COVID-19 | TEMPORARY STUDIO CLOSURE
We have done our best to help support the community in reducing contamination of COVID-19 by implementing increased hygiene practices in the studio over the past weeks.
We firmly believe that the advice for people to socially distance themselves is relevant not only for our personal wellbeing but more importantly for those in the community who are more vulnerable. With this in mind, and after a whole lot of soul searching, we have come to the very difficult decision to temporarily close the studio effective as of end of day this Sunday, 22nd March 2020.
Our hearts are heavy, but hopeful that the Hark Yoga doors will re-open again very soon! As heartbreaking as it is for us as a still very new and small business, this decision aligns with our personal and professional values to promote health and wellbeing within the community.
During this period of closure, we will continue to work not only in the business but on the business so we can bring you even more offerings to nourish your body, mind and spirit 💙
We are already busily working on preparing our new online offering, which we hope to have available in the next week or so, so you can continue to practice with your Hark Yoga teachers from the comfort of your own home via Livestream.
Livestreamed classes will allow you to keep up your regular yoga practice and stay connected with other Hark Yoga community members throughout this period. Other benefits of our online yoga include:
✨ More flexibility as to when you practice - all classes will be available for a period after they finish so you can practice later if you miss the scheduled time.
✨ More offerings - as well as all our usual classes you know and love (flow, yin, meditation, pranayama, yoga nidra), we're also planning to add some new classes so you can dive deeper into philosophy, pranayama and meditation.
✨ More time to practice - working from home + no commuting = more time for yoga!
✨ More locations - take your practice outside when the weather is nice, as long as you have a phone/laptop and internet you're good to go!
✨ More input - we're all working/living in a 'new world' now so tell us what classes/times you might want to see.
✨ You can wear your favourite leggings even if they have a hole in the butt 😉
Don't be daunted by the technology, our aim is to make this process as simple and seamless as possible and we're here to help! We will happily organise a 1:1 practice session with you so you're fully comfortable with the format before we go live, just reply to this email to let us know you're interested and we'll set up a time 🙂
To get prepared, start setting up your own home yoga space with a yoga mat (you can order from us HERE), bolster (pillows/cushions work just as well) and a block (this block & strap from Kmart is just $5.50 and will do the job just fine
What this means for you:
✨ All Flexi & Foundation Membership direct debits will be temporarily suspended from Monday 23rd March 2020 and we will personally be in touch on Monday to confirm this with you.
✨ All passes (including Intro, 10 class, 20 class, 4 week unlimited, 6 month unlimited and 12 month unlimited passes) will be put on hold from Monday 23rd March 2020, and the hold period will be added to the end date of your pass.
The good news is, you will be able to use your passes and memberships towards our online classes! 👏
Please believe us when we say, this is not an email we'd ever thought we'd have to write. We encourage you to take this week we are closed as an opportunity to connect with yourself and loved ones and process the changes that are happening so rapidly around us and hope you will join us for our online offerings just as soon as they are up and running.
YOGA | MEDITATION | COMMUNITY
As we embrace digital - hit us up with ideas of what you'd like to see! Please also feel free to reach out to us via email with any other queries. We will be updating you shortly on how you can access our new livestream classes so keep an eye on your email and social media channels (follow: Facebook harkyoga | Instagram @harkyoga).
We are so grateful to all of you for being part of this community and the support you have shown us since the studio opened - we truly hope to be offering you yoga and meditation classes for a long time to come!
With love & compassion
Mel & Leanne