We agree that YOGA IS ESSENTIAL and that we all need our practice, now more than ever, and we are committed to continuing to provide yoga for our community!
We are excited to let you know that we have added back into our schedule a few evening classes for those of you that have been requesting to go back inside for months now. Everyone’s health and safety is our top priority! Our studio space is clean and sanitized, the air is purified constantly, and the floors and all high touch areas disinfected after each class. Our classes will continue to be limited to only 12 students per class to maintain the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
As excited as we are to invite you back in the studio, we know some of you may not be ready to join us in the studio just yet. We will continue to offer out outdoor classes in Buccaneer Beach Park as well, of course. Our outdoor community has fallen in love with the gift of being able to come together and practice out in nature in Buccaneer Beach Park, so we will continue to provide that as long as possible, weather permitting.
We are all extremely grateful for our COMMUNITY and your continued support.
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!
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BLACK SHEEP YOGA SAFE STUDIO STANDARDS
Some of the regulations and protocols below are temporary and others will be permanent. Our team will continue to receive ongoing extensive education and training on the new processes and regulations set by the CDC and State. We appreciate your help in establishing these new procedures as part of your practice going forward.
SIGNING UP FOR CLASSES
CLASSES MUST BE REGISTERED FOR IN ADVANCE. IT IS A RESERVATION ONLY THESE DAYS! There will be absolutely no walk-in spots available due to social distancing guidelines. Please make sure you have a current credit card on file in your MindBody profile accessed through our website (NOT JUST ON THE APP…unfortunately they don’t link up).
CANCELLED CLASS POLICY…to open up space for your fellow yogis, we require that you cancel your reservation no later than 1 hour before class starts, no exceptions. If you fail to cancel and you don't show up for class you will be charged an additional $10 no-show fee, as well as forfeiting your class you paid for that day.
Yoga is a unique service. As such, there are absolutely NO refunds on memberships, class packages or classes. We appreciate your continued support to help us #SAVETHE SHEEP in this time of uncertainty!
COMING TO A CLASS (IN STUDIO or OUTSIDE)
For now, masks should be worn as you walk in and out of the studio or to & from your car at our outdoor locations. Once you are at your mat space you can decide if you wish to wear your mask during practice or take it off. Please wear your mask if you leave your space at anytime and when leaving class.
IN STUDIO CLASS INFO
Everyone will be entering in through the front door and exiting out the back door temporarily.
Time in the studio will be limited to 15 minutes before/after class. Studio doors will be closed outside of that time. Unfortunately right now we are not allowed to have any gatherings in the lobby before or after class, but you are welcome to use our patio benches out front for such purposes but we ask you please keep the 6ft distancing requirement.
When you arrive there is no need to check in at the front desk. Just let your teacher know your name as you enter the studio. Once you are at your space you can decide if you wish to wear your mask during practice. We will not require you to wear your mask during practice as well as giving that option to each of our teachers. Please respect each other’s decision without making a public comment either way. We have installed a HEPA filter that purifies 100% of the air in our studio every hour to keep safe ventilation standards while using the heater during the winter months.
BYOE (You will now need to Bring Your Own Everything) and please try to limit your personal belongings to only bring in what you need, ie: mat, water, keys, any props. If you must bring your phone, please make sure it is turned off and on do not disturb. We will not be providing mats, blankets, blocks, bolsters, towels, or eye pillows for your safety for the time being. We will have some props available for sale in our lobby for your convenience. However you must have a valid card on file to purchase anything from our retail area, as we are not taking any hand to hand payments to stay as contactless as possible.
If you would like to purchase something from our retail department please let your teacher know and leave the tag on the desk. All sales are final on purchases currently to keep the risk of spreading any illnesses back into the studio. Water may be available for purchase but we recommend bringing your own just in case.
When seeing each other for the first time back we are encouraging yogis and staff to limit person-to-person contact and to really limit hugs, high fives, fist bumps, etc. when wearing masks only!!! We are suggesting that you be as “contact free” as possible. Community and sharing hugs is part of what we do at the Sheep—but for now, we want to ensure that we take care of our yoga family so we can keep the doors open!
Temperature Checks: in some cases, temperature checks may be taken upon entering the studio (say one of our cancer survivors attends).
Please take off your shoes at the studio entrance, bring all your belongings with you to your spot, and place your mat in the designated taped off spaces that we have measured out to meet CDC requirements of keeping 6 feet of distance between fellow students/teachers.
Limited Bathroom Visits: Please keep mindful of the 6ft distancing regulation when using the bathroom and always wash your hands. Also feel free to use the provided disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer that have been placed around the studio for your convenience. We highly encourage everyone to clean their own mats and props after each practice.
Teachers will only be using verbal assists in class. For now, no hands on adjustments are allowed at this time.
In addition to our existing cleaning process, we have also added a deep-cleaning and disinfecting process, where we will stringently sanitize all studio surfaces with EPA approved disinfectants after each class.
CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF-WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU TO STAY SAFE TOO!
If you are not feeling well (have a cough, fever, or symptoms of COVID-19 see flyer on our front door) please do not attend class for your wellbeing and that of your teachers and fellow yogis.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has, or if you have traveled and taken commercial transportation (flying, trains, buses), or have visited a COVID “hot-spot” area we ask that you please do not come to the studio for 14 days under self quarantine or until you’ve tested negative. We will be requiring that our staff also follow these procedures to teach in studio for the wellbeing of everyone. We will require our teachers to take a daily temp and conduct self-health checks. Per CDC Guidelines, individuals with a body temperature greater than 100.4 will be not permitted entry into the studio. We can not risk another shut down so please, please be mindful of keeping our space one of wellbeing.
COMMUNICATION In the event there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at our studio, notification will be provided via the email on your mindbody profile. We are asking that students do the same by notifying the studio staff if they experience or test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of their last studio visit.
Thanks so much for your assistance in following the guidelines in order to keep our studio safe so we can all continue to practice together!
We offer classes for all levels, from Gentle to Power Flow, you can find a class that fits your needs. Our experienced teachers have their own styles, taking pride in creating thoughtful and inventive sequences, guiding you through each posture. Each class will explore yoga in a fun, safe, and comfortable, judgement-free environment. Come learn about the mind-body-spirit connection and all the benefits a consistent practice can offer.view class list
We get it - yoga can be intimidating. But we believe the benefits far outweigh the embarrassing newbie fears. So we recommend starting with our Yoga Basics class. This class is designed to give you a solid foundation of the many aspects and benefits of Hatha Yoga. The format is open, so students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the class. Feel empowered from day one!get started