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Dear Harmony Yoga students,
I want everyone to
know that my instructors and I will be putting into place the guidelines and
protocols being recommended by Governor DeWine to keep everyone safe and
comfortable to return.
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 will 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 will be removing most of the seating in the front of the
· I will expect students to maintain the social distancing
outside the studio as well as they wait to enter for a class and as they leave.
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.
currently in the studio’s lost and found will be removed and disposed of (let
me know if you are aware that anything in it now is yours!)
left behind after a class will also be treated as above
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 will be a sanitation station set up by the front door
· Students are required to use this as they enter and again 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 will be expected to bring their own
mats. If desired, you can also provide your own blocks, straps, and
blankets or other props. Your equipment will be disinfected before and
after class (this will be with a DoTerra product since it is for you
alone; however, the disinfecting products will be available if
· Chairs used will be wiped down by students.
Routine disinfection of high-contact
surfaces, restrooms. . .
· Surfaces will be wiped off after each class
Deep cleaning after hours
· Carpet will be sprayed with Lysol after each class and
· Please note: Heppa
air filters have been installed in the heating/air conditioning unit
If possible, prop doors open to
permitting this will be done at the beginning and end of each class – however,
to maintain a safe environment, the door will be 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. Please
provide your own.
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 will this provide more space for students to place their
mats, it will also make 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 from that very first message about the COVID-19 that I sent
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.
is recommended that you not come to the studio after shopping or
being around larger crowds. Please wear clean yoga clothes and come
directly to the studio from home - use after class time to do your errands
(it is not known how long the virus lasts on fabric but this was a
shoes off immediately upon entering and keep those, a purse, and any outer
wear in a compartment in the bookcase (new placement)
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
will be at the discretion of the instructor to diffuse OnGuard in the two
diffusers and/or burn Sage before or after class (No, this is not pot that
you might smell – it does remove 90% of all germs!). IF YOU ARE
SENSITIVE TO THESE PLEASE LET THE INSTRUCTOR KNOW.
you have kept a mat at the studio please retrieve it ASAP and take it home
with you each time. I will not be storing mats anymore.
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.
The schedule may be
more limited as we ease back into offering classes. I will be sending out
the schedule as the openin
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