Jonathan Sattin, founder of triyoga, shares the latest on reopening our five London centres, feedback from our online survey and details on what we’re doing for safety.
I trust that you and your loved ones are remaining well and maybe enjoying the summer weather last week. Both my dogs are well-established paddlers but JayJay, the older one, has now discovered the joys of swimming in the pond – followed by a roll in as much dirt as possible.
As of last week we were expecting a possible official green light for opening at the earliest from the 4th July. However, that was not the case – we yoga students should know by now that ‘expectations’ are not a good idea, right? The latest government position is 15th July but we are still aiming for 30th July assuming the approval is given. In the meantime, at Camden we have an urgent care clinic six days a week with physios, osteopaths and acupuncture if you need it, all compliant with our new Covid-19 processes.
Thank you again for taking the time to complete our online survey which has been really helpful. Some highlights were:
– 90% of you who responded said that stringent health and safety measures are very important to you
– 74% said social distancing was a key concern
– 50% said managing student distances was important
All of these are 100% important to us and we have used this feedback to continually refine our processes. We will soon be outlining details of what we are doing in each centre to make them safe, including how our cafes will operate. We are continuing to work with external experts on the best ways to keep you and us safe as more as more data becomes available. In the meantime please see our health and safety graphic – any feedback is appreciated.
Interestingly (well to me at least) is that 46% of you said you would want to practise both online and in centre. There will soon be three ways to practise: studio classes in person, live stream of the studio classes and our existing triyoga online classes from our teachers’ home. A sort of everyone triyoga from everywhere – the future is interesting.
One of the other things some of you mentioned was whether the studios would feel a bit less atmospheric – we will have the same teachers where we can and hopefully your fellow students who you are used to coming to class with – which should grow in numbers as regulations are eased and we all feel safer.
There’s something about the triyoga community that was so tangible in the studios and now online – and more so when we reopen after having been through this tumultuous time. And we (here I mean our centre teams, our teachers and therapists) are really looking forward to seeing you and looking after you again when we reopen.
More updates next week and in the meantime, please keep well.