It’s been hard for me to decide permanently on what our rules for the Corona Virus would be because for the last year the information was changing so fast. During the course of that last year I’ve come to realized what the science is, what the most sensible guidelines are and what I’m comfortable with. Last June I moved into a much bigger space on The Alameda in San Jose, so that really helps with air circulation and social distancing. It’s with a heavy heart that I draw these guidelines because I know not everyone will agree with them and my close group of clients are like family to me. However, I am starting to feel uncomfortable with closely interacting with so many people weekly. It’s more important to me that everyone is safe and healthy vs. everyone is getting their massages and yoga. So here goes:
Yoga classes wear masks unless you are having trouble breathing. Yoga classes are limited to 3 to 5 students with air purifiers and I’m often teaching to people who are in the same Pod together. As you know many of my classes I’m teaching to less than a couple people, this is why my standards deviate vs. other studios.
Regular clients, and this is that hardest for me because it’s you who really make this practice, to continue working with you on a weekly and monthly basis I really need you to be vaccinated. My greatest fear is that I could make you sick. If you don’t care if you get sick, I understand that’s your choice, but I don’t want to be involved with it.
The biggest question I get is using a mask during a massage. I know it’s really hard to breathe face down. We are facing away from each other with the purifier on in a large room. From what I’m seeing it would be ok to take the mask off or at least stick your nose out. Face up I strongly recommend putting the mask back on. I keep my mask on at all times but there are still a lot of disease that can be passed when I am working on your neck with my head right above you. I will not force you to wear you mask face up because the nature of massage is to breathe.
Any surface including mats, blocks, face cradles, tables, chairs, door knobs, lotion bottles, towel warmer and closets are sprayed with alcohol and wiped with Clorox.
I am limiting massage clients to two a day and limiting yoga classes to two a day.
Myself, all my staff and colleagues are fully vaccinated.
Thank you for your understanding, Kelly Tatum Zimmerman Certified Massage Therapist Advanced Registered Yoga Instructor
Many of you know I’ve been searching for my “Eat Pray Love” moment in Italy. I went to Venice, Verona and Sud Tyrol in March and it didn’t quite do the trick so I scuba dived in Naples last month in June. I’ve also been “hard at work” scouting locations for unforgettable yoga retreats utilizing natural hot springs.
Yoga Retreat Ischia Hot Springs
Off the northern coast of Naples is a volcanic island called Ishia (pronounced is-ski-ah). This island is loaded with the most intense mineral rich hot springs a worn out yoga girl could ever dream of. Please come with me, flow with me and follow me to the sea in this incredible location. I will offering a light asana (posture) focused meditative vinyasa and aquatic meditation (massage) certification. I truly believe in this healing water and this healing mud and sea weed! This healing all natural pasta and bruschetta! These healing fresh green olives and white wine- ALL of it to heal your soul the way it has mine.
Calistoga Day Trips Hot Springs
The ever-famous Harbin Hot springs, the birthplace of Watsu®, is now open!! We are escaping for two day trips at least once a month. Come enjoy this incredible hot spring facility and the amazing culture that surrounds it. *cough* Napa *cough* Virginians are welcome to California to enjoy this with us. We miss you SO much this trip is perfect for you!
For those who are bound locally to Campbell summer specials are listed below:
WEEKLY 90 minute Thai Massage Deep Tissue
$90 (a $50 discount!!) Happy Hour 10am – 3pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
BIWEEKLY 90 minute Thai Massage Deep Tissue
$125 (a $15 discount) Happy Hour 10am – 3pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
We have been having a blast this fall enjoying the beautiful weather and yummy wine Central Virginia has to offer. We just added a few new photos to the gallery of our fall events! Two more dates left, register below…
Due to the success we have scheduled our Fall/Winter Zin & Zen dates. Join us:
November 14th at 12:00 PM
December 12th at 12:00 PM
$10 for Unlimited Monthly Members and $20 for other Members or Guests
Weather Clause: Depending on the weather the yoga class maybe held at our studio (or replaced with a “yoga jog” or other cooler weather workout) and then we will carpool to the vineyard for the tasting! These yoga/workouts will have a higher intensity due to cooler weather. In extreme weather will will move the event indoors. Expect “Yoga Jogs”, wine cellar meditations or indoor yoga classes.
