Yogis. As you may have noticed, we’re still not open for in-person classes. :(
So, what’s up with that??
First, the GOOD news:
Some guidance was finally released last week by the Governor about reopening yoga studios! We're really excited as our industry was the LAST to receive these guidelines of all the industries included in the first phase of our state's reopening. We have been waiting with baited breath to know what our reopening could look like.
And now we know.
Let’s back up a bit though:
Oregon is reopening for business in a “phased” plan, where restrictions are lifted slowly and carefully so as to avoid disaster. The details of this plan tend to be more conservative than the Federal guidelines for reopening.
(We think slowly and carefully is a good way to go!)
Oregon is giving certain counties permission to open before others, based on many factors involving their preparedness and how much COVID they’re dealing with.
31 of the 36 counties in Oregon have now been approved to begin Phase 1 of reopening, which began on Friday, May 15. Multnomah County is not one of them, which is to be expected because of our population. We expect to probably be the last county to open.
Multnomah County officials have said that reopening the Portland metro area is at least several weeks away, and possibly more.
So that’s the sad news.
Look. We’re in the business of helping people save their own lives.
So while we KNOW you miss the hot room (and we miss you!) we'll be in no rush to reopen, until it seems reasonably safe to do so. This means, even when we are allowed to reopen, we might not open right away. Your safety and the safety of our team are our highest priority.
Ya can't get to radiant health and wellbeing if ya don't feel safe!
There is so much we still don’t know about what reopening will look like. But yogis have been asking, and we hate to leave you hanging.
Here are a few things we do know at this time:
What was the “bad news”?
No bad news.
Our community is alive and we are getting through this together. We are going to come back to our studio, and we’re going to do it as safely as we can.
Meanwhile, we get to do yoga online together!
If you have any questions this email didn't answer, please check out the Closure FAQ on our website. We’ll update it whenever we get new info.
And of course keep following us on social media and in your email (drag us over to your inbox!) so you don’t miss out on any Home-coming (hint hint) 🕺🕺 plans...!!
Until we meet again: wash your hands, hug on your loved ones, and keep living your days in a way you can be proud of. We'll see each other again in all our sweaty in-person glory, sooner than it feels like.
Studio leader, yoga-doer and life-lover, Kay D.