COVID Safety for your in-school Mysore practice

COVID Safety for your in-school Mysore practice

oWe 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 adhereing to the safety measues 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
  • Does anyone in your household experience cold or corona like symptoms in the last 24 hours?
  • 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.

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 12h prior to practice so that someone else may still take this practice slot (possibly from the waiting list).
  • Wear a face mask before entering the building and until you are on your mat.
  • Bring your own yoga mat and props. There will be no mats and props available at the school at this time. 

Entering the yoga school:

  • Keep 1.5m distance outside and inside the yoga school at all times:
    • Only 1 person is allowed to enter into our entry room per time.
  • If you are a member you can enter using the door code (they key pad will be frequently cleaned). Otherwise knock (softly) at the window of Damsterdiep 46, then walk around the building to our entry door, we will open for you as soon as possible.
  • Upon entering the school sanitize your hands.
  • Two people are allowed in our entrance / changing room (1 person at the clothes rack area and 1 person where the benches are). It’s ok to change but don’t linger around as other people may need to use this space, too.
  • 1 person is allowed in the kitchen area.

Entering & in the Mysore room:

  • When you are ready to enter the Mysore room please wait at the door, the teacher will come to speak to you individually. During this meeting the teacher will:
    • Check in with you and how you are doing
    • Explain about any further COVID logistics
    • Show you to your practice space
  • The door to the Mysore room will stay open, the window open and 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.

Face masks:

Wear a face mask until you reach your mat. You can take off your mask when you are on your mat but you can also wear your mask during practice also if you would like.  Anytime you have to step off your mat, please put your mask on. 

Physical adjustments:

At this time the teaching team will only give light physical adjustments if you are OK with that. If you are OK with light adjustments have an extra towel only for adjustments with you.

The teaching team will:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Only give you subtle adjustments, of course, only if you want adjustments
  • Give more verbal instructions
  • Regularly clean all door handles.

The schedule:

At this point we start with a practice window 7.00-9.00h. You and we have all been in lockdown for over half a year. We at Bhumi Yoga simply don’t know how Mysore practice back at the school will be received and if you will be there in the shala (we hope you will be there!).

The schedule will be evaluated at the end of every week. Depending on demand a shift system may be added. If the schedule is adjusted the online scheduling software will be updated (HERE) and everyone subscribed to our mailing list will be informed as soon as possible. 

*If you are not subscribed to our mailing list but want to be informed about possible schedule changes please opt in for our newsletter at the bottom of the website.

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