During Covid


The Main Changes for Lessons at the Studio

PLEASE NOTE: though we have moved into more relaxed government restrictions from July 19th we still want you to be safe practicing at the Yoga Shala. For that reason I will be keeping some of our safety measures in place as we proceed into the autumn timetable. Any government rules, guidance and changes made during the autumn & winter will be followed at the Yoga Shala and I will list any changes we make on this page.

The Main Changes for Lessons at the Studio

  • All lessons still require pre-booking and pre-payment. There is no drop-in option.
  • Studio equipment will now be available to use, however you may bring your own yoga mat and any personal required props if you prefer. Please note that you cannot leave your own props at the studio.
  • Face masks are optional for everyone, but not expected.
  • PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE YOGA SHALA IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SELF-ISOLATE OR IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID SYMPTOMS OR FEEL UNWELL.

What You Need To Do On Arrival

  • Do not arrive too early for your class. The doors will be open from 15 minutes before each lesson.
  • Maintain sensible distancing when moving through constricted areas (eg entrance hall, stairs and corridors). If someone is coming towards you please wait until you have free access.
  • The changing area and lockers will be available once again. Please use your discretion when using these shared facilities.
  • Outdoor footwear should be removed at the door and placed on the shoe rack. We operate a no-shoe policy within the studio.
  • Hand sanitisers will be provided at the studio door and changing area for you to use on entry and exit to the studio.
  • Paper towels for hand drying will be provided in the washrooms. Please dispose of used paper towels in the bins.

What Will Happen During The Lesson

  • To ensure ventilation, the door to the studio will normally be left open and when possible the skylight windows will be opened.
  • Do not touch the thermostat or radiator controls as they are set for best studio conditions for the class.
  • Physical adjustments of students in the asanas can now be made by the teacher if they feel it necessary in order for you to understand the nature of the pose.

What I Am Doing At The Yoga Shala

  • The studio floor will be appropriately cleaned on a regular basis.
  • The commonly used surfaces, door handles, banister rails etc will be regularly cleaned with appropriate sanitising wipes.