MOUNTAINGOAT YOGA COVID-19 STATEMENT
Register for Classes – New Policy

We’ve been working hard to make sure you have a safe environment to come back to. Remember to register for your classes. No drop-ins at this point. Choose your classes and send your list via email to julie@mountaingoatyoga.com.


As we continue to open up the city during COVID-19, these continue to be difficult and uncertain times for everyone within our community. Our team at MountainGoat Yoga has worked tirelessly to prepare to welcome our students back to a safe, healthy and peaceful environment and we are encouraging mutual respect and consideration to all our students who attend our studio.

To best serve our community, we have offered classes using an 8-week, pre-registration process. This requirement to pre-register for classes is to help with contact tracing, to ensure our classes have a safe number of students and that everyone has an opportunity to access our most popular classes. At this time, we are unable to substitute your classes, therefore once you’ve registered for your 8-week class, 8 classes will be deducted from your class card, regardless if you attend or not.

We trust that this process will ease everyone back into their yoga practice with the feeling of safety, respect and harmony.

There are still some spaces available in some classes for this current 8-week session. Please contact Julie at julie@mountaingoatyoga.com for information.


Safety Protocols

Entering and Exiting the Studio

  • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your class. Ensure you are wearing a mask or appropriate face covering and ensure it meets the Ottawa Public Health guidelines.
  • Please wait outside the studio to make space for anyone still exiting the studio.
  • Please follow the social distancing markers on the sidewalk.
  • You must sanitize your hands as soon as you enter the studio
  • When you enter the yoga room, you may place your yoga mat on any of the available marked areas. 
  • As necessary, please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to keep hands clean. There are 3 units in the yoga room and 2 in the lobby.
  • Once your class has ended, please exit the studio promptly to avoid congregating in the lobby.


Wearing a Mask or Appropriate Face Covering

  • You must wear a mask or appropriate face covering before entering the studio ensuring that it meets the Ottawa Public Health guidelines.
  • The mask or face covering must fit snugly over your nose & mouth without gaping or sliding. If you constantly feel the need to pull your mask or face covering back into place, you will need to consider purchasing a better fitting one to keep you and your fellow yogi’s safe.
  • The mask or face covering can only be removed once you are seated on your mat.
  • Please consider keeping your mask or face covering on for extra precaution especially if you are immune compromised.


The Use of Studio Props

  • Please refrain from using the props unless absolutely necessary.
  • If props are used, please drape your own towel over the props. Please place any used props in the bins provided so that they can be disinfected immediately after the class.


Other Precautions

  • Please use the LYSOL wipes provided to disinfect any area that you have touched while in the studio. There is one in each bathroom and one on the desk in the lobby.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, if you have or think you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in contact with anyone who has been tested positive for COVID-19 or might have symptoms related to COVID-19.


The Next 8-Week SessionStarts September 14

Registration for the next 8-week session will open on August 17. Classes will begin on September 14. No changes/cancellations will be accepted after September 11.
 
A few things to remember when registering for the next 8-week Session:

  • You can register for as many classes throughout the week as you like within the 8-week period.
  • Each class you choose is considered as one 8-week registration. Registration is only complete with full payment for 8 classes (either removed from your existing and valid class card or through payment of another class card to cover the number of classes requested)
  • Cancellations or changes must be made 48 hours before the 8-week session start date.
  • As your classes are removed from your class card before the beginning of the 8-week session, should you miss a class, it will be forfeited.

If you have any questions about our pre-registration policy, don’t hesitate contact us at julie@mountaingoatyoga.com.


July 16, 2020

Phase 3: Yoga Studio Re-opening July 20, 2020

Now that Phase 3 of re-opening has been announced, we are so excited to be able to open our doors to our MountainGoat Yoga community.

We’ve been working hard to make sure you have a safe environment to come back to. Remember to register for your classes. No drop-ins at this point. Choose your classes and send your list via email to julie@mountaingoatyoga.com.


Just a reminder that as we return to yoga, things in the studio are going to look different.

