Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students and the community at large, so we are making the following changes, effective immediately.
We will no longer be providing loaner mats or props, including blocks, blankets, straps and bolsters. We also do not rent those items. You MUST bring your own mat and any props that you would like to use. We will give modifications for those of you who attend class but who do not have props.
If you do not have your own yoga mat and are unable to obtain one, please contact us for alternatives prior to attending class. We have a few mats that we’ve recently retired from our loaner fleet that we can bring back to the studio and donate to those in need, and we will sell our lightly used loaner mats at a discount.
We are limiting attendance to nine students for all classes. With just one restroom, we want to make sure there is plenty of access to it for the extra hand washing we expect everyone to be doing before and after class. We strongly encourage you to register in advance so you do not make the trip to class and find no spots available. If you sign up and can’t make it, please cancel your registration so someone else can use your spot.
Prenatal Yoga is suspended until further notice. According to the CDC website, there are still many unknowns about the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant women and their babies.
Yoga Lab: Inversions & Arm Balances, scheduled for 3/16, and Restorative Yoga, scheduled for 3/30, are cancelled. We feel these classes are best taught with use of many props and the wall. We will do our best to reschedule them after the COVID-19 crisis has passed.
Because our studio walls have a rough texture that is difficult to disinfect, we will avoid practicing poses that require use of the walls.
We will not be shaking hands, hugging or touching any of our students (for adjustments or otherwise), and we encourage all of you to do the same. We will be even more frequently cleaning and disinfecting all high touch surfaces such as door knobs, our iPad and our bathroom.
At this time, we’re leaving the decision about whether to attend class up to you. Please do NOT come to class if you are sick, know that you have been exposed to the virus, are living with someone who is sick or has been exposed or are at high risk of serious illness should you contract the virus. We promise to do the same and will cancel classes in any of those cases.
We realize that the situation is very fluid and that we may get to a point where we are required to cancel classes per our local, state or federal government.
Shenandoah Yoga is a small, local business run on a small budget and without a lot of cash resources, so we are NOT able to issue class pass refunds at this time. We are hoping to make it through the crisis and remain in business and appreciate your understanding considering the extreme situation. We will do everything we can afterward with regard to dealing with passes that expire because you can’t attend classes or because we can’t offer them.