Richmond: This summer, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and YYoga are launching a pilot program to test a yoga space for travellers. The program, YYoga@YVR, will offer departing passengers a designated space free of charge to engage in a self-guided yoga practice prior to boarding.
YYoga@YVR is offered as part of YVR Take-Off Fridays, the airport’s popular summer event series that offers music, entertainment and family-friendly activities in the terminal. The yoga program will be offered each Friday between July 15 and August 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be open to any passenger departing to a Canadian destination. It is located after security in Domestic Terminal C-Pier, across from Gate 46.
“We know that passengers are looking for a variety of wellness options when they travel,” says Kim Halowski, Manager, Sales & Services, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Adding a tranquil yoga space to this year’s YVR Take-Off Fridays programming allows us to offer experiences that appeal to different travellers and continue to enhance the passenger experience at YVR.”
The yoga pilot program is offered through a partnership between YVR and YYoga, Canada’s leading yoga and wellness company. Passengers can use the space to practice their own yoga flow, meditation or simple stretching. A YYoga instructor will be on hand to welcome passengers, answer questions and suggest poses and stretches that are particularly beneficial during travel. Pre-registration is not required and mats are provided by YYoga.
“Yoga can offer tremendous benefits to travellers,” says Berk Kansu, Marketing Manager for YYoga. “It can help passengers feel relaxed and centered and help them move to their next destination in a refreshed, calm way. We’re excited to be able to partner with YVR to make this space available for passengers this summer.”
The YVR Take-Off Fridays event series is back for a seventh year. The program will run from July 8 to August 26 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. To see the full weekly schedule visit www.yvr.ca