COVID-19 Studio Updates

Welcome back!  Thank you for your patience and support as we adapted our studio space.  Your health, safety and experience are our top priorities. 

We have updated our studio space and operating protocols to meet the guidelines of public health and government officials, and will continue to monitor and adapt with public health guidelines.  The following changes have been implemented to support the health and safety of our entire community. Thank you for adhering to these policies. 

IN-STUDIO CHANGES

  • Masks are required at all times throughout the studio and for the full duration of class
  • Physical Distancing
    • Reduced class capacity: classes will have a maximum of 11 spaces + the teacher
    • New floor stickers have been installed to assist with physical distancing
    • Please arrive dressed and ready for class including a full water bottle, your mat, and favourite props
    • Change rooms and washrooms have limited capacity
    • Please bring minimal belongings as you will need to bring them into class with you
    • Teachers will be staying on their mats and will not be offering hands-on adjustments
  • Reducing Exposure
    • Our showers and communal change rooms are closed for the time being
    • No cash, contactless payment only
    • No mat and towel rentals, no water bottles to borrow, and limited studio props
    • Please bring your own supplies class, including mat, your favourite props and a full water bottle
    • You can purchase water bottles, yoga mats, towels, blocks, and straps from us. Stock is limited, please call or email ahead of time to ensure availability and to arrange purchase

PROCEDURAL CHANGES

  • Pre-registration required for all classes
    • We cannot accommodate any walk-ins at this time
    • Sign up online using our website or mobile app
  • Updated schedule
    • Classes are not heated, doors and windows will be open with HVAC running
    • Classes scheduled minimum 1 hour apart to allow for increased cleaning and sanitation
    • The schedule will include both in-person and Virtual Studio classes.
  • Enforced cancellation policy for in-person classes
    • Classes must be booked in advance
    • Your booking must be cancelled within 1 hour of class
    • If you cancel late, or don’t show up for class, you will lose your class purchase, or will incur a non-refundable $10 fee if you are on an unlimited plan
  • Studio opens 15 minutes before class
    • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before class, and at least 5 minutes before class
    • Maintain physical distancing as you await sign in
    • Please sanitize your hands upon arrival
    • Latecomers will not be admitted
    • Thanks in advance for leaving the studio promptly after class so our staff can do a thorough deep clean before the next class begins

Your Commitment to Health and Safety

  • Please do not sign up for or attend classes if you are feeling unwell, have any COVID-19 symptoms, have travelled in the last 14 days, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell or who has travelled.  For greater certainty, consult the Ontario COVID-19 self assessment.
  • Complete a screening questionnaire each time before you attend an in-person class (will be provided) 
  • Wash or sanitize your hands upon entry, before and after class, and before leaving. Multiple hand sanitizing stations have been installed.
  • Please wear your mask at all times at Union.
  • We reserve the right to deny service to anyone who is exhibiting symptoms or who has been recently ill

 

We are opening with a limited in-person schedule and hope to add more classes this autumn if conditions allow. Let us know if there is a class you’re missing!

 

Not ready to practice in studio? 

  • Livestream classes will continue indefinitely, and our in-studio classes will be simultaneously live-streamed! If you can’t join us in person, we welcome you to take the class remotely. 
  • We will continue to grow our on-demand Virtual Studio for 24-hour access to classes. 

 

Thank you so much for your continued support of our small business, and support of these important health and safety measures.

Questions, concerns, feedback or suggestions ? Email us!

MEMBERS with unlimited membership, please email membership [at] union yoga studio [dot] ca

MAY YOU BE WELL, SAFE, HAPPY, AND PEACEFUL !