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 Updated August 6, 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 August 6, 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.
Per current City of Palm Springs requirements, masks are to be worn by everyone in the studio regardless of vaccination status.
If you do not have a mask, please ask the teacher for one, which will be provided to you at no cost.
Class capacity is limited to 17 students.
6-foot social distance requirement remains in place for all in-studio classes.
All students must register online no later than 12 hours before class start time, i.e. registration for all in-person classes closes 12 hours prior to the stated class start time.
Need to cancel? No problem. Just go into your Ribbon Dashboard at least one hour before the class is scheduled to start, go to the class you need to cancel, and click on the cancel option next to that class. You will receive a studio credit that may be applied to any future class.
No Walk-In opportunity available at this time.
Our studio has 17 mat spaces available, identified by number, for regular classes.
For classes that use walls, we have 12 mat spaces. Students may reserve their mat space at registration.
Once all students in a class have settled in, students are welcome to move their mats to an open, unreserved area.
All mat spaces are set 6 feet apart to accommodate 6-foot social distancing.
CLASS START TIMES
Classes start promptly at appointed times. Students should plan to arrive no later than 5 minutes before class to get settled. Students arriving after the class has begun will not be admitted.
STORING PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Shared cubbies are available in the lobby for personal items.
Students are encouraged to bring their own filled water bottles.
Studio props (mats, blocks, belts, blankets) are available for student use. Local students are encouraged to bring their own mats.
Tissues, wipes and hand sanitizer are available in the studio for easy access.
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.