COVID-19 Safety Measures
As lockdown restrictions continue to lift in Ontario, our studios at HYW will begin reopening. To protect the well-being of our community, we will be implementing the following safety measures at
Note: COVID-19 safety measures may vary depending on which studio you will be attending. Please contact your studio for specific instructions.
Self-Assess: DO NOT come to the studio and stay home if you are feeling unwell or experiencing
cold symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, and other symptoms such as
diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and loss of sense of smell or taste. If you have traveled outside of Canada
within the past 14 days, please DO NOT come to the studio and self-isolate at home.
Masks: Mandatory wearing of masks inside the studio, until you arrive at your mats in the studio room.
You can remove the masks while on your mat and before leaving the room wear the mask again.
Hand hygiene: Students will be asked to sanitize their hands upon arrival and they will be given a
spray bottle containing Benefect to use for sanitizing hard surfaces they touch while inside the studio.
Temperature: Your temperature will be checked and you will be asked to confirm that you have no
COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to anyone with COVID-19.
Arrival: Please arrive at the studio no more than 10 minutes early. We will not be opening the doors
any earlier than 10 minutes. If you arrive earlier, please wait outside, physically distant from other
students who visit the studio.
Rentals: Mat, props and towel rentals are temporarily closed. Please bring your own mats, straps,
blocks and towels. We will be selling water and yoga mats if you wish to purchase when visiting.
Limited Capacity: There will be limited spots available per class for all classes.
Physical spacing: The hot room has markers indicating where students should be placing their mats
to ensure they are spaced at least 2 meters apart. Since teachers will be talking, there will be extra
spacing on both sides (4 meters) to create distance from students.
Breathing: Breathing will only be done through the nose. Pranayama practices that includes breathing
out the mouth – e.g. breath of fire – will not be included. We recommend students to focus on mind-
body-breath connection and only work at a maximum of 80%.
Showers: Showers will be closed and students will be requested to shower when they get home.
We appreciate your cooperation on your part.
Cleaning: Our Staff will deep clean all common areas and high touch surfaces before and after each
class with products that are proven to kill viruses like COVID-19.
Thank you and we are truly grateful to be welcoming you back into our studio.
Hot Yoga Wellness Team