Sanitation Policies & Procedures for a Safe & Healthy Studio Due to COVID-19

Should I Come to Class?

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 Kerry (850-712-8893) or Rebecca (850-377-5334) to ensure you are not charged any late cancel fees.

If you DO cancel with the assumption that you have COVID symptoms, you will be asked to stay away from the studio for at least 14 days or until you have received a negative test result for COVID-19.

We ask that you follow these protocols before attending:

1. Check temperature before you attend. Do not attend yoga with any flu, Covid-19 or sickness symptoms in the past 48 hours.

2. If you have tested positive for Covid-19, do not attend yoga until you have a negative test.

3. If you have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please do not attend within the 2 week period afterwards.

4. Sign up in advance for all classes through the MindBody app or through MindBody on uruyoga.com.

5. Sign new waiver with Covid-19 included.

6. Attend yoga freshly clean and in clean clothes.

7. Wash hands thoroughly before coming to yoga class.

8. Bring your own mat and props.

9. Maintain as little contact with surfaces as possible.

10. Wait in car or outside the door until teacher props open door and signals for you.

11. Maintain at least 6 feet distance between each other at all times. No touching. No hugging. Air hugs and Namaste are awesome.

Our procedures:

1. We have thoroughly cleaned and sanitized all locations.

2. We will thoroughly clean and sanitize all studios in between classes.

3. All teachers are required to self-assess for any flu, Covid-19 or sickness symptoms. No teacher is permitted to teach with any symptoms.

4. We have set up tape to guide you to place your mat at least 6 feet away from other students.

5. No physical contact. No hugs, handshakes or physical assists. Air hugs and Namaste are recommended.

6. Masks for the initial arrival and sign in process are recommended.

7. Teachers will stay on their mats and teach amazing yoga. We will begin with a limited schedule and only allow 10 students at URU1, 9 students URU GB, and 6 students URU 9 Mile. Keep in mind, we still plan to keep our online virtual classes active. Some live classes will be streamed, however, students will not be videoed. Make decisions that are best for you and your family. We support you fully in what you need to do. Do not feel rushed. We will be here when you are ready. Make informed choices and know we stand by you.

Prior to Class:

Students are required to pre-register and pay for class ahead of time.

To pre-register for a class:

  1. Download the MindBody app on your phone.
  2. Search for and select URU Yoga in the app.
  3. Choose your class.
  4. Purchase a pass in the app (pricing here: https://www.uruyoga.com/pricing/).

*Please commit to the class you have registered for and let us know if you are unable to attend after registering so that another student can have the opportunity to practice in your spot.

Please take these safety precautions in preparation for class.

  • Bring your own mat & props.
  • Shower before arrival & wear clean clothes to class.
  • Use the restroom & wash hands before arrival (of course the restroom is available, we are just trying to limit contact on surfaces).

We are Committed to these Precautionary Measures

  • Classes are limited to 6-10 students.
  • Students who arrive late will not be allowed to enter the studio and will not be eligible for a refund.
  • URU will maintain a limited class schedule temporarily and will continue our online presence (in-studio classes may be streamed, but no students will be visible in the live stream).
  • Classes are scheduled at least 30 minutes apart from one another, allowing time for:
  • Teachers to sanitize door handles, counters, and shared spaces.
  • Students to enter and exit class.
  • Entering and exiting:
  • Enter 15 minutes prior to class, one at a time, single file procession guided by the instructor
  • Exit one at a time, guided by the instructor

Class Procedures

When arriving at the studio, please wait outside.

  1. The teacher will indicate when you can enter the studio, one student at a time.
  2. Prior to entering the studio, you will be asked to give verbal confirmation that you have not experienced flu or COVID-like symptoms in the 24 hours prior to class.
  3. You will also be asked to confirm that you pre-registered for the class.
  4. Stand a minimum of 6 feet from the teacher and state your name to confirm class registration.
  5. If you have not signed an updated liability waiver, you will be asked to do so.
  6. Immediately sanitize your hands (URU will provide hand sanitizer).
  7. Upon entering the studio, place your personal items in the cubby area and place your mat in the designated area.
  8. We have set up tape to guide you to place your mat at least 6 feet away from other students.
  9. No physical contact. No hugs, handshakes or physical assists. Air hugs and Namaste are recommended.
  10. Line the top of your mat up with the designated marked spot on the floor for safe distancing.
  11. Do not use the studio’s props.
  12. After class, the teacher will direct students to exit the yoga room and studio one at time.
  13. Please no congregating in the studio or lobby.

Considering Wearing a Mask?

  • Wearing masks can help mitigate asymptomatic spread of the coronavirus.
  • Wearing a mask during cardiovascular exertion can cause oxygen deficiency and individuals can also overheat and pass out.
  • Students are welcome to wear masks in class, but it will not be required.
  • Teachers will choose if they will wear a mask or not. 
  • Teachers will teach from their mat to help mitigate the spread of respiratory droplets.  
  • Please act most responsibly for yourself and those you live with.
  • Masks are an awesome accessory while talking before and after class.

Teacher Guide for Covid-19 Safety in Studio Setting

Before/During Class:

  1. Instructors self-assess and check fever before entering the studio to confirm they do not have a fever and are not experiencing any signs of COVID or any other illness before class.
  2. No instructors can teach if they know they have had direct contact with anyone with Covid-19 without full protective gear.
  3. Upon arrival, instructors check that all surfaces and handles are clean and consider sanitizing more deeply before teaching the class.
  4. The studio will be ‘clean’ from the previous instructor and teachers are also encouraged to disinfect upon arrival as an additional safety precaution.
  5. Students wait outside of the studio until the teacher is ready for students to come in.
  6. Teacher props the door open and directs students in one at a time to cubbies and to their mat location
  7. Instructor asks students for their name to confirm their reservation. 
  8. Teacher asks for a verbal confirmation that the student has not experienced any COVID-like symptoms in the past 24 hours and has not been in contact with someone that has confirmed a positive test in the past 2 weeks.
  9. Once a student has entered the designated ‘yoga area’ the instructor gives a signal for the next student to enter the studio.
  10. Teachers stay on their own yoga mats to teach yoga.

After Class:

  1. Teacher asks students to remain at their mats as students exit the yoga room and studio one at a time.
  2. Once all students have exited the yoga room, instructor will use sanitary items to wipe down the following surfaces:
  • Toilet handle
  • Bathroom safety rails
  • Bathroom sink faucet
  • Bathroom counter
  • Bathroom door handle (first inner and then outer)
  • Thermostat surface (if it was touched during class)
  • Light switches
  • Door handle for the lobby door (inner and then outer)
  • Any cubbies used by students from class.
  • Reception desk surface (if used)
  • Tablet or laptop (if used). *We highly suggest using your phone and the app for sign in. 
  • Studio door handle (inner and then outer)
  • Sweep and shark floor, especially the one-foot perimeter surrounding the designated mat spaces that were used and the 2-5” space within the  perimeter of designated mat spaces that were used.
  • Instructor will lock the door or allow new instructor to enter the studio.