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Dearest Abby Yoga Family,
We are looking forward to seeing you all in the studio again soon, enjoying the vibrancy and connection with fellow yogis! In our “New Normal” you will be seeing some changes in how things will be done in the studio, by both teachers and students. For those of you who are not ready to come back to the studio just yet, we will continue to offer limited on-line classes.
Your safety is our priority, and with that in mind, we are working hard to create and maintain a safe environment for both students and teachers. We will continue to stay informed and take all steps recommended by our Public Health Officer.
Class size will be limited to 6 participants, to ensure 2 metre physical distancing between mats. The teacher’s mat will be a 2 metre distance from all mats in the class.
Classes will run in 5 week sessions , and will require registration. Classes will run for 75 minutes, allowing 30 minutes for sanitization of all contact points, mats, and props, with products approved by Health Canada.
For now, we will supply only hard props that can be sanitized by wiping down with the approved sanitization product.
Students will enter and exit the studio in a staggered fashion in order to continue physical distancing protocol.
Hand sanitizer will be available at the entry, and hand sanitizers and tissues will be readily available around the studio. Please use the provided sanitizer upon entering and leaving the studio.
The washroom and common areas will sanitized multiple times a day.
We will be taking measures to facilitate airflow in the studio.
Students will be asked to treat studio class time as a silent retreat, minimizing talking during class.
Teachers will not be making physical adjustments unless it is a safety issue. If a physical adjustment it needed, the teacher will wear a mask and use hand sanitizer prior to any hands-on contact.
Teachers will check their temperatures every morning and will stay home if their temperature is elevated or if they feel unwell. Please check Abby Yoga schedule for cancellation notices online before leaving home
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Please stay home if you are feeling unwell, if you are at high risk of infection, or if you have recently returned from travel. We would be happy to set up a make up class or a virtual class for you.
Please arrive for class no earlier than 15 minutes prior to class time to minimize the number of people waiting outside the entry door. Consider waiting in your car until the studio door is opened.
Please try to avoid bringing in personal belongings that you won’t need for class, consider leaving your jacket and phone in your car.
Please use provided hand sanitizer when you arrive and leave the studio.
Students are required to sign into class to declare that they do not have a fever or a cough, and that they have not come into contact with anyone who has Covid-19 or has travelled outside the province in the last 14 days.
Students are required to use a mask upon entry to the studio, until they are on their mat. At that time, you may take the mask off or keep it on. Please do keep the mask on if you have a cough, even if it is from allergies. You must have your mask on to leave your mat area to go to the washroom, to the prop room, get hand sanitizer or tissues.
Please bring your own mask. If you forget your mask, disposable masks will be available for $2.00 each.
If you sneeze-please sneeze into your elbow and wash your hands or use provided hand sanitizer after.
Please consider using an e-transfer for payment before the sessions start.
Thank you for your attention and co-operation as we all learn to deal with life in the “New Normal”!!!
Please watch for the class schedule and registration details this week
“Our practice must be done with courage and caution” BKS Iyengar