CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Elements at Stonefield was set to celebrate its four-year anniversary in its studios. Those plans have changed in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

The boutique gym has transitioned online-only, remote yoga and HIIT classes.

Owners Kendall Selfe and Monica McGhee made the decision to move classes online for two weeks. Classes cost $4 for non-members and users will be sent a link via Zoom, an online video chatting platform, to join the class. The instructors lead the group virtually through meditation and workouts.

In a time of social distancing, the benefits of yoga go beyond just physical health. Selfe and McGhee emphasize how yoga can lighten one's mood and bring a sense of community during an isolated period.

"If you come back and look at the social impact, which is where my gut was coming in and my heart, it's like, people are more important. You can still build community online and you can see each other through the platform and we can all talk at the same time," said Selfe.

"As they come in, we can still see their practice, we can still look at everybody in class. The connection with other human beings, it's one of the most important things that keeps us with our spirits elevated," said McGhee.

Selfe also said another benefit of virtual yoga classes is being able to re-connect with former members who may not be in the Charlottesville area.

"It's really bringing more connectedness than I thought it would," said Selfe.