Essential Yoga Studio          
Fernie B.C.

 Welcome to Essential Yoga Studio, a tiny sanctuary in the mountains with a big heart that welcomes all levels of yoga practitioners. Established in 2004, Essential Yoga is deeply rooted in Fernie's active community.  We offer classes, workshops, retreats as well as grassroots fundraising events designed to give back to the world some of the beauty that yoga has given us.  Essential Yoga is all about community.  Walk through these doors, and you will find a diverse group of yogis that all have wellness and the desire to learn more about themselves in common.  You'll find athletes, moms, teachers, bikers, dads, doctors, bartenders, and under the umbrella of yoga, they all just become like-minded friends. So please, come join us, and step into a whole new world of community and a whole new you.

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EYS offers a wide variety of classes and teachers, giving you exactly what you need for optimum class experience.  Please read the class descriptions or message us to find out what's offered in any class.  We have ongoing Beginner and more "mellow" classes so please peruse our schedule and check them out if you're new to yoga.

Private Sessions

Private yoga classes designed to suit any limitations or injuries you may have. A one-to-one yoga session is a great opportunity to break down the fundamentals of more challenging postures, allowing you to achieve a greater understanding, gain confidence to push any fears and limits and find the courage to fly.

Francesca offers private classes in the comfort of your home or at the studio either in Fernie or Calgary. Francesca will tailor your time with her to your personal interests, helping you reach a deeper understanding of what your body needs as well as exploring how your energy can be unleashed for a more fulfilled life.

At the Studio

-Mats are available and free to use

-Please arrive at the studio at least 5 minutes prior to the class start time or
your spot may be given away

-Reservations and cancellations can only be done online - please do not call
the studio

-"No shows" will lose a class off of their class punch card, or a day off of an unlimited pass

-You can cancel out of a class up to 4 hours before start time, after that you willbe considered a "Late Cancel" and be charged as above.

-If you attend a heated or hot class and use one of our mats, you will need to
use a yoga towel. We have them to purchase or rent for $3. Bath towels are
not acceptable as they do not cover the whole mat

-If there is another class on whilst you are arriving/leaving please be respectful


Drop-in fees are $17 (tax included).

Passes (GST not included): 3 Classes $45, 6 Classes $75, 12 Classes $125, 24 Classes $220 or 48 Classes for $415. Get unlimited yoga for 1-Month $109, 3-Months $285, or 6-Months $495. All passes are nontransferable.

Pre-registration is not needed to get into a class but you may want to register on-line to guarantee your spot. You can reserve as many classes as you wish.  You can cancel a class anytime up to four hours before class. We do not accept phone cancellations.

Essential Yoga Studio is located at 761 7th ave.  Please call or text us at 250-423-9672 or email us at

Check out our online store for a variety of Yoga and Casual clothes.  Free shipping on orders over $100.

Essential Yoga Studio offers you an opportunity to go further with your study of yoga either with our teacher training program either offered as an intensive or weekend program.  Become a Yoga-Alliance Certified Teacher and start the beautiful journey of yoga. Our trainings offer an authentic, powerful way for you to deepen to your life's purpose and meaning.  Our commitment to you is an offering of a pathway that will bring you more love, joy and excitement about life! 

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