Let’s stay healthy FLY family!
At this time, we are still waiting for the green light from Governor Brown to reopen. As soon as that day comes, we will be ready for you with your health and safety as our top priority. We truly care about our community and cannot wait to be able to practice together in the same room again. (Especially those hot classes!) Please practice with us on Zoom! Seeing you all in class virtually is everything to us right now ❤️ Stay healthy friends!
Well, change of plans…
Again. But we’re used to it by now right?! Under the Multnomah County guidelines issued by Governor Brown today, we will be closed from 11/18/20 until at least 12/16/20. While we are a bit surprised by this news, we understand the need to press pause and do our part to protect our community. If shutting down our in-person classes for awhile will help lighten the load on our healthcare heroes and give our city some time to slow the spread of COVID, then that is what we’ll do!
☀️ On the bring side, with nearly eight months of practice, we have this whole livestream thing dialed in! We have built a solid community of online yogis and while we can’t be together in person for a few weeks, we cannot wait to see your shining smiles on Zoom.
Remember, those of you with Monthly Unlimited Autopay and Yearly Unlimited memberships have access our huge library of recorded content. Your membership will also grant you access to unlimited streaming classes daily.
📢 NEW to Firelight Yoga?! Get in on our two weeks for $25 unlimited streaming special. This offer is for new students who are looking to give FLY a try.
👉 Class card holder? Yep – you guessed it! Those are good for streaming classes as well.
♥️ We also have multiple sliding scale streaming options – one every day to be exact.
Thank you to everyone that has continued to be a part of our community and practice with us. You all give us the strength to carry on and we will continue to be here for you to do the same. We know that this is a difficult time for small businesses everywhere, as well as individuals and we will continue to lift each other up so that we all come out stronger than ever on the other side of this.
Your Firelight Yoga Family
Firelight Yoga is officially reopening our doors on Friday, September 25th! We are so excited to invite you into our studio space again with a few changes to help keep you all safe. Our reopening schedule is small but mighty, and is live. (Classes can be booked up to 7 days in advance.)
We know some of you are not feeling comfortable coming back into the studio yet and we totally get it. Do not worry! We have decided to also keep our live stream class schedule active and robust through 2020, (and most likely well into 2021.)
Ready for class? Please make sure to read our reopening details carefully. The studio will operate a little bit differently than you might be used to. THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OF YOU, AS WELL AS OUR STAFF. We have made a video for you to watch that will lay out how our reopening procedures will look.
Sign up in advance: At least 30 minutes before class time. Our classes have a very limited capacity in order to maintain safe social distance. Please be aware of our cancellation policy as well. (Found on our website “studio terms” page.)
Be on time: Please plan to arrive to the studio at least 10 min. before class start time. Give yourself plenty of time to navigate traffic and parking. If you are running a few minutes behind, please call the studio. No one will be allowed to enter once the teacher has started class. We love you all, but due to our elevated COVID procedures, we will sadly have to turn you away if you show up to class even one minute late.
Arrive prepared: Bring your own gear, including water, and bring only what you need. We are not offering mat and towel rentals until further notice. (Mats and water are available for purchase if you forget yours. Our filtered water station is closed at this time.) Please note that showers are currently unavailable. Please come dressed and ready as much as possible. Our all-user single-stall bathroom will be available for use before and after class, however all personal items must be stowed in the cubbies in the lobby.
Wear a mask: Masks must be worn the entire time you are inside the studio, including during practice. This is required by the state of Oregon until further notice.
Maintain distance from others: No explanation necessary, right? Please respect everyone’s space, including your own.
Health Check: Upon arrival, you will be asked if you have had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and your temperature will be checked using a touchless thermometer. You will also be asked to sanitize your hands with our touchless station at the front door. This will be as much of a touchless experience as possible from the time you enter, to the time you leave.
Support your teacher: Please resist the urge to hug and high-five. In order to maintain distance with everyone, we are discouraging chit-chat before and after class. Teachers will not be giving hands-on adjustments and everyone is asked to stay on their mats throughout class.
Stay in the room: This will help to maintain physical distancing. Please be prepared for class and plan to stay for the duration until the teacher opens the doors after final savasana.
Air Flow: While most of the classes are heated, they may not feel quite as hot as they used to be. This is because we will have the fresh air exhaust running the whole time to keep air flow constant, which also decreases humidity. We are using Merv-13 rated fan/furnace filters, which is recommended by the CDC. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html – Scroll down to “Maintain a healthy work environment“.) Enjoy your practice!
Exiting: Please exit in order, starting from closest to the door, in order to maintain distance from others.
Showers: Please plan ahead, as showers are not available at this time.
Sanitization: All high-touch surfaces are disinfected before, during and after every class. We are using products approved by the CDC and following all of their guidelines. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html) The floors in the lobby are mopped during and after every class. The floors in the Fire Room are mopped and disinfected after every class. (We have a special disinfectant and mop just for the yoga room.)
