COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

COVID-19 Policies and Procedures:
Please review our updated policies and procedures.  We are staying attuned to guidance from local and national officials and will quickly adapt if necessary.

Pre-registration is required for In-Studio Classes:
The studio has limited capacity for each class as per MA State Government policies. Pre registration for any In-Studio class is required through PunchPass. No walk in classes will be available. Please only register for the In-Studio classes you are confident you will attend. The full drop-in fee will be charged for No Shows and cancellations made within 24 hours of your selected class.  If you have any doubts about attending an In-Studio class, pre register for the Zoom class instead.

Each student is required to sign an online waiver in order to attend In-Studio classes. We need the contact information in your profile for MA Public Health Contact tracing.

Before Arriving:
Enter only if Symptom-Free:
Check in with your health before planning to come to the studio. If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 (including cough, shortness of breath, fever, or body aches), please do not attend an In-Studio class. See this CDC website page for a comprehensive list of symptoms. We invite you to access our Zoom Live Stream classes if you are unsure of your health or not well enough to come to the studio.

Mask Requirements:
Wearing a mask is required to enter the building and Studio. Your mask must be worn at all times. This includes in the lobby, hallway, yoga studio, and bathroom. Once on your yoga mat inside the studio, you have the option to remove your mask during practice due to the MA State protocol of 14 feet of distance between each person in the room. Only remove your mask if you are comfortable. After practice is complete, you must wear your mask to exit the studio.

Bring Your Own Mat & Props:
You will be required to bring all your own props for practice. This includes a yoga mat, cushion, blanket, blocks, strap, or eye pillow. We will not have any props available for use at the studio. Changing rooms will also not be available for use at this time. The bathroom will not be available as a change room but only as its intended use. Please arrive dressed and ready for class.

Checking In:
Enter 15 Minutes Before Class:
Entry will begin 15 minutes before class starts. Please wait outside or in your car as long as possible before the class start time. Each person must maintain 6 feet social distance throughout the common spaces and studio. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the space.

Your Belongings:
Each student will bring all their personal belongings, including shoes, coats, and keys, inside the practice space to be kept in a designated spot behind their personal yoga mat. Shoe racks and coat hooks will not be available for use during this time. It’s a good idea to bring a clean reusable shopping bag or tote with you to hold your belongings.

Protective Shield at Front Desk
A plexiglass barrier will be in place at the desk to protect both you and our desk support. You will be warmly welcomed into the studio but please refrain from socializing in the lobby and head straight into the yoga studio. We have all missed you but please save social conversation for after class outside the building.

Entering and exiting the Classroom, “one way” flow:
Each student will enter Heartsong through our usual entrance leading to the front desk.  Inside the studio, you will be directed to the clearly marked space for your mat and your belongings. Once practice is complete, you will exit through the side door of the main studio. (one way in and one way out)

If you need to use the bathroom during class, you must wear your mask when you are off your mat and in the common areas. No key will be required to use the bathroom.

Social Distancing:
Students must remain 6 feet apart from other practitioners throughout your time at the studio and masks on. There will be clear mat markers on the studio floor where you will roll out your mat and settle into your space.  You have the option to remove your mask if you prefer, only when you are on your mat and ready for practice.

In the Studio:
During Class:

Teachers will teach from the front of the room. Teachers will not move around the space or offer any hands-on adjustments at this time. In Hybrid classes teachers will teach both to the Zoom students who are at home and to the In-Studio students at the same time. Masks are required if you have to leave your mat for any reason during an In-Studio class

Post Class:
The teacher will open the side door to guide you out after class. Exit one at a time with respect to social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available at all doors. We ask that you save chat and visit time with one another for outside the building. After class, staff and teachers will thoroughly wipe down and sanitize the yoga studio to prepare for the next class.

Please bear with us as we navigate through all these changes. Team Heartsong Yoga is here for you whether it be in studio or from the comfort of your own home. If you have questions or concerns, please email us.

Peace and Love

Sheila, Tony, and Team Heartsong Yoga