If you are a yogi, you may have spent the past few months feeling conflicted - your yoga YouTube videos are a fine substitution, but you miss the full studio experience. If you feel ready to take your practice back to the studio, or reopen your studio, there are ways to minimize your risk of picking up germs from your chaturanga.
Studios all over the country are beginning to reopen their doors, but everyone seems eager to roll out new safety measures alongside their mats. CorePower Yoga, one of the US's most popular yoga studio chains, recently released its "Safe Studio Standards" to assure yogis that there are precautions in place in each and every studio.
Some of their Standards are:
- Limiting the number of spaces in each class with online reservations
- Reducing time in the studio before and after class
- "Mat markers" to practice physical distancing
- Temperature checks, mask requirements, and frequent hand sanitation that is fast drying and won’t leave a residue. Try Yoga Matguard’s Spray
- Contact-less teaching (pose adjustments made verbally)