Berlin guidelines for yoga studios

As the corona virus cases go down in Berlin, Hatha yoga classes will be returning to the studio as of August 4th, 2020.

Due to the special circumstances of this pandemic, and after many phone calls with the Health Ministry, we have to make some changes to comply with the present COVID -19 regulations.

Please take a moment to read through all the changes that need to occur.

  1. Register for class:

    We need to keep 1.5m distance between students in all directions, which means that there can only be a limited amount of students in class at a time. As a result, students must register for the class to ensure there is space before they arrive.

For monthly students:your registration happens automatically for the class that you are inscribed to. Please come only to this class during corona times, or let me know at least 24 hour in advance if you will NOT be attending your regular class. I can keep your space in a different class, only if I have been informed 24 hours in advance that you will not be attending your regular class.

For drop ins: to register for a class you need to send an email and pre-pay for it through paypal or bank account. A refund is only possible if you cancel 24 hours in advance.

For 5er cards: to register for a class you need to send an email specifying the class and sign your own 5er card. A refund is only possible if you cancel 24 hours in advance.

  1. The use of masks

There will be a partial use of masks at the studio. You need to wear your mask, when you come in and out of the studio, when you go to the bathroom, and as you walk to your mat.

When everyone is situated at their mats, you can take your mask off and practice yoga without a mask.

If you need to go to the bathroom during the class, you need to put your mask back on as you pass the other students.

  1. Wash your hands as you enter the space:

As you enter the studio, please use the bathroom on the left to wash your hands thoroughly before filling out the obligatory list of contacts at the table.

  1. Yoga mats

Please bring your own yoga mat to class. If, for some reason you forget, you will be allowed to use ours but you need to disinfect it before use and after use. The Health Ministry highly discourages the common use of yoga mats.

  1. Hands- on corrections

Unfortunately, we are not allowed to give these unless both student and teacher are wearing a mask. This means that I will refrain from giving these type of corrections in class, but can do so if we were in a private yoga class together.

  1. Air the space

In August, we will have the windows open throughout most of the yoga class. When the weather does not permit, we will air the space for 10 minutes before the class begins, and two more times (10 minutes each) during the class. In order to reduce contamination, please do not touch the window handles and air yourself. Every time you feel the need for more air, please let me know and I will open the windows for you.

  1. Keeping a list of contacts

We are required to keep a list of contacts for 4 weeks after each class. The list must contain every person’s full name, address, and phone number.

Although there are some changes that we need to comply to, I am so excited to see all of you live again!

 

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