Thank you for making our reopening and first round of cohorts a great success!  We are especially grateful for everyone’s pleasant compliance with respect to the state mandated protocols.

Although Rhode Island begins Phase 3 today, the 14ft’ personal distance restriction that applied to our business in Phase 2 still applies in Phase 3.  This means our class size capacity will continue to be significantly limited.

In an effort to slightly increase our class size for the next round of cohorts – while still allowing for the safe removal of masks during practice – we are having several plexiglass barriers produced for the studio.  Per state guidelines, the installation of such barriers allow for safely reducing the distance between participants during exercise.

Assuming the barriers are ready in time, it is our intention to begin the next round of cohort classes on Sunday, July 12th.  As that date approaches we will communicate cohort details and instructions for registering.

In the meantime, since our current cohort classes end this Thursday, July 2nd, we will be offering SINGLE CLASS attendance for the interim period between July 3rd – July 11th.  This means, starting tomorrow (Wednesday, July 1st) you may pre-register at a drop-in rate for any of our scheduled classes between July 3rd and July 11th.

For the health and safety of all, and in accordance with state guidelines, class size during this interim period will continue to be limited to 9 people and participants will be spaced 14ft’ apart to allow for the option of safely removing your mask during practice while on your mat.

Below are answers to anticipated questions:

How do I register for a class during this interim period between July 3rd and July 11th?

Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, July 1st), between 6:30-7am, we will send another email with a sign-up link.  We will also post the link to our social media pages (follow us on Facebook and Instagram!)  At that time, you will also be able to register directly from our website www.ripoweryoga.com. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as we expect the classes to fill quickly.

If the class time I wanted is sold-out, how does the waitlist work? 

We’ve allowed for two people per class time to be waitlisted.  A waitlist spot requires payment and you will automatically be added to the class and notified if a spot opens up.  If a spot does not open up, your payment will remain on your RIPY account to be used for a future purchase or you may request a refund.

Can I use my pre-covid class pass as payment for a single class during the interim period between July 3rd and July 11th? 

Unfortunately we are still not in a position to reactive pre-covid class passes.  The government mandated restrictions that reduced our operating capacity by 86% have not changed (class size is still limited to 9 people!)  Therefore, all pre-covid class passes will continue to be suspended until we can return to an operating structure that resembles what we were able to offer pre-covid. We appreciate in advance your understanding. 

What will a single class cost during the interim period between July 3rd and July 11th? 

The cost of a drop-in for most of the classes during this interim period will be $18.  Taking into consideration that many people are facing financial hardship, we will also be offering three classes during this 9-day period at a drop-in rate of $8.

When are the $8 classes and who qualifies? 

The three $8 classes will be Friday, July 3rd and July 10th at 6p and Wednesday, July 8th at 6p.  Anyone can register for these classes.  It is our hope that the reduced rate will be helpful for those facing financial hardship during this time.

Can I register for more than one class during the interim period between July 3rd – July 11th? 

Yes, of course!  Register for as many classes as you’d like.  However, you may not reserve a class for someone else – unless that someone else is an immediate family member and lives with you.

What will the class schedule be during the interim period between July 3rd and July 11th?

Friday, July 3rd: 8a, 9:30a, 4:30p, 6p*
Saturday, July 4th: 6:30a, 8a, 9:30a
Sunday, July 5th: 6:30a, 8a, 9:30a, 6p
Monday, July 6th: 8a, 9:30a
, 4:30p, 6p
Tuesday, July 7th: 6a, 8a, 9:30a, 4:30p, 6p
Wednesday, July 8th: 6a, 8a, 9:30a, 4:30p, 6p
Thursday, July 9th: 6a, 8a, 9:30a, 4:30p, 6p, 7:30p
Friday, July 10th: 8a, 9:30a, 4:30p, 6p
Saturday, July 11th: 6:30a, 8a, 9:30a
  • * indicates $8 class
  • 9 people per class
  • 14ft’ personal distance between participants
  • All classes are 60 minutes
  • A minimum of 30 minutes between classes is allowed for cleaning

What if I pre-register for a scheduled interim class and can’t make it?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to recover the class you miss.  Nor will you be able to transfer your purchase to a different time/day.  Class purchases are non-refundable, and non-transferable.

