TO BE ABLE TO GET THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 STUDIO INFORMATION AND IMPORTANT NOTICES PLEASE:
– MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONTACT INFORMATION IS CURRENT  (private phone number and private e-mail address rather then working phone/e-mail)
– USE HOT YOGA MALMÖ’s OWN BOOKING APP WHERE YOU CAN RECEIVE URGENT PUSH NOTIFICATIONS (INSTEAD OF MINDBODYONLINE’s)
– OPT-IN FOR RECEIVING EMAILS (IN YOUR PROFILE)
January 13th
I have spoken Länsstyrelsen and Folkhälsomyndigheten today, and they will  shortly clarify which rule yogastudios should follow:
– maximum 8 people per class
or
–10 m2 per visitor
Until this clarification is made, Hot Yoga Malmö will follow the 10 m2 per person regulation. Thus, we are keeping the 11 students and 1 teacher class size (Hot Yoga Malmö’s yoga room is 125 m2). The decision might get communicated this Friday.
Hot Yoga Malmö is grateful for your ongoing support and faith by either putting your studio practice on hold or taking the special 195 kr classes that are being offered.
Until the 25th of January:
– All autopays are automatically suspended for 14 days
– All unlimited period cardholders and autopays will get a complimentary 2 weeks add-on
– Passes with 5,10, 20, 30, 50 classes will get 2 weeks added if needed by the time of expiration
– Classes after the 25th of January are temporarily hidden from the schedule
After the 25th of January:
The studio’s intention is to be able to activate all regular cards on the 25th of January. In case we need to continue with small classes after the 25th of January, we will offer more live stream classes. These will be included in your regular class cards as the studio spots won’t be enough.
Thanks to our pro-active approach, the studio is managing well and you don’t need to worry about your purchased memberships.
For more detailed information, please read previous post(s).
Warm regards,
Mine Taylan
Studio Owner

January 9th
Urgent message to all yogis & yoginis!

Due to the authorities’ latest special Covid-19 restrictions, HYM has created below temporary ”staying open solution” for the period starting on the 10th of January 2021.

The authorities prescribe restrictions but encourage facilities like ours to remain open. Thus, Hot Yoga Malmö will continue to offer heated studio classes. From the 10th of January, each visitor and staff member alone needs to be able to dispose at least 10 m2 of the available space in any area of the studio. Rooms smaller than 10m2 can hold maximum one person at a time.

– No studio classes will be offered Sunday 10/1 so we can prepare the studio with signs and maximum person/area guidelines.
– Seating benches or chairs cannot be used after the 10th of January.
– Between 11th-24th of January HYM will offer 60 minutes classes. Max. 11 students/class & teacher. 195 kr/class. You need to pay to book & waitlist. 24 hrs cancellation policy (except in case of symptoms). Late cancellations are fully charged (195kr) unless drop-in takes spot.
– All current classes between 11th and 24th will be mass cancelled.
– Bookings after the 25th of January will remain unless additional notice is given.
– Additional Live stream classes will be offered. 75 kr per class.

 

* All members with current unlimited class-cards will get a complimentary 2 weeks unlimited class-card
* All members with limited class-cards (5,10,20,30 or 50) will get a 2 week extension if needed at the time of card expiration.
* All Autopays are mass-supended as of 10th of January (no charges will be done and days will be added to cards upon mass-activation). This is done automatically and you don’t need to do anything to suspend or unsuspend your card.

 

Thank you for your faith and support, and the pro-active approach you take to your own and the studio’s health and well-being.

Namaste,
Mine Taylan
Studio Director

January 9th
Urgent message to all yogis & yoginis!

Due to the authorities’ latest special Covid-19 restrictions, HYM has created below temporary ”staying open solution” for the period starting on the 10th of January 2021.

The authorities prescribe restrictions but encourage facilities like ours to remain open. Thus, Hot Yoga Malmö will continue to offer heated studio classes. From the 10th of January, each visitor and staff member alone needs to be able to dispose at least 10 m2 of the available space in any area of the studio. Rooms smaller than 10m2 can hold maximum one person at a time.

