backfill the room and those entering last will be closest to the door.
  • Mats: You can rent one of ours or bring your own ** mats: If you rent one of ours, you’ll clean it after and bring to the front desk, we will wash down once again before the next person uses it.
  • You’re welcome to use bathrooms as needed. Extra hand towels will be provided in washrooms for individual use.
  • Social distancing is being practiced in the studio

In class:

  • You’re welcome to iced tea, tea and lemon water. At your discretion. We will sanitize & clean glassware after classes.
  • Entrance to studio space will be directed by teacher. We will backfill the room and those entering last will be closest to the door.
  • Props: You can use the props in the studio, you’ll be able to wash down blocks after class. If you want to use a bolster/foam block/blanket you’re welcome to bring a CLEAN towel to place overtop of the bolsters & foam blocks, or you can use without a towel – at your own discretion.
  • Markers (purple glitter) are on the floor of the studio space for mat placement. Place the front of your mat so that the dot is in the middle of your mat.  
  • Air exhaust system is on during all classes, and filters air out from studio. 

Exiting Studio:

  • When leaving the studio after class please remember to social space in the bottleneck leaving the building.
  • Please clean props and leave on the floor (in front of prop area) to dry at the end of class.
  • Those who want to socialize in the studio space after class are welcome to stick around and connect with others, socially distanced, as long as there isn’t a class starting within 30 min. In order to not congest the lobby.
  • You’re welcome to connect with the teacher after class in the studio space if they’re able to stick around.

General Information:

  • The building will be regularly cleaned. Including bathrooms, high contact surfaces, and studio floor.
  • The point of opening is to create a space for you to relax and unwind, in no way to do intend to have a space that feels tense or unsafe. Please connect with Noelle with any concerns you have 250-837-3975 or email

We look forward to sharing space and practice with you.

With heart

Noelle & all the teachers and beautiful happiness ambassadors of Balu Yoga.

©2021, Balu Yoga & Wellness

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Balu Yoga & Wellness
414 1st Street West
PO Box 2456
Revelstoke, BC


Phone: 250-837-3975
Fax: 250-837-4153