Can I offer my interim class purchase to someone else?

No, interim class purchases are non-transferable.

If I’ve registered for a class and can’t make it, should I let you know?

If you’re able to let us know with enough time to allow someone on the waitlist to get there, that would be kind and greatly appreciated.  Thanks!  You can either email Renee: info@rhodeislandpoweryoga, or simply remove yourself from the class online (using your MindBody account) which will automatically trigger the waitlist.

Do I have to pre-register?  Can I just show-up?

Pre-registration is the only way to guarantee your spot in class and is strongly encouraged (remember, each class will be limited to 9 people so we expect them to fill quickly!) However, if you’d like to take a chance that someone doesn’t show up you may certainly drop-by.  Of course if you do so, you would be expected to pay for class and comply with all the mask, social distancing, and screening requirements.

Will you be offering teen rates; student/military/senior discounts or $6 Developing Teacher classes during the interim period between July 3rd – July 11th?

For those facing financial hardship, three of the classes during this interim period will be offered at a drop-in rate of $8.  All other discounts will not be offered during this time since government mandated restrictions continue to reduce our operational capacity by 86%.  Once we can operate again at (or close to) capacity, we will bring back our discounts and reactivate class passes.

Will you extend the expiration period of my pre-covid class pass purchase since I cannot use it during this time?

Yes.  We will extend the expiration period of all pre-covid class pass purchases by the number of days between March 17, 2020 and the date of re-activation.

Tell me about mask wearing?

Masks are required until you are on your mat inside the studio – which will place you at a 14′ physical distance from others.  According to state guidelines, a 14′ physical distance between individuals is required if mask wearing is not tolerable during exercise, so this distancing allows for the option of removing your mask during practice.  Any time you step off your mat, you must be sure your mask is on.

What should I know about mats, blocks and towels?

You’ll need your own!  For the time being, we are no longer able to share our blocks or to rent mats or towels.  We do however, have those items (brand new!) as well as water, electrolytes and RIPY swag available for purchase at the studio.  It is recommended you store your credit card information on your RIPY account for touch-less transactions (we can only ever see the last 4 digits).  If you don’t know how or would prefer not to do that, no problem.  We will clean your card with alcohol before handing it back to you.

Will I be able to change my clothes before or after class?

You will be able to use the bathrooms but not our changing rooms during this time.  Our bathrooms are cleaned after every class.  Socializing or lingering in our lobby is not permitted before or after class.  You will be asked to arrive no sooner than 15 minutes before class time, and to leave promptly after class.

What other precautions are you taking to keep me safe?

We are strictly adhering to the safety protocols mandated by the government – including those related to social distancing, participant/staff screening and cleaning.  Of course, as always we will continue to use a safe but powerful disinfectant that includes a VIRUCIDE (designed to kill viruses) to clean our floors, bathrooms and all high-touch surfaces.  We will also continue to continuously run a PECO AIR FILTRATION device in our studio.  PECO (Photo Electrochemical Oxidation) destroys pollutants including viruses, as opposed to collecting them as HEPA filtration does.

What effect does heat/steam have on viruses?
Scientific studies suggest high heat and humidity are associated with inactivation of airborne viruses such as cornaviruses.  For a summary of research articles complied by Philip, click here.
How do I register for the next round of cohorts expected to begin on Sunday, July 12th?

We will communicate information about the next round of cohorts and how to register as it gets a bit closer.  Stay connected by following our Facebook and Instagram pages and by staying tuned into your email. 

Have more questions?

Please email Renee info@rhodeislandpoweryoga.com.