– No studio classes will be offered Sunday 10/1 so we can prepare the studio with signs and maximum person/area guidelines.
– Seating benches or chairs cannot be used after the 10th of January.
– Between 11th-24th of January HYM will offer 60 minutes classes. Max. 11 students/class & teacher. 195 kr/class. You need to pay to book & waitlist. 24 hrs cancellation policy (except in case of symptoms). Late cancellations are fully charged (195kr) unless drop-in takes spot.
– All current classes between 11th and 24th will be mass cancelled.
– Bookings after the 25th of January will remain unless additional notice is given.
– Additional Live stream classes will be offered. 75 kr per class.

 

* All members with current unlimited class-cards will get a complimentary 2 weeks unlimited class-card
* All members with limited class-cards (5,10,20,30 or 50) will get a 2 week extension if needed at the time of card expiration.
* All Autopays are mass-supended as of 10th of January (no charges will be done and days will be added to cards upon mass-activation). This is done automatically and you don’t need to do anything to suspend or unsuspend your card.

 

Thank you for your faith and support, and the pro-active approach you take to your own and the studio’s health and well-being.

Namaste,
Mine Taylan
Studio Director

December 2020 and onwards
Dear yogis and yoginis!
A new, more stringent, national advisory has been sent out. In order for us to be able to continue to offer classes in the studio safely and with a clear conscience at the same time as more people fall ill and more hospital staff is needed, everyone is asked to help to minimize the risk of infection from Covid-19 and the winter colds and flu. 
 
After reading through both national regulations, the public health authority, the Swedish Sports Confederation, 1177 and Smittskydd Skåne (rules of conduct for household contacts), Hot Yoga Malmö has again updated its Covid-19 policy. We ask you to take care of your overall health (mentally, physically, and emotionally) and that you remain extremely careful not to stay in the studio at the slightest sign of symptoms.
 
Please read through:
– If symptoms pass within a maximum of 24 hours, we ask that you stay at home for 48 hours without symptoms = You are welcome to take class after 3 days
– If symptoms persist longer than 24 hours, we ask that you stay at home for at least 7 days, of which 48 hours without symptoms = You are welcome to take class after 7 days
– If you share a household with someone who has tested positive for covid-19, we ask that you stay at home for at least 7 days and not participate in leisure activities for 14 days = You are welcome to take class after 14 days
– Keep a better distance and reduce time in the reception, lobby and basement
– Be more careful with using hand disinfection before and after class
– Change / shower at home on a larger scale
– Hot Yoga Malmö has decided to decrease the number af students per class to 27 (4,5 sqm/person). 
 
 
1177-Skåne writes:
You who live in or visit Skåne can test yourself for covid-19 if you have symptoms.
 
Sources:
krisinformation.se
Updated National Regulations
Regulations of the Public Health Agency
Infection control leaflet: Information and rules of conduct for household contacts
The Swedish Sports Confederation
1177 Skåne
October 2020 and onwards
Dear student and staff,


We continue to do what we can to take care of ourselves, stay healthy and care for each other.  Updates are being communicated from the authorities and we are committed to adapt the studio’s activities accordingly. Today, we need to be very mindful. We are pleased to be able to stay open, and honor that all of us respect the below given policy and recommendations.

For your information:
The ventilation system in the yoga room is superb. The ventilation in the basement is also great (made for over 50 people) but not as strong and there are less square metres per person. Thus, to keep the changing rooms, showers and toilets open before and after class, we need to adopt more of an ”in & out” mentality regarding the area downstairs.

For now, due to the current circumstances:
– No intro cards/offers are being sold (new students need to purchase regular cards). 
– A few showers are closed to create more shower space.
– Everyone needs to sanitize their hands upon entering the studio as well as after class.
– Students are now asked to shower at home or at work. Please, only shower at the studio if you REALLY have to.
– If you absolutely have to shower in the studio, please only take take a short (30 seconds) showers.
– It’s important that you only book/waitlist as many classes as you intend to and can practice.
– No hairdryers (use a hat if it gets cold).

Also, we all need to read the updated Studio COVID-19 Policy (see below).

Namaste,
Mine Taylan

March 2020 and onwards
Dear student!

We do what we can to take care of ourselves, stay healthy and care for each other. I feel deep sympathy for everyone who are, more or less, directly or indirectly, affected by the virus. Updates are being communicated from the authorities and we are committed to adapt the studio’s activities accordingly. We are pleased to be able to stay open, and honor that all of you respect the given recommendations.

In times like these, we are extra sensitive and delicate. By staying aware of & expressing our needs, we help ourselves and others.

