FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Under the latest recommendations from the Provincial Health Officr we are permitted to allow students back to Yew Tree Yoga studio. We have made significant revisions to our regular operations in order to create a safe space for our clients and staff. We are following current guidelines for indoor low intensity group exercise. See additional information below.
We are asking all clients to self assess prior to visiting our studio. Please do not attend if you have any of the symptoms listed or have been exposed to anyone with the Coronavirus.
The following measures have been implemented at our facility:
Ensuring a distance of 2.5 metres from staff and students
Use of masks for staff and yoga participants
Use of CDC approved disinfectant on contact surfaces
High touch surfaces (e.g. door handles, sink faucets, etc.) cleaned/disinfected throughout day
Studio floor cleaned and disinfected between each class
Requesting that students follow studio protocols for entering and exiting classes: use front door for entrance and side doors to exit; arrive 5 to 10 minutes prior to class (no earlier); acknowledge that a short wait may be required to allow for staggered entry
Asking that everyone entering the facility uses hand sanitizers available
Having students place mat and equipment at designated spots in studio to maintain adequate physical distance
Recommending that students dress in layers as windows/doors will be partially open to allow for proper ventilation
Informing clients that they should not come if they are feeling unwell. Phone or email to cancel. There is no penalty for cancellations.
What should I bring to class? Note - revisions due to Covid-19
Yoga mat. We ask that you please bring your own. We also have mats available for purchase, starting at $35
Props. For now, we are is not allowing use of studio bolsters, straps and blankets so please bring your own items. Sanitized cork blocks are available for our students or you can bring your own. We have a selection of yoga products for sale so check our product page.
Full water bottle
Towel. Full length towels are not usually necessary. A small hand towel to wipe your brow or dry your hands is typically all that is needed.
Comfortable clothes. Layers are best (especially now as it is winter and we need to keep doors/windows partially open for proper ventilation). Consider a tank or tee shirt with a hoody. Tights are a great option. Sweats are fine but not too baggy as you will find they get in the way. Yoga is traditionally a barefoot activity but bring a pair of socks for Savasana (end of class pose) if you like.
Must I pre-register for a class? Note - revisions due to Covid-19
This is mandatory. Due to Covid-19, studio space is significantly reduced. If you are unable to attend, please let us know asap as will free up a spot for someone else.
All of our classes are currently hybrid so you may choose in-person or online option. Should you prefer to practice with us at home, pre-registration is required so that a Zoom link can be sent to you.
How do I reserve a place in class ahead of time?
There are several options for booking a class:
Online booking is quick and easy. On the Class Schedule page, click on the green "sign up" button for the class you would like to attend. This requires a one-time sign-on to create a profile. After this, you can just click on the "sign up" button to pre-register.
We get it! sometimes it's just better to speak with someone. Do not hesitate to give a call and we can get your class reserved over the phone.
The best option after 5 PM when there is no one to answer the phone! We check our email messages frequently and aspire to answer any questions in a timely fashion.
Is there a place to store personal items? Note - revisions due to Covid-19
We are now asking that students keep all personal items in their own allotted space beside your mat. We kindly ask that all cell phones be turned off/muted for the duration of your class.
I have never done yoga. What class would you recommend?
There are a number of classes offered for beginners. Hatha Essentials is a Level 1 hatha class suitable for healthy individuals. It incorporates poses for strength, flexibility, mindfulness and balance. Gentle Hatha and Slow Flow + Meditation encompass a similar repertoire but at a lower intensity. If you have limitations of any kind, a customized Clinical Yoga session may be an option for you.