Rört Coronavirus updates

Denmark has been under a “shut down” and is slowly reopening – how does that affect your practice ?

On this page we want to communicate how we will adapt our schedule so we can continue moving in a safe and responsible way. If you want to go to our virtual studio, please see this page here.
[Please note that this information will be constantly updated as the events develop. Last update: 2020-05-05]

1.) What does the shut down mean?

2.) How does this affect the Rört schedule?

3.) Other questions

4.) More information

1.) What does the shut down mean?

Dear friends,

By now we have spend a few weeks in this crazy new reality – and we have already found so many new ways to keep moving and to connect with each other. It has been heart warming to see the community come together, sharing ideas and support, and beginning the day with a live streamed morning meditation at home in their beds.

We said that Rört is founded on the core belief that there is always a practice and that in this coming period we will all be asked to show that there is action behind those words – that we can adjust and find practices in challenging times.
It has indeed been a creative challenge to develop new class formats for a digital setting, where we can still connect and move in a safe and healthy way. The online yoga and meditation sessions have already opened up these practices to people who had never tried them before, in our online running class we are sharing running technique and an outdoor practice all over Denmark and to Vienna and other European cities. We can finally run some smaller outdoor classes again, with distance and without physical contact – but it has been beautiful to move together again. We have missed it!

Movement and community have only become more important now and we will continue to look for the practice, wherever we can find it and whatever shape it might take.
We hope that you continue to support Rört in these challenging weeks, with your practice and with your membership.

Take care, be kind.
Love, Jeppe & Björn


2. How does this affect the Rört schedule?

We are updating our schedule constantly and these are the adjustments we are making:

Live streaming of yoga and meditation: We have set up a “movie studio” in Rört, where the teachers will show up and teach their classes from. We aim to have all yoga classes and Roklubben live streamed from there and we hope this will make the practice feel familiar and homely.
You still need to sign up for a class on our website, and to start the class, please see the instructions for our Virtual Studio.
We have created a ticket that gives you access to the online classes at a reduced price, read more and get your ticket here.

 

Outside classes: Luckily spring is here and luckily we are not (only) a yoga studio, but a movement community with many more options to move our practice outside. With virus-damaging sunlight (UV), wind and rain and fresh air, you should absolutely leave your apartment regularly and find ways to move outside.
Currently we can teach outdoor classes with maximum 9 particpants and without physical contact, so unfortunately no Acroyoga sessions in the park yet, but Dance, Running and Stärk are taking place already. We even had a yoga class in our courtyard, let’s hope for more sunny days t amke this possible.

SPECIALS/Community meetings: We already had a few Thai Yoga Massage workshops online, and from talks and music to poetry reading a wide range of other Special events! We are planning to keep our Wednesday evening Special slot filled and some of our members shared great ideas for events as well. Keep an eye on our schedule to see what is happening. 

Mental well-being and community support: We will look into how we can best support your mental well-being with short meditations, inspiring reading and other communal activities. Furthermore, we will use our Rört online groups to connect people from the community that might need help in any form.


3) Other questions

Yes, you can still sign up for our classes on the schedule or via the app. All our classes will take place online, but some classes – like Löb (Running) and Stärk (Bodyweight workout for everyone) – can also be joined in a small group in Copenhagen.

After signing up for a class on the schedule, go to our Virtual Studio before the class starts and follow the instructions on that page.

When you sign up for your first class, you can still use our Free Welcome ticket and join that class for free.
Since you will probably enjoy that class so much that you want to sign up for another one, we want to make it easier for you to stay active in these days. For that reason, we have set up the discount code “WeKeepMoving” that you can enter when you get your single class ticket and that will give you a 50% discount.
You can also sign up for a membership to get unlimited access to our whole schedule, or read more below for our Online Access ticket.

You can now get a “1 month unlimited Rört online access” ticket that allows you to sign up for an unlimited number of online classes, except for some Rört members only events.
Read more and get your ticket here.

Yes, we also share some free classes and movement ideas on our Facebook Page and on our Instagram profile . We also started a YouTube Channel to share some videos with you.

The majority of our classes will require you to sign up, though, since we want to find a set up that allows us to keep paying our teachers and to make sure there still is a studio when this lock down is over.

Yes, all our classes are taught in English.

While we all have to do the best we can to stop further transmission of the virus, we should not just focus on not getting sick, we also have to focus on staying healthy. We are all under enormous stress these days, maybe separated from family and friends, worried about our jobs and businesses and fearing for the health of our fellow citizens and potentially our own. We have to make sure we do not start acting out of fear, panicking, losing our empathy and our nerves.
Movement and mediation are powerful tools to stay sane and fine some calm, and being part of a supportive community even more so. That is why we decided not to shut down our activities at Rört, but develop safe ways to practice, adjust the format of our classes and add more meditation sessions to our schedule. Spending the next few weeks without movement in isolation will be harmful and brings health risks as well, so join us for an online meditation or yoga session, or some workout instructions in your living room or garden.

We do not know yet, but we will find ways to make the best out of this situation for as long as we have to.

Our normal terms and conditions apply and you can find them here: Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policies.
If you have any other questions, please send us an email and we will try to help!


4) More information

If you have other questions about the Coronavirus/COVID-19, please refer to the official pages of the Danish Authorities:

Website of the Danish Police

Website of the Danish Health Autorities (Danish)

Website of the Danish Health Authorities (English)