  • We’ve adjusted the schedule to accommodate time between classes to move students out of the space safely and to clean and disinfect the space.
  • All classes will be 60 minutes in length.
  • Arrows indicate the flow of traffic in the lobby and lines indicate the 2-meter distance.
  • There is space for 15 mats with a 2-meter distancing. The first person in the yoga room moves to the far end of the room choosing a spot closest to the exit door until all spots are filled.
  • A mask is required at all times until you are comfortably situated at your mat, at which point you may remove your mask.
  • The schedule has been updated to reflect these changes.

Changes to how we offer the classes:

  • In order to manage the number of students per class, drop-ins will not be accepted.
  • We will offer the classes in 8-week increments. All students must register for the classes they are interested in attending and will be registered for the same class each week for 8 weeks, starting July 20th (similar to how the City of Ottawa runs their programs). For example: should you choose the Monday morning Hot Power Yoga class at 9:00 am, you are committing to each class from July 20th for 8 weeks and therefore 8 classes will be deducted from your class card. You may choose as many classes during the week as you’d like. Register early, because it is first come, first served.
  • Should students require a new class card for the 8-week commitment, a class card will be available for purchase. At this time, only the 10, 20, 30 and 45 class cards will be available for purchase. Any questions about your existing class cards, please contact the studio.
  • There are no longer any back-to-back classes.

We want to thank you for being a part of the MountainGoat Yoga Family. Stay safe. Stay healthy. We look forward to welcoming you back.


June 30, 2020

Class Registration Now Open | First Come, First Served

As we get closer to Phase 3 in Ottawa, we are opening up registration for the yoga classes to our current newsletter subscribers. Registration will be open to everyone else as of Saturday morning. This will help us assess the interest in attending our yoga classes and give us time to adjust the schedule if necessary.

Process to Register:

Choose the classes you are interested in attending in order of preference. Note the date, time and style of class in an email to: contact@mountaingoatyoga.com

For example:
Jane Doe
Monday 12:00 Gentle Hatha
Wednesday 9:00 am Yin
(16 classes will be deducted from your existing card)

You can choose as many classes as you like. Each class that you choose is for an 8 week period.

Should the demand exceed the spaces in a class, it will be first come/first served but a secondary class may be added to cover the demand. You will have the option of course to not sign up for a class should the second choice not work with your schedule. 

All students will be contacted should the minimum requirement not be met for a class at which time you can choose an alternate class.

I will be confirming everyone’s registration by email. 

Any changes or added classes will be updated in another newsletter.

Please be patient with us as we navigate this new registration format. It is our goal to accommodate everyone as much as possible, to fill each class and to start having some fun once again with all our students. 


June 1, 2020

MountainGoat Yoga Covid-19 Re-opening Statement

MountainGoat Yoga is pleased to announce the opening of the retail area of our studio, where we sell yoga wear and accessories. We are having a summer sale where most items in the store are up to 75% off. Yoga wear items are less than $50 each.

We will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. The yoga studio remains closed.

We are committed to everyone’s safety and will practice safe social distancing with no hugs, handshakes or other physical contact. We are following proper handwashing protocols and have hand sanitizer on-site to ensure frequent disinfecting for staff and customers. All surfaces, especially high touch points, will be frequently sanitized and disinfected. We will be wearing masks when necessary and we ask that customers also bring a mask with them to wear when required. We also offer the purchase of disposable and re-usable masks at the studio should you require one.

We have prepared the studio to allow for a safe flow of movement in and out of the studio. We are limiting the number of customers inside the studio and have placed floor markers to promote social distancing. The front door will be locked so that we can control the number of customers in the studio. Please just knock and someone will let you in.

If you prefer, you may also make purchases online or by phone for pick up or delivery.

A reminder that if you are feeling unwell, travelled within the last 14 days, or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you please stay home for everyone’s safety.

Please stay safe and continue to take care of one another. We look forward to seeing you soon,

In friendship,

Julie Rollwagen


CLASS CARDS

All class cards will be on hold until we can safely reopen. All workshops and scheduled programs will be re-evaluated and participants will be contacted.  


DAILY MANTRA

May you be well and protected.

May the earth be abundant for those who know the land as sacred.

May the leaders of this land make wise decisions.

May all beings, without exception, know ease.  

Peace, peace, peace.


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