To Our Studio Friends, Students and Teachers

An update on Covid-19

Some in-studio classes will resume the week of June 1. We will be taking a slow, phased approach to reopening the studio. We will monitor the guidelines closely and make adjustments as needed. Please be sure you register for either Virtual (online) or In-Studio (physically at BTY) classes depending on how you plan to participate. Prior to coming to any In-Studio class, please become familiar with the new procedures below and complete a new waiver following this link.

BTY Student Agreement COVID-19

The health and safety of our community is our top priority, and we ask for your assistance in keeping yourself and others safe and healthy. Banyan Tree Yoga is taking steps to protect our community and in addition, there are steps whereby each student can take charge of their own health and wellness inside our studio. We look forward to continuing to provide a safe and healthy yoga environment to our community. We believe yoga is a safe and wonderful way to stay healthy. We hope that you will continue your yoga practice with us, keeping our yoga community thriving and strong. Thank you for doing your part!

What WE are doing at BTY:

  • In addition to usual cleaning practices, The building cleaning crew is wiping down knob handles and railings regularly.
  • Studio front door will be left open prior to class and after class to maintain air flow and minimize touching of door handles.
  • Windows will be kept open when possible to regulate clean air into the studio.
  • All common surface areas will be cleaned after each class.
  • Studio floor will be cleaned and disinfected after each class.
  • All teachers will be leading class from their own mat. We will not be offering any hands on adjusts or assists or walking around the room at this time.

What we need YOU to do:

  • Please do NOT come to the studio if you are sick or not feeling well. Possible symptoms of COVID-19 include:
    • Fever
    • Respiratory symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath
    • Flu-like symptoms such as muscle aches, chills, and severe fatigue
    • Changes in a person’s sense of taste or smell
  •  Please stay home until symptom-based criteria are met for discontinuation of isolation:
    • a. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND
    • b. At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (recovery is defined as resolution of fever off any fever reducing medications plus improvement in other symptoms)
  • Please do NOT come to the studio if the answer is yes to any of the below questions.
    • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19? (do not return to the studio for 14 days from last exposure)
    • Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the last 72 hours?
    • Are you experiencing any respiratory symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath?
    • Are you experiencing any new muscle aches or chills?
    • Have you experienced any new change in your sense of taste or smell?
  • Masks must be worn by all students and teachers, covering the nose and mouth, when not actively engaged in practice. This includes all time prior to and after class and in all common areas. Masks may be removed during class.
  • Please practice frequent hand hygiene upon arrival at the studio, before and after going to the bathroom, between practice, before and after touching your face or face covering, and prior to leaving the studio. Hand sanitizer will be made available at the front door and back doors and throughout the studio.
  • Please maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others at all times.
  • All students must pre-register in advance for class via the website or MindBody app. No walk-ins permitted.
  • Studio door will open 15 minutes prior to class start. Please enter one at a time. If another student is putting their belongings away, please wait until they are in the main studio. If another student is waiting at the door, please wait 6 feet back on the stairwell. Students may not congregate in entry areas.
  • Please state your name to the teacher to mark attendance as we are no longer using a paper sign in sheet to confirm attendance.
  • Safe distancing practices are in order for mat placement. The floor is marked off to ensure that mats are 6-8 feet apart. Students will line up the upper right corner of their mat with the L shape tape.
  • Space is limited to 6 pre-registered students. Students will have the opportunity to cancel registration for any regularly scheduled class up to 2 hours in advance without penalty. If you sign up for a class and do not show, your pass/ membership WILL be charged. Sun Members will be charged $15. Repeat offenders may have their membership revoked.
  • All classes are now BYOP (Bring Your Own Props). This includes yoga mats, blocks, blankets, bolsters, eye pillows, etc. No rental or shared props will be available to students.
  • Please fill your water bottle at home. Studio water cooler is off limits at this time.
  • Please consider using the restroom before leaving home to limit contact with shared surfaces.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! Be safe and healthy.

Namaste’
Brandy and the Banyan Tree Yoga Tribe

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“Just love the energy and aura of the studio and the instructors. Kudos to you Brandy! I look forward to having Banyan Tree Yoga as a joyful part of my life.”

Andrea S. • Testimonial

“Wonderful studio – so welcoming and warm. Brandy is an instructor who cares deeply for her yoga students.”

Marsha C. • Testimonial
“My limbs are elongating, I can see definition in my muscles once again, I managed to achieve reverse prayer, and chaturanga is feeling easier each time I do it. Thank you, Brandy!”
Anna K. • Testimonial