Understandably, there is a lot of worry about the COVID-19 virus. HYM follows all updated guidelines from the authorities, and continues to offer classes as long as no other recommendations are given. We work continuously to keep the studio a safe and peaceful place, where we can recharge, calm down and focus on our wellbeing.

Hot Yoga Malmö has used a suggested risk assessment tool. As a result, we need to take below measures. It’s very important that we all adhere.

 

Thank you for your ongoing trust in yoga at HYM!
With love, Mine Taylan (studio owner)


The Public Health Agency of Sweden confirm that exercising and doing sports is beneficial for public health, and gyms and in-door exercise grounds can remain open. However, all such activities need to be adapted to slow down/minimize the risk for disease transmission.
To continue to offer classes in a responsible way, Hot Yoga Malmö needs each one of you to read through and take 100 % responsibility regarding below guidelines:

Students, teachers & staff:

1) If you have or have had COVID-19: Follow the guidelines your recived together with your test results.

2) Please don’t come to the studio if you have any of below listed cold or flu symptoms. Welcome back to Hot Yoga Malmö when you feel good and you have had 2 days 100 % without symptoms.

  • Cough or repetitive sneezing
  • Fever
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Rhinitis and/or Sinus infection
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Muscle and/or joint soreness
  • Nausea

3) If you don’t have any symptoms but you believe that you may have been exposed to the Coronavirus, please contact HYM before making a decision to visit the yoga studio. Also, contact the care guide 1177 for information (and advice about getting tested and/or registered).

4) Please let the studio know if you don’t feel comfortable practicing, working or teaching due to the current situation. Students: To freeze your card, please email kort@hotyogamalmo.se. Teachers and staff: Please contact Mine directly.

5) If you or anyone in your care risk serious illness from an infection or suffer from conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, hypertension or cancer, you are advised to minimize social contacts and therefore avoid participating in indoor activities under these circumstances.

Requirements and guidelines when taking class in the studio:

  • Wait outside rather than in the shop/reception.
  • Use the hand sanitizer on the reception desk upon each entry.
  • Get ready and inside the yoga room as fast as possible.
  • Only touch and use your “own” quipment and clothes and don’t share waterbottles.
  • Use clean mats and towels and bring your own ”yoga props”.
  • Don’t touch your face area (nose, ears, mouth and eyes).
  • If you fall ill or notice a symptom during exercise you should go home immediately (the teacher might need to ask you to leave if you sound or lock sick).
  • Only shower in the studio if you ABSOLUTELY have to. Figure out ways to shower at home or at work (eg. dry off with a towel, bring hats and a 2nd layer spacious jogging cloting).
  • Only take quick 30 seconds showers
  • Spend very little time in the basement.
  • Use the changing rooms with a fast ”In & out” mentality.
  • Use a handsanitizer or wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap after class.
  • Due to less availability, please review your bookings
    • don’t overbook
    • do your best to cancel in time
    • please only book/waitlist one class per day
    • only book/waitlist as many classes you think you will be able to practice
  • Please don’t come to the studio if you have any symptoms of cold or flu (even the mildest headache).
    • Remain at home until symptoms clear + an additional 2 days.
  • Avoid crowding (keep a physical distance to fellow yogis and yoginis).
    • Please wait outside the studio if the reception area is crowded.
    • Please stay in the yoga room if the lobby or changing rooms are crowded.
  • Choose to walk or ride a bike to the studio if possible.
  • Read the advice on the poster “STAY HEALTHY OFF AND ON YOUR YOGA MAT” (posted in the studio and on FB)

Staff, teachers and volunteer workers need to:

  • keep the studio extremely clean.
  • not apply late cancel fees, admin fees or ask for doctor’s proof when students stay home due to any cold/flu symptoms.
  • not provide props (blocks, bolsters, straps, push-up grips and back mitras in the open classes in the large yoga room).
  • avoid any hands-on adjustments, partner work, alternate nostril breathing, humming bee or anything else where hands touch the face.
  • keep hands and gloves clean/sanitized.
  • use disinfectants on all rental mats.
  • clean and disinfect hands, keyboards and desktop areas and disinfect hands before handling rental mats/towels and before check-in and teaching.
  • provide paper towels instead of terrycloth (frotté) in the toilets.

Due to the situation and our strict guidelines for teachers and staff, we might need to cancel classes or change class-types. Please, always check the schedule before coming to the studio.