Keeping you safe is the most important thing to us.
In recent months it is clear we are undergoing a great collective shift, adjusting to new ways of being. Seeing ourselves, our lives and our world very differently. As well as the painful disconnect, we have been witness to a great pulling together and to how truly great (when things get tough) humanity can be.
When we embark on a yoga path we come to understand that through adversity, suffering and discomfort, we learn to stretch ourselves. To come together, to grow, to heal and to love.
Continuing through this time of great uncertainty, it’s important along with finding comfort in that place, to keep our eyes wide open, until one day possibilities begin to arise from being in the chrysalis phase.
We won’t lie, it’s tough navigating this time as a yoga studio and we are so grateful to all those who continue to support us through this time. So what have we been up to?
Some of you who have been back to the studio have seen our audio/visual equipment investment. We are still very much getting used to the new technology but are super happy to bring such good quality equipment to our online community attending live yoga classes.
Keeping you safe!!
Our no. 1 priority through this time is your safety.
Hand sanitisers and social distancing
Those who have been back to the studio for our yoga classes have seen the hand sanitisers we’ve had fitted around the space and the way we have mapped out the floor space so that you can easily remain a safe distance from one another whilst you practice.
Our studio floors, surfaces and toilets are cleaned after every single class and any equipment borrowed is washed and quarantined for 72hrs before being put back into the studio.
During the summer all of our windows and doors have been fully open whilst we practice to keep good air flow. However this was beginning to pose another challenge, how would we continue this throughout the winter as it gets colder? Samantha did extensive research and managed to find the best solution which was to have an air ionising device fitted into our existing air conditioning unit. So, last week Richard from Chambers Electrical fitted this device for us and now we are safe to continue with only one window open.
Our next challenge was the fading light as Autumn sets in and we find the studio gets darker. This means for our online yogis, it is already beginning to get darker and harder for them to see us. Because of this we have also invested in professional studio photographic lighting, which was installed last week by our dear friend, Kevin.
Yoga Class Sizes
Throughout these past months we have had so many changes to our class sizes, to ensure we were meeting government guidance. We now have limited studio spaces with just 6 people able to come to a class. However to combat this, we have 15 spaces available for online classes where you can join a studio class, live from home.
You can help too!
We also need your help to ensure your own and other’s safety. We ask that you leave your bags in your car and ensure that your shoes go into the outside storage box. As always please use the hand sanitiser provided before entering the studio or bring your own.
Although we have equipment at the yoga studio that we are cleaning and then quarantining for 72hrs before placing back onto our shelves, we highly recommend that you bring your own so that you are not having to borrow where possible.
For a regular Flow Yoga or Hatha Yoga class the equipment needed is a yoga mat, 2 yoga bricks, a strap and a blanket for Savasana. Then we have some specific props for some classes, for Yin Yoga classes an extra blanket and a bolster and for Restorative Yoga a bolster, a bed pillow, 2 cushions and an extra blanket are needed. If there is any kit that you may need to get for yourself, please let us know and we can order items in for you.
As you can see it has been all systems go here to ensure you are safe and still have a great Same Star experience whether in the studio or online. We want you to know that you can feel safe, cared for and thought about with us.
Samantha & Faye