We are super excited to finally get back to practice with all of you in person LIVE + IN STUDIO! We have several new policies and procedures implemented to keep our staff and students healthy and safe so please be sure to read ALL of them below before you come back for a class.
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 IN STUIDO CLASSES
CLASSES MUST BE REGISTERED FOR IN ADVANCE as we are required to limit class capacity to 25% (which translates to 9 students and 1 teacher per class) for the time being to reduce crowding. The schedule will be very similar to our current virtual schedule but will be changing and evolving as things continue to move forward and we start to navigate this transition in the safest way. There will be absolutely no walk-in spots available. We are also not accepting in-studio payments at this time. Please make sure you have a current card on file in your MindBody profile accessed through our website (NOT JUST ON THE APP…unfortunately they don’t link up). We know that the schedule is limited so please continue to practice your Yamas, especially Aparigraha, when trying to sign up for classes.
CANCELLED CLASS POLICY…to open up space for your fellow yogis, we require that you cancel your reservation no later than 2 hours before class starts, no exceptions. Otherwise you will be charged an additional $10 late cancel "no show" fee. Reservations made within 2 hours of the scheduled start of class cannot be cancelled without incurring a late cancel/no show fee.
Time in the studio will be limited to 10-15 min 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.
COMING INTO THE STUDIO
For now, masks should be worn as you walk in and out of the studio. Everyone will be entering in through the front door and exiting out the back door temporarily.
When you arrive there is no need to check in at the front desk. Just let your teacher know your name when they show you to your space-which is designed to keep you and other yogis as safe as possible. 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.
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!
*MEMBERS if you were storing your mat at the studio, unfortunately we will need you to come pick it up as we are no longer keeping them at the studio for sanitary reasons for the time being. We appreciate your understanding.
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 only use the bathroom before class begins and always keep washing 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. For now classes will stay at one hour to accommodate the time needed in between classes to accommodate the appropriate cleaning measures.
CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF
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!
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