Studio News: Delight Yoga Reopens on July 1st!
by Delight Yoga
The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here - after three long months, we are reopening our doors on July 1st! We cannot wait to welcome you back to our safe, fresh and beautiful spaces.
A slower pace of life
Our way of life has dramatically changed in a short amount of time. The Corona crisis has given us the opportunity to pause, to evaluate how we live our lives and how we treat ourselves and our planet. In these challenging times, it is even more important to make sure to take care of yourself. Scientific research has shown that yoga and meditation are incredibly beneficial to our mental and physical health. These practices calm the spirit, reduces stress, and helps practitioners connect to themselves. Throughout the Corona crisis, Delight Yoga has provided this invaluable support through online and outdoor yoga classes - and as of July 1st, students will again be able to practice in their studios in Amsterdam and Den Haag.
A New Schedule & Fresh Studios
As of July 1st Delight Yoga Prinseneiland, Nieuwe Achtergracht, De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam and Delight Yoga Scheveningseweg Den Haag are back open for regular classes.* Our schedule will now feature studio classes (125 in Amsterdam and 50 in Den Haag), as well as outdoor classes at unique locations around these cities; including Amsterdam’s Hermitage Museum, Westervilla, Hotel Wittenberg, and the beach in Den Haag. We will also continue to offer online classes and workshops for our global network of students.
We took the time away to repaint and remodel, so you’ll walk back into fresh and beautiful spaces to practice. We have also been carefully preparing our studios in accordance with the latest health guidelines and precautions advised by the RIVM, to make sure that we host the safest and cleanest yoga classes possible.
*Note that Delight Yoga Weteringschans will not be available for regular classes anymore. The location will mainly be used for workshops and trainings.
Guidelines & Measures
To keep our spaces and community safe, we kindly ask you all to follow these guidelines:
Stay home if you have any of the following symptoms:
Cold symptoms, coughing, shortness of breath, elevated temperature or fever, or the sudden loss of taste and smell. If you live with someone who shows these symptoms, or who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid19 within the past 21 days, please stay home as well.
Book your class beforehand
Reserve your classes beforehand via www.delightyoga.com as there will be no walk-in spots available. You will be able to cancel your booking up to two hours before the class begins.
Change and shower at home
The changing rooms have a limit on their capacity and are gender-neutral. Please note that they are only available to store belongings, as we ask you to change and shower at home.
Bring your own mat and props
Bring your own mat, towels, and props. In case you would like to use our props, bring a pillowcase or towel to protect the surface (this does not apply to eye pillows and straps). Yoga mats are also available for purchase in the Delight Shop.
Arrive 10 minutes before the class starts at the earliest, and please leave right after your class ends so we can avoid having too many people in the studio (you can take tea to go).
Use the hand sanitiser available & wash your hands
Make sure to use the hand sanitiser when you walk in and please wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds after you’ve used the bathroom.
Keep 1.5-meter distance
While at Delight, keep a safe and respectful distance from other students, teachers, and hosts. This starts when you walk in the door to check in. When you enter the studio, follow the marks on the floor, and use the designated spots in the shala to place your mat.
We will be practising the following measures to make sure your practice is as safe and peaceful as possible:
Changes to check-in
We will not use coins to check in, instead, you will check-in with our hosts at the door when you arrive at the studio.
Our teachers will guide you with care and awareness
During your practice, your teacher will stay on their mat instead of walking around the room, in order to maintain the 1.5-meter distance. There will also be no physical adjustments.
Cleaning in between classes
We will make sure to clean the shalas thoroughly in between classes in order to create clean spaces where you can truly relax.
Hand sanitizer will be available
We will provide hand sanitizer around our studios for you to use.
We’re in this together. Be kind, spread love & stay connected
We’re happy to see you all again in the studios, however, we will miss the hugs and connecting over a cup of tea. Let’s focus on the little things we can do that keep us connected.
Special Reopening Offer
To celebrate our reopening we have a really special offer for you: Start your Delight Membership on 1 July with a 25% discount on your first 3 months Delight Membership. This offer is valid until the 1st of July.
✓ Starting on 1 July
✓ Unlimited access to our yoga, meditation and healing classes (except for Mysore Program classes)
✓ In our beautiful studios, outdoor and online shalas
✓ With your favourite Delight Yoga teachers
✓ Free access to The House of Yoga
✓ 30% discount on all Delight Online workshops
✓ 10% discount on selected Delight Yoga workshops
✓ 10% discount in the Delight Shop
✓ Cancel anytime (monthly renewal)
✓ €60,- per month (after 3 months €80,-)
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