December 12, 2020
Virginia has seen its coronavirus cases spike to an average of more than 3,700 new cases per day, up from the previous record of 1,200 daily in May. The positivity rate across the state is 11%, up from 7% about a month ago. My concern is for the health and well-being of instructors, students, and those they love.
After much contemplation, regularly scheduled in-studio classes are canceled until further notice. Virtual classes will be offered as scheduled and the studio will remain open for private sessions. This too shall pass!
September 1, 2020
During September Gloucester Yoga will be offering a free class at Woodville Park in Gloucester on Sundays from 9:30 to 10:30. This class will promote stability and flexibility of the body, self-awareness and clarity at the level of the mind, a sense of calm and balance at the level of the emotions, and overall wellness. This class links body movement with breath and ends with a period of relaxation. For more information view our Workshops & Events.
The studio now has a HEPA filter air purifier which cleans the air every 30 minutes. According to the EPA air cleaning and filtration can help reduce airborne contaminants, including particles containing viruses. For instructions on attending in-studio classes please click here.
July 3, 2020
Spring has given many of us time to hunker down and focus on what’s right in front of us. With so many different living arrangements, we may have even found a new family - those that we are with and those we see on videoconferencing forums and social media. Since things are so uncertain regarding the spread of COVID-19 and keeping us all safe, the path forward is subject to change. Ahh, impermanence!
We will transition to concurrent online and in-person classes starting on July 25. This means that the instructor will be teaching virtually and in the studio to a limited number of practitioners (no more than 4) at the same time. However, chair yoga will be available virtually only. We will keep the current class schedule as is through August 31.
Gloucester Yoga will be rolling out a new online studio management tool in the coming weeks. With this website you are able to reserve your spot for in-person classes, keep track of your class passes and attendance, and view your account history. RhinoFit works with any web browser on mobile or desktop devices.
Mat space must be reserved and there are no walk-ins. For your fellow yogi’s safety, masks must be worn until you are on your mat. You will need to bring your personal mat and all props (blankets, blocks, strap) as the studio’s props cannot be used at this time. The floor will be marked so you will know where to place your mat. For additional instructions for in-studio classes please click here.
Purchase of class passes will be done through the online store. Pricing for the upcoming virtual classes (July 25 – August 31) as well as in-person classes are posted here.
If you are an active customer, you will receive a separate email soon regarding activation of your RhinoFit account. For more information about RhinoFit, click here.
If you have a current punch pass or unlimited pass, your expiration date will be extended by 131 days (that’s how long we will have been closed). Punch passes and unlimited passes may be used for virtual classes as well. If you have a punch pass and would like to use that pass for virtual classes, please email the studio at least two hours in advance.
Remember, the one thing that is certain, impermanence - nothing remains the same. Embrace this time as an opportunity to practice, practice, practice! Thank you for choosing Gloucester Yoga to guide you in your yoga journey.
June 16, 2020
Although Virginia is in Phase 2 for reopening, which allows businesses to open at 30% capacity, I believe that at this time it is best to hold off from hosting in-person classes. The health and well-being of everyone at Gloucester Yoga is of utmost importance.
Gloucester Yoga will continue to offer online classes using Zoom for another 30-day period beginning June 24 through July 23. We will continue to monitor the situation and determine when we can reopen. It is anticipated that when we reopen, in-studio participation will be limited and virtual classes will run in parallel.
Keep your practice going by purchasing your virtual class pass from our online store.
May 12, 2020
Currently, the studio will not reopen until at least June 23, however we have extended our Zoom class offerings through to June 23. Zoom class passes for another 30 days from May 25 through June 23. Purchase your virtual class pass from our online store.
April 5, 2020
We plan to remain closed through at least May 12. To help you continue your yoga practice through this trying time, Gloucester Yoga will be offering online classes using Zoom from April 13 to May 12. Purchase your virtual class pass from our online store.
March 29, 2020
We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 epidemic and remain committed to the health and safety of our students and instructors. Federal guidelines recommend social distancing measures through April 30, so as of now, the studio will remain closed through April 30. We will continue to monitor the situation and will determine if we can reopen any sooner or if we need to extend the studio's closure.
March 14, 2020
After much thought and reflection I have decided to close the studio effective March 16 through March 31. We'll see how things progress with time and whether this can be shortened or should be extended. Although we have taken precautions to help maintain a safe environment, this does not address the fact that close contact between individuals is likely.
With this global pandemic and Virginia issuing a state of emergency due to COVID-19 I believe this to be the best course of action for ALL of us. This decision is also in keeping with Gloucester Yoga's mission to guide you in your practice of yoga for greater health, happiness, and well-being.
I will be extending unexpired passes for as many days as the studio is closed. These are trying times but it is comfort to know that we have our yoga practice to help us navigate through it. Stay safe.