As flu season continues, and concerns around the spread of Covid-19 increase, 8 Limbs is taking several precautions, and ask that students join us in our effort to practice Saucha in our studios:

  1. Wash hands thoroughly before and after practice.
  2. Limit touching your face (yes, we know it’s hard!)
  3. Bring/use your own mat and props and/or towels or pillow cases to cover our bolsters. To make this easier on the wallet we are offering a 20% discount on all full-priced mats, straps, bolsters, blocks, and towels.
  4. Please clean both sides of all mats used in the studios before and after classes.
  5. Please sneeze into a tissue and throw it in the garbage.
  6. Please use closed-mouth breathing if possible to reduce the spread of germs.
  7. If you are sick please stay home!
  8. Please follow the CDC travel suggestions.
  9. Do not show prejudice to people of Asian descent because of fear of this new virus.
  10. Wear layers to stay warm as we leave windows and doors open to increase ventilation and circulation. And bring a blanket or shawl to cover you in savasana.

On our end we are:

  1. Continuing with regular deep cleaning and adding Clorox to our regimen.
  2. Discontinuing teacher-directed prop usage until further notice. While we regularly clean our props, it is impossible to sanitize each one after every single class. We will be leaving our props in the studios, and you are welcome to use them at your discretion. .
  3. Eliminating hands-on assists. Until concerns of transmission have begun to diminish, we will not be offering hands-on assists and instead our teachers will rely on verbal cues and demonstration.
  4. Placing hand sanitizer (as available!) in all of our studios. Please note, some of our hand sanitizers do not have alcohol in them as these products have become extremely difficult to obtain. Bring your own if possible.
  5. Asking our teachers to stay home if they are sick.
  6. Teachers are asked not to use forceful breathing practices, set up students to face the same way

At this time we are continuing to host all classes that are published on our website. Some workshops will be canceled and others are moving online.

Remember, the most important thing when confronted with a problem is to remain calm and be prepared. We encourage you to take stock of your own environment as well. Make sure you have two weeks of food and water just to be safe. Wash your hands throughout the day. Most likely, at this point, if you, a friend, or a stranger on the street is coughing or sneezing it is NOT the Corona Virus, so please remain calm and keep that yogi calmness streaming through your mind.

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