UPDATE:

Masks are required upon entry to the studio and while you are practicing yoga unless you have a breathing issue per the mandate 11/14/20.

COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

 

 

Greetings Kindred Tribe,
 
We have spent the past several weeks saying goodbye to our former way of life and the months ahead will bring many transitions and adjustments.  We are grateful for the practice of Yoga to help us process all these changes.  As you may be aware, West Virginia’s Governor announced that as of Monday, May 18th Fitness and Recreation businesses can begin to reopen.  While we would argue that Yoga is much more that workout, we have always believed that in terms of Covid-19 business reopening this was the category our studio belonged in.  We are pleased to report that Kindred Spirits Yoga + Wellness will open with numerous changes, modifications and an abbreviated schedule starting 5/18/2020. 
 
We kindly ask that you review the procedural changes and wellness guidelines we have in place ahead of our opening.  We recognize that not everyone will be available or comfortable to return to studio practice. For the time being, we will continue to stream our classes via Zoom which allows for continued home practice.
 
PRIOR TO ATTENDING A STUDIO CLASS:

  • We ask anyone visiting the studio to assess their health PRIOR to arriving.  If you are feeling ill, have shortness of breath, cough, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, chills and/or a fever we ask you not visit our studio.  

  • Do not visit our studio of you have been exposed to someone who was diagnosed with Covid-19 or if you have been in self quarantine in the 14 days prior to class.

  • If you have recently traveled outside of the area we ask you not visit our studio until 14 days after your return.

  • Use your intuition – if you have any reservations about a studio visit, enjoy our Zoom classes from home.

 
NEW STUDIO GUIDELINES:

  • Class size will be limited to 8 attendees and one teacher.  This allows for more than 6 feet of space between participants.

  • You must sign up and prepay for class prior to your arrival.  This will reserve your spot and also eliminates the need for contact during checkout. Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding sign up and purchase of classes or packages.  A Covid-19 Waiver will need to be signed for each in-studio class that you are enrolled.

  • Hand sanitizer is located at the entrance as well as in the back of the studio and by the water cooler – we encourage you to use it when arriving and leaving the studio.

  • We strongly encourage you to bring all your own practice equipment (mats, blocks, straps) to use during class. We will not be cueing classes that require bolsters or blankets at this time.  Disinfecting sprays are conveniently located for you to clean your equipment after class. We will still have equipment you can use for class and we have new cleaning procedures for any items that are used.

  • The studio temperature will be maintained between 78-84 degrees unless it is designated as "unheated."

  • The studio will be thoroughly cleaned following every class with special attention paid to higher touch areas (door knobs, light switches, etc)

  • We will be privately streaming our classes on Zoom to customers who prepay and enroll.  Those customers who practice in the studio WILL NOT be visible on camera, however and discussion could be heard by at home participants.  We ask that you keep this in mind and maintain conversation that is respectful and related to the yoga class.


We are extremely grateful for your support and encouragement during this challenging time.  We look forward to sharing our love of yoga with you in whatever manner you choose.

In gratitude,

Shelley + Anne