Hydra Yoga Spa has a unique program which is ideal for beginning students. This package offers new students 20 days for only $20 AND one free workshop a month!
While we have some classes which are “easier” and some that are “harder” all our classes are open and manageable for beginning students. Small class sizes and super positive instructors make Hydra Yoga Spa the ideal place to forge a consistent practice which will last a life time.
Small class sizes mean we can only accept 5 new beginners each month. So if you’re interested register on MindBody today!
Once a month Hydra holds a workshop just for beginners! Ask questions about postures, understand modifications, learn to meditate, discuss diet (no pressure) and learn about your unique energetic body type or “dosha”. This quick check is integral to setting you on the right path of strength and healing in your asana practice but is not required for beginners. Come if you can or just enjoy the classes!
We only accept 5 students a month, must be new students or students who haven’t attended class in 3 months or more
Although we will keep our space at Divine Play we will no longer be in Suite 211 as of April 22nd. We’ve found a place on the downtown pedestrian mall. Some classes and massages will keep rolling during the transition period out of Divine Play. (We have a full home studio for massages in the Fry Springs area of Charlottesville.) By the first week of May we’ll be moved! And continue to be awesome! Stay tuned to our class schedule for updates. For example, 9:00 am classes are now registration required.
A heart felt thank you for building this community with us!
We are very excited to announce the Spring 2016 series of Zin & Zen. This series will be held on Saturdays beginning April 16th and we will be meeting at local wineries for a 60 minute gentle, outdoor Vinyasa practice led by Margaret Stella. Immediately following the practice we will sample some local wine.
April 16th at White Hall Vineyards
June 25th at Blenheim Vineyards
August 13th at Glass House Winery
September 24th at Blenheim Vineyards
$20 per class. Free for unlimited members. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class.
Should there be rain or cold Warm Gentle Vinyasa will be held in beautiful yoga studio located in the Glass building in downtown Charlottesville (313 SE 2nd St) and carpool to the vineyards. Regular carpool may also be available from this location.
Weight loss is a multifaceted problem and Yoga is a multifaceted solution. At Hydra Hot Yoga we have been shedding pounds, sculpting bodies for our students for the last two years with our Hot Yoga, Hot Vinyasa and Warm Vinyasa classes. They cleanse body and soul, similar to a nutritional cleansing website. But the real results, we feel, our in our students smiles. Yoga maximizes happiness, wisdom, and peace of mind. Along the way, a fitter body and more relaxed mind do come about. Yoga is famous for increasing physical strength and flexibility, as well as alleviating stress and other negative emotions. Conscious breathing and cultivation of positive mental qualities through meditation, and mindfulness of our interactions in the world make yoga powerful for weight loss because it approaches the mental aspects which cause unbalanced eating habits.
We are offering special morning fitness and wellness program that approaches weight loss at every angle. The physical exercise is addressed in 2 weekly morning OR afternoon Warm Vinyasa classes, with only our most experienced, fun and thoughtful teachers. Each class is designed along the specific physical need of each student in small group classes. You’re never too inflexible or out of shape to get started. Included in the program is a regular dietary consultant along the lines of your own Yogic Body Type or “Dosha”. You may be surprised what is easy for another to eat is quite difficult for your system to process/digest. You may be surprised at how easy it will be, using mindfulness principles, to avoid the foods that are holding you down.
This special series class enrolls new students each month and our first series starts in November 2014. Classes will meet twice a week, additional consultations on stress and dieting occur by appointment on Saturday. The cost for the program is $75 for month classes, consultations and massage (30 mins appox) are all included this is suggested to be added to any class pass in the Hydra Hot Yoga program. For any questions or a free consultation please contact Kelly Zimmerman at 434-249-9744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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