The City of Palm Springs currently requires face coverings (masks) to be worn indoors in public settings regardless of vaccination status. Therefore, masks are now required to be worn by everyone in the studio.
Safety Protocols
What we're doing to help keep you safe

November 5, 2021
We've received the joyful announcement that Riverside County has reached Orange Tier, meaning yoga and other fitness operations are permitted to reopen for IN-STUDIO classes! We're extremely grateful to all of you for continuing to support us through these challenging times, and we're excited to welcome you back to our studio and onto your mats!

Our first priority is your health and safety, and that of your teachers and fellow students.
Although requirements have eased somewhat, there are still a few things we need to do to to ensure we remain in compliance and keep everyone safe. We encourage you to read our studio's Safety Protocols below prior to your visit.
Have a safe, enjoyable practice!

PLEASE READ our Health & Safety Protocols
Updated November 5, 2021
Prior to arriving at our studio, please take a moment to become familiar with our In-Studio Safety Protocols. We respectfully ask that you follow these protocols during your visit to My Yoga Place Palm Springs for the health and safety of all.
  • Students attending in-person classes/workshops must self-attest or provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 if requested.
  • No Walk-In opportunity available at this time.
  • All students must register online at least 2 hours prior to each class’ start time.
  • Reserve your mat space when you register. Once everyone in a class has settled in, you are welcome to move your mat to an open, unreserved area with teacher’s OK.
  • Mats facing mountain: 17 students max. Mats at wall: 12 students max.
  • Need to cancel a class you've already paid for? No problem. Just go into your Ribbon Dashboard (online registration system) and cancel your registration. You will receive studio credit only if you cancel before the registration cut-off for that class. If an emergency arises at the last minute that changes your plans to attend class & you’re unable to cancel in your Ribbon dashboard, please text Cathy at 760-834-1944 to let her know. She will notify the teacher and adjust your class credit in Ribbon.
  • Classes start promptly at appointed times. Please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before class to get settled. Anyone arriving after class has begun will not be admitted.
  • Shared cubbies are available in the lobby for personal items.
  • Please bring your own filled water bottles.
  • Studio props (mats, blocks, belts, blankets) are available for your use; please wipe down mats after class; wipes are available in studio. Local students are encouraged to bring their own mats.
  • Following current mandates by the City of Palm Springs, masks are required to be worn by everyone, regardless of vaccination status. If you do not have a mask, please ask the teacher for one.
  • Tissues, wipes and hand sanitizer are available in the studio.
  • The studio is cleaned at appropriate intervals.

COVID-19 Best Practices:
Health & Safety Precautions and Protocols

From a CNN report, May 23, 2020:

“Erin Bromage, a comparative immunologist and professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, summed it [virus exposure risk] up with a short and sweet equation: "Successful Infection = Exposure to Virus x Time." ...

The other part of Bromage's equation -- the issue of "exposure to virus" -- also varies depending on the actions within that enclosed space. For example, he said that louder places are riskier because infected people emit more virus when they talk loudly or when they sing, such as in the chorus case study in Washington. Quieter places with fewer airborne particles may also be lower risk. In the South Korea fitness case study, one of the infected instructors taught Pilates and yoga, and none of her students contracted the virus. ‘We hypothesize that the lower intensity of Pilates and yoga did not cause the same transmission effects as those of the more intense fitness dance classes,’ the researchers said.”

With the understanding that health and safety regulations continue to evolve, the following best practices are those recommended by Yoga Alliance from sources that include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American Industrial Hygiene Association, U.S. Department of Labor, Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization among others. This is a working document that will be updated to be current with government guidelines, restrictions, and requirements.

It will be important for all of us to be consistent in the application of these practices for the health and safety of all teachers and students.