The instant I became a certified yoga instructor in 2004 I opened my space to teach yoga for all of you. I couldn't wait and wasted no time attaining the ability to share this journey and amazing gift of yoga.
I have known a lot of you for most of this time, as you have been loyal to your practice, my studio and the teachings not only from myself but the amazing teaching staff at Yoga Bliss. Without you none of this would have been possible and I would not be here today speaking about the beautiful journey we have taken together.
I have witnessed you get married, get pregnant, have babies, become yoga teachers, get great jobs opportunities, move to other states and countries. We sent our children to kindergarten and off to college. Some of your kids are now married and you're grandparents. We've had tears, laughter, hugs, goodbyes, hellos, new practices, new beliefs, hope, grace, joy, love and most of all gratitude! We've had hard times, tears, loss and grief. But together we rebuilt ourselves, we came and united and shared our energy in the union of yoga.
I am forever grateful to all of you and will carry your memories with me forever. All of the firsts; nose to toes, feet overheads, legs lifted over arms, sweat till you're wet and finally to surrender in sivasana. All of the lasts leave it at the door, drop what you know, shift your vision, remove the blocks, be still and know. I have had some of the greatest moments of my life on a yoga mat, and feel incredible to say that I have witnessed many as well standing in front of yours.
But... time has come for me to move on as studio owner of Yoga Bliss and begin to create more of something outside of these 4 walls that have been held together by all of this.
You've heard me say it 1000 times... The time is Now, I give many thanks to my personal yoga teachers but the real gift of learning came from being yours.!
Thank you to my many students near and far, the amazing yoga teachers who have come and gone and have been here to the very end. Thank you to my family who supports me through and through, my dearest friends and most importantly my 3 children, Ryan, Haley and Quintin, who's love is literally the life force that beats my heart, flows my sprit and inspires me to be my best self each and every day.
With all of that being said, here comes the hardest part...I will be keeping the studio open until on or about December 15, 2015. Up until then please come and practice as normal, use up your class packs or drop in. I do hope I see as many of you as possible before we close and say farewell.
If you would like to stay connected with me on my new journey, please stay in touch and give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org
With love, gratitude and divine peace,