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Steps We are Taking at Honor Yoga to Make a Clean and Safe Studio Space

Steps We are Taking at Honor Yoga to make a clean and safe studio space

At the heart of the Honor Yoga mission is the peace of mind, safety, and health of everyone who enters our spaces. Remaining sensitive to the delicate nature of creating both a physically and mentally safe studio space to practice in, we will continue to comply with federal and state regulations as our studios re-open. Listed below are specific measures we are taking and/or asking our community to practice. We are proud to name this initiative the HONOR SHIELD PROGRAM which consists of 6 pillars of safety and prevention.

We thank you for your enthusiasm and community support!

+ Studio Cleanliness

Our highest priority is to maintain a safe and clean environment, using a variety of proven disinfecting procedures and products. Our studio will be professionally cleaned by bioPURE™, using advanced electrostatic spray technology and a bio-friendly, EPA-registered disinfectant, earning our studio the status of “bioPURE™ Certified”. Additionally, there will be consistent and thorough general cleaning throughout the day by studio staff.

Everyone will have access to cleaning products at their fingertips as needed. Hand sanitizer stations are installed throughout the studio. Additionally, each student will be given a small, personal spray bottle containing 70% isopropyl alcohol and small individual towel for personal use. There will be no shared eco towels in the studio space or bathrooms. Individual towels should be used per person and disposed in receptacles.

+ Mask Options

Students and staff are encouraged to wear a mask while in the studio and not practicing yoga. Please wear your mask until you are situated on your mat. Wearing a mark during practice is optional.

+ Class Schedule

Classes that require a large number of props or props that can’t easily be cleaned (pillows, bolsters, blankets) are temporarily removed from our schedule. Other classes may be offered at reduced frequency or capacity until we can guarantee student safety. Honor Yoga requires students to register for class prior to arrival at the studio. We can not accept walk-ins at this time. Register on our website, via the Honor Yoga smartphone app, via the Mindbody smartphone app, or by calling the studio.

+ Personal Space

All of our class sizes will be limited in students to allow social distancing. Mat spaces will be marked to ensure social distance surrounding each student. Teachers will not be providing hands-on assists or adjustments at this time. There will be no physical contact between student and teacher.

+ Air Circulation

We have installed a brand-new HVAC/AC unit, capable of re-circulating and refreshing air in the studio every 15 minutes. Additionally, we have installed UV-lighting in the studio’s ductwork. UV-light is known to kill bacteria, mold spores and viruses, including the COVID-19 virus. We will also open our doors (weather permitting) to allow fresh air to circulate through the studio.

+ Equipment

Students are encouraged to bring their own mats, water, and props to class. Used Honor Yoga mats and props will be taken from the studio and are cleaned thoroughly before the next use. Students are asked to clean their props after class using the spray bottle and towel provided. Honor Yoga may be limiting the number of props. The touch-free side of the water cooler is available to refill personal water bottles. Honor Yoga is offering a 25% discount on all mats and props available for retail.

+ Hygiene & Health

Symptoms For the wellbeing of all students and staff we ask anyone who is showing flu-like symptoms (including coughing) not come to the studio to practice. We reserve the right to present you with a health questionnaire upon entry and refuse entry if you display flu-like symptoms or if you recently have been in close proximity to someone diagnosed with COVID-19. If anyone is coughing or showing these symptoms in-studio, we will kindly ask that they leave.

Temperature – We reserve the right to take temperature upon entry. Anybody showing a temperature at 100.4 or above will not be permitted into the studio.

Hygiene – All staff and members are required to diligently wash their hands for a minimum of twenty seconds after using the restroom and consistently throughout the day, and we invite our students to do the same.

Personal Cleanliness Efforts We ask all staff and members to wipe down anything they touch with sanitizer after use.

To help support your practice if getting into the studio is not possible, or if you would rather practice in the comfort of your home, we are happy to continue to offer exclusive on-demand and live-streaming classes online included in all memberships when we reopen. We honor and empower everyone the opportunity to participate in whatever space you feel most comfortable in.

For information about coronavirus, visit the CDC website: www.cdc.gov

At the heart of the Honor Yoga mission is the peace of mind, safety, and health of everyone who enters our spaces. Remaining sensitive to the delicate nature of creating both a physically and mentally safe studio space to practice in, we will continue to comply with federal and state regulations as our studios re-open. Listed below are specific measures we are taking and/or asking our community to practice. We are proud to name this initiative the HONOR SHIELD PROGRAM which consists of 6 pillars of safety and prevention.

We thank you for your enthusiasm and community support!

+ Studio Cleanliness

Our highest priority is to maintain a clean environment using a variety of proven disinfecting procedures and products. All Honor Yoga mats and props will be cleaned thoroughly before and after class. There will be consistent and thorough general cleaning throughout every day. More specifically, all mats and props will be cleaned before and after every class.

Everyone will have access to cleaning products at their fingertips as needed. Each student will be given a small, personal spray bottle and small individual towel for personal use. There will be no shared eco towels in the studio space or bathrooms. Individual towels should be used per person and disposed in receptacles.

+ Equipment

Students are encouraged to bring their own mats, water, and props to class if they have them. Students are asked to clean props before and after class. Studios may be limiting the number of props and location offered for the benefit and safety of all members and staff.

+ Personal Space

All of our class sizes will be limited in students to allow social distance. Spacing will be marked to allow for social distancing surrounding each student. Additionally, teachers will not be providing hands-on assists or adjustments at this time. There will be no physical contact between student and teacher.

+ Air Circulation

We will be implementing best practices as advised for our particular studio to ensure air is re-circulated and cleaned. We will also open our doors (weather permitting) to allow fresh air to circulate through the studio.

+ Mask Options

Students and Staff are encouraged to wear a mask while in the building, in accordance to state guidelines.

+ Hygiene & Health

Symptoms We ask that anyone who is showing flu-like symptoms (including coughing) does not come to the studio to practice. If anyone is coughing or showing these symptoms in-studio, we will kindly ask that they leave and we will put additional disinfecting measures into place for the areas that person was within the studio.

Temperature – We reserve the right to take temperature and any temperature at 100.4 or above will not be permitted into the studios space.

Hygiene – All staff and members are asked to diligently wash their hands for a minimum of twenty seconds after using the restroom and consistently throughout the day, and we invite our students to do the same.

Personal Cleanliness Efforts We ask all staff and members to wipe down anything they touch with sanitizer before and after use.

To help support your practice if getting into the studio is not possible, or if you would rather practice in the comfort of your home, we are happy to continue to offer exclusive on-demand and live-streaming classes online included in all memberships when we reopen. We honor and empower everyone the opportunity to participate in whatever space you feel most comfortable in.