SAFETY & ETIQUETTE

Your health and safety is our highest priority.  Our studios are in consistent contact with Vancouver Island Health Authority to ensure that we are meeting each requirement mandated to ensure the safety of all of our students.

INDOOR CLASSES REOPENED

SUMMARY OF GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS;

  • VACCINATION – Proof of vaccination is required for all participants aged 12 years and older. This mandate reflects current requirements as outlined by the Provincial Health Officer.
  • IF UNWELL – Stay home.
  • ARRIVAL TIME – Doors will open 15 minutes before scheduled class time.
  • HEAT – The thermostats are programmed to maintain an appropriate ambient temperature for students’ comfort. Classes will not be intentionally overheated.
    • Roots, Roots express, Mobility Stretch: 32-34 degrees
    • Free Flow, Flow Restore, (align)flow : 30-32 degrees.
    • Still, Still + Meditation, Still + Sound, Blend, Full Body: 28-30 degrees.
  • MASKS – Masks are required in shared studio spaces. Masks are encouraged during practice, but not required.
  • OCCUPANCY – Our overall occupancy of the practice room is 17 in Victoria and 15 in Westshore. Each individual has a minimum of 7 square meters of usable floor space.
  • PHYSICAL DISTANCING – There are markers on the floor to ensure physical distance of 2 meters between each patron.
  • IN SYNC – We encourage our participants to maintain cohesiveness in the group movements. For example, all heads are at the top of the mat.
  • TIME BETWEEN CLASSES – Classes are scheduled with 30-45 minutes between classes. During this time, there is a minimum of 5 minutes where no participants are in the space. During this time there will be natural air intake via HVAC/HRV and/or open windows.
  • BOOKING – Reservations can be made 14 days in advance. (All patrons must have read and agree to follow safety protocol)
  • AIR CIRCULATION – Instructors will draw fresh air into the practice room at frequent and regular intervals throughout the class. The HVAC/HRV systems draw air in a linear direction rather than circular distribution.
  • INSTRUCTOR AREA- Instructors are encouraged to remain in a designated “instructor area” throughout the class and give verbal rather than hands-on corrections.
  • INSTRUCTOR MASKS – All instructors must wear a mask at all times except when instructing by way of demoing/exercising within the designated Instructor Area.
  • MUSIC – Please maintain music at a level that does not require projection to speak over it. There will be no music for Hybrid classes.
  • TRAVEL – We ask that anyone who has travelled outside Canada does not come to the studio until they have satisfied the Federal requirements for returning to Canada, which may include self isolation and/or a negative test result.
  • CLOSE CONTACTS – We ask that anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or is a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, does not come to the studio until they have satisfied the public health requirements for isolation and/or testing.We support the Provincial Health Officer orders and we encourage our community to take these messages to heart.

VACCINE VERIFICATION

MindBody has created a way to offer our students a one-time verification by checking off a box on your account. Please ensure you have filled out the ‘consent to log’ form providing YogaLab consent to do so on your personal account. 

If you are unvaccinated and have questions regarding your class card or your membership, please reach out to hello@yogalabvictoria.ca

Thank you again and again for your patience and kindness and for supporting the people who own, manage, and work at this local business as we figure out how best to serve you and take care of our community during this time. We wouldn’t be here without you.

PROOF OF VACCINATION

Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for class. 

MindBody has created a way to offer our students a one-time verification by checking off a box on your account. Please ensure you have filled out the ‘consent to log’ form providing YogaLab consent to do so on your personal account. 

SELF ASSESSMENT

Please stay home if you have any symptoms related to COVID-19.  Upon arrival students will be verbally asked if their health is well and if they are able to practice.  To learn more about conducting your own health assessment please visit the BC Self Assessment Tool.

ARRIVAL

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of your class time and come ready to practice.  Doors to the studio are opened 25-30 minutes prior to class and locked at the class start time.

MASKS REQUIRED:

Masks are required to be worn at all times in shared spaces.

Masks are optional while practicing. 

WASH YOUR HANDS:

Everyone is required to use hand sanitizer upon entry and exit.

PRE-REGISTER

  Registration is open 24 hours a day and opens fourteen days prior to the start date of the class you want to take. First come first served registration 4 hours prior to class.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING:

Please ensure that you are honouring, where ever possible, the 2 M physical distancing requirement in common areas and 2.5 M physical space between each spot in the practice room.  Please follow the teacher’s instructions for entering and exiting the practice room.

CONTACTLESS/CASHLESS

All transactions are cashless.  When you arrive, please provide your name and we will check you in manually.

ARRIVE READY TO PRACTICE

Wear your yoga gear and bring all of your props with you. Bathrooms, water filling stations, change rooms, and showers are available as required.

PROPS & ACCESSORIES

Practice accessories can be purchased from the front desk.  At this time we cannot offer props during class, or as rentals.

BREATHING IN PRACTICE

At this time we are encouraging all of our students to breathe through their nose during practice. If you feel as though you need to take a big exhale, take child’s pose so that your breath can be directed towards the floor.

AIR CIRCULATION

Fresh air is drawn into the practice room at regular intervals throughout the class. Our HVAC system pulls air in a linear direction rather than a circular distribution.

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