We are Still Online BUT… We are now offering in-person classes, too!
October 26, 2020
Let me start by saying thank you.
Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your continued presence and commitment to your practice, your studio, and your community. Without you, we wouldn’t still be able to keep our offerings available. Without you, our connection to each other would have been cut.
So here we are, continuing to navigate this new reality and to shapeshift. Here we are, each one of us, bringing the practice of yoga to life. The only thing that is certain in this lifetime is that things will change. How we learn to respond to the unpredictable shifts and learn from the past is the only way to truly can evolve.
As you know, we’ve had an online presence since March 16. Many of us thought it would be just a few months, but here we are. Classes are still going strong, we’ve had a wonderful lineup of workshops, and we’ve enjoyed meeting your dogs and cats. Another bonus – we have new students from New York, Maryland, California, New Mexico, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and beyond! And we are so glad you’ve used the new technology to join our kula. What a gift it’s been to welcome you into the fold. Yup, it looks like this online format is here to stay.
The Center is now looking to shift again. This week, we will start offering a few in-person classes at the studio. Some of you have decidedly not participated in online classes and only want to meet in person. And some of you will not be comfortable with in-person classes for quite some time. So, we will start with a few and respond as needed.
Here are some things to know before you come in:
We will be disinfecting surfaces before and after classes.
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the lobby and in the classroom.
Face masks will be required at all times, including in the studios.
Mats will be 10′ apart (though this may change to 6′ due to required face masks.)
Students will bring their own mat and props. No props or mats are available to borrow at the studio.
Mats, blocks, and straps are available for purchase in our lobby.
We have a strong new HEPA air filter that will be running before and during the class.
Students will leave shoes on racks outside of the studio.
For the time being, the showers will be unavailable.
Of course, if you are experiencing any signs of illness, fever, cough, or congestion, we thank you for staying home (and hope you feel better!)
Important things to know about signing up for in-person classes:
Because space is limited (only room for six students now, though that may change), students must sign-up ahead of time. There will be no walk-in spots available. If you can’t make it we need 24 hours notice of cancelation. Otherwise, there will be a $10 cancellation fee. Thank you for understanding.
No worries, if your favorite class is moving to the studio, you can still take it online. All of our in-person classes will be streamed via Zoom (with camera set up so that students won’t be seen.)
This Week (October 26, 2020)
Anyone else missing our beautiful studio (look at that wonderful photo with Sarah from our Open House in January!)
We are going to experiment with a few classes this week! Here are some classes you’ll find at the studio (keep checking for updates and changes):
Yoga & Meditation
Happy Hour Yoga
We’d love your feedback! Please feel free to email Suzanne (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any suggestions for input.
As we continue to take a look at what is working and what needs to change, as of next week, we are eliminating our $5 online drop-in class. At the beginning of the pandemic, we wanted to be able to help the unemployed but didn’t foresee this continuing. That said, if you are in need of financial assistance, we STILL want to help you! Contact Suzanne for more information on our LOVE PROJECT scholarship fund. (Thank you for understanding, we are still paying full rent on the space and need to be able to keep our doors open.)
So, here we go!
I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about seeing you in person.
Air hugs, elbow bumps, and love to you all,
Suzanne and the rest of our wonderful team at The Center.
Sign up for class at least 15 minutes ahead of time. You can use your membership, class pack, or even drop-in for a class.
Download Zoom onto your computer. It’s free and just takes a few seconds!
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to login to a Zoom Meeting (online Yoga Class.)
As soon as you register, you will receive an automatic email from Mindbody in your inbox with your personal invitation to get you into our online classroom! Then, save the link…it’s the same for every yoga class! (You still need to register before you come.)
If you’re new to Zoom, arrive to your virtual yoga studio at least 10 minutes early so we can help you get ready.
Tell all your friends about it! We can even invite people into our classes from all over the globe. How cool is that? Spread the love, one computer screen at a time. We have the capacity for up to 100 students in our online classes!
Keeping checking back. We’ll be adding more classes and workshops to the schedule!
Check out the list of classes we have for you so far!
We’d so love your feedback! Feel free to email Suzanne (email@example.com) with suggestions for what you’d like to see offered online and we’ll see what we can do! So many possibilities!
Suzanne & your friends at The Center Yoga
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