Updated HYA Policy for Delta Covid 19 Variant

By August 3, 2021 Blog



Supporting Our Greater Community 💚

Updated studio policy for HYA as of August 3, 2021

While Buncombe County is in a state of high transmission and for the safety of our community – to help mitigate the spread of the new delta variant – we will now be requiring masks indoors at all times (for vaccinated and unvaccinated folks.)

To learn more about this challenging decision keep reading.


We all knew it was a matter of time…🥴

And you must know we are in a pickle of a situation. There is no perfect solution that will make everyone happy.

“To mask or Not to mask?” that is the question. 

Alas, here we are … again. 😷

The level of community transmission in Buncombe county has now jumped to HIGH risk. See Covid Data Tracker for current stats.

Our greatest hope was that by now we would be out of the woods and out the other side of this pandemic.

I would love to imagine an idyllic reality where Covid is not happening at all, we bask in the sun with rainbows and unicorns 24/7, as well as have open hamstrings and never ending vegan chocolate that ends hormonal fluctuations…  and … oh…how about no global climate change, no extinction of animals and free Bitcoin for all!

How long will we wear masks indoors? Until we drop below the HIGH level for communal transmission.

We believe deeply in community & supporting one another and in order to help serve and protect our greater community of Asheville and Buncombe County we will power up and mask up. 💪🏽🙏🏼

And… yes… We know. The logic has holes in it. But every perspective or choice we make or don’t make seems to have these glaring gaps in logic and we have worked ourselves in circles about this.

We have one final request…  that you move forward with us in kindness & love. Please understand, none of us are choosing this reality and we are doing the best we can with the rapidly evolving information we receive.

We have navigated the past year and a half with you, and we know how resilient and badass our HYA family remains. We know we can get through this together.

Together we are stronger. 💚

Oh, and in case you weren’t aware, we upgraded our facility to make our studio even better for you!

We added GPS Ionizers in our HVAC to clean the air using our ERV fresh air exchange system so the air is even better than ever. Our rigorous cleaning protocols remain as well. Read more here.

If you would like to supplement your practice with Virtual HYA, a library of over 300 online classes please email us at info@hotyogaasheville.com to get more information.

We love you, we thank you & we are here for you.

Adi and the Team at HYA