My most difficult post...Closing The Yoga Studio

 Dear Yogis, 

    Over the past fifteen years, as a community of yogis, we have lovingly shared in learning, laughing, and healing. There have been tears of joy and sadness. We have shared lots of sweaty hugs and well wishes. We have welcomed many visitors to our studio as there are no strangers in the yoga world, we are one! There have been retreats and many workshops as we hosted teachers from near and far. A special appreciation goes to our "resident" Kundalini master, HarDarshan Kaur Khalsa who provided us with her teachings for more than 10 years. It comes with great pride that two fabulous teachers had their beginning at the studio, Juli Saylor and Jessica Mayo, may you always remember your home studio and continue to light the way for others for years to come. 

 I don't know about you but I have had a blast! My heart is full... I am grateful beyond words to have been a part of this community venture and to share the ancient science and discipline of yoga with you.  

    Thank you to each of you for your years of patronage, love, support, and the willingness to share your time with me. I will miss seeing each of you regularly but look forward to seeing you around town and along the path.

    AND now....Sadly, with the uncertainty of the current public health concern and the inability to re-open the studio for almost 8 months, I have been prompted to close the studio permanently. A decision that was not made lightly but is without regret because it is the appropriate thing to do.

    The timing and circumstance to close were not of our choosing but Dick and I do look forward to whatever comes next! 

    Take a deep breath, bring your hands to the heart center in Anjali mudra, honoring loving kindness meditation,

May you be happy,

May you be healthy,

May you be secure,

May you live in peace and

May you awaken in the light of your true nature.

 Bow to the teacher within...Namaste'🙏

Love and Peace,

Susan and Dick

ps. Dick Jacksland, the one who makes me laugh out loud everyday!  Always behind the scene, without his belief in my ability and encouraging me to fulfill my dream the studio would never have been a reality, Thank you!

A few words from Jessica,

Susan has shared the tradition of Yoga with so many of us over the last 15 years.  I am honored to have participated in a small part of this journey! For those who do not remember or know, Susan had to "encourage" me to teach.  Little did I know at the time, how wonderful that decision would become, or how much all of you would warm my heart along the way. I said to her just the other day, "...the studio is where I grew up..". I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to embark on the process of self-discovery (aka Yoga) with the support of our loving community and my dear friend and teacher, Susan Koepp.  I can not think of a better place to have "grown-up" than right here with all of you! 


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