New "In-Person" Class Requirements & What to Expect
To all studio members, clients, and visitors of the studio location in Newmarket:
Here are the new requirements for "In-Person" classes at the studio.
RSVP for each class according to the specific RSVP timeline set for each class; the RSVP can be done by text at 416-994-7367, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or please use the contact form here. The RSVP timelines are shown on the yoga class schedule.
Please submit the online COVID-19 Screening & Waiver on the day of your class, you will find the screening here.
Please arrive at least 10 min before class, the new procedures will take more time than usual and will include a temperature check. No late arrivals will be allowed in once the class starts and the front door will be locked.
Bring your own mat and props to class as per your needs (re. a firm pillow/bolster, a blanket, a belt/strap/long scarf, blocks).
Wear a mask before entering the studio and use the hand sanitizer at the entrance (soap is also available).
To avoid "bottlenecks" and delays before and after class, I kindly ask that you please prepay for your classes here.
HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
If you answered "YES" to any of the questions on the COVID-19 Screening & Waiver Form, you will be asked to go home.
You will be asked to enter the studio one at a time and to use the hand sanitizer at the entrance (there is soap for those with sensitivities)
You will find clean and clutter-free surfaces: the floor, washroom, and commonly-touched areas will be cleaned and/or disinfected before and after each class.
You will sign-in with a clean and disinfected pen, your name will already be printed due to your RSVP.
If you use the washroom, you will be asked to wipe down the surfaces you touched with a cleaning spray.
There will be a maximum of 6 yoga class attendees and a minimum of 2 attendees per class. There is masking tape on the floor indicating where you need to put your mat, mats are placed 2 meters apart.
If you are the only person who has RSVP'd by the deadline, the class will be cancelled and I will contact you an hour or so before class and present you with various options: receive a previously recorded class video, join an upcoming live-streaming class, or choose to RSVP later for another in-person class.
If you wish to "un-RSVP" for a class, please do so before the RSVP timeline to avoid being charged for the class; if you "un-RSVP" after the RSVP timeline, the class will be removed from your package or you will be charged for the class and you will be sent a previously recorded class video.
Pranayama/breathing exercises during class will be simplified, made softer, or replaced with mindfulness of breath; pranayama that involves blowing out forcefully or through the mouth will be avoided entirely.
Doors will be left open during class and the HVAC system will be on for proper air flow.
You will be required to wear your mask when you come into the studio, walk around, and go to the washroom. While practicing yoga on your mat, you will be permitted to remove your mask if that is your preference according to current provincial covid19 guidelines for indoor fitness-related activities.
At the end of class, people can leave one at a time with their mask on. The side door in the yoga room can be used for those in a rush.
It is my intention to do everything I can to keep everyone safe at the studio while following current mandatory guidelines.
I look forward to connecting with you, whether via live stream, class videos or in-person! Namaste, Suniti xo