YogaGeauga is Closing

I opened YG in 2012 with a passion for bringing yoga to the community. It was never my goal to “make it big”, it was a labor of love. Over the years it became a true yoga community, a beautiful container that provided the space for people to open their hearts and to create, transform and change. I, too, began to change.

For some time now – extending back to before we’d heard of Covid-19 – I have been facing the truth that the joy has gone out of running a small yoga studio. Now, with the changes and reductions in business from the virus it just doesn’t make sense anymore. YogaGeauga will close its doors on August 29, 2020.

This decision is painful because of the community we have become. I have met some of my favorite people in the world on the mat at YG. I’ve seen lovely friendships form. I’ve seen you support each other through personal joys and tragedies. We’ve been so blessed by each other. I wish I could put it all into suspended animation until the world will permit us to gather together in our little space again.

It is my intention to continue with a fairly full schedule until the end of August. But I also want to support the teaching staff in finding new teaching homes or launching their own classes on Zoom. If you have classes remaining, I recommend using them sooner instead of later. Once you use up your pass, you may continue to purchase by the class or in smaller increments until we are done.

I encourage you to stay in touch with your favorite teacher. As they make their arrangements, I will post the information on the website. I will continue to teach on Zoom and will be offering privates and small group classes in my home starting this Fall.

I’ve reached out to some area studios about welcoming YG students into their community. I will pass along any special offers they make. If you live south, I highly recommend checking out Essential Zen in Aurora. If you live north, take a look at Taproot Yoga in Chardon. Northwest? Sunshine Yoga in Chesterland. And Chagrin Yoga isn’t all power yoga.

Sending deep gratitude and respect to all the teachers for their inspiration and partnership. And to you all — a final deep bow to the salt of the earth people of Geauga County for allowing me to be of service for all these years.  I walk away with great pride in knowing that this work has positively impacted our little corner of the world, and that its positive effects will continue to serve and ripple out into the greater world around us.

As always, I invite you to reach out with any questions or comments. I’d love to hear what the studio has meant for you.

The light in me honors the light in you – Namaste.