YOGA COVID19 PROTOCOLS

Updated Sept 7th, 2020 at 5:20 pm

New protocols are in place to serve you safely. Please read and adhere to the following guidelines prior to entering our premises.  

Please Get Tested and/or Stay Home If You Reply "Yes" To Any of These Questions:

  1. Ontario Health recommends getting tested if you have attended any indoor or outdoor large group activities that includes people outside of your original 5-person bubble. While the Ontario government is allowing up to 50 to gather for outdoor events, and also has expanded the bubble to 10, they also caution that these loosened regulations pose a high risk of spreading the virus. 
     

  2. Have you traveled, or have come into contact with someone who has traveled in the last 14 days?
     

  3. Have you recently experienced, or are currently experiencing fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, muscle aches and symptoms that may seem like a mild cold?

  • If you exhibit signs of illness contact the Ontario Covid19 website for info on how to assess yourself for the COVID-19 virus.

Group Yoga Classes Protocols

Class sizes will be limited to ensure physical distance between participants. For registration and fees click here.

​Protective Wear Required:


Students and Yoga Teachers are required to wear their own mask when entering and
exiting their designated yoga space.
 

Masks may be removed during the yoga class portion. 

How to Enter with Safety Protocols: 
 
  1. Students must wear their mask prior to entering.

  2. Students are asked to socially distance and enter one at a time
    (or together if you are from the same household or bubble).
    Please wait outside until your teacher signals that its your turn to enter.

  3. Upon entering, remove your coat and shoes in the entrance area.

  4. Sanitize your hands.

  5. Take any props you may need including bolster(s) and/or blankets.
    Re: Props see details below.

  6. Go inside the studio and set up your mat in one of the designated spaces.

  7. Once you are in your personal designated yoga space, you may remove your mask.

  8. You will be required to put your mask on again when you are exiting, and/or to use the restroom, or if you move outside of your 'personal yoga space' at any time. 

  9. At the end of your class students will put their masks on, and leave in the same order they came in.

No Bags Allowed Inside: 

  • Please leave your bags and purses in the car.

  • Only bring in what you need for class - yoga mat and props. 

  • Leave your car keys in your coat or shoes at the door.

Hygiene for Props: 

 

1. Students are required to bring their own yoga props:

  • yoga mat 

  • One 8-foot long yoga strap

  • Two 4-inch foam yoga blocks 

    • If you choose to instead use our blocks and straps, know that we are not able to sanitize them between classes. This also goes for the bolsters and blankets. ​

2. Bring your own towel or cloth to cover our bolster(s), if you choose to use ours. Otherwise bring your own bolster(s).

 

  • Karen is placing a group order for props in August, if you would like to purchase props through our supplier.

Limitations of Yoga Practices: 

Certain yoga practices will not be allowed during this time as they may be more likely to spread airborne droplets.

 

The following practices will not be permitted at this time: 

  • chanting

  • forceful breathing exercises including::

    • kapalabhati and breath of fire

    • breath of joy

    • nadi shodhana pranayama (alternate nostril breathing)

    • viloma pranayama (interrupted inhale/exhale breathing) 

Breathing practices allowed in a gentle manner:

  • 3-Part Breath

  • Ujjayi Breath 

Restricted Teacher Assistance During Class: 

Yoga teachers will stay on their own yoga mat during the class. They will not be available to walk around the room to provide individualized attention and assistance. .

Electronic Payments Only:

We kindly request payment by debit or credit card, or send an e-transfer to admin@heaven-onearth.ca and use password: yoga.

Washroom Facilities Restricted:

We kindly request that yoga students refrains from using our washroom facilities at this time.


 

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