COVID HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
As of May 1, 2022
The SYVC-LA health and safety protocols fully comply with the Centers for Disease Control and the LA County Department of Public Health. The health, safety, and protection of our Students and Staff is our top priority. Our Staff are trained on all health and safety protocols.
These guidelines will evolve. Please check back for updates.
To ensure the safety of Students and Staff, SYVC-LA requires overnight retreat guests to show a negative test result from a Covid PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Otherwise, we will administer a home antigen test on arrival, at your expense.
SYVC-LA has been offering on-site classes, courses and workshops since July 3, 2021. Onsite sessions may take place indoors or outdoors. Online options remain.
To manage attendance and minimize in-person interactions, Students are requested to pre-register and pre-pay for services online before arrival at the Center. Registration for online yoga classes on Mindbody is set to close half an hour before the class start time. Please call the Center at 310-822-9642 if you are late signing up and want to take the class. We will do our best to accommodate you. We currently do not accept drop-ins to Yoga class. If you prefer to pay in person, please call the Center.
All Students and Staff are required to wear properly-fitted face masks covering mouth and nose at designated locations while on the SYVC-LA property. Currently this includes indoor activities and when it is not possible to maintain six feet physical distance from others when outdoors.
Face coverings are not required when eating or drinking or in private spaces.
Our teachers wear face masks if class is held indoors.
All Students and Staff must remain at least 6 feet apart. This includes during satsang, asana class, courses, workshops and any other activities at the Center—whether inside or outdoors.
YOGA CLASSES – During daylight savings time, all Yoga classes are offered outdoors on the deck—for a maximum of 10 Students. (Indoor Yoga classes with appropriately-spaced mats accommodate a maximum of 8 Students.) Please bring your own mats, meditation cushions, blankets and/or towels, if possible.
SATSANG / WORKSHOPS – Satsangs and Workshops will take place outdoors, when possible. Seating in Satsang and workshops will be designated at least 6 feet apart. Face masks are required for chanting indoors.
AYURVEDA – Body treatments are available indoors. Therapist is vaccinated and wears a face mask. Guests booking Ayurvedic services need not wear a face mask during treatment.
Hand sanitizer is provided in all classrooms and common spaces for easy access.
SYVC-LA may begin serving meals on a limited basis soon. No Student should enter the Center’s kitchen for any reason. On any occasion that a snack is available, it will be offered to you directly by a Staff member.
Please bring your own water bottle.
CLEANING & SANITIZATION PRACTICES
Common areas, practice spaces, and public restrooms are cleaned and sanitized regularly.
Safety and PPE will be provided for karma yogis according to the activity.
Subject to change.