COVID-19 Policy at Bodhi Farms
"We are intimately interconnected with nature, whether we like it or not. If we don't take care of nature, we can't take care of ourselves. And as we hurtle towards a population of 10 billion people on this planet, we need to go into this future armed with nature as our strongest ally. "
― Inger Andersen, the UN's Environmental Chief on the coronavirus pandemic
Dear Bodhi Farms Community,
The invisible but real threat posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus) is unnerving, especially when it forces us to restrict our in-person interactions. It is now that we need each other more than ever and we all need to coordinate our efforts – both individuals and businesses alike – into cohesive, effective, and compassionate action.
We have outlined our policies below, which will be updated frequently as we know more in regards to the phased reopening and safety precautions. All guests that check in at our front desk will be greeted by our staff wearing face masks for your safety. We also ask that you attempt to minimize in person transactions as much as possible by making your reservations on our website prior to visiting us and paying with credit cards vs. cash. Please stay home if you are feeling ill; our staff will do the same.
Regardless of this damn coronavirus, at Bodhi Farms, we promise to provide our community with a safe outdoor environment until this strange time is behind us. Together we will get through this together and continue to make the world a better place to live.
With hope from 6 feet away,
Rayner & Tanya
The Sanctuary is made up of three primary amenities; our Yoga Shala which is a 1,000 square foot tipi, our Sanctuary Park which is an open air park, and our Day Camps that can be reserved for private lounging. No massages will be offered in 2020.
To adhere to the current health guidelines, our current classes in our Yoga Shala will be limited to 9 guests plus one instructor as this is an outdoor yoga venue (when weather permits the sides of the tipi to be open, we can safely accommodate more). During this time, we ask that our instructors and students bring their own yoga mats and water bottles. Our private Day Camp lounges are perfectly suited for social distancing as they are private and by reservation only. Event guests in the Sanctuary Park will be required to maintain a 6 foot distance from others, which is the same length as a yoga mat!
Our farm is in progress right now, but will soon consist of our gardens, food forests, and a hoop house.
We maintain a 6 foot distance from each other at all times when working in our gardens, food forests and hoop house. We have hand washing stations as well as hand sanitizer in several spots on the property. Farm Club members will be able to sign up for a time slot this summer with 6 people max per group/time slot. We do ask that you bring masks, gloves, and a towel for using with the sanitizer bottles available to clean tools and materials. The mask will only be required when you are within 6 feet of another member that is not in your household. You will need gloves on hands to open gates, using the watering hoses, etc.
The Backyard is our indoor-outdoor event venue and bar. It consists of a small indoor bar (currently under construction), 3,000 square feet of tipis and an open air ceremony site. This space caters to private events as well as community events.
For private and community events, we encourage our guests to maintain a 6 foot distance from each other at all times. Our bartenders and service staff will always be wearing face masks for your safety as well as adhere to a strict hand washing policy and/or wearing compostable gloves.