When you’re heading to the yoga studio, you probably don’t think about air quality; however, we think you should. A studio with excellent air quality can help keep you healthy and enhance your practice.
But if you’re practicing in an enclosed, hot and humid environment, fresh and clean air might be tough to provide. At YogaSol, we believe in giving you the best of everything to improve your wellness – mind, body, and soul. That includes good air!
Breathing is one of the most healing parts of our practice. So, we take air purification seriously. That’s why when we first opened this YogaSol location, we purchased the hospital grade REME Halo air purification system. We filter the entire studio air through this purification system to make sure when you practice, you’re inhaling all the good and releasing the rest.
We chose the REME Halo air purification system because they have good science to show the effectiveness of their system. Here are 8 benefits the data shows you’ll receive from our air purification system.
The studio is new and spotless, the hot room is plenty hot, and they have a state of art air-purification system that keeps the air fresh and clean. – Mark M., YogaSol Member
1. Air Purifiers Reduce Allergens
Allergens are the number one cause of illness. By reducing all the allergens in the air, you and your fellow yogis are less likely to get sick. Air purifiers can reduce the presence of dust, pet dander, pollen, mold, and other allergens in your studio.
The EPA estimates that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside. These indoor pollutants include things like pollen, dust, mold, dander, and more. Indoor pollutants cause or exacerbate 50% of all illnesses. And REME Halo studies show their air purification system removes over 99% of indoor air pollutants from the air and even from the surfaces within the building!
This is great news for our members with allergies and asthma. If you’re an allergy or asthma sufferer, check with your gym or yoga studio to see if they have an air purifier. That way, you can breathe easy as you work out.
2. Air Purifiers Reduce Harmful Gas
Indoor air pollution can be caused by harmful gases like radon, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide. Air purifiers keep indoor air free of these gases and clean the air you breathe. While they don’t eliminate the risk of exposure to harmful gases, they reduce your chances of exposure.
3. Kill Bacteria and Viruses
Air purifiers are designed to trap microorganisms that are present in indoor air. Many bacteria and viruses depend on the air in order to survive, so purifiers keep them from getting comfortable.
The REME manufacturer has had their filtration system extensively tested. And they have shown a 99%+ inactivation of bacteria and viruses including listeria, MRSA, salmonella, staph, strep, TB, and more. You can read about their studies here.
REME and COVID
Most of you have the big question though. Does this air purifier help prevent COVID transmission?
The REME Halo company had a 3rd party test the effectiveness of their purification system in removing COVID from the air. Here’s what they found.
“The study results show the REME HALO® to be effective in combating the COVID-19 virus and a valuable solution to immediately improve the Indoor Air Quality of residential and commercial spaces and protect occupants against exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”
The independent, third-party study began in March of 2020, shortly after the virus hit the US with a first wave of infections. The study revealed that the Halo has an efficacy of 99.9% against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The testing was performed at Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, California.
The study focused on two distinct methods of neutralization: coronavirus particles in the air, and those on surfaces. Both are types that the Reme Halo is able to combat.
RGF CEO Ron Fink says, “In our New Normal, the public deserves the confidence of Indoor Air Quality solutions that are backed by science. This study proves the efficacy of one of our flagship products. From restaurants to schools and places of business, RGF’s REME HALO® is a tested and proven solution that provides the peace of mind needed to get America back to work.”
4. Air Purifiers Keep the Air Fresh
Sometimes when you visit a yoga studio, especially a hot yoga studio, there’s a distinct odor. Let’s face it, we’re all sweating it out on the mat. And we’re practicing our breathing, which includes A LOT of exhales. It’s no wonder some studios have odor issues.
But we never wanted to be “some studios.” Installing our air purification system helps us know for sure that we’re providing our members with fresh air while they practice. Plus, it eliminates almost all of the odors, even while we’re making them. Air purifiers capture microorganisms in the air, so you can be confident that the air is clean and fresh. You might not see it, but you can smell the difference!
5. Air Purifiers Reduce Chemical Pollution
The average yoga studio contains a number of chemicals, from cleaning products to laundry detergent and other products used to clean, maintain, and decorate the space. Air purifiers remove harmful chemicals from the air.
At YogaSol, we always use the most effective cleaners that are the safest for your body. But we still want to be sure we remove any chemicals that could harm your health. After all, we don’t always know what kind of chemicals everyone brings into the studio with them. While we do ask that our members not wear perfume to the studio, other chemicals do make their way into our classes. Our air purfication system reduces chemical compounds in the air and on the surfaces of the studio while you practice.
6. Air Purifiers Increase Air Quality
By removing microorganisms and harmful chemicals from the air, air purifiers increase the quality of air in the space. With increased air quality, members may find that they experience fewer respiratory problems and less irritation of the eyes and nose.
7. Air Purifiers Keep the Yoga Studio Clean
Air purifiers reduce the amount of dirt and grime in the space. Yoga studios are often exposed to the elements as members come in and out. That produces a risk of dust, dirt, and other contaminants getting into the space and sitting there for a length of time. Our air purification system removes these contaminants from the air, ensuring that the space stays clean and the air remains breathable.
“The studio is clean, instructors are friendly, and knowledgeable. I feel welcomed and comfortable as a beginner.” – Georgette N., YogaSol Member
8. Air Purification Creates a Safe and Healthy Environment for You
If you are going to your local yoga studio to practice, heal and lift your spirits, you deserve a safe and healthy environment. If your yoga studio doesn’t have an air purifier, your practice may be counter productive.
You can feel more comfortable in a space with an air purification system, knowing that your health and safety won’t be compromised. In order to create a positive and healthy yoga environment, we ensure that our studio is free of harmful chemicals and microorganisms.
Try YogaSol for Your Next Yoga Class
Yoga studios are notorious for getting funky. But it’s not just from the smell of mats that have been sweated on for six years straight. It’s also from microorganisms and toxins in the air.
No one wants to struggle breathing from bad air or battle a 2-hour-long headache after their practice. That’s particularly apropos while mastering the rabbit or after a tough class. When you’re on your way to your yoga class, you want to know that the air you breathe is excellent.
At YogaSol, we understand that the right air purification system will enhance your experience and protect your health.
When you’re on your health and wellness journey, you deserve support for every facet of your health. We utilize REME HALO technology, the same air purification system used by hospitals. That’s because we take a holistic view of your health and wellbeing. And we leave no detail unattended.
There can’t be a better-run, cleaner and safer studio in CT than Yoga Sol. – Peter K, YogaSol Member
Are you ready to sign up for your next yoga class? Our yoga community is prepared to welcome you with open arms and a health-first environment. Check out our class schedule and grab your pass today.