At our studios, we have a commitment to our students and the environment. We pay great attention to the details, and use high-quality building materials that are better for you, your practice and the world around us.
Practice in an Eco-Aware Space
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
One of the biggest differences between our studios and all others in Calgary is our customized HVAC system. While maintaining the hot temperatures in the room – regardless of the how cold it is outside – we always bring in fresh air. This ensures clean, oxygenated air is moving through the space at all times. Our high-efficiency furnace allows up to twelve airflow changes per hour, giving students a constant source of oxygen. This is important, because the studio is heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit with 50% humidity. The heat helps cleanse the body and warm the muscles; the fresh air makes your practice more comfortable while invigorating your lungs.
GET CHARGED UP
Out studio walls are carefully layered with natural clays, recycled and reclaimed aggregates. Known as American Clay, the compound is non-dusting, mold and fade resistant, 100% natural, VOC free and moisture controlling. Natural clay maintains an incredibly dense molecular structure and shape, giving it the capacity to produce a self-generated negative charge upon hydration.
What’s so great about that? Negative ions are proven to produce positive biochemical reactions in humans. A negative charge in a space acts on our capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen, making us feel energized. Negative ions also increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our feelings of well-being.
SAFE FROM THE GROUND UP
The flooring in the studio is a wood-grain cushioned-step sheet that is ergonomically designed, sound absorbing, and helps prevent injuries. It is made up of 26% recycled content, is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) compliant and is Microbial Resistant, so you don’t have to worry about hygiene or germs.
Most paints contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which once in the atmosphere, react with other chemicals to form ozone – a major component of pollution. Even paints that start out VOC free take on some VOCs when colorant is added. The paint used on the walls in the common areas and changing rooms is completely VOC free, including all colorants. Since yoga is so focused on breathing, this choice is also optimal from a health perspective.
WE CLEAN GREEN
All-natural, earth-friendly cleaning and sanitary products are used throughout the studio. They are so safe, you could drink ‘em – but you’d probably prefer the filtered water!
GO WITH THE (ECO) FLOW
Our faucets, shower heads and toilets are built for low-flow water consumption. They are designed to reduce water usage by 20% without sacrificing performance.
WASTE NONE, WANT NONE
Whether it is the washing machines, HVAC system, or the hot water tanks, we have made sure that they are all highly efficient. This means we create less waste and minimize our environmental impact as a business.