General Guidelines

COVID-19 Health Protocols
 
Masks and proof of vaccine are required in-person. 
 
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.
 
Our commitment to you

In-person spaces at Union Hall in Rockport will be spaced at least six feet apart. The studio is large with high ceilings and excellent air circulation. We will keep the windows open for fresh air when possible. We do not lead chanting in class. We sanitize the studio, bathroom, and frequently touched surfaces, such as door knobs and handrails, per COVID-19 protocols.

Preparing for class
  • Please do not come to the studio if you are not feeling well or have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Please email a photo of your vaccine card to [email protected] or bring it to class.
  • Please bring a face mask with you to be worn at all times in the building.
  • Bring your own yoga mat, props, a water bottle, etc. The studio is not able to loan out mats or props at this time.

Arrival, class time, and departure

  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.
  • Please wear a face mask in the building, including during yoga class. 
  • Sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Please leave your shoes in the hallway.
  • Enter the studio and roll out your mat at least 6 feet away from another student.
  • The teacher will record your attendance and use of your class pass, if appropriate.
  • The bathroom is available before, during, and after class. 

Outdoor Classes

  • Please use the bathroom before you leave home.
  • Bring your own yoga mat, meditation cushion, props, a water bottle, etc.
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.
  • You will be greeted by the teacher at the outdoor location. 
  • Please set up your practice space at least 6 feet apart from other students. 
  • Enjoy your class in the great outdoors!

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.