thrive is open for indoor & outdoor*, in-person, socially distanced yoga
*We have a big back deck, rain cover, and some pretty rad outdoor heaters. Read on below, and check back here for any updates!
As of May 23, 2021: Earlier in May, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people can stop wearing a face mask indoors. Washington state has adopted the CDC's new masking guidance, pursuant to which:
- Unvaccinated people are still required to wear a face mask indoors.
- Fully vaccinated* people are not required to wear a face mask indoors.
*A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen).
Effective May 23, Thrive Yoga Manette moved to Governor Inslee's "No Inquiry" or Honor System option as regards the new face mask guidance, under which:
We choose to assume that any student who enters Thrive without a face mask is fully vaccinated and we will refrain from inquiring about any student's vaccination status.
We'll continue to maintain social distancing until we hear new guidance on that from Governor Inslee.
Thrive has always been and will always be a judgment-free zone. So, if wearing a face mask just makes you feel safer regardless of your vaccination status, we're on your side. If you're fully vaccinated and you're super jazzed to finally practice without a face mask, we're on your side, too.
Phase Status: Washington state is in a three-phase system, "Healthy Washington- Roadmap to Recovery." All counties in Washington state were moved to Phase 3 on March 22, 2021; as of May 23, 2021, Kitsap County remains in Phase 3.
In Phase 3, indoor fitness is permitted at 50% capacity, so long as social distancing of 6 feet between students can be maintained. At the moment, we have designated, socially distanced, marked spots for 7 students plus the teacher inside the yoga room.
We're all about the ventilation: Thrive has a *big* back window in the yoga room as well as windows in our community area; these windows as well as the two yoga room doors are all open during every class, and our two yoga room fans are running for every class. So, even in our hot classes, you'll notice it's nice and breezy. Our infrared heaters in the yoga room feel like sunlight, so even on cooler or windier days, it's still cozy warm inside!
Want to get in the hot room?! Check out our Pricing tab, pick the option that's best for you, and book indoor classes to your heart's content!
Want an even more breezy, not-hot practice? Every class at Thrive has an Outdoor (Deck) option. If you choose this option, you'll have one of four spots on our back deck, where you can look into and get the simultaneous audio from the indoor version of class. Our back deck got a 2020 makeover: a big awning to provide rain cover and three energy-efficient Infratech heaters (from Washington state company Heating Green). Even on the coldest and wettest of Kitsap days, you'll be cozy and dry on our back deck (wear a couple of layers - you'll find you'll shed them as your practice gets going!).
Photos by Spencer Millsap and Brittany Kelley Photography
Flow with us in-person or flow with us on Zoom: all our in-person classes are also live-streamed!
We get it: pandemic fatigue is real. Experts, psychologists, scientists agree: exercise, and particularly yoga, makes it better (check out resources here, here, and here):
"experts say exercise is the best thing we can do for coping with COVID-19. ... Exercise releases endorphins, which relieve stress and boost our sense of pleasure. Exercise also channels out adrenaline when frustration builds up."
Keep reading below and on our FAQs page for anything else you may be wondering about. Still got questions? We've got answers! Shoot us an email at or give us a call at 360.626.6031!
Before you come and flow with us, please read the below!
1. Do a self-screening at home
Do you have COVID-19?
Have you had symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, such as cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea, or recent loss of taste or smell?
Lastly: have you had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above - please get better! And please stay home.
2. Get ready for class
Register and book your spot online, or register and pay in-person at our front desk.
Be sure to bring everything you’ll need for class, including your mat, your yoga towel, and your water bottle. But don't worry! If you forget any one of those items we just listed, we GOTCHU: we've got yoga mats and towels available to rent; we've got water bottles available for purchase ($3 sports bottle or $35 vacuum-sealed bottle); and we've even got some pretty fab cloth face masks to loan you if you need one (obvis we wash them thoroughly between uses!).
3. wear a face mask to go inside if you're unvaccinated
When you arrive at the studio, check in with the teacher at the front desk and set up your yoga mat in the yoga room or on our back deck.
Not sure if your mask is up to snuff? Check out this WA state guidance on face mask requirements.
4. Wash your hands
Upon arrival, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or avail yourself of our amply provided hand sanitizer.
5. Maintain social distancing at all times
Stay six feet apart from others, at all times, to the greatest extent possible.
have an awesome class!
We're so excited to have you back in the studio!
Good to know: towel service is finally back.
We got the blessing from our Industrial Hygienist consultant to bring towels back. And we're pretty stoked about it! If you take a hot class with us, at the end, you'll have the option to remove your face mask just long enough to enjoy the feeling of a cool citrus towel on your face.
good to know: how we clean
The methods by which we clean our studio and our props are all in consultation with an Industrial Hygienist (an expert on how to keep people safe against hazards such as the Coronavirus). In line with the latest research out from the CDC, we're now cleaning surfaces with soap and water instead of disinfectants.
Good to know: people at high-risk
Consider flowing with us from home via one of our Virtual Membership options if you're at high-risk. Washington state construes high-risk as: “people who are over the age of 65, people with serious underlying medical conditions like chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, and people who are immunocompromised.”
hang in there. We'll get back to normal one day
We can. not. wait! <3