Welcome Home to your friendly neighborhood studio, your cozy cocoon
At UPLIFT, our goal is to be an unending source of positivity. A light that's always shining.
We believe in the power of small gestures. A warm greeting. Eye contact. The unexpected compliment. A small moment of compassion. Spontaneous laughter. A smile as genuine as our love for yoga.
We want to remind people to slow down. To look up from their screen. To pause, reflect and reconnect – both to themselves and others.
By now, we are all more than aware that mental and emotional health are critical to our well-being. However, the time and energy we spend on our practice is a non-negotiable investment in our quality of life.
UPLIFT was built on a foundation of yoga, sweat, heart and community. We are beyond hopeful for our future as an UPLIFT community and we will continue to lead and plan and make decisions for our yoga family with all of the tools, grit, and soul we have. We have been working tirelessly on the back-end to create a safe, comfortable and healthy home for us and we hope you can feel the energy and positive vibes we have set as we come back together in our sanctuary.
As in much of life, ending and closing can be abrupt and painful, but opening takes time and heart. Doing this for our yoga home is no different. It might feel a bit overwhelming. But trust us, as soon as that first bead of sweat drops, you'll find yourself wrapped in the comfort of the place you know and love.
Every little, positive thing we do creates a ripple. And over time, each ripple spreads throughout our community. Make enough ripples, and you create a wave of hope and healing that can spread far beyond our studio doors. WE ARE UPLIFT.
We ask that you read this page in its entirety when planning to attend classes.
Please visit this page frequently for the most up-to-date information, because if anything, we have learned through COVID-19, that we cannot control or imagine what our circumstances might be next week, let alone next month.
Fresh and Squeaky Clean
We have always been dedicated to the cleanliness of our studio and the health and safety of our community. We are doing all of the below along with our already stringent cleaning protocols!
While you were away, we had our entire facility professionally cleaned, scrubbed and sanitized (thank you to STAR Carpet & Tile Care)!
Now that we are sparkling clean, we have also disinfected every nook and cranny (thank you to Martin Commercial Services)!
We will continue to use this top-grade disinfectant with electrostatic distribution as we move forward. This process, along with the use of a hospital grade, non-toxic disinfectant allows us to spray evenly, gets tough-to-reach spots, clings to every surface it coats, and is proven to kill viruses like COVID-19. Staff will use this on surfaces in all common areas before and after check-ins, with a special attention to high-touch surfaces.
We are providing hands-free, sanitizer dispensers throughout the studio for increased use.
Before You Get Your Sweat On
ALL students will need to fill out a new liability waiver form stating that you agree to the health and safety parameters put in place by our government. You can find the form here, or on our UPLIFT APP. This must be done before registering for your first in-studio class.
Every staff member will wear face coverings and undergo complete daily health checks including monitoring temperatures before shift.
Reserve Your Class
We'll open our doors to our current, ACTIVE unlimited and class card members first, as a token of appreciation for your loyalty.
To ensure you get a spot in class we won't be allowing drop-ins or new students for the first two weeks.
Please limit your in-studio class attendance to 1 class per day to make sure we can all get our sweat on. We promise to revisit this frequently as protocols loosen.
In-person class size is SIGNIFICANTLY limited to accommodate 6 ft social distancing guidelines.
Your unlimited class packages will include classes in our physical studio and our OnDemand Library.
All students will need to reserve their space in class at our website or on our UPLIFT APP. You can register for a class up to 7 days before the class. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to class.
There will be a 4 hour cancellation policy to ensure those wanting to practice are given the opportunity. A fee of $20 will be charged for no shows or late cancellations. Unlimited memberships will be charged $20 from their account and a deduction of one class on class card packages will occur as if you had attended. This policy will be strictly enforced.
Our new, hands-free process lets you check yourself in from our UPLIFT APP. Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to class.
We will not be allowing late entry to class, no exceptions.
Our staff will work to get students in and out of the studio while maintaining social distancing practices. We will have markers for them behind the desk area and at our front door. We are asking them to stay in these areas as much as possible.
We ask that you avoid arriving to class early as we will open our doors 15 minutes prior to class start time in order to properly clean and sanitize. Upon arrival, please head directly to the yoga room and set up your space. You can smile, laugh, wave, dance and catch up with your UPLIFT peeps once you are on your mat!
Please bring only the important stuff—your own mat, towel, water, props and a positive attitude. Equipment, props and rentals are not being provided at this time. Our lockers are out of commission, so please leave valuables at home.
Masks are required for students upon entry and exit of the studio, but are optional during class.
Floor markers will indicate safe distancing in the lobby, bathrooms and yoga room.
We're encouraging yogis and staff to limit person-to-person contact, including hugs, fist bumps and high fives. Community and love is our UPLIFT jam, but right now, this is the best way to take care of each other.
Post Sweat Etiquette
We are requesting our yoga family to leave the studio 10 minutes after class so we can begin our cleaning protocols.
Please note our coffee machine will be on vacation for a bit (we regret that we cannot partake in a hot beverage after class, it's going to be okay, we got this team).
Showers and lockers are unavailable until further notice.
Our UFAB boutique will open soon with your basic needs for class. As we add to our offerings, we ask that you avoid touching items as much as possible. We won't be allowing students to try items on before buying.
DO YOUR PART
We've put a lot of changes in place with details beyond what you see here. The way our new safety process will be most effective is if we all make sure to do our part (good thing us UPLIFTERS already do this naturally).
If you have a cough, fever, or symptoms of COVID 19, please stay home for and keep our community safe. Please note that new symptoms are still being identified.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or have knowingly come into close contact with someone who has, we ask that you do not come to the studio for 14 days or until you've tested negative for COVID-19.
As we move forward, we'll be continuing to monitor the situation.
While we're taking every precaution to keep our Uplift Yoga Family safe (and encourage you to do the same best practices), we're aware and highly prepared for the possibility of a second wave this Fall.
In the event that there is a reported case of COVID-19 in the studio and you were potentially in contact with the individual, you'll be notified immediately.
Without a crystal ball, we can't predict the future. The best way we can prepare is to respond, grow and evolve as the situation develops, with your safety and well-being our priority.
Let's UPLIFT & ELEVATE.
Together we create this safe, comfortable and healthy sanctuary
Be Kind to yourself and others.
Be On Time Kindly show up early to give yourself time to settle in. Once class begins, latecomers are not permitted.
Be Present Absolutely all belongings (including cell phones) must be placed in the cubbies or lobby. This is a place to heal and grow without distraction.
Be Minimal Our lockers are out of commission during this time. Leave extras and valuables at home.
Be Mindful Oh and scent-free (no perfume please but deodorant is A-OK).
Be Peaceful We are blessed to have our diverse and inclusive yoga family. You're home, take a deep breath and let your guard down. We got you.
Be Sweaty Stay the entire class. Hint: Savasana is the best part!
Be Hydrated You can fill up on filtered water in our hands-free dispenser in the lobby.
Be Aware Please wash hands often and take advantage of our hands-free sanitizer dispensers throughout the studio. Look after the health of our community with love and care.
Be Happy Always listen to your body. It's totally ok to smile in the postures.
Be Respectful This is everyone's sanctuary; please respect the floor decals in the lobby, bathrooms and yoga room.
Be UPLIFTED This is your time to shine.