COVID Safety for your in-school Mysore practice

What we do and what you do, so that we can all enjoy our yoga at Bhumi Yoga!

We want everyone to feel as safe and comfortable as possible to attend our in-school Ashtanga Mysore practice alongside our online offering. At Bhumi Yoga we are adhering to the safety measures and regulations of the RIVM.

Please read below on the finer details about the COVID measures at our yoga school, entering and leaving your Mysore practice so you can prepare in advance before you come to your first practice!

Stay at home (or join the online practice) if your answer is “YES” to any of the questions below”:

  • Did you experience one or more of the following (mild) symptoms in the last 24 hours?
    • Cough, cold symptoms, nausea, fever (38 degrees Celsius or higher), shortness of breath?
  • Where you diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 7 days (diagnosed with a lab test)?
  • Does a member of your household have COVID-19 and did you have contact with them in the last 14 days while they still had symptoms?
  • Are you in quarantaine because you had direct contact with someone who has COVID-19?
  • Have you recently traveled outside the country and should you be in quarataine right now?

*This, of course, also applies to the whole teaching team.

*Stay at home if you have any cold symptoms even if you had a negative COVID test.

Before coming to practice:

  • You are only granted entry to practice if you have registered for practice beforehand online. (Register HERE )
  • Please attend to your practice slot as there are only limited spaces available. You can sign out up to 7h prior to practice so that someone else may still take this practice slot (possibly from the waiting list).
  • Bring your own yoga mat and towel. There will be no mats available at the school at this time. 

Face Masks:

  • You are required to wear a face mask when entering, leaving, moving around in the shala.
  • Once on your mat take off your face mask and store it in a separate little bag (ziploc/sandwich bag) or store it away close to your mat.

Entering the yoga school:

  • Keep 1.5m distance outside and inside the yoga school at all times. In the entrance room a maximum of 3 people is allowed at the same time. In the kitchen 1 person is allowed at the same time. 
  • At this point you won’t be able to enter the school with the door code anymore (sadly, we hope we can pick this up again soon), this has to do with checking your QR code and not wanting a mess with phones and procedures in our sacred practice space. Thus, give a slight knock to the Damsterdiep window and walk around the building to our entrance, we will then soon welcome you at the door.
  • Please have your QR code ready. You can only enter the yoga school with a valid QR code, we will scan it at the door.
  • Upon entering the school sanitise your hands.
  • Respecting 1.5m distance between each other, space in our changing room is limited. It’s ok to change but don’t linger around as other people will need to use this space, too. *This also applies for after practice before you leave again.

Entering & in the Mysore room:

  • When you are ready to enter the Mysore room please wait for the teacher to show you to your practice space. Mats are placed to allocated spots respecting 1.5m distance between students.
  • The air purifiers will be on throughout the entire practice time slot. Keep this in mind as you think about clothing for your practice.
  • Enjoy your practice and keep your breath calm and steady. At this point, don’t practice any breathing techniques that require a more explosive exhalation.

Physical adjustments:

As always, the teaching team will only give physical adjustments if you are OK with that. If you are OK with adjustments have an extra towel only for adjustments with you. 

The teaching team will:

  • Only give you subtle adjustments if you want adjustments
  • May give more verbal instructions
  • Regularly clean all door handles.
  • Wear a face mask when adjusting you and walking around in the shala.


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