In the era of Coronavirus who knows what the answers are? Here in Connecticut our Governor Ned Lamont is telling us that gym/studios can open as of June 17th. However, we must be 6 ft apart and wear masks. Or, we can be 12 ft apart and not wear masks. I prefer no masks.
So, that leaves us with a max capacity of 5 students to a class and a whole lot of cleaning to do. And, since we have been financially impacted I have to ask, will it help pay the rent? Currently, we have 20 classes online and most folks are feeling pretty safe with that. Plus, we are putting together a video library for students who can’t make the live classes. Not to mention the warnings about the cases getting worse in the Fall.
No one wants to have to think about all these things. I’m exhausted. My brain is exhausted. I’ve made more decisions in the last 3 months than the last 3 years! As I hear of yoga studios closing due to Covid-19 I don’t want us to be one of them. How long will we have to socially distance? Can we sustain financially month after month after month? We want to stay in business! We want (when it’s safe to come out) to have a sanctuary, a place to process, space to decompress and restore our bodies and minds. We want our community to re-connect with the people they have bonded with over the last 9 years. That will be our path to healing. And, in years to come we can say, “do you remember when…….” and the new students at Fuller Yoga will say, “what was that like?”
Since we have the green light to open here is our solution. Students can book private and semi-private classes from 1-5 people for you, your family or friends either in the studio, outdoors or via zoom. We will open some group classes limited to 5 people and specialty classes will slowly come back on the schedule. And our favorite new class will be Courtyard Yoga, a donation based class every Friday night at 5:30 pm starting July 3rd weather permitting. Look out for free Intro to Yoga classes as well as fun workshops online and outdoors throughout the summer.
We’ll get through this, together.