Respect studio policies and each other: Remember, we are all in this together and these guidelines are in place to keep everyone healthy.
LIVE STREAM CLASSES are NOT going anywhere!
We’ll be managing our in-studio schedule, live stream scheduleand filming schedule for FLY TV all at the same time. Our intention is to keep everyone practicing with us regardless of your comfort level, schedule or budget!
THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR FLY COMMUNITY!
It’s happening! WE ARE REOPENING SOON! Make sure you are signed up for our e-newsletter and watch your inbox! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook too for updates.
Currently, our classes are still all online with a few outdoor options. If you have not done so yet, please take a few minutes to give us your thoughts on studio reopening HERE.
We know many of you are anxiously awaiting word on Firelight Yoga’s reopening. We are working hard to ensure policies and procedures are in place so that you, as well as our staff, feel safe and confident being back at the studio. We are watching updates from health officials as COVID cases continue to spike, which is worrisome for us all. While we are excited at the thought of reopening, we are also not willing to put anyone’s health at risk by doing so too soon. So with that being said, please take a moment to fully review the following announcements.
Beginning Wednesday, July 8 you will receive the link for live stream classes a little differently than you have been. We are partnering with FitGrid and Zoom to live-stream your favorite classes.
How it works:
- Sign into your MINDBODY account and ensure that your email address is correct, and that you’ve opted in to receive emails from us by checking the box next to email for “Reminders and schedule changes”.
- Set your email account so that messages from “email@example.com” always arrive in your inbox, and are never marked as spam. Here’s a guide for how to do this in for several popular email domains.
- Once you sign up for a live stream class, you’ll receive a confirmation email from FitGrid soon after.
- 1 hour before the class’ scheduled start time, you’ll receive another email from FitGrid with a unique link to access the live stream. If you sign up for class less than an hour before class start time, you will receive the link right away. Not seeing the email? Search your spam and promotions folders. Look for subject lines containing the phrase “live-stream link”.
- As always, make sure you are in a place with a good internet connection–otherwise, the stream may skip!
- Click your unique link a few minutes before class is scheduled to start.
- If you have the Zoom application on your device already, you’ll join immediately.
- If you do not have the Zoom application on your device, you’ll be prompted to download it.
The feedback and support we’ve received from our community on our “pay-what-you-can” model for live-stream classes has been very positive. However, as we enter month 4 of live-streaming, it is necessary that we begin charging for most of these classes beginning Wednesday, July 8.
We know many in our community are struggling as much as ever right now, so we have decided to maintain one class per day as “Free if you need/Donate if you can”:
- Monday 12 pm Gentle Flow with Heather Anetsberger
- Tuesday 12 pm Power Sculpt with Katie Dipasquale
- Wednesday 3 pm Beats & Flow with Haley Miller
- Thursday 7:30 pm Hatha with Haley Horsfall
- Friday 12 pm Restorative + Yoga Nidra with Rachel Walsh
- Saturday 6 pm Deep Stretch with Chelsea Grubbs
- Sunday 1 pm FLY60 with Wendy Lafady
We sincerely apologize for any disappointment or hardship this change may cause. We are in the process of reviewing client accounts to make sure time has been added on to class card expirations as appropriate due to our studio closure since March 17. If you think we may have missed you, please contact us and we will make any necessary adjustments to your account.
You will be able to sign up for any of our classes not listed above by using one of the following:
- $14 Live-stream Drop-in
- Class card (from classes already on your account pre-COVID, or newly purchased class cards
- Unlimited package (Contact us if you would like to reactivate your membership!)
If you can’t make it for a live stream class that you are signed up for, you must cancel your reservation at least 1 hour before class time otherwise the purchased drop-in or class card will be marked as used/attended.
Last but not least, we’re excited to introduce our new Yoga-On-Demand site!
We have been working hard to create high-quality content for you to access whenever your mat calls! New videos are added weekly to keep your options ample and your practice fresh!
Thank you again for being a part of our FLY CommUNITY! We are here because of YOU and will continue to be here FOR YOU 🧡 This is Happy Yoga when we all need it the most.
We are live-streaming 5 classes a day – every day.
These classes are free to sign-up, but you can go to bit.ly/firelight-donation to pay what you can afford to support Firelight Yoga and our employees. Thank you!!
A special thank you to our members who have been able to keep their unlimited autopay packages active. We could not continue to support our community and our employees in these ways without the generosity and kindness from you and from everyone that has been able to donate for these classes.
We will keep you all updated on information regarding our re-opening and other exciting things coming up! But for now: Stay home, stay healthy and yoga every day!
We are live-streaming classes!!
Check the schedule often. We are working hard to get more classes on the schedule, more in advance. This has been a learning curve for all of us and we really want to thank our members for their continued support, as we know this is a difficult time for everyone.
These classes are free, but if you’d like to make an in-kind donation, you can click here. Thank you!
Stay healthy. Stay positive. We’re all in this together friends.
Jessica and Holly