Update on Keeping Our Community Healthy

Monday, March 9, 2020

Dear Students,

In the interest of keeping the Circle Yoga community healthy and safe, I am writing to share an updated list of precautions we are taking at the studio and recommendations for our students.

    • If you are using a yoga mat provided by the studio, wipe it down before use with the mat spray and clean cloths provided in each studio. The mat spray is more than 60% alcohol content. Circle Yoga staff will clean kids’ yoga mats prior to Monday, Wednesday and Friday kids classes.
    • If you are concerned about using studio-provided mats, blankets, or other props, please bring your own. Props are available for purchase in the shop.
    • We have removed eye pillows from the studios for now, since these props are designed to be on the face and eyes.
    • If you enjoy having tea at the studio, please use the paper cups provided. We are taking our tea cups out of circulation for the time being.
    • We have removed the blue hand towels from all bathrooms to avoid the spread of germs. Individual hand towels are provided for drying your hands.
    • Please remember to wash your hands thoroughly before and after class (20 seconds). We have four bathroom sinks and a kitchenette sink available for student use.
    • Hand sanitizer is available for use at the front desk at all times.
    • Staff are regularly wiping down commonly touched surfaces—such as door handles, stair handrails, pens at the front desk, light switches, sink and toilet handles, etc.—with an antibacterial solution containing more than 60% alcohol.
    • Please leave all shoes in the designated shoe/coat area. Do not wear or carry shoes into the studios with you or leave them under the bench in the Pharmacy hallway.
    • If you are sick, think you might be sick, or are at the end of an illness—even if you feel well enough to participate in class—please stay home and take advantage of Circle Yoga’s generous make-up policy.
    • Our teachers and staff will also stay home if sick. Substitute teachers are on deck in the event that your teacher is ill.

    For more tips to prevent the spread of illness, please refer to this CDC webpage. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and keep you posted if there are any changes at the studio.

    Research shows that yoga, meditation, and practices like these can help support your immune system and lower your stress. So, it’s important to keep up your practice!  A few of our teachers are interested in offering online practice videos, which you can access from home. Please check our website for links in the next couple of days. In the meantime, you can start with this practice from Krista Mason.

    Wishing you peace and wellness.

    Warmly,

    Anne

    Anne Kennedy
    Executive Director
    Circle Yoga Cooperative
    www.circleyoga.com
    202-686-1104