I’ve found a great new space for our classes! It’s the Shall We Dance studio at 4101 E. Grant Road, which is on the north side of the street just west of Columbus. Starting 23 January, I’ll hold gentle hatha classes there Monday and Thursday mornings from 10:15-11:30.
The building is not much from the outside, but it has beautiful floating wood floors and it’s big enough for classes to expand without becoming crowded. There’s a front desk with friendly staff, and it has dressing rooms and fans that turn off. (If you remember Ms. Fit, you’ll understand why this is important!) Outside, you can park on the street side or behind the building.
The cost will be $10 per session, which is on par with places like Yoga Oasis, Yoga Connection, and Mindful Yoga. But, unlike at those places, I get a 50% split of whatever comes in. So every time you pay, $5 goes to overhead and $5 goes to me. They do take credit cards and offer punch cards, though not at a discount.
Besides all of the great physical attributes and conveniences of this location, I am hoping it will offer our classes stability. In just over a year three places I’ve taught have closed: the owners of Ms. Fit retired; Bookmans Sports is becoming a Bookmans Entertainment Exchange; and most recently the landlord at Modern Mystic chose to repurpose the space. Hopefully, by striking out on my own like this, I can avoid that kind of turbulence for many years to come.
On a more personal note, I am nearly healed and have started to rebuild both physically and mentally. Physically, my abs are shot and my balance is terrible! Mentally, I am reassembling my life in a way that is peaceful and sustainable. Part of this includes not offering night or weekend classes right now so I can focus on my first priority, my family.
Thank you all so much for your patience and encouragement during my recent chapter break. I’m so looking forward to getting our classes going again!
Peace and joy,