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Classes Temporarily Suspended

Dear Beloved Inscape Family,

We are thinking about you all during these uncertain times, and sending lots of love and positive energy to each of you. Following the latest recommendations from the CDC, we have come to the heartbreaking decision to temporarily suspend our weekly classes. We are deeply saddened by this, but wanting to ensure your utmost well-being, we feel this is best for now. As I am sure most of you are feeling the stress and anxiety during this time, as we are all uncertain about exactly how things will unfold. Uncertainty of the future can lead to an array of feelings…stress, anxiety, and depression. Yoga practice is a beautiful way to ease tension and help us remember our true self, and remain calm in this present moment. Through our practice we can continue to stay grounded. So many of you shared over the last week how thankful you were to have Inscape as a safe place to come to and just simply breathe. Thank you!  Your wellness means so much to us. Yoga is what we love to share knowing how much it contributes to your mind, body, and spirit. In an effort to continue to offer yoga to our beloved community with tools to move, stretch, breathe, and feel our way into healthy and calmer selves, some ideas for the coming weeks:

  • Missy is available to teach individual private Yoga sessions, and would love to do so with you!
    - We are available to teach small group sessions for your family or group of friends, limited to 5 students. We will all need a break from cabin fever with so many places closed; yoga is a fun way to connect with your body and beloveds in our safe space!
    - The studio is completely sanitized at this time, and will continue to be thoroughly cleaned after any private class takes place.
  • To schedule a private class, email Missy at:
    connect@inscape.yoga
  • Our classes are currently $10.00. We also offer a 10 Class Pass for $90.00.  This pass does not expire and you can share it with your family and friends. It is a great time to get a sweet deal on Yoga, while also supporting our small, humble business during these very challenging times.
    - You can purchase any pass as a gift certificate for a beloved. If you know someone particularly affected by the current hardships, what a kind treat to share: the gift of physical and mental wellness.
  • Class passes can be purchase here: https://inscape.yoga
  • Our Mommy & Baby Yoga Class has been rescheduled to May 3, 2020, at 10:30 am.
  • We are in the process of setting up online classes with our beloved instructors.  Once this is set up, we will send an email and post to FaceBook explaining how to sign up.

We will continue to keep you updated as we flow through the coming days together.

Sending love to all,

Missy

We Care About Your Health!

 Dear Friends,


We wanted to share with you the measures we are taking at Inscape Yoga Studio to protect health, and address the novel coronavirus COVID-19:


  • We are disinfecting all floor surfaces twice daily, and all door handles and frames, and all bathroom surfaces after each class.  
    • Our studio floor surface is an “aquaseal” laminate that is highly water resistant and easy  to clean and disinfect.
  • We have installed a premium 3M MERV 12 HEPA filter in the ventilation system and will run the fan during classes to keep air moving through it. 
  • Each cubby cube has a  removable vinyl liner that will be disinfected after each class.
    • The cubes were designed to have a minimal surface area for ease of cleaning.
  • Hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and tissues are available for everyone, in addition to disinfectant soap in the rest room.  
  • All communal props have been removed from the studio for the time being.  If you need a mat, we can provide one, and will gather it to be disinfected after class.


Steps you can take to boost your immune system:

  • Practice Yoga!  Studies have shown that a regular yoga practice helps strengthen the immune system.
  • Eat Healthy!  Our gut compromises almost 70% of our immune system and roughly 80% of plasma  cells (mainly  immunoglobulin A (IgA)-bearing cells) reside there.  Immunity boosting foods and spices:
    • Yogurt – look for “live and active cultures” on the label
    • Citris fruits – get  your vitamin C!
    • Red bell peppers –  twice as much vitamin C as citrus, ounce for ounce, and also rich in  beta-carotene
    • Broccoli – cook as little as possible to retain nutrients
    • Garlic
    • Ginger
    • Spinach – raw or lightly cooked
    • Almonds
    • Green tea
    • Turmeric
    • Kiwi
    • Poultry for Vitamin B-6
    • Mushrooms – for vitamin D ( the only completely plant-based source of vitamin D)
  • Get some Sunshine and make your own Vitamin D!  8-15 minutes a day of sunshine on your skin is suggested, so take a nice walk after lunch now that it’s warming outside!  Vitamin D from sunlight is believed to circulate in the body twice as long as that derived from food or  supplements.  Vitamin D is necessary to modulate the immune system response.
  • De-stress!  Stress has a negative impact on the immune system, so anything you can do to reduce your stress levels will help.  Whether it’s yoga, taking a walk, a long warm bath, reading a good book, or calling an old friend that  you haven’t heard from in a while, anything you can do to lower your stress level will be a positive for your immune system.
  • STAY HYDRATED!  Drink plenty of water, and moderate use of alcohol.
  • GET PLENTY of GOOD  SLEEP!  If you haven’t already, cultivate good sleep habits.   Aim for 7-8 hours per night to keep your immune system at its peak!


If you do get sick:

  • Stay home – please don’t spread it.
  • You need to rest, so  exercise is out, but there is a yoga pose that can help with fever:  Sitting in Sukhasana (Easy Pose), as pictured on this page,  with the backs or sides of the hands resting on the knees, thumb and index  finger touching, and breathing through a U-shaped tongue for a minimum of  three minutes will help reduce a temperature.
     

Sending Love to ALL,

Missy Jones

Inscape Yoga

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