First and foremost, thank you for trusting Earth Pulse Yoga. We are grateful to be able to continue teaching. Smaller class sizes are generally better for students as you will receive more personalized support and attention.
Due to COVID-19, a lot of changes are required to provide as safe a space as possible for everyone. Below is a summary of the Earth Pulse Yoga Protocol. Signage will also be posted inside the studio and restroom areas. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
WHEN TO STAY HOME
Stay home if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If you are unable to make class, reach out to the instructor. He or she may be able to email you the class sequence if you would like to practice at home. If you test positive for COVID-19, please contact the studio immediately to enable proper and timely communication of those who attended class with you.
PROPS, MATS, AND WATER BOTTLES:
According to suggestions by Yoga Alliance, the sharing of studio blankets, straps, mats, and blocks is discouraged. Please bring your own props to class.
** ALSO: Please bring a large water bottle to the studio. Due to restrictions, we are encouraged not to provide water from the dispenser. I am sorry. **
All students are required to sign an updated liability and COVID-19 waiver. This must be signed prior to class.
In compliance with suggested distancing protocol, please wait six feet apart outside the door. Teachers will open the door ten minutes prior to class. You will be offered hand sanitizer and a disinfectant wipe as you enter. Please do your best to arrive ten minutes early so class can begin on time. Masks are required while entering and exiting the studio. Once inside the studio, masks may be removed.
Mats will be distanced ten feet apart and the spots will be marked for your convenience. With the ten-feet distancing, allows for six students per class. Please bring only essential items with you as there is no longer a cubby area for shoes, purses, and jackets. Wipes and hand sanitizer will be available in the studio. Please grab a couple tissues to keep with you during class.
Face masks/face coverings are required to enter and leave the building; but are not required while practicing yoga. Please do what feels comfortable and safe to you. Fortunately, the studio is large and there will be lots of space between mats.
SANITIZING AND DISENFECTING:
The studio floors, doors, bathrooms, and communal surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected after each class.
Inside the studio, additional fans will be available for air movement. Wipes, hand sanitizer, and tissues will be available in the studio and in the restrooms.
Only one person in the restrooms at a time. Wipes and hand sanitizer will be placed outside the restrooms. Please use the wipes to open the doors and to disinfect the inside door handles, the toilet handle, and the faucet handle prior to use. There will also be wipes and hand sanitizer in the restroom for your exit and re-entrance into the studio space.
REGISTERING FOR CLASS
All students must register on-line to attend classes. There will be no refunds for cancellations which occur within 12 hours prior to the start of class.
Due to the limited class size of in-studio classes, we are offering classes outdoors, at Parkville High School (track side, under the trees). Students are required to place mats at least six feet apart and bring all their props and supplies as well as sign the updated liability and COVID-19 waiver.
CHANGES IN TEACHING STYLE
There will be no hands-on adjustments at this time. However, there will be lots of good visual cues and classes will be paced to allow for integration of concepts. Should you have any questions about any of the above items (or anything else), please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Hi Wendy –
You have been incredibly inspirational. Seriously, I am so glad you have brought this very non-intimidating, down-to-earth yoga studio to Hamilton, and I hope it grows. I remember years ago going to yoga in Takoma Park, and it was so yuppy-ish and impersonal (one instructor I had actually made me more stressed than I was before class) — your place is what I think of when I think yoga. I think it’s a wonderful addition to the community.Melanie