social distancing guidelines

Here’s how we at thestudio are implementing, adopting and adapting to guidelines for social distancing and covid-19 mitigation. This page is updated regularly to reflect any changes and to add relevant content.

Updated May 18th, 2021

  • Masks must be worn at all times: In order to enhance our already robust social distancing protocols (see below), we kindly ask that everyone wear a mask whenever you are in the studio. Please keep your mask on during class. If you are unable to wear a mask or cannot put on or remove a mask without the assistance of others, you are exempt. A person may not be able to wear a mask for a psychological, behavioural or health condition, or due to a physical, cognitive or mental impairment. The compulsory mask order also includes more expansive wording on exemptions for lip reading, which aligns with the latest BC Public Health Office direction
  • Please avoid congregating or socializing before and after class. To support this, the studio will only open 15 minutes prior to class
  • Maximum number of students per class: 12 providing at least 9 sq/m of practice space per student
  • To ensure your place in class, please book online. Booking online is compulsory
  • If you are an existing student with a current membership or class pass and you will be booking online for the first time, please create a new account. Doing so will not only enable you to create an account login, but it will also give you an opportunity to enter your current information if anything has changed. Once you’ve done this, please give us up to 24 hours to merge your new account with your old, so that you can utilize your existing membership/pass for booking a class. If you’re running into issues with this process and require assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us
  • The centre of your spot in the practice room is clearly marked with a social distancing floor decal. Please be sure to place the center of your mat over this decal and align your mat front to back. This will provide at least 9 sq/m of practice space and insure that you are adequately spaced from other practitioners
  • Plexiglass shields are in place at the front desk. These are in place around the front desk for the protection of both staff and students
  • Maximum number of students in the ladies change room at any one time: 0. The ladies change room is closed until further notice. Please arrive ready to practice. The washroom in the change room IS available for use
  • Maximum number of students in the men’s change room at any one time: 0. The men’s change room is closed until further notice. Please arrive ready to practice
  • A minimum of 1 hour between classes to allow students to leave the studio and for the studio to be cleaned, before the next class’s students begin to arrive
  • Only bring the absolute minimum necessary for your class; clothing, equipment, accessories, props, water bottle etc
  • A “Dry Locker Room” with lockable lockers, is provided in the studio foyer to leave any belongings that you wish to store/keep secure during class. This is provided free of charge as an alternative to using the change rooms which are closed until further notice
  • Showers are not available for use until further notice
  • Please listen closely to the directions of the front desk. They will be insuring that both students and staff adhere to social distancing guidelines in the hallway and going to and from washrooms and the practice room
  • In the front foyer and practice room, please use floor and barre markings to insure adequate social distancing from your fellow practitioners
  • We will continue to offer Live Stream class options to students who cannot or choose not to attend in-studio classes. These classes will be a streamed from the studio during regular in-studio classes. if you are attending a class in-studio, please let the teacher know if you have any concerns regarding this prior to class, so that the camera can be orientated accordingly