Covid19 Updates
Keeping Yoga Tree Healthy for You

Keeping Yoga Tree Healthy for You

In light of the growing public-health concern about coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share what we know about this illness so far, and what Yoga Tree has been doing to prioritize your health and wellness. Precaution and safety are at the heart of everything we do at Yoga Tree. As we follow the latest developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we want to take a minute to share the steps we have taken to ensure our students, teachers and front desks’ health and safety.

Please refer to this page for the most up to date studio information. We will be monitoring national news and WHO on a daily basis and will be adjusting our plans and timeline accordingly.

Membership Hold Policy

With the ongoing health concerns over CoVID-19, Yoga Tree will be providing complimentary holds for all of our members. For our monthly members, this hold will not count towards your 60-day allowance for the year. Upon request, we will be placing your membership on hold for 1 month to start. We’re more than happy to provide extensions towards the holds if required after the initial month.

We can happily help you place  your monthly membership on hold if you currently do not wish to practice.
Richmond Spadina Location email: richmondspadina@yogatree.ca
Bay Dundas Location email: baydindas@yogatree.ca
Yonge Eglinton Location email: yongeeglinton@yogatree.ca
Richmond Hill Location email: richmondhill@yogatree.ca
Vaughan Location email: vaughan@yogatree.ca

Please email yoga@yogatree.ca for more information.

What Yoga Tree Is Doing

At Yoga Tree, we are monitoring the evolving situation and following the guidelines of the CDC in all of our studios and work spaces to keep our members and team members safe, and our spaces clean.

This includes: 

– Medical-Grade filter air purifiers have been added in each studio room to eliminate microscopic pollutants and bacteria. A combination of Sharp and IQ Air purifiers have been installed in each studio room.

About our Air Purifiers  

Sharp Purifiers 

Sharp purifiers produces Plasmacluster® ions which disperse throughout the room, actively attacking germs, bacteria, viruses, mould and fungus, reaching more than conventional filter-based systems.

IQ Air Purifiers

IQ Air Purifiers uses proven Medical-Grade Air Filtration: 100x more effective than HEPA air purifiers. IQAir’s exclusive HyperHEPA filters stop ultrafine particles (down to 0.003 microns), stops the smallest particles that exist: 10x smaller than a virus.

-Increasing our cleaning protocols using products such as Benefect Botanical Spray, which has been found to be effective against viruses and kills over 99.9% of all germs.

– Adding more Purell stands throughout our studios for your use. Your partnership in this effort is welcome, and you’re encouraged to use the anti-bacterial mat spray that are provided to wipe down yoga mats and props before and after you use them.

– Asking members to please refrain from visiting the studio if they’re not feeling well, as is always the case when it comes to illness, for their own good and the good of others.

– Having plans in place should the need arise in any of our communities. We are meeting regularly to refine and update those plans as new information becomes available, and to continue learning as much as we can in order to make informed decisions.

While there is still more to learn about coronavirus, our intent in sharing this is to provide current and accurate information about the situation, and to offer pragmatic steps we all can take to keep our ourselves, our family and friends, and our communities healthy and safe, while minimizing panic.

We all have a responsibility to do our part to limit the spread of this virus and other illnesses, especially to those at a higher risk due to age, compromised immunity, or pre-existing conditions. Additionally, by doing as much as we can to stay healthy ourselves, we support the healthcare providers who will be caring for those in greater need when it becomes necessary.

Your health and happiness are paramount to us at Yoga Tree, and we are committed to monitoring the situation, communicating openly with you, and doing anything we can to help with this situation and anything else that comes our way.

 

What We All Can Do
Stay informed. It’s important to process the considerable information we’re all receiving in a balanced and thoughtful way. With that in mind, worrying or panicking in response to the overwhelming amount of information can create stress in the body, which is known to compromise immunity. More information can be found on WHO World Health Organization website.

Boost your immune system. Now more than ever, it’s essential to prioritize our health and well-being, and do all you can to boost your immune system so you’re as healthy as possible, in the event you encounter this virus. Research shows that sustaining healthy habits supports immunity and can help prepare our bodies to better fight and recover from illnesses, including coronavirus.

These include:

– Stick to a nutrient-dense, toxin-free diet, including known immune-supportive foods like garlic and ginger. Avoid foods that tend to weaken the immune system, such as sugar, refined grains, industrial vegetable oils, and processed and refined foods, as much as you can.

– Get plenty of sleep, ideally seven to eight hours a night. This is your body’s time to perform preventive maintenance, which bolsters the immune system. Research shows that repeatedly short-changing sleep by even an hour or two can negatively affect immunity.

– Get plenty of sunshine and supplemental vitamin D + K2. High levels of vitamin D have long been linked to lower rates of illness.

– Consider taking additional vitamins, micronutrients, and supplements to support immunity, such as a high-quality multivitamin, magnesium, omega-3 fish oils, vitamin C, elderberry, and digestive enzymes. Probiotics and powdered greens have also been shown to support immune and gut health.

– Get at least 20 minutes of low- to moderate-intensity exercise a day to prime the immune system. This movement results in the production of more white blood cells, which combat bacteria and viruses, and promotes improved circulation.

Practice good hygiene 

These habits include:

– Wash your hands frequently, and for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water to protect yourself and others from germs.

– Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

– Keep your hands away from your face, because germs routinely spread when a person touches something contaminated with germs, and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

– If you begin to develop cold- and flu-like symptoms or become ill, take care of yourself and minimize the spread to others by staying home. If you think you may have symptoms of coronavirus, call your healthcare provider immediately.