We continue to prioritize your safety and that of your loved ones. The CDC recommends indoor masking in public groups that gather in areas of substantial risk, which currently includes Chester County (see online report).
For On-Site programs, we require that you be vaccinated. If for some reason you are not able to be vaccinated or prefer not to, you still have a wealth of online programs and freebies to enjoy.
On-Site, you must show your vaccination certificate at the door. This means you’ve received your final shot and have completed your waiting period. We also recommend that you’ve gotten your booster. Thank you for being vaccinated, protecting yourself as well as the others in the program.
For programs lasting less than two days, masks and social distancing are required. This includes our On-Site yoga classes and meditation programs. Fortunately, you've got skills. You know how to wear a mask and even know that you can breathe with it on. If you arrive here without a mask, we've got one for you. Remember, your mask protects others while their mask protects you. How wonderful it is to take care of others in this simple and easy way.
In our On-Site immersions, we begin the program with a COVID test on everyone. It is a 10-minute process. Once everyone “fails” their test, meaning they are virus-free, masks are not required. We become a “pod,” with everyone vaccinated and tested, thus get to enjoy the informality and ease of communication we used to take for granted.
If anyone’s test indicates they have Covid, we retest immediately, in case of a false positive. If their second test is positive, they must self-quarantine in their room until they can see medical professionals. Only when test results are negative can we safely include you in the group.
If you prefer to wear a mask, we will support you in your decision.
Check out our COVID Cancellation policy here.
We've been following CDC guidelines all along. Our precautions have been successful for almost two years. We continue to protect everyone in our care, including students, teachers, staff and the vendors who help us provide our services.
CONTINUING COVID PRECAUTIONS
We also continue to follow these precautions:
Masks: When anyone not in the “pod” is On-Site, including vendors and repairmen, masks and social distancing will be required for everyone.
Air Sanitizing: Our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art circulation systems which use a high-efficiency filter to circulate the air. During classes, our air filtration system remains on, which may make the room feel a little cooler than usual. You may need a light sweater or shawl for comfort.
CLASSROOM & RETREAT CENTER
Yoga Classes: Your teacher may help you realign your props or pose angles, and she may give you an adjustment to maximize the effects of your practice. She will be masked. If you prefer that you not be touched, you will be better served in our online classes.
Bedrooms for Immersion Participants: Our accommodations are dormitory style, providing the familial feeling and support your roommates provide. This is now safe with members of our “pod,” meaning that everyone is vaccinated and tested. You may request to share your room with a specific yogi, which is done in your pre-immersion questionnaire. Bathrooms are still shared, and we provide a personal tote for you to manage your small items.
Meal Service (for immersion participants): Meals are served in personal containers, which are disposable and recyclable (if you rinse them out). The dining hall is set up for family-type seating, with the additional option of eating outside (weather permitting).
Please take care when traveling, so you don’t bring the virus in with you. Being vaccinated doesn’t protect you from picking it up or sharing it; it merely protects you from serious illness due to it. We appreciate you using your mask and socially distancing during your travels.