Living Yoga

COVID-19

Safety practices and policies at the studio.

Ahimsa, the principle of compassion, is the first Yama of yoga.  It is the practice’s foundation, and it commands yogis to refrain from doing harm to ourselves and to others.

So when we take steps to halt the spread of COVID-19, and prevent unnecessary suffering, we are actually putting Ahimsa into practice.  Mindful that the deadly disease can spread easily in indoor settings, we have instituted the following policies and procedures to ensure the safety of everyone in the studio.

The New York City health department requires all participants in indoor yoga classes to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please provide one of the following items prior to class: (1) an official CDC vaccination card or a photo; (2) another official vaccination document; (3) the NYS Excelsior Pass; (4) the NYC COVID Safe App; or (5) the CLEAR Health Pass App.

All indoor classes are limited to 10 students. This is for the safety of participants in our most crowded classes. Please sign up in advance. If a class is full, add your name to the wait list so you can be notified of any spots that become available.

Everyone should wear a mask inside the studio, in accordance with current public health guidance. Free disposable masks are available at the front desk, if you need some.

Running 24/7, air purifiers completely circulate and clean the air in each practice room roughly every 15 minutes. They also use medical-grade True HEPA filters, which capture 99.9% of airborne microbes and contaminants down to .1 microns. When the weather is nice, our windows are kept open to let fresh air into the studio.

While you no longer need to submit a health screening prior to your class, you should continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Do not come to the studio if you feel sick. Please report to the studio any positive COVID-19 test results received within 3 days of your class.

For your convenience, we have placed hand sanitizer stations throughout the studio. Remember to wash visibly soiled hands with soap and water.

We encourage you to bring your own props to class whenever possible. However, we also have rental towels and mats, as well as communal props, should you need them. Please clean all used items after class with our disinfectant spray.