Northshore Elements studio location will officially remain open with a full schedule available for members.
VANCOUVER, BC (August 4, 2021) – YYOGA and the District of North Vancouver (DNV) have signed a new lease agreement; YYOGA Northshore Elements will continue to serve the North Shore community from its home in Lynn Valley Village.
“Like many local brick-and-mortar businesses, COVID19 brought unprecedented challenges and required that we continually pivot in order to be there for our guests,” said Terry McBride, Founder. “The wellbeing of our community has been, and always will be, paramount. I’m grateful to the DNV’s staff, councillors and mayor who also recognize that and have partnered with us on a new lease that has meant our space can continue to operate.”
McBride added, “Through my many conversations with DNV staff, councillors, mayor, other local business owners, and residents, the undeniable common theme has been the passion that we all have for our community. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to those who came forward to express support and share what this space means to them. After such a difficult year, it has been an extremely meaningful experience for us.”
As part of YYOGA’s restructuring efforts announced in April, four locations were permanently closed: Park Royal, Whistler, Highgate and Yaletown. Regular class schedules are available at the remaining operating studios and passes are valid at all locations: Northshore Elements, Downtown Flow, Kitsilano, West Sixth and Richmond Olympic Oval.
“I am pleased we have reached an agreement with YYOGA that allows them to remain in our community and to continue to be a vital part of Lynn Valley Village,” said North Vancouver District Mayor, Mike Little. “This agreement balances our obligation to taxpayers, with providing fair, equitable support to YYOGA that aligns with the support we’ve provided to other businesses across the District. Many residents rely on their services and I am happy we have found a way to enable them to continue to operate here.”
While North Shore residents will continue to have access to yoga and mindful movement at the Lynn Valley studio, the YYOGA team is encouraging residents to extend their support of local businesses to their consumer choices.
“While we are thrilled to continue with this space, we are far from past the financial impacts the pandemic has had. When small businesses win, we all win; they are the foundation of our community. We invite you to come support our studio as well as our neighbours in the Village.” said McBride.
Following public health guidelines, YYOGA recently added back high intensity styles, including hot and power yoga, and will continue to increase class capacities slowly over time.