Pondering…

I am finding myself rather blue today which is in direct opposition to the magnificent day we are being met with. I am contemplating the weight of what it means to be a good leader. I read once that “a good leader knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” As I reflect on this, I feel the need to reach out.

I am so proud of how quickly we were able to pivot to online classes (really more to Ron’s credit than mine if we’re being honest). The studio experienced no loss of daily yoga offerings! I am so grateful for my instructors, who learned along side me (while social distancing!) how to offer our students the best classes that we are able under these trying circumstances. The UNITY pass was created, in supplement to the 2 By Donation classes to ensure that anyone who wanted to do yoga with us was able to do so. I really couldn’t be more pleased. We made it through month one.

Now, it is looking like we need to remain in this mode of operation for another month and it is time to be forthright. I feel strongly about the community embodied within the studio and am committed to doing everything I can to keep it afloat. That said, we are experiencing no small financial strain. I need your support. Please consider recommitting yourself to your practice and the studio. If you do not need the financial assistance, consider buying your traditional pass rather than the UNITY pass. If you have been staying away because you think you can’t figure out the technology, reach out and let us help you! Invite friends to meet you in a class. That accountability is so great! Buy a gift certificate for Mother’s Day. Or a t-shirt. Or both. Sign up to claim one of the remaining 2 spots for our Fall retreat.

When I named the studio, I just loved the definition of nourish.

  1. to supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth.
  2. to cherish, foster, keep alive
  3. to strengthen, build up or promote

I never dreamed that so soon after opening, I would be reaching out to ask you to nourish me. Nourish the studio. Nourish our community.

This makes me feel weak. It makes me feel vulnerable. I don’t like feeling this way, but I know that strength lies in allowing your heart to be open and your truth be known. So my truth….I know that yoga changes lives, just as mine is forever changed. I know that it is my joy to be on the path to enlightenment with you, my students. I know that together, we can keep Nourish alive and thriving.

Humbled and blessed to be in service,

Lanta

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