Updated: Jan 15, 2021
IPSB at LEI is committed to supporting the ongoing health and wellness of our community. This can present some unique challenges during a pandemic, we would like to acknowledge that what makes our community so special is the way we care for each other. We know how profoundly the work we do affects the mental and physical health of our clients and practitioners alike. One of our guiding principles is that we work with the intention of holding the practitioners health first and foremost, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
We wanted to share with you some of the things we are committed to doing to help keep everyone as healthy as possible:
Masks are worn at all times in our offices by staff and a mask is required for entry into the space. Regarding mask wearing: if you touch the front of your mask you should wash your hands.
Reusable masks should be washed often and ideally hung in the sun between uses.
We are running a HEPA filter in the office and the building management recently upgraded all air filters to HEPA filters.
The general area and individual work spaces are sanitized regularly.
Hand sanitizer is available at all times.
Everyone should wash their hands often and thoroughly with soap and water.
High touch surfaces (door knobs, light switches, phones, etc…) are disinfected often.
Lecture portions of nearly all the classes in each of our programs are now offered online so that you can take nearly half your program online, which is the safest social distancing possible.
IN PERSON CLASSES
We are closely following Health Department recommendations and will only offer in person classes when cleared by the Health Department. Many classes will be offered, when they can be, in an outdoor setting to ensure adequate air flow. Any indoor classes will have enrollment limits to allow for social distanced tables.
Any indoor classes will be equipped with:
HEPA filters (open windows and anything else that will help boost air flow)
EPA approved, environmentally responsible disinfectant for all equipment in addition to Thieves Cleaner to clean surfaces with
If you don’t feel well, stay home – we ask that you exercise extreme caution. Many of our students and staff come to this work because they have underlying conditions and they are seeking healing and support. Out of respect for your community, we ask that everyone exercise caution if you aren’t feeling well or may have been exposed. We will always offer a class again.
We ask that you as a student, closely follow the cleaning and sanitation protocols
Masks are required during all classes and may only be removed outdoors to eat or drink, more than 6 feet from any door or window and fellow students.
WELLNESS SUPPORT & AVAILABLE TOOLS
The school has a robust stock of the following PPE supplies:
Disposable Face Cradle Covers
We have a stock of essential oils to support a healthy immune system and for use during yoga, AromaTRE, Aroma Yoga, Raindrop and breathing exercises to help manage stress.
We are expanding our offerings to include more personal enrichment classes and movement
classes to support your mental and physical well-being.
We highly recommend distance healing sessions with our students or through the community clinic (more info on this clinic can be found here).
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