Protocols, Procedures & POSITIVE RIPPLES

9/29/20

Protocols, Procedures & POSITIVE RIPPLES

We have just been given the approval via the governor to OPEN with IN-STUDIO Classes! Sacramento County has moved into a less-impacted tier with COVID numbers. Can we get a Hell Yes!?!

At UPLIFT, our goal is to be an unending source of positivity. A light that's always shining.

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.

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 in-studio 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!

We will continue to use our 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 this form at this link or on our UPLIFT APP. This must be done before registering for class 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

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, our online sanctuary 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.

There will be a 2 hour cancellation policy to ensure those wanting to practice are given the opportunity. A fee of $15 will be charged for no shows or late cancellations. Unlimited memberships will be charged $15 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 and takes effect on October 5th.

Check In

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!

Social Distancing

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 not required for 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.

Better Together

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.

9/14/20

To our beloved students,

Thank you so much for being a part of our studio and for making both our studio and your health a priority.

With the elements amidst in our 2020 world, we are REQUIRING RESERVATIONS for all classes so we can best serve you and keep in contact with changes when needed.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

--The UPLIFT Crew

8/27/20

TᕼE ᑭᗩᐯIᒪIOᑎ Iᔕ OᑭEᑎ!

We are so excited to join you OUTSIDE in a safe, social distanced way!

In addition, we are working on live streaming of some of these classes for those who feel more comfortable practicing from home.
(We will alert you when we have all the kinks worked out!)

We will be offering the following classes over the next few days:

6:30 p.m. UINFERNO with Rodney

6 a.m. USLOWSTRETCH with Care
12 noon UINFERNO with Jeanette

8:30 a.m. UHOT 65 with Care
10 a.m. UINFERNO with Rodney

8:30 a.m. UHOT 65 with Care
10 a.m. UINFERNO with Jeanette
7 p.m. UCHILL (VIRTUAL ONLY) with Kel

Please sign up on the UPLIFT hot yoga app or uplifthotyoga.com!

Pavilion

8/13/20

Have you joined us in our UPLIFT Pavilion?

Our pavilion includes a custom-made 1200 square-foot covered space, turf flooring, outdoor sound system and social distance spacing. Additionally, you can place your mat surrounding our tent if you want to be more distanced or would like more sun. We are thrilled about this sweet space, our indoor alternative, and our ability to join as a community in a safe manner.

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. 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.

Please join us if you haven't stopped by yet, bring a friend, take care of yourself and have a little fun while you are at it. We have a few changes and additions to the protocols that we set up earlier. Our updates, protocols and procedures are listed below in their entirety.

Fresh and Squeaky Clean

We have always been dedicated to the cleanliness of our studio and the health and safety of our community.

We will continue to use our top-grade disinfectant thru the studio and on our outdoor turf. Staff continues to 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 and in our pavilion.

Before You Get Your UPLIFT 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 our form on the UPLIFT APP. This must be done before registering for your first class back since March.

Reserve Your Class

With the addition of our Pavilion we have ample space for our current members, friends and family. We have cancelled our late charge policy and we have added an introductory offer to our pricing options and a few options for returning students that don't have a current membership, class card or package. Click here to check them out.

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 now closes 5 minutes prior to class. You can sign in via your APP as you walk toward the turf.

We are no longer limiting your attendance to one class per day. You can meet us on the turf as much as you would like!

Your unlimited class packages continue to include our in-person classes and our OnDemand Library.

Check In

Our new, hands-free process lets you check yourself in from our UPLIFT APP. Please check in at least 5 minutes prior to class. All packages and transactions must take place prior to class. We are not making any in-studio transactions at this time.

Once you arrive, please form a line near the orange cones so our staff member can ensure we have you in our class roster. In many cases there may be a class taking place while this process takes place.

Social Distancing

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. We do open our studio 5 minutes prior to class to fill your water, change or use the restroom if needed.

Masks are required during check-in, but are optional during class.

Floor markers continue to indicate safe distancing in the lobby, bathrooms and yes, we have them on our outdoor turf as well.

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.

Please remove shoes before standing on our turf.

DO YOUR PART

The way our 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.

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. In our outdoor space you will find your creature comfort needs. Take care of yourself.

Be Present This is a place to heal and grow without distraction.

Be Minimal  Leave extras and valuables at home.

Be Mindful Let the noises of traffic, the train, and our busy lives drift away while we join together to take care of one another.

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 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. 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 pavilion.

Be UPLIFTED This is your time to shine.