At Yoga Essence, we truly want to commit to your health and safety. We will continue to comply with federal and state regulations as our studios reopen. Please take the time to read about our safety measures that we are taking and/or asking our community to practice.
We will maintain a clean environment using proven disinfecting procedures and products. The first step we took during quarantine was to sell all studio props. The purpose of this was to avoid sharing props amongst one another. Students will be required to bring their own mats and props to class. There will be consistent cleaning throughout the day, every day. More specifically, teachers will disinfect the studio after each class. We will no longer use towels in the studio space or bathroom (we know this isn’t eco-friendly, but we have no choice). Students will be asked to disinfect the handles touched in the bathroom after use. Disinfectant wipes will be available at all times in the bathroom. We ask that you open the bathroom door with the wipe and dispose of it in the garbage when done.
All of our class sizes will be limited to allow social distancing. Spacing will be marked on the floor for each student to place their mat on. We will no longer share cubbies; you will be asked to bring your personal belongings with you and organized neatly within your yoga space. Teachers will not be providing hands-on assists, adjustments, or shared used of essential oils during this time. There will be no physical contact between student and teacher.
We will keep all windows and doors open (weather permitting) to allow fresh air to circulate through the studio. We have also worked with our landlords to assure clean air filters are in place.
Students and Staff are encouraged to wear a mask while entering and exiting or when social distancing is not possible, in accordance to state guidelines.
Health & Hygiene
Please DO NOT attend class if you are not well, been tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 2-3 weeks, or not comfortable being around people indoors. We ask that anyone who is showing flu-like symptoms (including coughing) does not come to the studio to practice. If anyone is coughing or showing these symptoms in-studio, we will kindly ask that they leave, and we will put additional disinfecting measures into place for the areas that person was within the studio. We reserve the right to take temperature and any temperature at 100.4 or above will not be permitted into the studios space. All staff and members are asked to diligently wash their hands for a minimum of twenty seconds after using the restroom and consistently throughout the day.
Due to limited class sizes, pre-registration will be strongly encouraged for all classes. In the event the class fills to capacity, there will be an option to waitlist. You will be notified via email/text regarding entry ONLY to the class from the waitlist. We are asking our community to work together during these times by honoring one another. If you sign up for class and are no longer able to attend, we are asking you to remove yourself from the class 6 hours in advance to make space for another student. No refunds will be given if you do not unregister and do not show up. Unlimited/Yearly members can sign up for as many classes in advance as they want, BUT if they no show/late cancel, they will be charged $20 for the class spot. Class Pack members will have their class deducted from their package as well. Trust us, we know this isn’t ideal and we hope you can understand. At Yoga Essence, we have always been a very laid-back studio with very little policies which is the energy we hope to maintain.
We will maintain our livestream schedule to the best of our ability as we slowly reopen our doors. We will also do our best to maintain a diverse class schedule offering for you all. Please take your time when registering to assure you are seeing the difference between our services ‘in-studio’ and ‘livestream’ classes. Livestream classes will still be held via Zoom and you can access the Zoom one of two ways: 1. Join the class directly from your Yoga Essence app or your account on the web! Look for the Zoom Join button. 2. You will be sent the Zoom link upon registration.