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Dear Harmony Yoga students,
I want everyone to
know that my instructors and I are following the guidelines and
protocols recommended by Governor DeWine to keep everyone safe while we navigate through this pandemic.
In keeping with this
I would like to share some changes that will be in place and quote directly
from the coronavirus.oh.gov website (click on “Sector Specific Operating
Requirements” and then gyms under “Primary Sector” where you can find the full
report. Here are the applicable statements (in bold) and how I am
going to comply:
For class settings, set up work
areas before arrival of students, allowing at least a six foot radius around
· I have tape marked on the carpet for the placement of
your mat and/or chair.
Remove excess seating throughout the
facility to discourage lingering.
· I removed the benches in the front of the
studio and have one chair for those who need it to remove footwear and two stools. Students are encouraged to exit after class without lingering.
Reduce class sizes, if necessary, to
accommodate the required six feet of social distancing.
· With the new configuration of the studio, nine students plus
an instructor will be able to be in the studio at any one time.
Eliminate lost and founds.
left behind after a class will be removed unless the owner is known and is contacted to come get the item.
Hand washing or sanitization upon
entry to facility; Use sanitizer products that meet the CDC
guidelines; Have sanitizer available throughout the facility for employees
· There is a sanitation station set up by the front door. Students and instructors are required to use this as they enter and encouraged to do so as
Provide cleaning products,
EPA-approved disinfectants or disinfecting wipes for sanitizing equipment
before and after use by clients, with equipment cleaning backed up by
Encourage members/clients to bring
their own mats, bands, and/or equipment, when appropriate.
· Students are expected to bring their own
mats and props. Disinfecting wipes and/or sprays are available.
· Chairs used for the chair classes are wiped down by students.
Routine disinfection of high-contact
surfaces, restrooms. . .
· Surfaces are wiped off after each class. The restroom, if used is wiped down.
Deep cleaning after hours
· Carpet is sprayed with Lysol after each class and
· Please note: Heppa
air filters were installed in the heating/air conditioning unit
If possible, prop doors open to
permitting this is done at the beginning and end of each class – however,
to maintain a safe environment, the door is shut and locked during class.
Encourage employees to take their
temperature and perform a self-assessment and not report to work if they are
ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
Businesses must require all
employees to wear facial coverings,
addition it is up to the owner to decide on masks for those who enter the place
of business. In order to provide the same respect and safe-keeping for my
instructors and my students I will be requiring face masks for everyone, with the option of a few classes where masks are optional once on your mat and while in the outdoor classes. Please
provide your own but I do have some available.
Members/clients must conduct
self-assessment and not enter a facility if they are exhibiting symptoms or
have been exposed to COVID-19.
When participating in class
training, do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to class.
· As you enter the studio please maintain social distancing.
· If there is a class before yours, do not enter the studio
until all of those students have exited.
Please note: since we will not
be providing props, those racks have been moved to the room in the
back. Not only did this provide more space for students to place their
mats, it also makes it easier to enter and exit the studio while
maintaining the appropriate social distancing.
· I know that this will be a hard one – especially for
me! I do request that we try to limit this to outside – and for your
safety again maintaining distance.
Maintain six foot social distancing,
except when instruction requires close interaction with instructor/ coach.
· I must say that this was a bit confusing for me – although I
interpreted it to mean an instructor interacting with one student, not a whole
Partners exercising together and
sharing equipment must maintain group segmentation from others exercising.
I do have some couples or family members coming to class together, the 6’ apart
would not apply but being 6’ from others will be required still.
In addition, here are
a few more things:
you are experiencing any of the signs of the virus: flu-like
symptoms, sore or scratchy throat, runny nose, fever, loss of sense of
smell or taste, or coughing, please stay home!
you have possibly been exposed to the virus, stay home.
you have a compromised immune system, be safe and stay home.
shoes off immediately upon entering and keep those, a purse, and any outer
wear in a compartment in the bookcase in the front of the studio
eye pillows will be used – I have many to sell at $15 each that you can
bring and use
and blocks will be available for sale
I know that this is a
lot to digest but if we all work together to keep things safe at the studio and
in our larger community, hopefully it will pay off in the end and we will be
able to return to less restrictions. I truly do miss seeing all of you and
look forward to the reopening! If you are not comfortable with taking
classes at this time I will keep my video recorded classes on my Facebook page
for you to keep up with your practice at home. Feel free to call me if you have any questions.
Let’s look ahead to
greater peace and harmony for everyone!
Your very first class at the studio is just $5.00 or free if you purchase one of the passes.
Life is not a race,
but a journey to be savored
each step of the way.
Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery
and today is a gift