New Washington State Mask Mandate

Masks will be required for all indoor activities regardless of vaccination status starting Monday August 23rd

Please read below to learn about how we're keeping our studio a safe Sanctuary for all

Updated In Person Studio Class Protocols!

 

The State of Washington has given new guidance that mandate masks and social distancing for all indoor activities regardless of vaccination status.  All our existing COVID safety protocols also remain in effect. See details below.

 

Is this an all or nothing thing? 

YES – The new Washington State Guidelines require that everyone mask up. If even everyone in a class is fully vaccinated. Everyone must wear their mask. at all times . As soon as this requirement is lifted, we will let you know and resume providing unmasked classes. 

 

Does this mean masks are required around the studio?

YES, COVID is still out there. So PLEASE WEAR MASKS AROUND THE STUDIO.  We will continue to socially distance our class spacing and limit capacity as an added precaution.

BEFORE CLASS – COME PREPARED

Masks: We are all about health and wellness and take your safety very seriously. We want our community to be able to enjoy this Sanctuary so please work with us on this. If you do not have a mask, we have some disposable masks onsite and light weight cloth masks can also be purchased on site. 

Props and Gear: All students are required to bring their own yoga gear. This includes mats, towels, straps and blocks. If you are without gear, we have everything for purchase. Please bring your own hand towel or rag to clean your mat after class. If you do not have a hand towel, we will supply paper towels. No rental mats or towels are available at this time.  

Pre-registration: Registering in advance limits congestion at the front desk and facilitates contact tracing. This can easily be accomplished via Mind Body or calling the studio. If the class is full, you will be put on a waiting list and notified if spots open up. 

 

 

ENTERING THE STUDIO

 

Social Distancing: While in the lobby, please maintain a 6 ft. separation with others. 

Hand Sanitizing: Students and staff are required to sanitize and/or wash their hands when they first arrive at the studio and after each class. If you don’t have your own hand sanitizer it will be provided at multiple locations throughout the studio.  

INSIDE CLASS

Hot Room & Studio Access: Students will have access to the hot room and barre studios no more than 15 minutes before class begins. This give our staff time to disinfect the studios in between classes.

Entering Class Please do not congregate outside studio entrances.  Everyone will have ample time to settle in. Please do not leave any items on the benches outside the studios. There will be plenty of space near your mat for your belongings (ALL phones set to Silent/ Do Not Disturb). Shoes must be left underneath the benches outside the studios. Individualized storage cubbies are also available within the locker rooms.  

Mat Placement: Candles along the front and back walls define each “spot” in the hot room.. Please center your mat underneath the candle to ensure you are at least 6 feet apart from your neighbor. The rows are staggered for view into the front mirror.

 

Adjustments: There will be no physical adjustments from instructors.

AFTER CLASS

Mat Cleaning: Please clean your mat at home. Mat cleaner and shared towels will no longer be provided. 

Mat Storage: We ask members to bring their mats home. Shared member mat storage area will be closed for the time being.

Existing Class: Instructors will ask you to stagger your exits. Those closest to the door exiting first. Please work with us to ensure everyone has the time and space they need. 

Locker Rooms: are open for restroom facilities, but we ask that you shower at home.

We realize that many of these new policies are inconvenient, but we all must be vigilant to maintain a clean and healthy environment for everyone who enters our sanctuary.

Thank you so much for your continued loyalty. We ask for your patience while we adapt to changing conditions. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

 

With Gratitude,

Your Sanctuary Team