PROTOCOLS UPDATE - 7/29/21
Happy August, Beloved Community!
For the few last weeks, we have been in almost-daily discussions with public health professionals about our operations and the current state of the COVID virus. We are in another period of change and, as practitioners on the path of yoga, we intend to meet this change as consciously as we can. Being in this transitional time with you, our community, has been our saving grace. Thank you.
Because of the latest increase in reported cases and community transmission of COVID-19 driven by the Delta variant, and in accordance with Atlanta's new mask mandate, we are now:
- Asking everyone to wear a mask at all times inside Kashi Atlanta.
- Asking non-vaccinated people to participate in classes and workshops virtually.
- Asking those who are fully vaccinated to email us a photo of their vaccination card in order to access registration for indoor classes.
According to public health professionals, fully vaccinated people can gather safely indoors with masks, but non-vaccinated people are at risk (primarily to each other). These changes bring Kashi Atlanta protocols into alignment with new CDC recommendations and City of Atlanta mandates while offering us the opportunity to practice the yoga of ahimsa (non-harm) and seva (community care).
Please email a photo of your Covid vaccination card to firstname.lastname@example.org and use “Vaccination Card” in the subject line. If you have any issues, please call Bhava Devi at 678.984.2631 or Bhava Jaya at 310.714.3282 and they will assist you. Please arrive for your class 10 minutes early to ensure that your teacher can check you in and start class in a smooth and timely manner; teachers will lock the door at class time.
Our new HVAC system will allow us to keep temperatures in the room comfortable and our skilled teachers will share practices for breathing with depth and consciousness while masked to ensure that you continue to have a supportive class experience at Kashi Atlanta.
If you are not vaccinated or feel uncomfortable attending class with your mask on, please practice with us virtually during this time. We continue to offer our classes and workshops virtually as a way of serving everyone in our community. We also continue to offer 2 outdoor, in-person class options per week!
You can find our current in-person offerings on our class schedule, noted specifically as "in-person," along with all virtual and outdoor options. Additionally, you can read all the details of our current health and safety protocols here! If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please call Swami Jaya Das at 404.229.6945.
We're feeling the importance of staying connected through practice during this period of continued transformation, and we look forward to seeing you all on the mat soon! In addition to our weekly class offerings, we have a rich schedule of August workshops coming up that you can learn more about below.
Stay healthy, stay safe and keep practicing.
Your Kashi Atlanta Staff