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Bayside local businesses are continuing to adapt to serve their customers through the easing of restrictions as well for the new ‘COVID normal”.

We caught up with five local traders from the Bayside Still Open for Business Directory which includes more than 500 local businesses serving our community.

Using the Directory is an easy way to keep up to shop local and keep date with the wide range of services and products on offer #BaysideStrongTogether.

Zoom into yoga

As social distancing rules came in, limiting face-to-face activities, Yoga Station in Sandringham quickly evolved to deliver one-on-one sessions via Zoom.

The virtual yoga classes have opened new opportunities for business owner Brett Ritchie and his clients. “Designing individual practices isn’t new but delivering them online has been,” Brett said.

“My practice has always focused on private lessons or small classes. I like the personal approach and really getting to know how people are feeling and how their life is going in general.”

Brett’s business is largely word-of-mouth and news has spread about his new Zoom classes. “I’ve been teaching yoga for 20 years,” he said. “People move away, but during this pandemic I’ve re-connected with past clients.”

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