COVID-19 Policy and Studio Etiquette

COVID-19 Policy

During this unique time, Llamaste Family Yoga Center will be doing all we can to ensure the safety of our community. We will be providing the following guidelines that are in accordance with the CDC and NYC.GOV in our studio. 

  1. Safety Plan. We have implemented a safety plan with NYC.GOV to provide a safe execution of any exposure or spread of COVID-19. You can request a copy of this safety plan at our front desk. 

  2. State Guidelines. We have read and affirmed all state-issued guidelines for reopening safely as a non-essential business. 

  3. Stay home if sick. We require all employees and customers to stay home if sick or feeling any symptoms related to COVID-19. Please check the CDC website for a list of common symptoms here

  4. Keep Physical Distance. There will be markings on the floors of our studio that measure exactly 6 feet apart. You may set up your mat on these markings in observance of social distancing. 

  5. Personal Protective Equipment. Upon request, we will provide free PPE such as gloves, face coverings, and other preventative equipment. You can request these at the front desk. 

  6. Hygiene. We require all employees and customers to practice healthy hygiene. We will provide mat and yoga equipment sanitizer as well as hand sanitizer and other sanitizing products throughout the studio for your use. 

Studio Etiquette

  1. Pre-Register online. Please pre-book your spot for a class online here. Our classes are currently limited to 6 mats per class in observance of social distance guidelines. 
  2. Take off shoes and socks upon arrival. Please leave all shoes and socks at the front door or on the shoe rack available at the reception desk. 

  3. Store all personal items. Leave all handbags, yoga or gym bags, coats, scarves, and all other personal items either on the coat rack in the reception area or in the cubbies in the lounge area near the back of the studio. 

  4. Turn off All Cellular and Electronic Devices. Please silence all cell phones or other electronic devices before the start of the class to avoid disruption during the class. 

  5. Arrive on time. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of the class to ensure minimum occupancy in the reception area. Only 2 students at a time will be permitted in the reception area and we ask students to exit the studio one at a time. We also ask that you arrive no later then 5 minutes after the start of the class in order to respect the practices of those around you. 

  6. COVID-19 Contact Tracing Log & Liability Forms. Please be prepared to complete a contact tracing log upon arrival for all classes that may also include a temperature check. In addition, new students will be asked to complete a liability form and student registration. 
  7. Hygiene. Be sure to arrive for class with proper hygiene practices. Arrive fully clean with sanitized body, feet, toes, and hands, as well as clean clothes. We suggest using non-scented perspirant spray and avoiding strong perfumes and other scented products. 

  8. Appropriate Yoga Wear. As we are a family yoga center, please arrive to class in comfortable clothing that you can move in that is also age appropriate. For adults, we recommend yoga leggings or sport pants, longline sports bra with full coverage, lined cami tops, or fitted T-shirts without offensive graphics. For children, we recommend flexible clothing that they can move in. We don't recommend denim of any kind. Please consider practicing barefoot or with pilates socks if you prefer. If you have a medical condition or personal preference to wear socks, of course we will allow this. 

  9. Bring Your Own Yoga Props. We will not be sharing our yoga mats or props with our community at this time. Please plan ahead and bring your own yoga mat and props. If you wish to buy a yoga mat or other prop from us, you may do so at the reception desk upon arrival, or you can order online from us here

  10. Sanitize Your Equipment & Yourself After Each Class. After each class, please be sure to use our mat cleaner, or your own, to properly sanitize your yoga mat and props before leaving the studio. We also recommend cleansing your yoga floor space after you roll up your mat. In addition, we suggest bringing a small towel to wipe down any perspiration to better contain bodily fluids. Hand sanitizer and soap will be provided in the restrooms as well as in the studio for your convenience. 

  11. Don't Stall After Class. During this time, we are observing COVID-19 guidelines and do not recommend occupying the studio for prolonged periods of time. In order to keep minimum occupancy in our space, please leave directly after each class has finished, unless making a purchase or class reservation.