SAFE WITH YOGALONDON

UPDATED 09/08/2021

Throughout this pandemic, the safety of our students and teachers has always been our number one priority. This remains in place throughout the continuing situation with Covid-19.

We are constantly following and monitoring the government's guidance on education and in-person training and will continue to follow best practice on all training courses.

We appreciate the changing landscape can be unsettling for our students, and so we wanted to reassure you that we have covered every scenario to ensure you are in control of your training and can keep learning safely.

Yes! We understand how important it is to be in the studio with your teachers and peers, therefore we are fully open for in-person training.

YogaLondon is a Registered UK Training Provider operating in covid-secure venues, which means that we remain open and deliver training in-person up to and including in tier 4.

We are fully open for in-person training, however any students who are unable to join an in-person class will be able to use our Live Stream option, or defer classes to a later date free of charge.

With the vaccination program in the UK being rolled out, we hope this in effect means the situation in the UK stabilises and that we can stay open for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

We are following best practices and government guidelines as they publish them. From 1st September these are the health and safety measures we will continue to use:

  • Increased access to hand sanitation within the studios and increased frequency of cleaning;
  • No sharing of personal mats, blocks, blankets, straps, and any other personal equipment;
  • Use of face masks in communal areas is encouraged, but is at the discretion of our students;
  • Access to classes via Live Stream to enable students who are shielding or self isolating to participate remotely;
  • A clear policy encouraging anyone feeling unwell to stay home and self-isolate. Our free course transfer policy will still apply during this transitional period.

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, you should stay at home to protect other students and teachers. The following options are open to you:

  • Follow the class(es) on Live Stream, if you’re feeling well enough to do so. This would ensure you don’t fall behind, and your Course Leader will be able to answer any physical questions you may have when you’re next in the classroom.
  • Rebook your class(es) for a later date, by using our deferral system. You have 1 year to rebook yourself into any missed classes, and this is currently free-of-charge.

You can utilise our Live Stream option which is in place for students who are unable to attend classes in-person. The aim of Live Stream is to enable students who are shielding, self-isolating or otherwise unable to attend in-person classes due to the pandemic to continue their studies from home. While there are some limitations on which classes can be completed in this way (see Limitations on Live Stream Access below), the aim is to minimise disruption to student’s learning and to give our students control over their learning environment.

Live Stream is available on all 200-Hours courses, all 500-Hour core modules and selected CPD's.

As we are an independent training provider within adult vocational training, we are not part of the nationwide school testing program. However, we strongly advise our students to use the Lateral Flow Tests available through their local authority before attending training weekends. This helps detect asymptomatic cases before we arrive in the classroom together. To find information on your local testing centre click here.

No you don't. At this moment in time, we are trusting our students to follow the guidelines and be responsible outside of the training weekends.

As a school we firmly believe that in-person training is best. However we also trust our student’s judgement and their ability to discern whether in-person or online learning is best for them. We rolled out Live Stream options for most of our classes to enable this, but due to the physical nature of yoga teacher training, it is not possible to complete 100% of a 200-hour training via Live Stream classes. Specific classes have been designated in-person only and will not be available for Live Stream. Students will instead be able to rebook these classes for a later date, free of charge.

From the 19th of August onwards if you are not double vaccinated and have been defined as a 'close contact' of a positive Covid-19 case, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days, as per the government guidance.

If this coincides with your YTT training, you can use the live stream feature for your classes and re-book any physical classes for a later date via the deferral system.

You also will have access to free PCR testing via the NHS, which we encourage you to take to help you get back to training swiftly. For more information about booking a test, please head to: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Masks are no longer compulsory, but we still encourage students to wear their masks when off their mat or when in common areas.

We've increased access to hand sanitation throughout the studio, through antibacterial gel stations. Please wash or disinfect your hands regularly.

We're restricting the use of communal equipment, and discourage students from sharing their own. BYO yoga equipment until further notice.

We will operate a flexible rebooking policy for the time being. If you're feeling unwell, even with mild symptoms. please protect others and stay at home by using our Live Stream feature.

We’ve got you covered!

We’re confident in our approach to delivering training programs in-person for 2021 & 2022. But if you have any further questions or concerns, please get in touch with our team. We’d love to hear from you.