Our number one priority is maintaining the safety of our community.

These are a few policies we have created BYC to make you safe.  All yogis who enter the facility must agree to adhere to the below:

Do not enter the facility if:

  •  You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (have not recovered or are still within the required 14-day quarantine)

  • You had symptoms of COVID-19 (within the last 24 hours)

  • You had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have COVID-19 (within the last 14 days)

  • You are deemed a high risk person per CDC and Dept. of health guidelines 

Small Class Sizes + Required Pre Registration:

  • At this time all classes are capped at 17 students inside, currently mats are spaced 6 feet apart.

  • Pre registration is REQUIRED

  • If you pre register and cannot make it to class please sign into your account to cancel your registration so that another yogi can snag your spot, we require a minimum of 2 hours notice for cancellations.


 Social distancing:

  • At all times yogis and staff at BYC are to maintain minimum 6 feet apart. This includes:

    • Using the two cubby systems (one by reception and one by bathrooms) to put your personal belongings in once your fellow yogi in front of you leaves the cubby area.

    • Refrain from gathering in large groups in the lobby area.

    • Placing your mat in the studio within the floor tape markers so that all yogis can practice 8 feet apart.

Masks/face coverings 

  • For those who are fully vaccinated masks are optional throughout the facility

  • Masks are optional for all who practice and teach on the outdoor yoga deck

  • In the future, when all economic restrictions are lifted, masks will be optional for all. We will continue to provide 6 feet of distance between mats for an extended time.

**We kindly ask that BYC community members don’t ask others why they might choose to practice with or without a mask, and to refrain from asking staff and students in the facility personal health questions. We are one community. All are welcome here. Thank you for helping us navigate the complexities of re opening with care and inclusivity.

Increased cleaning measures:

BYC will be disinfecting all high touch surfaces before and after all yoga classes. BYC will be increasing our deep cleanings. All cleaning solutions are deemed effective per CDC and Dept. of Health guidelines.

Outdoor/Deck Yoga:

As much as possible during summer months many of our classes will be held outside on our deck with sweeping bay views. If your class is held outside the title will say 'Outdoor Deck'. Please plan according, you might want to bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a long sleeve.


We are lucky to have a powerful airflow system that circulates fresh air into the facility. This system will be on at all times and doors will be open when the weather permits.

We welcome your feedback and input.  If there is anything we can do further to keep you safe please email studio Owner Claire directly. claire@bellinghamyogacollective.com