HYA Re-Opening Guidelines

By August 30, 2020 October 20th, 2020 Blog

 

Our yogis are our family. Because of this, we must take care of you. So, when we sat down to put new safety measures in place, we went above and beyond the recommended CDC Guidelines. Keep scrolling to see the logistics of our new plan. Keep in mind, this is just a start. As we learn more, we’ll be constantly fine-tuning and updating our rules and regulations as we go.

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The safety of our community has always been our top priority. Now, we’re even more focused on it. To set the tone for our studio, we’ve made a few changes to how we’ll operate. Relax – it’s all designed to keep our yogis, staff, and teachers safe.

Here are the changes you can expect:

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New Ionizers installed into ERV and HVAC

We’ve upgraded! Read about our new ionizers installed into the ERV in the Mountain Room as well as the lobby HVAC. The air is always fresh and never recycled. Read about the inline GPS Ionizers here.

Top-grade disinfectant & more frequent cleaning.

Staff will use a disinfectant proven to kill viruses like our good friend COVID-19 in all common areas before & after check-ins. We’ll also be cleaning the studio from top to bottom twice as often per week.

Disinfecting high-touch surfaces.

After every class, we will disinfect the yoga floors, doorknobs, handles, rails, light switches, sanitizing stations, cubbies, bathrooms, sinks, toilets, benches, front desk, keyboards, computers, phones & instructor equipment.

Staff.

Staff will be required to wear masks during their shift. We also have gloves to use when deep cleaning. After deep cleaning, they’ll wash their hands before refreshing gloves if needed.

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Staff health check.

Every staff member, instructor and student will have their temperature checked before class. When necessary, we’ll follow our elevated temperature protocol.

New waiver plus health waiver.

For now we ask that you sign a health waiver agreeing that you are currently healthy and have not been exposed to Covid within 14 days to the best of your knowledge. You will also need to fill out our in studio waiver just one time.

High touch amenities.

For the time being, we won’t be providing any blocks, straps, rental mats, yogi-toes, or shower towels at this time. All of our props are for sale.

Cancellation policy.

Spots are limited now more than ever (social distancing people). So, you must cancel at least 24 hours before class to avoid a $20 no show or late cancel fee. If we can fill your spot we will waive the fee, if you NO-SHOW without cancelling you will be charged. (Outdoor classes require 3 hour notice of cancellation.)

Please Note: You must arrive on time or your spot may be forfeited to someone on the waitlist.

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Hands-free sign up, check-in, and practice.

We encourage you to wait until 15 minutes before class begins to arrive at the studio. If you arrive earlier than this, staff may ask you to wait outside until the previous class has exited entirely and the room has been disinfected.

Social distancing practices around the studio.

Please adhere to safe distancing while shopping for retail or while taking breaks during class. Masks MUST be worn at all times when not practicing, including before and after on mat when talking to friends.

Social distancing practices in class.

We’ve also put down new floor markers for mats that are 6ft apart from each other horizontally and 10 feet vertically so you can sweat & practice safely. Spots are extremely limited. Respect your fellow yogis, follow the cancellation policy, & arrive early!!! Teachers will not be roaming the room or assisting until further notice.

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Shower access and lockers.

Showers & lockers are now available. Please maintain masks and social distancing as much as possible and be smart and respectful to each other.

Studio retail shop.

Our retail collection is still available, but we ask that you avoid touching items as much as possible. At this time, you cannot try on any items at the studio, you have to purchase the item & try it on at home.

Retail returns.

Even though we won’t allow trying on items before buying, we will still accept returns on non sale items. If anyone does return an item, we won’t put it back on the floor until deemed safe by apparel industry standards. We will not accept a return if tags have been removed or items have been washed or damaged.

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If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, or have knowingly come into close contact with someone who has,

we ask that you do not come to the studio for 14 days post symptoms or until you’ve tested negative for COVID-19.

Water fountains are for emergency use only. If you fill Kangen water please sanitize before touching knobs.

Please try and bring your own water to class or purchase the ones we keep in our refrigerator.

Limit person to person contact.

No hugs, high-fives, handshakes, etc. You know the drill. For now, this is the best way to take care of our HYA fam.

It might be a bit overwhelming at first. Just breathe. Trust us, as soon as you roll out your mat, you’ll find yourself back in that familiar place you know & love. The sanctuary you’ve been needing more than ever is here for you once again. We can’t wait to see you.