Frequently Asked Questions
New to the Studio
We have a whole "I'm New" page just for you!
Note that any class or workshop denoted by a green star is considered beginner-friendly.
At QSY we offer two types of classes:
Pre-Registered Courses: Sign up for a session of classes with a specific focus, with the same teacher, at the same time each week. You cannot "drop in" to courses and you cannot use drop-in passes to pay for pre-registered courses. Register in advance here.
2 hours of FREE street parking is available on King Street and on Joseph Street.
The following Green P surface parking lots are FREE after 5pm, $2.25/hr Mondays-Saturdays, and FREE all day Sundays:
- Queen St S lot at Charles (5 Charles St E)
- Ontario St S lot at Hall's Lane (40 Ontario St S)
- Queen St N lot at Goudie's Lane (15 Queen St N)
Charles & Benton parking garage (just around the corner from the studio)
Take a ticket upon entering the garage, then ask us for a parking voucher. Use both the ticket and the voucher at the garage's pay station before exiting to get up to 2 hours FREE (available until Dec 31 2017, as supplies last).
On Saturdays the first 2 hours in the garage are always free, and on Sundays all city-owned parking is free in downtown Kitchener.
The special parking passes are provided to us by the downtown Kitchener business association until Dec 31, 2017. They are only available for the Charles-Benton garage, and sometimes we run out of vouchers.
Without a parking voucher, fees at the garage are: weekdays $3.25 for the first 2 hours, Saturdays first 2 hours FREE, and Sundays FREE all day.
Front Desk Hours:
Monday through Thursday evenings: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings: 9:00am - 11:00am
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:30am - 12:30pm
We open the studio at least 15 minutes before scheduled class times. Please note that we often lock the upstairs door once class begins and when our registered massage therapists are with a client.
Studio Account and Passes
We created a studio account for you when you first came to QSY. Click here for the login page.
- Log into your studio account by clicking My Account at the top of this page.
- Once logged in, click on the My Info tab.
- Click on the Profile sub-menu.
- Click Edit in the Personal section.
- Click No to opt out of notifications.
Please note: you cannot unsubscribe from the newsletter within your studio account. To do so, please use the unsubscribe link within the newsletter itself.
This information is on your Mindbody Online account. Go to our page on the MindBody website and login with your email address.
New, full priced drop-in passes purchased as of September 1, 2016, will never expire.
Occasionally well sell a special pass at a discounted rate with an expiry date. The terms of the expiry are clearly specified when you purchase the special pass.
Passes purchased prior to September 1, 2016 expired six months from first use, regardless of when activated.
Yes, you can subscribe to email reminders & notifications . Click here for the login page to your studio account to subscribe to reminders.
Our drop-in passes are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, you may be interested in the shareable Family Pass.
The Monthly-5 Membership includes a maximum of 5 classes per month, giving you an affordable, easy way to commit to a regular yoga practice.
The Monthly-Unlimited Membership is the best deal for those who practice twice a week or more. The more frequently you attend, the lower the rate per class.
Both memberships continue on an ongoing monthly basis for a minimum of 3 months. Start anytime; fees are charged to your credit card once monthly until you cancel.
PERKS: Monthly-Unlimited Members get 30% off pre-registered yoga & meditation courses. All members get 10% off workshops and can bring a friend for free once every 3 months. Options to put your membership on hold for vacations. Full-time university/college students get 15% off with valid student ID shown when enrolling.
DURATION: Membership continues on an ongoing monthly basis for a minimum of 3 months. Start anytime, because one month of membership lasts from one payment date to the next, i.e., Sept 14 to Oct 14.
- Unused classes do not roll over from one month to the next. One month lasts from one payment date to the next.
- Discounts are not automatically applied; please request one in person when registering for a workshop or course.
- Full-time university/college students receive 15% off with valid student ID presented at time of enrolment.
Click here to read more about the memberships.
Pre-Registered Courses and Workshops
Contact us by email so we can confirm what you are eligible for. Fees can be returned as follows:
With notice of 7 days or longer: full studio credit OR a refund less a $10 administrative fee.
With notice between 48 hrs to 6 days in advance: full studio credit towards future courses, workshop, class passes, or retail items (no expiry).
With notice between 3 hrs to 48 hrs in advance: 50% studio credit. No credit will be given for no-shows or for less than 3 hours' notice.
Except for extenuating circumstances, studio credit will not be granted once the course has begun.
Come to any drop-in class on our schedule. If you'd like a beginner-friendly option we suggest Basics, Slow Flow or Rest & Renew classes. You have until one month after your course ends to complete make-ups. Then the make-up classes will be expired.
- Specific to Intro to Yoga: Come to another Intro to Yoga class on a different day. No pre-registration required. Find current dates/times here. Or, come to any drop-in class on our schedule.
It is very complicated to pay for another person using our online store. To make your life easier, we would be happy to set this up for you. Call us during open hours and we can quickly take care of registration over the phone or visit the studio.
Different age groups are welcome in different classes.
Age - Class Type 16+ - Can attend alone: all drop-in classes, pre-registered courses, workshops. 14+ - Can attend with parent/guardian: all drop-in classes, pre-registered courses, workshops. 9+ - Can attend with parent/guardian: Community Classes All ages - Can attend Yoga in the Park
Please note, anyone under the age of 18 requires a waiver to be completed and/or signed by a parent or guardian.
If you frequently practice together as a family, you may be interested in the shareable Family Pass. Otherwise, regular rates apply to all age groups. Please refer to our fees for drop-in classes for more information.
We suggest Prenatal Yoga, Basics, Slow Flow or Rest & Renew, especially if you're relatively new to yoga or starting practice again after a break. If you were practicing regularly prior to pregnancy, choose whichever classes are suitable for your comfort level. All of our teachers are able to offer modifications for pregnancy. Please let the teacher know you're pregnant prior to class so they can offer modifications to the sequence to keep you comfortable and support your pregnancy.
You can purchase a paper gift card at the studio or you can purchase a digital gift card online. Please note that gift cards can only be redeemed online if they were purchased online.
Yes! Full-time post-secondary students get 15% off our drop-in passes and pre-registered course or workshop fees, with valid student ID shown when you make a purchase at the studio.
WORK TRADE PROGRAM
At Queen Street Yoga we offer students the opportunity to trade in their energy and skills for unlimited drop-in classes. We look for friendly, hard-working, and enthusiastic individuals who would be proud to be a representative of QSY. Our work trades volunteer once a week for a four-hour shift, offering services such as:
- welcoming new students to the space, providing information about our classes, and assisting with purchases
- cleaning and general maintenance of the studio
- miscellaneous other tasks and projects as they crop up week to week which could include a project of your own creation!
If you’re eager to join the QSY team, you can submit an application at any time and we will keep it on file. If you have any questions or comments about the position please feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com. We look forward to reading your application! "Like" us on Facebook to follow announcements about when trade positions become available.