May 18 2020
When Studio 23 Yoga Reopens…
When the state finally allows non-essential businesses to reopen, I will do my best in making a choice as to when the best and safest way to do so. As to when that times comes to begin offering in studio classes again, I can't say for sure and I hold the right to re-open only when I feel it's safe. But it will be a very slow process and will come with some conditions.
First, I am *not* sure we will reopen the physical space if everyone is required to wear masks. As deep breathing is a key element of any Yoga practice, wearing a mask may impede the teachers and students from being able to do proper and beneficial yogic breathing. This is still something I am exploring.
Second, When the studio does reopen, it will likely begin with a very sparse in-studio schedule and will continue offering all online classes as well, as I understand there may be those who are not comfortable with the in-person class gathering format.
Third, Starting to work on the State Health Codes and CDC Guild Lines, there will be some new rules.
These health and safety precautions are for the health of both you and I and all our loved ones (this is not a final list, but it starts here):
There will be no in-studio payments – students will need to make all purchases online (even for CoyDog Botanical items)
Very small class sizes will be required to allow for 6 feet between students/teacher
Pre-registration will be required for in-studio classes by 1 hour before class. No drop-ins.
No water or tea will be served – students will need to bring their own water
Best practices will be used for overall cleaning and disinfecting procedures
Students will need to bring all their own props – I will not be loaning the studio props out at all for an indefinite period of time.
Students will need to bring and wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth
All entering the studio will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering
I will be asking anyone with any health symptoms that could be associated with COVID-19 to refrain from coming into the studio.
I will be asking that anyone who has had direct exposure with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 to refrain from coming into the studio unless they have gone through a 14-day isolation period. Or who traveled in from another state or country to not come to a studio class until 14 days after self quartern
Please stay tuned as we will be keeping the Studio 23 Yoga (S23Y) community updated. I suggest you follow our FaceBook page:
Stay Safe, Be Well
Leslii Stevens RYT Owner of Studio 23 Yoga
March 12, 2020
IMPORTANT: Closing Studio 23 Yoga Temporarily
Dear Studio 23 Yoga Community,
I have made the gut-wrenching decision to temporarily close Studio 23 Yoga as of tonight, Thursday, March 12th, after the last class ends. Plan on the studio being closed through May 7th. We will assess reopening at that time.
I can’t in good conscience provide a space where I and students (and those who they come in contact with) are put at risk if they attend a class. We can make all our best efforts to sanitize the studio (and we have!), but we can’t guarantee that will keep anyone safe from this virus. It is my responsibility as the studio owner and yoga teacher to take appropriate action that makes our community members’ health the #1 priority.
We will be working diligently to figure out the best way to offer some on-line classes during this temporary closure.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we chart new territories. I will be in touch just as soon as the details are ironed out… hopefully in short order!
Please reach out to me with questions, concerns, or for anything at all.
Leslii Stevens RYT
Studio 23 Owner