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COVID-19 Studio Reopening Plan & Protocols

We’re happy to announce that in-studio hot yoga classes at MYV are back!
In accordance with BC’s latest PHO Guidelines, here what you can expect at MYV this fall:

Please continue reading for a full list of our current COVID-19 Studio Policies:

 

For the health and safety of our community, DO NOT COME TO CLASS IF:
  • You are not double vaccinated
  • You are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms
  • You or someone you have been in contact with is sick and/or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms
  • You or someone you have been in contact with has been required to self-isolate within the last 14 days
If you come to the studio with a cough, fever, or any other COVID-19 symptoms you will not be admitted. If you come to the studio and you are not double vaccinated you will not be admitted.

 

Changes around the Studio
  • Vaccination Policy: Starting September 1 2021, all staff and students must be double vaccinated if they wish to attend class at the studio. Thank you for your understanding as we keep our studio safe for all.
  • Mask-to-Mat: Students are not required to wear a mask during class, but we ask that you wear a mask in all other common areas at the studio.
  • Reduced class size by 50% (up to 22 students + teacher). Mats are measured 1 meter apart.
  • Recent HVAC system upgrade (March 2021) increases air flow and purification throughout the studio, with 12-13 air changes per hour. We also have a secondary medical grade Jaspr air purifier for added filtration. See below for more details.
  • COVID-19 Safety Plan (November 2020; Updated July 2021)

 

Student Protocol
  • Vaccination Policy: Starting September 1 2021, all staff and students must be double vaccinated if they wish to attend class at the studio. Thank you for your understanding as we keep our studio safe for all.
  • Online pre-registration is required for all classes. Download the Modo Yoga (Canada, L.A. & Miami) app or view the schedule page on our website to sign-up and reserve your spot.
  • Sign In Protocol: Door open 30 minutes before class begins. Whenever possible, please follow our Quick-In-Quick-Out policy and try not to linger in the studio. Meeting a friend? Hang outside before and after class!
  • Mask-to-Mat: Students are not required to wear a mask during class, but we ask that you wear a mask in all other common areas at the studio.
  • BYO-Everything: At this time we encourage you to bring your own gear. We are offering mat rentals, towel rentals, and props to those who do not have their own. For non-members mat and towel rentals are $4 each (or $6 for both). Rentals are free for all auto-renewing members.
  • Clean your own gear. Students are responsible for cleaning and storing their own gear. Spray bottles of Benefect disinfectant and cloths will be stationed both in and out of the hot room.
  • Change room use is available, but discouraged. Whenever possible, try to arrive in your yoga clothes!
  • Showers use is available, but discouraged. Whenever possible, try to shower at home! If you do need to use our showers, remember to bring your own towel, and spray and wipe down all surfaces before and after you shower. Note: studio doors close 15 minutes after class ends, so keep your shower quick!
  • Cancellation Policy: If you’re unable to attend a class you’ve signed up for, remember to cancel your reservation online more than 6 hours before the class begins. There will be no refunds for late cancellations or no shows. Unlimited and Intro Month members will be charged a $15 fee for late cancellations and no shows. (If it’s less than 6 hours before class and your in a bind, email the manager or call the studio to let us know you’re not going to make it!)

 

Not Accepting…
  • Traveller’s Pass. Member access to the traveller’s pass is suspended at this time.
  • Bring-a-Friend. The bring-a-friend pass for members is suspended at this time.
  • Visiting Teacher’s Pass. Visiting Modo teachers will not be able to receive free classes at the studio at this time. Thank you for your support and understanding.

 

HVAC Air Purification System Upgrade

To help increase air flow and purification in the studio, we have added a Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) system to our HVAC unit. Not only does this new system purify the air, but it also increases air flow to 12-13 air changes per hour!

  • NPBI is an ionization system that purifies the air by eliminating airborne particulates, odours and pathogens
  • Similar to a magnetic field, this system attracts microscopic particles together to make them larger, which enables those particles to be caught by air filters!
  • First, fans in the ceiling actively draw air from the room up into our HVAC unit, and through our primary air filter. Then, the air is pulled through a secondary ionized purification system and specialty filter the gets all those particles the first filter missed. After the air has been filtered and purified, it is evenly circulated back into the room, giving our students clean, pure air to breathe during class

If you have any questions about our HVAC upgrade, email [email protected] Or, for the specs on our new air purification system, visit this website.

We are committed to keeping our community safe and comfortable while we all enter this new chapter together. Thank you for being such an amazing group of students and community members. We feel honoured to be journeying through this with each of you. With love and support,
The Modo Yoga Vancouver Team