Yoga on Tay Studio policies
We aim to offer as safe an environment as we can in the studio in terms of Covid-19 with reduced class sizes, hand sanitising station, increased cleaning (including chairs and wall bars as well as floor) and air purification.
New Covid Studio Etiquette
We now ask you to:
bring your own yoga kit (you must bring your own mat, and ideally 4 blocks, 2 bricks and a belt). If you want to purchase equipment contact us. Note: when starting a COMMUNITY class only a mat is required.
arrive dressed for yoga
wear a mask in the reception area (and practice space if you wish) remove outdoor clothes and shoes as usual, move swiftly into the larger space of the studio and observe social distancing
place your mat on a marked space in the studio
try and make minimal use of toilet and changing facilities
last but not least PLEASE DO NOT COME TO CLASS if you are unwell or have knowingly been in contact with someone showing Covid symptoms
We have extra cleaning in place between all classes and quarantine props for exclusive use in community classes. To optimise clean air for you and us we have invested in an air purifier which removes 99.9% of viruses.
Studio opens 10 minutes prior to class time: please do not arrive before then in order to give the teacher time to prepare or for the previous class to finish.
If you are attending your very first class, please arrive in good time to complete a registration/health declaration form or download it here and bring it along . (If coming an Online class, please email it in before your first Online class). Please disclose all medical issues to teachers and provide regular updates on any changes to your medical condition.
We encourage all students to arrive at least 5 minutes early to settle in.
If you bring your mobile phone to class please switch it off or ensure it is on silent upon arrival. However, we understand some people may be on call so please let the teacher know who can inform students should there be an interruption to their practice.
It is advisable to practice yoga on an empty stomach meaning not eating heavily for 2-3 hours before class and not eating in the hour before class .
Please wear comfortable clothing and layer up for class in the colder months.
We have a lost and found area in the shelves at the front of the studio. We will keep all lost and found items for 2 months following which we will give them to the local Rio charity centre.
Please remove shoes in the reception area of the studio to help keep your practice space clean, and please don't bring water bottles into the practice area.
Should your regular teacher be unavailable, we will do our best to ensure there is a replacement. Occasionally you may therefore have a different teacher.
We reserve the right to make changes to the class timetable at any time. Changes will be advertised on the website, in the studio, by newsletter and on Facebook.
Yoga on Tay is a small studio, and we need a break every now again to come back fresh to teaching and to yoga. We therefore usually close for a week (or two) over the school holidays (Summer, October, Christmas and Easter). Closure dates will be advertised in good time, and blocks of classes my straddle a closure period.
Yoga on Tay takes your privacy seriously. We are a 'controller' (under the General Data Protection Regulations - GDPR) of the personal information that you provide to us. If we are contacted by the Scottish Government as part of 'Test and Protect' during Covid-19 we might of course have to provide them with your contact details.
Our Privacy Notice sets out how, why and for how long we will use your personal data. It also explains your legal rights and as a 'data subject', and how to exercise them.
Our Data Protection Policy states our commitment to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), and sets out the procedures that are in place to ensure that all personal data obtained, held or used by Yoga on Tay is protected and manages in accordance with the GDPR.