We Alter. We Adapt. We Persevere.
May 15, 2020
WE ARE REOPENING FRIDAY MAY 15th!!! While we can’t wait to get back into the studio to see our wonderful community, things are going to look a little different. We are asking everyone to help us in keeping this space safe for everyone who comes in. We have put a lot of thought, research, love, intention, and energy on how we can re-open in a safe and responsible way. Please note that at this time, only the boutique will be open to the public. All yoga and meditation offerings will remain online for the time being.
Moving forward, we will be following the guidelines for retail spaces set out by the Government of Alberta to reduce the risks around COVID-19. Some of these precautions will include the following:
we are asking all clients to wash/sanitize their hands upon entering the boutique
we are asking clients to avoid unnecessary handling of retail products (you touch it you buy it)
masks are strongly recommended
if any clients are displaying signs of being sick they will not be allowed to enter the boutique
we will not be offering tea & cookie service
when entering and leaving the studio we request that only one person use the stairs at the time
we are asking that clients stay 2 m apart while shopping or while standing in line and there will be markers on -the floor to help with this
we are encouraging the use of the tap function on our point of sale system, which will be wiped down between clients
although you will notice that our staff is behind a new physical barrier, we would still like to know your name, how your day is going, and will be available to answer all your questions
please give our staff space when you come to the front desk and do not go around the barrier
you will also notice our staff diligently cleaning high traffic areas so please be patient should you arrive and this is happening
we will not be accepting any returns or exchanges at this time
If any clients are feeling unwell, have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days we would ask that you please do your shopping on our online platform at www.yogamcc.com/shop.
We would love to see you should you feel comfortable to come to the boutique at this time but we are also committed to offering you options to continue shopping at a distance on our online store. We will also continue to offer curb-side pickup for online purchases at this time.
Our boutique hours are:
Tuesday 9 am to 2 pm
Wednesday 12 pm to 5 pm
Friday 12 pm to 5 pm
In loving breath,
Daemond & Veronica
March 14, 2020
Today we woke up to a new reality, a reality that will test the essence of who we are as people and as community. We write to you today as members of this community with a deep desire to do what we can to support our community.
We have decided to shift our class offerings entirely online starting on Monday.
Gratefully there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in the YogaMCC community; yet it is becoming increasingly clear that all of us will be affected directly or indirectly. We are doing what we believe is the responsible thing to do as owners of a business where many people gather. Amidst rapidly changing conditions, we can play an active role in slowing down the spread of COVID-19 by proactively gathering online instead of in person. We believe we must be proactive instead of reactive.
With a deep dedication to providing access to our classes, we are making this shift swiftly to come together online to maintain social distancing as well as connection during these times.
What this means for you, our beloved community:
THE SPACE STILL HOLDS YOU
Although there will be no in-person classes at YogaMCC for now, our teachers and staff will be working hard to continue to support you the best way they can. We look forward to having you back on site.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE DROP-IN CLASSES?
These classes will all be streamed online for free as we believe at this time making classes as accessible as possible is the best way of supporting our community at this time. If you are enjoying the online content we are able to provide and you are in a position to pay, we will be accepting it with gratitude. Ways you can pay for the online content is by keeping your memberships active and using passes though our MindBody platform. You can also make a donation by e-transfer to email@example.com. This is uncharted territory and can be scary for self-employed people, like our beloved teachers, and small business owners who don’t get E.I. and often can’t rely on government assistance. Please know that all of our devoted staff and teachers will continue to be supported financially and vocationally by YogaMCC to the best of our ability during this time so that we can continue to support you. We understand that many of you are in positions where you may no longer be able to pay for classes and our priority at this time is supporting the community. For those who are signed up for registered classes and larger programs, you will be contacted by email regarding steps forward.
WHERE DO I FIND THE MOST UP TO DATE SCHEDULE AND REGISTER FOR CLASSES?
Our Website Here: https://www.yogamcc.com/schedule
Our free Android App Here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
Our free Apple App Here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/yoga-mcc/id1296958724?ls=1
The Mindbody App will also have our up to date schedule.
CAN I COME GET MY MAT OR PURCHASE PROPS TO USE AT HOME?
Yes you can come to pick up your yoga mat. We are also offering 10% off all our yoga and meditation supplies for a limited time to ensure you have what you need for a home practice. Our doors will remain open this week during our regular hours to facilitate this transition. If you are already in isolation contact us and we will deliver what you need to you. If you are able to help us to make deliveries to those in isolation, let us know.
WHAT ONLINE PLATFORM WILL YOU BE USING?
We are planning to use Zoom, which allows us to easily stream our classes. The link will be posted clearly on our website and with the class descriptions themselves.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT FROM US?
We are blessed with an amazing community and together we are much greater than apart. You can expect us to do what we can to connect the community so that we can support each other through this time. If you need help e-mail or phone us and we will do what we can to assist you. Our staff will still be answering the phones and e-mails. If you are a member of our community with resources to support those in need, let us know and we will work to help make the connections needed to get through this together. It’s time for us to rise up as brothers and sisters. Although this virus is forcing us to isolate we are going to meet that isolation by reaching out in a responsible way to maintain connection to you.
We are grateful for your patience as we adapt our systems to serve the needs of our community. We will be making more decisions about our programs as more information becomes available.
If you have questions, please do contact us, and know that we are doing our best to respond to all requests:
· E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
· Phone 403-251-9642
We are so grateful for you, our community.
In Loving Breath,
Daemond Mano & Veronica