In just a few short weeks our world has been shaken by the novel corona virus. It pours over our social media feeds, news channels, and runs through our minds constantly. For the yoga community, these circumstances have affected not only our personal practice but also our businesses and livelihoods. With yoga studios closed and individual yoga classes coming to a halt, the impact on the world of yoga has been particularly disruptive and even traumatic.
Many are moving to online platforms to meet their students and communities where they are and it has been such a beautiful gift to watch the heart of Holy Yoga instructors flooding the internet with hope and generosity! The long time mantra of Holy Yoga has never rung more true – in a broken and hurting world everyone deserves a place to belong. Thank you, Holy Yoga instructors, for lighting up the darkness with your radiant hope and faith in Jesus!
We have compiled a list of resources that may be helpful to you as you navigate this time. Know that the team here at Holy Yoga is covering you in prayer daily and we are so very grateful to be in this with you and for you!
Understand Legislative Relief
The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act legislation was recently signed into law in the United States. To make the CARES Act and other recent emergency legislation and initiatives more manageable for yoga professionals—school and studio owners, teachers, and other employees—we have created briefs that explain their important provisions, as well as created an overview of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a new federal law enacted in mid-March, which establishes paid leave guarantees for certain workers. Provided by Yoga Alliance.
- COVID-19 Health Information
- Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Overview
- CARES Act for businesses
- CARES Act for the yoga public
- How Yoga Teachers Benefit Under the CARES Act – New Economic Stimulus Helps Both Teachers and Yoga Studios
- CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY LOANS Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses and Nonprofits (Prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce)