Health and Safety Protocols for Courses

We have been happy to be able to continue offering courses, although for a smaller number of students than usual. As of Aug 2023, we can safely accommodate approximately 100 students and 20 servers (volunteers) each course. We recognize that many want to sit courses, and we will do our best to help applicants with this process. We recommend that you apply for courses as soon as they open on our schedule page, typically at 6:00 AM EST, six months before the course begins. Courses fill up within days of opening. Upon receipt, all applicants will be placed on the waiting list, and we will be in touch shortly thereafter.

Center management will email each and every student and server accepted and enrolled for courses approximately two weeks before the course begins to more fully outline the protocols for being at the center during this time. PLEASE be sure that you thoroughly read these emails. The most important thing is ensuring that everyone who comes to the center is healthy. Therefore, although we are transitioning into more relaxed COVID protocols, we require the following for all who come to the center:

Testing Requirements

Everyone coming will need to fulfill the following requisites:

  • A negative antigen/rapid test on the day the course begins.
  • Students must bring two additional rapid tests for testing on the third day and later on if there is an infection.

Masks Requirements

  • Masks are optional for all course participants.
  • If you develop ANY cold/flu/covid symptoms during the course, masks are required. Anyone who tests positive for covid 19, at any point during the course will be asked to go home.

Transportation to VMC

Participants may now use public transportation or the rideshare board online to travel to the center. However, we ask you to travel with extra caution (masked). Everyone coming to the center should have a viable emergency exit strategy. Please make these arrangements before arriving at the center.

Local meditators who wish to come sit or serve at the center should please contact the office beforehand.

Because of the evolving situation, the above guidelines may change at any time.