Sanitation Policies and Procedures for a Safe and Healthy Studio Practice During Covid-19 Crisis
General Rules & Procedures for Class
Due to occupancy laws, Desert Sun Yoga can operate at 25% building capacity for the time being. That is a maximum of 4 students per class. To ensure students can get the most effective training we have moved away from the 'drop-in' model and now operate 'monthly class enrollments.' Students sign up for a particular class that meets each week on the same day and time. This guarantees a student a spot for the month and allows students to progress with their peers at the same pace.
We have a variety of 'drop-in' classes throughout the month including; open studio sessions, intro to aerial yoga, intro to aerial tricks, restorative aerial yoga, and other workshops.
Class Schedule Spacing for Sanitation
Classes are scheduled at least 30 minutes apart to allow time for thorough sanitation of high touch surfaces and air filtration.
Due to limited class sizes, it is required that students pre-register for class. Most classes are now 'enrollment based series,' that require a student to pre-register for a month long session in advance.
We appreciate your cooperation with our new check in procedures.
1. Please wait outside of studio until instructor invites you in.
2. Please store any materials inside of the cubies, drop your mat & swing off in your marked area.
3. Wash hands for at least 20 seconds before instructor hangs your swing.
Please do not attend class if you are feeling sick, have any Covid-19 like symptoms, or are awaiting test results.
Social Distancing During Class
Class sizes: 4
Tape is laid out in each room indicating where to place your mat. These have been measured to be greater than 6 feet apart.
Please refrain from handshaking, hugging, or otherwise touching instructor or other students at the studio.
Aerial: Safety in aerial has always been, and remains the number 1 priority at Desert Sun Yoga. Teachers will be available for hands on assistance to maintain safety in class, but will rely on other teaching methods as much as possible. Please use a great deal of care as you learn new things to create a safe environment for yourself, your classmates, and your teachers. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
All studio swings will be under a ‘single use’ protocol. They will be machine washed and dried between each use.
Students are welcome to reach out to Kassi to purchase their own swing, or purchase a previously used swing from the studio.
Please consult Kassi before purchasing your aerial hammock to ensure correct strength quality & height. Amazon purchases for aerial equipment is NEVER recommended.
BYOS Classes. Be sure to check the description for your class and bring all necessary materials. Some classes require that you have your own swing.
Students must have a yoga mat to attend class. Students that come to class without a mat can purchase a studio mat for $10 while supplies last.
New Class Policies
Do not come to class if you are feeling under the weather, including, but not limited to flu or covid-like symptoms. If you register for class and decide that it is best to cancel, please contact Kassi to ensure you are not charged any late cancel fees.
Required by all students and staff at all times.
Instructor Guide for Covid-19 Safety in Studio Setting
Perform self assessment for symptoms of Covid-19 including temperature check.
Do a brief check that all surfaces and handles are clean and may choose to sanitize before their class.
Prop open studio door for a no touch entrance.
Students will wait outside of the studio until the instructor indicates they may enter.
Instructor will wait until student has exited the 'lobby' area to allow additional students to enter. Lobby area is taped off.
Students will go directly to the cubbies to maintain a 6 foot distance from instructor during check-in.
Instructor will ask for verbal confirmation of covid-19 status.
Aerial instructors will take swings from clean baskets and hang them for each student. If a student brings their own swing, they will hang the student's swing (only touching the o-ring). Instructors will sanitize their hands in between touching student o-rings.
Instructor will ask students to remain at their mats as students exit the yoga room and studio one at a time. Students can use this time to socialize, at their mats.
Aerial instructors will take down swings for students that brought their own to class at this time.
Once all students have exited the yoga room, instructor will use sanitary items to wipe down high touch surfaces.