COVID-19 Safety

BEFORE YOUR CLASS:
Please Read


Please read through our COVID-19 protocols before coming to class. These protocols are non-negotiable and unfortunately, we cannot make individual exceptions. As always, we are trying to create a safe, healthy, and welcoming space for all. Thank you for helping with that.

ONTARIO VACCINE CERTIFICATE/PASSPORT

As of September 22, 2021, with the government-mandated Ontario Vaccine Certificate/Passport, in-person yoga class, event and workshop participants will be required to show their vaccine receipt (2 doses plus 14 days) when entering along with a piece of photo identification. Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions may enter with a doctor’s note. You can download and/or print your vaccine receipt from the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination Service, or call 1-833-943-3900.

Our staff, teachers, wellness providers, and volunteers are vaccinated or participate in regular testing in addition to self-screening.

If you have questions or concerns about the Ontario Vaccine Certificate/Passport we ask that you direct them to Ontario Health, Kingston Public Health (KFL&A) or your Member of Parliament.

We are hopeful this measure will allow us to keep our doors open in the coming months.

Throughout the ups and downs, lockdowns and openings we are here to support you in practice whether Virtual or In-Person.

THANK YOU for your understanding, dedication and support.


WAITLIST POLICY

We have 4 spots in each class for you to request to be the next person added. This is referred to as our waitlist. If a student removes an in-studio booking, waitlisted students will be placed in class FIRST - and in order! You can be moved off the waitlist and placed in class up to 30 minutes prior to class start. Once in class, the Late Cancellation + No Show policy goes into effect. You can remove your waitlisted request at any point (the same way you booked it) - especially if you can no longer attend class or it is getting too close for travel time to the studio. We are unable to make exceptions and/or reservation changes via phone or email requests.


BOOK CONFIDENTLY

Class sizes are restricted to 1/4 capacity due to Covid-19 social distancing measures.  Please note that if you book and do not attend classes, you are holding this space from someone who could benefit from practice.  We kindly ask you to remove your reservations at minimum 120 minutes before class starts. Late Cancellations will be charged as though the class was attended for class cards + a $5 fee for unlimited membership holders. No Shows will be charged as though the class was attended for class cards + a $10 fee for unlimited membership holders. We are unable to make exceptions to these policies and ask that you book only when you are planning on attending your booking.


AT HOME
- HOW TO PREP FOR CLASS -


  • Make sure you do not have symptoms of COVID-19 and have not traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days or been in close contact with any person(s) with suspected Covid-19 exposure.
  • Sign up online for class. No Walk-ins at this time. As class space is reduced to 1/4 capacity, we will strictly be observing our waitlist, late cancellation + no show policies without exception. (see below to read)
  • Bring your yoga mat, yoga towel, SOCKS (for off mat travelling, if you forget, we will have them for sale), a full water bottle and yoga props. No rentals or yoga props are available.
  • Come to the studio with minimal belongings and dressed and ready to practice. Our change rooms are closed at the moment. Changing in the washrooms is not permitted. 
  • Arrive at the studio no earlier than 15 minutes before class.
  • Don't forget your socks.  Socks will be required for the time being while moving through the studio.  If you forget, we will have ones for purchase.  These are mandatory.


BEFORE CLASS
- UPON ARRIVAL -
Effective September 22 | Proof of 2nd Vaccine Required


  • Vaccine Passport Required | Effective September 22, 2021, all in-person visits will require proof of full vaccinations by way of Ontario approved measures. Please be ready to show before entering the studio. We ask you to provide this each and every time. Thank you. https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/
  • Please wait outside until the staff member directs you to enter.
  • PPE is required to be worn until class is ready to begin. You may remove your mask once the teacher indicates it's time.
  • Sign in at the front door at the desk.
    You will be screened and asked to sign a Declaration of Health.
  • Staff will direct you to the assigned practice space.
  • Throughout the studio please practice social distancing. There are markers on the floor to help.
  • Changerooms are closed but you can store your belongings in the assigned areas (ask teacher before class)
  • Enter the practice rooms in a timely manner. We will be monitoring the flow in + out.

DURING CLASS
- ETIQUETTE -


  • Hot Yoga is back Please bring water and towels as we are not renting right now.
  • No props (blocks, straps, eye pillows, bolsters) Please bring your own or purchase at the studio with debit or credit. No cash.
  • Mats spots have been marked with tape, these spots have been marked 6ft apart.
  • Please stay on your mat throughout class. And listen to the teacher's directions for leaving the room at the end of your practice.
  • Teachers will also stay on their mats throughout class and will not be offering hands on adjustments.


AFTER CLASS
- LEAVING -


  • Wait for the teacher to direct you to exit the practice room. Please practice social distancing + put on your socks and masks.
  • A reminder our changerooms are closed. Our washrooms is available for toilet use only and we ask that this be kept to a minimum.
  • Please leave the studio within 5 minutes of class ending so our staff can disinfect and prepare for the next class. Teachers will be more that happy to chat outside the studio doors if time permits.


OTHER PROTOCOLS
- THE ADD-ONS -


  • Staff are self monitoring their health before every shift and not coming in if they are not feeling well.
  • Our staff with thoroughly clean/disinfect between classes.
  • We have hand sanitizer throughout the space.
  • Schedules are subject to change.
  • Virtual Classes will be live streamed from the studio and teachers homes.
  • As always, we require a minimum of 3 students to run a scheduled class. Class cancellations will be emailed 60 minutes before class to emails on files. We will monitor these closely.


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Namaste


It is a privilege to be able to practice with you once again. We promise to do this right, safe and slowly. See you soon!

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