General Guidelines

We hope you have a great experience at The Dancing Elephant.
 
COVID-19 Health Protocols
In this time of our global pandemic, we are committed to providing safe and healthy practice spaces for everyone. Thank you for your thoughtful attention to these protocols. Please email Rachel at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.
 
CLASSES AT THE STUDIO
 
Our commitment to you
  • In-person spaces are limited to 4 students to ensure a minimum of six feet between yoga mats.
  • The front door to the building, the studio doors, and the window will remain open during class to maximize air flow.
  • The studio, bathroom, and frequently touched surfaces, such as door knobs and handrails, will be sanitized per COVID-19 protocols before and after class.
Preparing for class
  • Please fill out the COVID-19 Survey before you leave home. Click here.
  • Please use the bathroom before you leave home.
  • Bring a face mask with you (to be worn while entering and exiting the building, as well as in the hallways and stairwell).
  • Bring your own yoga mat, props, a water bottle, etc. The studio cannot loan out mats at this time.

Arrival, class time, and departure

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.
  • Please wear a face mask.
  • You will be greeted by the teacher outside the building. You will be asked to answer the COVID-19 Survey before class (if not submitted online). The teacher will record your attendance and use of your class pass, if appropriate.
  • Sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Please leave your shoes in the hallway per usual.
  • Enter the studio and roll out your mat in one of the designated spaces.
  • You will have the option of taking off your mask during class; please wear it at all other times in the building.
  • Enjoy your practice!
  • At the end of class, please put on your face mask, roll up your mat, and leave the studio with generous spacing between the other students. If you'd like to visit with friends, please do so outside.
Bathroom
  • The large bathroom is available for “emergency use” only before, during, and after class.
  • Please follow the sanitizing instructions posted in the large bathroom. Thank you for your help.
  • The small bathroom will be closed to yoga students.
 
OUTDOOR CLASSES
  • Please fill out the COVID-19 Survey before you leave home. Click here.
  • Please use the bathroom before you leave home.
  • Bring a face mask with you (to be worn before and after class).
  • Bring your own yoga mat, meditation cushion, props, a water bottle, etc.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early.
  • You will be greeted by the teacher at the outdoor location. You will be asked to answer the COVID-19 Survey before class (if not submitted online).
  • Please set up your practice space at least 6 feet apart from other students. You have the option of taking off your face mask during the program.
  • Enjoy your class in the great outdoors!
  • Kindly wear your face mask after class if you stay to visit.
 
Other helpful tips!
  • Avoid eating 1 hour before class.
  • Wear comfortable layers that are easy to move in.
  • Please refrain from fragrant oils, perfumes, or lotions so that the studio air is clear.
  • For yoga classes, please bring your own mat.
  • Cell phone free studio! Please leave phones in your car or your belongings outside the studio.
  • Bring a water bottle. 
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class. This gives you time to sign in, take off your shoes and socks, use the bathroom, roll out your mat, and settle in
  • Take time to visit with new and old friends before and after class, but please be mindful that some students arrive and seek quiet space before class.
  • Talk with your teacher before class if you have health concerns, injuries, or if you are pregnant. Always get cleared by a doctor before starting a practice.
  • Classes begin and end on time. Thank you for your courtesy.
  • Most yoga classes include chanting. If you feel comfortable joining in, please do. You are also welcome to listen.
  • Please use quiet voices in the stairwell and hallways. There are other wellness practitioners offering massage and counseling services on the second floor. Thank you.