Your Support Means Everything

(Who’s Ready for 2021?!)
Whether you have been coming to classes recently, or you’re not quite ready, we want to reach out and say we understand how difficult 2020 has been. So many of you have shared with us your stories and experiences, your challenges this year, and your triumphs. You honor us with your personal shares, and we will always do our best to hold this safe place for you. We aren’t exactly changing the world at 360 Yoga Charleston, but we try every single day to greet you with a smile, treat you with kindness, learn your name and what you’re about, and, of course, provide you with the healthiest workout on the planet. Our hope is that you leave feeling better than when you arrived, not just physically, but that you feel like a welcome member of the community, nurtured, befriended, and valuable to us and each other. We strive to provide you a little magic in the hot room, and some compassion in the lobby, with the goal that your day is better every time you visit.
Ongoing Safety Measures
We want you to feel as safe as possible when you come in for class. Since reopening, we have had extensive sanitization protocols in effect. As a reminder, we have also temporarily modified the breathing exercises to eliminate strong exhalations through the mouth. Our basic requirements are listed below.
  • Masks: please wear a mask when entering and exiting the building, and at all times in the lobby.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between you and others.
  • The Initial Breathing Exercise, Pranayama, will be preformed through the nose only — both inhales and exhales will be through the nose to prevent the strong exhalation of respiratory molecules.
  • The Final Breathing Exercise, Kapalbhati, will be eliminated and replaced with 3 group verbalizations of “Om” (optional, of course).
  • We will also continue to provide touch-free sign-in, hand sanitizer in the lobby, near the drink cooler and at the hot room entry door, and one-way entries and exits. Hand washing is required before and after class. We also require that with your participation in class, you certify that you are healthy, symptom-free, and have had no known exposure to COVID19. Further, the entire studio is professionally cleaned 3 times per week, and we sanitize the hot room, lobby benches, hand rails and bathroom surfaces between all classes. Absolute perfection is not possible, however, and obviously we cannot guarantee a perfect level of safety. Each student will have to make decisions based on their own personal circumstances and comfort level. We respect all of your individual needs and perspectives, and we will see you when you are ready to return. At that time we will adjust your account to honor all classes previously purchased, and extend the time to ensure you are able to use them.


A few days ago we sent out notice concerning stepping up our efforts to keep the studio as clean and safe as possible. Safeguarding the health and well-being of our 360 Yoga community is our highest priority. Also at the top of our list is providing you with yoga! Charleston is relatively low-risk for now, and we are nowhere near lock down. Therefore, we intend to Keep Calm and Lock the Knee! We will continue to take every precaution feasible so that we can continue to practice in an environment that is as safe as possible.
We intend to do our very best to promote “social distancing” within the confines of a yoga studio. Here are our guidelines going forward:
(1) The studio is professionally cleaned three times per week.
(2) Doors will be propped open for touch-free access. Use your elbow or hip to widen the door gap without your hands. After class, the instructor will stay in the room for 5 minutes to open the door for each person to exit touch-free.
(3) Teachers will not come to the studio feeling ill, and we ask the same of all students. Any student showing signs of illness will be asked, with kindness, to please leave and come back when well. These are unusual times and we need to make individual sacrifices in order for the world to heal.
(4) Teachers will continue to wipe high-touch surfaces with disinfecting wipes, as long as they are available.
(5) We will suspend the distribution of hand towels after classes.
(6) Yin classes will not provide any shared equipment such as blocks or bolsters. Please bring your own: a throw pillow from home will suffice nicely for Yin classes.
(7) At this time we will not be limiting class sizes. Over the past week, only 2 classes had more than 25 students, which indicates that classes are naturally self-regulating. This is manageable in our large room, and the only consistently large class is the 10:30 am on Saturday mornings. If you want a smaller class on Saturdays, consider coming to the 7:00 am Flow or the 8:30 am Bikram 90. In a pinch, practicing teachers will give up their spaces to allow a student to practice.
(8) Everyone can help by washing hands frequently and thoroughly with soap; staying home if you don’t feel well; avoid touching surfaces as much as possible; avoid touching your face and others (say hello with the elbow bump!); and self-quarantine at least 24 hours after a fever has passed.
We want to give you our most heart-felt and sincere
for continuing to support the studio. This is a difficult and fearful time for small businesses. All of our costs will be the same over the next uncertain weeks and months, so your support means more now than ever. We try to be here for you during hurricanes and pandemics, and we appreciate (SO MUCH!) you being here for us.