August 30, 2009
Hello and happy almost-September to you. I’m sure you’re busy sending your kids back to school or going back to school yourself. Best wishes to all our students!
It’s been a great two months open, and I’d like to thank all of you for your continued support. A few notes and things I’d like to bring to your attention:
1) The 6:00 am class is going to be the first to go to a strict start time. Yoga is a discipline, which includes being here on time and ready to go when class begins. From an operations perspective, we’re also giving Laurie a break (we don’t get a lot of visitors at that hour of the morning!) so I’ll be here solo at the start of class on weekday early mornings. The doors will be locked when we start class, so please be here before 6:00 am. We have a great regular crew for that class and I’m sure we’ll all do fine.
2) We will be open for all regular class times (6am, 9am, 1pm, 4:30pm and 6:30pm) on Labor Day. It’s a great day to get in for an extra class or to start your practice!
3) If you’ve got 10 or so classes under your belt and would like some one-on-one personal instruction, we do offer private lessons. This would help anyone who would like to review how you are doing in each posture individually, or how to work through some challenges you may be facing in some of them. The rates are posted on the website, and you can talk to us at the front desk (or email us) to schedule one at your convenience.
4) Laurie’s got a great shipment of yoga wear in that you might enjoy. There are lots of colors and styles to choose from. There is also a large assortment of men’s yoga clothing. You’ll be amazed at how much more comfortable it is to practice in these. She’s also got some designer wear that no other studio in Connecticut has, so feel free to come in early one of these days and try some on.
5) Lastly, if you belong to a group who you think would enjoy or benefit from finding out about Bikram Yoga, I’d be happy to come and speak to them. We’ve done this for the Rotary Club and several others with a very positive response.
In closing, I’d like to thank you all, again, for your continued support. Laurie and I have been thrilled and touched by the outpouring and the wonderful community that’s growing here.
I’d like to leave you with a quote: “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured, and endure what cannot be cured.” B.K.S. Iyengar
(A note to anyone receiving this twice – we apologize as our studio email list has not yet been synched up with our website email list. We’ll get there!)
Take care and I hope to see you again soon. Namaste.
Richard Mercer, Director
Bikram Yoga in the Valley ~ Simsbury
7 Deer Park Road
Weatogue, CT 06089