Studio Open for Classes again ……

  We have now had a week and a bit of combined studio + online classes and so far so good. Temperature checks, cleaning, sanitising and mopping, mopping and mopping! But it has been wonderful to have actual bodies and warm smiles to connect with and teach.  Very difficult not to get in close and adjust you though.  I have taken to using a big long stick to push and prod you with, genius, even though it reminds me of my old Russian ballet teacher! Thank you to everyone who has been making the extra effort to bring in your own props.  I have mats, blocks, blankets and straps available for you to purchase and as long as you bring a towel or sarong to use as a cover you can use my blankets and bolsters to create more support. It is interesting just how many of you are preferring to stay home and zoom.  Live stream is an amazing option and it is here to stay ….. but it isn’t the same as a class in the studio.  Come in to the studio if you can (for as long as we can stay open). I have enabled a feature that allows you to see how many people are enrolled in classes.  This means that you can make informed decisions about whether you feel comfortable to come in to the studio or stay with the live streaming at this stage of the COVID game/not game.  Studio classes are limited to 12 people. A reminder for those of you live streaming …. please email me with updates on how you...

COVID safety plan

Having you back in the studio again is a very exciting prospect. We have missed you.  Unfortunately COVID 19 is a very invisible and sneaky disease. We may not think we have it but the reality is that we don’t know.  I am not going to be casual about this and it is not simply business as usual at BLYS now that classes are starting back up again. After much consideration I have decided to ask you to bring your own yoga swag (mat, blocks, belt, a blanket and a towel) to classes and then take it home again after class.  I understand that it may be inconvenient but it is ultimately the safest for all of us. The COVID safety plan below will help maintain a minimum risk for students and teachers at Black Lotus Studios.  The following requirements and practices will mean that you can be confident that we are looking after you when you come to the studio. At this stage classes will be limited to 12 students, plus the teacher and sometimes an assistant. To secure your place please book early. Casual attendance will not be possible. You must be booked in and paid online to attend the class.  If, after you have booked you find that you can’t attend please go into the system and cancel your booking at least 2 hours before the class start time. Because there is a ‘waiting list’ this will allow another person to join the class.  Cancellations later than this will not be refunded. You will need to bring your own mat, a belt, two blocks, a blanket and a...

Back in the studio from 20th July!

In studio classes are starting up again from the 20th July.  Most studio classes will also be live streamed.  Classes have a limited capacity and you must enrol before you come.  For an outline of the new protocols in place to keep us safe please go to the classes...