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COVID Safety Protocols

IN-STUDIO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Citizen Yoga is operating in accordance with CDC, state, and local guidelines. To ensure the safest experience for students, teachers, and staff, we have implemented the following in-studio safety precautions.

In-studio yoga classes at all studios have resumed at limited capacity with the following safety procedures

Michigan Studios: To ensure that Citizen Yoga remains a judgement free, safe space for our community, masks are required for everyone in common areas of the Royal Oak, Bloomfield, and Detroit studios. If you are fully vaccinated, you may remove your mask while practicing on your mat.

Ohio Studio: According to the State of Ohio guidelines, teachers, staff, and students who are fully vaccinated may remove their mask inside Citizen Yoga Cleveland. If you feel more comfortable, you may continue to wear your mask inside the studio. To ensure that high-risk, elderly, and pregnant students feel safe + supported in their practice, we have dedicated mask-required classes in Cleveland. These are noted in the name of the class.

Michigan Studios: According to the CDC and State of Michigan guidelines, students at Bloomfield, Detroit, and Royal Oak who are fully vaccinated have the option to remove their mask, while practicing on their mat beginning Saturday May 15, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be based on the honor system, and you may continue to wear a mask if you feel more comfortable regardless of vaccination record.

Ohio Studios: According to the CDC and State of Ohio guidelines, students at Citizen Yoga Cleveland have the option to remove their mask,  beginning Friday May 14, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be based on the honor system, and you may continue to wear a mask if you feel more comfortable regardless of vaccination record. To ensure that high-risk, elderly, and pregnant students feel safe + supported in their practice, we have dedicated mask-required classes in Cleveland. These are noted in the name of the class.

Michigan Studios: According to the State of Michigan guidelines, students at Bloomfield, Detroit, and Royal Oak who are not vaccinated or have not reached 2 weeks after their last shot must continue to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times, including while practicing. We recommend wearing either a disposable medical mask or a fitness-dedicated mask for use during practice. Cotton masks are not recommended. Ask an EM at the front desk for a medical mask if you need one!

Ohio Studio: According to the State of Ohio guidelines, students at Citizen Yoga Cleveland are kindly asked that to continue to wear a mask in the lobby, common areas, and preferably on your mat.

 

Michigan Studios: All Citizen teachers and staff at Royal Oak, Bloomfield, and Detroit will continue to wear masks in-studio, and all other COVID-19 safety protocols will continue.

Ohio Studio: In accordance with state guidelines, fully vaccinated teachers and staff at Citizen yoga Cleveland are not required to wear a mask in-studio, but may do so if they feel more comfortable.

Michigan Studios: When you enter the lobby, the Experience Manager will sign you in electronically (you may need to remind them your name – masks can make it tricky to identify students!). All students and teachers will have their temperature taken by an Experience Manager when they enter the lobby. You’ll be asked to review 4 printed COVID symptom-related questions. If your temperature is below 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit and your answer is “no” to the wellness check questions, come on in! If your temperature is above 99.5 degrees or your answer is “yes” to any of the wellness check question and you haven’t received a negative COVID test, an EM will help you book a future class.

Ohio Studio: Per state guidelines, students and teachers are no longer required to complete temperature and well-being checks when they enter the studio.

Following state guidelines, the maximum number of students in a class is 30% of the normal capacity. Each location’s current in-studio class capacity is provided below:

Bloomfield: 18
Cleveland: 15
Detroit: 20
Royal Oak: 16

Due to our limited in-studio capacity as a result of COVID, we require in-studio classes to be cancelled in advance of the class start time to avoid the $10 Late Cancel/No Show Fee. Students practicing at Bloomfield, Detroit, and Royal Oak must cancel 6 hours prior to the class start time. Cleveland students must cancel 2 hours prior to the class start time. To avoid this fee, cancel your registration using the MindBody app or call or text the studio prior to class.

Please wait to enter the lobby until 5-10 minutes before the class start time to reduce crossover traffic between classes and to ensure our Experience Managers have time to disinfect the studio and common areas before you arrive.

Students should be in the studio 1-2 minutes before the class start time to allow time for the teacher arrange students’ mats at least 6 feet apart. Each studio has taped markers on the floor so that mats are set up 6 feet apart, with all students facing the same direction. Additionally, teachers will not offer hands-on assists or cue exhales out the mouth.

At the end of class, teachers may release students in waves to limit the number of students in the lobby at one time. Students are asked not congregate in the lobby or cubby area – please continue connecting with our wonderful kula outside the building!

Mats, blocks, straps, and yoga blankets can be purchased for personal use in-studio or on our online store.

Students can also rent a mat to use during class for $2 and/or borrow blocks and straps for use during class. All borrowed mats and props will be thoroughly sanitized before and after use.

