COVID-19 Revised Studio Etiquette
- Preregistration required. IN-STUDIO classes are limited to 12 students.
- Both IN-STUDIO and ONLINE classes require preregistration, make sure you are registering for the right class.
- Only those registered for the ONLINE class will receive the Zoom invitation.
- Please cancel in advanced if you find yourself unable to attend to allow space for other interested parties.
- Please don’t come to the studio if you are not feeling well. See the questionnaire provided below.
- Limit extraneous items in the studio. Please only bring the necessities into the studio (mat, hand towel, ziplock bag with keys, wallet, and phone).
- Silence cellphones and keep them in the lobby area.
- Remove shoes and store them in the lobby. We practice barefoot in the studio space, removing shoes helps maintain a clean and pleasant practice space.
- Students are encouraged to wear shoes that slip on and off easily without the use of hands.
- A hand towel for every student is required. Coughing and sneezes can come out of nowhere, as a courtesy please use your hand towel to cover your face in these moments.
- Come to practice clean. When possible shower before class.
- Refrain from wearing any fragrances (perfume, cologne, or strong essential oils).
- Wear comfortable workout attire.
- Come to practice with an empty stomach (unless specific conditions prevent this).
- Hydrate throughout the day. We do have filtered water at the studio if needed but we encourage you to hydrate before and after class.
- Arrive on time. We understand life happens and we’ve all been late to a class – it’s okay – but entering class constantly late is very disruptive and disrespectful of others. If you do arrive a few minutes late, before entering the practice room, take a few breaths, come in quietly. Congratulations your yoga has already begun with practice of awareness and kindness to others.
- Stay for the entire class. Again, life happens so if you need to leave early please inform the teacher beforehand and exit quietly. We do suggest a rest in final relaxation before hitting the road.
- Ask questions about anything that is unclear. If asking during class doesn’t feel appropriate our teachers are happy to talk more before or after classes.
- Inform the instructor of any health issues. Some poses or techniques may be inappropriate for some conditions.
- Honor the reality of where you are physically, mentally, and emotionally any given day.
- Do what you can, with what you have, with where you are. This may mean pushing yourself some days and taking it easier others.
- Yoga is a non-competitive practice. There’s no expectation about what your practice will look like any given day.
- No experience or flexibility is required to practice yoga. Yoga is for everyone.
- Yoga is a discipline. Practice regularly. As a new student, build your practice slowly. Work toward practicing at least a little bit everyday. If you are unable to attend a class at the studio everyday start a home practice on those days. You’ll be amazed at what is revealed in home practice.
- Our classes end with the gesture and saying Namaste. This means: I honor the in place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. It is a sign of respect and also recognition that we are all connected as human beings sharing this earth.
- Please respect social distancing.
- Instructors will be wearing a face mask and will not be doing any physical adjustments.
- There are places for mats measured to be > 6ft apart.
- Please observe silence in the studio space outside of asking pertinent questions.
- Restrict socializing to the outdoor and lobby areas with appropriate distancing and face coverings.
QUESTIONNAIRE: Should you attend an IN-STUDIO class?
If you answer YES to any of these questions please do not come to the studio.
Do you have any of the following symptoms:
- Recent/new onset coughing (not related to allergy or COPD)
- Nasal congestion (not related to allergies or sinus infections)
- Recent/new onset sore throat
- Recent/new onset shortness of breath (not related to chronic disease)
- Recent/new onset diarrhea
- Are you living with someone who is quarantined or furloughed?
- Have you been in contact with an individual positive for COVID-19?
- Have you traveled in the past 14 days on an airplane or stayed overnight in housing that is not well known to you?
- Have you or anyone you live with attended or hosted a gathering and/or community event in the past 14 days?**
**A gathering refers to a planned or spontaneous event, indoors or outdoors, with a small number of people participating or a large number of people in attendance such as a community event or gathering, concert, festival, conference, parade, wedding, or sporting event.