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A Letter from Our Founder

2020/03/15

Dear Breathe Community, 
As you are aware on March 10, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Should we be alarmed? Are we over-reacting? 
 
There are presently relatively few confirmed cases of the virus here in Toronto and there is still much uncertainty about the means of transmission and prevention. Leading experts are not yet in consensus on how serious this pandemic will become and as a result, we are still somewhat in the dark as to what our proper response should be. 
 
I recently believed that doing everything possible to decrease the spread of germs – increasing disinfecting measures, suspending adjustments in class, being watchful for those displaying symptoms etc was responsible and effective. 

However, there is expert information coming on a daily basis suggesting that these measures, although helpful in reducing the number of transmissions, may not be enough to totally eliminate their chances.

There is only one thing that IS certain:
When people come together, the risk of infection with COVID 19 increases.

My priority during this crisis is the health and safety of every member of our community and their families. While believe that maintaining a healthy body and mind helps to maintain a healthy immune system and am committed to enabling our community to do so,  I have decided to err on the side of caution.

As a result, we will temporarily be suspending classes until March 31st, or until such time as there is more certainty as to the severity of the virus and to the risks of social gatherings.
Effective Monday March 16th:

  • All Classes are cancelled.
  • Memberships will be put on hold and reactivated with no loss of days when the studio reopens.
  • The Studio will remain open for those wishing to pick up mats, purchase items and ask questions.
  • The Wellness Centre will remain open for those wishing one on one treatments


My sincerest apologies for this inconvenience.   Hopefully I am making the right decision
What I am told is that these next two or three weeks are critical if we are to reduce the impact of the pandemic, flatten the curve and reduce the strain on our healthcare system. In light of this information, I believe it’s the best decision I can make for the health safety of Breathe staff, You – our members and your extended families.

 
Thank you for your patience during these trying times.  Stay tuned for updates as we continue to figure out how we can best serve our community.
 
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or comments.   

May you be well,
Svitlana
Founder, Breathe Yoga + Wellness Centre 
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