Showers, bathrooms, changing rooms, and cubbies are available. Showers are thoroughly disinfected after each use, and bathrooms, changing rooms, and cubbies are thoroughly disinfected before, during, and after each class.

Water fountains are unavailable, but water bottle fill stations are available to fill a personal bottle. Water and other beverages are available for purchase if you forget to bring something to drink.

All cubbies, bathrooms, and common areas will be thoroughly sanitized before, during, and after class. Doors leading into the yoga studio will be left open before and after class to eliminate additional touch points and increase air flow. The studio floor will be mopped after every class.

We are so grateful to be able to practice in person with you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any feedback, suggestions, or questions. If you aren’t comfortable practicing in-studio for any reason, check out our online schedule!

Outdoor Class Precautions

Citizen Yoga is operating in accordance with CDC, state, and local guidelines. To ensure the safest experience for students, teachers, and staff, we have implemented the following safety precautions for outdoor yoga.

As the weather warms up in the spring and summer, some in-studio classes may be moved outdoors when the temperature is above 55 degrees. 

Since class capacity is limited, pre-registration for outdoor classes is highly recommended to ensure there’s a spot for you. You can pre-register for class online, using the MindBody app, or by calling or texting your studio to purchase a drop-in, class pass, or monthly membership. Class purchases can be applied to in-studio, online live (Zoom), and outdoor classes at any Citizen Yoga location, unless otherwise stated. A waitlist is automatically generated if a class is full; you will be notified if a spot becomes available.

You can always call or text your studio for additional assistance from an Experience Manager:

Bloomfield: 248-480-4683
Cleveland: 216-415-6050
Detroit: 313-502-5450
Royal Oak: Call 248-26-2160 or text 248-607-6761

Following state guidelines, you may remove your mask when you arrive at your mat in an outdoor class. If you need to move off of your mat or come into the studio, we kindly ask that you put your mask back on.

Mats will be spaced out 6 feet apart for outdoor classes. Outdoor classes will take place in the following locations:

Bloomfield: Studio rooftop
Cleveland: The lawn across from the studio or the sidewalk next to the studio
Detroit: The sidewalk outside of the studio
Royal Oak: 5th Street Breezeway next to the studio

For the full experience of a yoga class, we encourage you to bring your own mat and props or purchase them in our studio or online store.

Due to our limited in-studio capacity as a result of COVID, we require outdoor class registrations to be cancelled 2 hours in advance of the class start time to avoid the $10 Late Cancel/No Show Fee. Your passes will still be available for use. To avoid this fee, cancel your registration using the MindBody app or call or text the studio prior to class.

We do not enforce a cancellation policy for online classes. The Experience Managers at the front desk will early cancel your reservation for these classes when they notice that you are not present. You will not be charged a fee and your class passes will not be affected. 

Feel free call or text your studio for additional assistance from an Experience Manager:

Bloomfield: 248-480-4683
Cleveland: 216-415-6050
Detroit: 313-502-5450
Royal Oak: Call 248-26-2160 or text 248-607-6761

Our team closely monitors the weather of each Citizen Yoga studio location. If the weather calls for rain or temperatures below 55 degrees, the outdoor class will be relocated.

The decision to move a class from outdoor to in-studio will be made approximately 2-4 hours before the class begins. Once the decision is made to move a class inside, you’ll be contacted via email or text. Students will be automatically enrolled into classes based on the order of sign-up. To accommodate limited class capacities indoors, an online class will also be created so you don’t have to miss class due to the weather.

Since class capacity is limited, pre-registration for outdoor classes is highly recommended to ensure there’s a spot for you. For additional assistance, feel free to call our studios:

Bloomfield: 248-480-4683
Cleveland: 216-415-6050
Detroit: 313-502-5450
Royal Oak: Call 248-26-2160 or text 248-607-6761

Mats will be spaced out 6 feet apart for outdoor classes. Outdoor classes will take place in the following locations:

Bloomfield: Studio rooftop
Cleveland: The lawn across from the studio or the sidewalk next to the studio
Detroit: The sidewalk outside of the studio
Royal Oak: 5th Street Breezeway next to the studio

    DO YOU NEED HELP SIGNING IN TO ONLINE CLASS?

    TEXT: 248-607-6761
    EMAIL: [email protected]

    FOR OUTDOOR CLASSES:
    ROYAL OAK: GO DIRECTLY TO THE STUDIO

    DETROIT: GO TO THE BELT, BEHIND THE Z-LOT

    BLOOMFIELD: GO DIRECTLY TO THE STUDIO OR WALK UP THE STAIRS IN THE OFFICE BUILDING

    CLEVELAND: GO DIRECTLY TO THE STUDIO