covid-19 update

sunday 22nd november 2020
​​We will be returning to the studio as of Tuesday 24th November, and will be reopening in accordance with the Vic State Government guidelines
 
 
Update November 8 Victoria
Please see below the latest update from Yoga Australia .  We will be able to teach to a maximum of 4 people in studio as of Monday 22nd November.  We are yet to make any decisions regarding in studio classes and will update you as soon as we are able. 
It was announced this morning that from 11:59pm on 22 November STATEWIDE:
Indoor physical recreation (which includes yoga studios) – contact or non-contact: 
-Patron cap of up to 100 people
-Group or class size up to 20 people
-Density quotient of 1 per 4m2
Outdoor there will be a patron cap of 500, group sizes align with public gathering limits of 50 people and the density quotient will be 1 per 4m2 .
Until then, position (from 11.59pm tonight) is:
Indoor physical recreation (including classes and personal training) 
-Strict density quotient of 1 per 8m2.
-Patron cap of up to 10 per space and 20 per venue with a maximum group size of 10 per session.
-Patrons continue to wear face masks unless out of breath.
-Staggered class times and time gap of 15 minutes to avoid congregation and exceeding group limits.
-Required to have a COVIDSafe Marshal onsite. 
 
Update for Victoria Saturday October 31
Please see the below statement from Yoga Australia. Face masks are not compulsory during outdoor classes, however feel free to wear one as this is your choice. We do ask that masks be worn until class commences and be reapplied at the conclusion of our practice.
In regards to face masks, the advice is if you are doing exercise or a physical activity where you are out of breath or puffing, such as cycling or running, you do not need to wear a face mask. You must carry a face mask with you and wear it before and after you exercise.
Update for Victoria Thursday October 29
We hope you are taking some time each day for yourselves, just to check in, breathe a little deeper and connect.  
 
We are excited to announce that in accordance with current Yoga Australia and Victorian Government guidelines, we will commence our outdoor yoga classes as of Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (Melbourne Cup Day). We have found a gorgeous leafy, green space, amongst nature and close to the studio where we can be together in person!  We are looking forward to sharing such a beautiful experience with you all. Reconnecting with one another, connecting to ourselves and to mother nature.
​The ‘next step’ regarding indoor classes is still uncertain for us.  In accordance with current reopening guidelines, on Sunday 8th November the ‘density quotient’ of 1 person per 4 square meters has now doubled to 1 person per 8 square metres. This results in our studio now having the capacity of 1 teacher and 2 students per class...

Yoga Australia have communicated their concerns regarding these new regulations to the government and are awaiting a response...

We will continue to communicate any changes and updates to you as we receive them.


Update for Victoria Sunday October 25th 

Quick update for Victoria. Further changes for Metro were delayed due to the current outbreak, but some news for our Regional Victorian members… From 11.59pm on Tuesday (October 27), indoor gyms and fitness spaces will be open for up to 20 people with a maximum of 10 people per space, and a maximum density of one person per 8 square metres. Here are your links:
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-premier-78 
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-10/201025%20-%20Regional%20VIC%20Easing%20Restrictions.pdf
 
 

 

 

Update for Victoria – Monday October 19

Yesterday Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews detailed changes to Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions.
 
In a nutshell, there is little that has changed in terms of Yoga. 
 
Yoga Australia has been in touch with the Government this morning to clarify when Melbourne Yoga Studios will be able to film from their studios and also to seek guidance as to when it is likely Victorians will be able to re-open indoor yoga classes. We await a response from the Victorian State Government.
 
During ongoing communications with the Victorian Government we continue to advocate:
  • For consideration independently of gyms
  • To emphasise the low-risk nature and positive benefits of Yoga
  • To emphasise the inherently small class sizes in many studios and the generally lower levels of exertion compared to other types of personal training
  • That equipment can be BYO and that there is less touching of surfaces and equipment than in other environments
  • That risk is minimised by appropriate adherence to Government guidance and the YA guidelines for re-opening and
  • For the resumption of Yoga Therapy

 

 

in studio updates

  • Cash is no longer accepted in studio - all classes/events to be booked on line via our website

  • Studio capacity has been reduced to 2 students plus 1 teacher per yoga class

  • Students to please bring your own mat as we are no longer ‘sharing’ equipment

  • Students to please bring your own blanket for meditation 

  • Physical adjustments to students by teachers will not currently be performed in class

  • Students to ensure hands are washed/sanitised upon entering and exiting the studio and when required throughout practice 

  • Students to refrain from attending studio if feeling unwell -  please ‘stay at home’

  • In studio casual classes - $25  - 1 hour 

  • Pre-booked & pre-paid on-line

 

*Our class timetable, studio capacity, memberships & pricing will continue to be reviewed and are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines provided by Yoga Australia and the Victorian State Government.

Please see the below statement from Yoga Australia. Face masks are not compulsory during outdoor classes, however feel free to wear one as this is your choice. We do ask that masks be worn until class commences and be reapplied at the conclusion of our practice.
Update for Victoria Saturday October 31
In regards to face masks, the advice is if you are doing exercise or a physical activity where you are out of breath or puffing, such as cycling or running, you do not need to wear a face mask. You must carry a face mask with you and wear it before and after you exercise.
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