Like all of you, I’m sure, I have been continuing to monitor the unfolding situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.
It is important for each of us to act in a responsible way and do the right thing to help contain the risk of spreading the virus.
It goes without saying that the only responsible action for me to undertake as a teacher who has the safety and welfare of the community at heart is to suspend all of my ‘in-person’ classes until further notice.
If you have recently booked for a group Pilates class and not been able to attend for obvious reasons, you will be contacted by email with details of the rescheduled ‘block-booking’ dates in due course. You will also be given the option of receiving a full refund.
As you can imagine this is an incredibly challenging time for those of us whose sole means of income is based on teaching groups in-person. Many teachers, including myself, have lost their livelihoods overnight. The onus now falls to us to change our focus and come up with creative ideas and ways to be able to continue serving our community during this period of closure. I am currently working on creating an online provision of my teaching. This is likely to have two strands; (1) an online subscription provision, where my teaching work can be viewed in the comfort of your home at any time you choose, and (2) a live class provision, where participants and I come together at the same designated time to take part in a ‘live-stream’ class. I believe the first option will be much more accessible to the great majority of my ‘in-person’ students. The second option is certainly doable, but takes a little more technical know-how at the viewers end. I’ll help with the latter as much as I can for those who might need a little help. As soon as either provision is ready I shall make further announcements.
Lastly, independent Pilates and yoga teaching business are facing a very real existential threat at present and for the foreseeable future. It would be very helpful indeed if as many of you as possible could support my work through subscribing to the online provision as soon as it is announced.
Look after yourselves, stay safe and don’t forget to wash your hands!
With very best wishes to you all,