Cleaning and Disinfecting
Kaia Yoga will be using hospital-grade, CDC and OSHA-approved disinfectant to clean ALL surfaces after every class. This includes: Yoga rooms, common areas, bathrooms, cubbies, desks, floors and light switches. Any surface that is exposed to customers or staff will be disinfected multiple times daily, and before and after every single class. In addition, we will be getting the studio professionally disinfected once a week.
Additionally, all staff members will be required to thoroughly wash their hands according to CDC guidelines immediately upon entering.
The CDC declared that masks are no longer required in-studio and that the state of Connecticut is lifting all business restrictions and mandates as of May 19th. Further to this, they have advised that fully vaccinated individuals can safely go without masks indoor and outdoor, regardless of the vaccination status of other individuals.
Based on this guidance, we will permit fully vaccinated individuals to remove their masks for practice at Kaia Yoga.
That being said, we are fully committed to ensuring that you are able to practice in the safest way possible, meaning the following:
Class capacity will be increased by 50% (even though we are allowed to have full capacity...baby steps toward full capacity)
We will not be verifying vaccination status- please respect our community by continuing to wear a mask if you are not vaccinated.
We will continue to offer virtual classes daily
We will continue to adjust and update our protocols based on CDC guidelines.
Class Cancellation Policy
To avoid being charged a cancellation fees or $8-10 based on your pricing option/membership, please cancel your spot 8 hours before class start time. Failure to do so will result in a charge.
If you do not show to class, you will be charged, if you have a monthly membership you will be charged a drop-in rate ($30) and if you have a class card the class will be deducted from your package.
Everyone will also be required to sign a new and updated waiver prior to practicing.
At this time, we will not be offering any mat rentals, and require you to bring your own props.
Contactless Booking & Check In
When coming into the studio and exiting the studio please stay to the right at all times. All class bookings must be made at least 24 hours before the class start time via our website or the Mind body App. We ask that customers arrive 10 minutes before class. You will be invited into the room one-by-one and asked to go directly to a spot that will be marked. Please bring a limited number of items into the studios. We recommend only bringing your yoga items (Mat/props), water, and keys/phone if necessary. Cubbies outside and inside will be available for your limited items, shoes must be put in the cubbies outside of the room.
On the app store please download the Mindbody App. This will allow you to register for the class and again you must register 24 hours before the class. You will still have to go to the front desk and sign in, but it will remain a contactless sign in.
We will have sanitizing stations in each studio in multiple areas.
Bathrooms and Changing Rooms
Our restrooms, changing rooms, and showers will open. We encourage you to only bring the necessities.
Our mats will no longer be socially distanced at 6 ft apart and no masks are required for any class including outside. Each studio has a limited amount of students in each class. We will not be doing hands on adjustments at this time. There will be NO late entries to the studio.
-In each studio, there are mat markers on the floor. The top of the mat must be lined up with a mat marker.
The studio will be sanitized with hospital grade sanitizer between classes. After class, please wait for your row to be dismissed and please leave the studio directly after class. The staff will be disinfecting all surfaces between classes.
Please make sure to practice social distancing when in close, shared spaces like the bathrooms, and studio rooms. There are markers placed around each studio to help maintain a safe distance.
If you are sick STAY HOME. If you have a cough, fever or Symptoms of COVID- 19 please do not come into the studio until you’re symptom free and fever free for three days! Below are some of the follow symptoms listed from the CDC: Fever, Shortness of breath, coughing, sneezing, Loss of smell or taste, Nausea, Vomiting or diarrhea.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have knowingly come into close contact with someone who has tested positive, we ask you not to come to the studio for 14 days or until you have tested negative for COVID-19.
We encourage both students and staff to Limit person-to person contact. Although it is tempting to stop and talk to your instructor or a fellow yogi, please do not stop and talk to them at this time. We ask that you exit the building promptly for the safety of your fellow students and yourself. Please maintain a social distance of 6 feet between one another.
Going forward we will continuing to monitor the situation. We will do everything we possibly can to keep our community safe and we ask that you do the same. In the event that there is a reported case of COVID-19 in your studio and you were potentially in contact with the individual, you’ll be notified immediately. From there, we’ll take the proper safety precautions to disinfect the studio from top to bottom. We have no way to predict what will come over these next few months, but with your safety in mind, we are going to prepare and respond to each situation as needed.
The Kaia team is here for you whether it be in studio or from the comfort of your own home. If you have questions or concerns, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.