Under the rules around release of lockdown, facilities like yoga studios can reopen from 25 July.

However, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should, and so I will be taking a more cautious approach tailored to my studios and clients.

The current position for Yinspire is:

– I am able to provide Yoga Therapy 1 on 1 In the studio now (different rules apply).  Find out more at Yinspire Yoga Therapy

– I plan on reopening the Rowborough studio for group classes from the start of September, at which time guest teachers will be able to offer classes again. Rowborough is more or less ready to go.

– I also hope to reopen Brading from the start of September however it is a little more complex as a facility. If all goes well from that date guest teachers will be able to offer classes.

– I plan on restarting my own in person class schedule from mid September but subject to some planned holiday and possible medical leave, with a full schedule from October.

In the meantime my garden classes continue, and there are now ten spaces in each class, Monday morning and Monday evening.   Yin in the Garden

My online classes continue as well, Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning,  and I plan to continue offering an online schedule for the foreseeable future, and certainly beyond physical reopening with blended classes (a fancy word for a camera in class).  Yinspire Online

This slightly cautious approach allows more time for the Coronavirus infection rates to settle, and also recognises September is a transitional time – children and grandchildren returning to school, new aspirations for the autumn, looking forward to cooler days and the transition to winter.

When the studios reopen there will clearly be some changes.  Some of these changes will be visible like less people, more space between mats, restrictions on using studio props and new rules for reception; some less visible but as important – extra ventilation, uprated cleaning.

When the time comes, I look forward to welcoming you back.