As of Tuesday, March 17, the doors of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center will be closed along with those of our collaborating business, Prema Health. This marks the first closing for anything other than holidays since we opened over 20 years ago. Needless to say, our hearts are heavy from having to make this decision. It is not something we are choosing, but rather something we feel we need to do in order to meet the demands we are facing.
Introducing Virtual Y.U.
In order to continue providing yoga classes that support the stresses of your life and times, we have implemented a new online yoga platform. It is our intention to maintain close resemblance to our existing yoga schedule via live streaming. Virtual Y.U. allows our teachers to lead classes and you to join classes live from the safety and comfort of your own homes! While we recognize this is not the same as practicing together in physical space, we sincerely hope it continues to support your healthy practices of movement and breath as we navigate what it feels like to experience a pandemic coupled with social distancing.
We are hoping to implement this online platform as early as tomorrow, 3/17. Please stay tuned for details.
Weekly Community Check In
We plan to launch a Weekly Community Check In via Zoom . The virtual gatherings we hold will address three fundamental intentions: 1. To continue to share the medicine of togetherness. 2. To hear the needs of our community and provide aid. 3. To share in our humanness amidst what could potentially be a very difficult time. Please stay tuned for an invite to this virtual conversation.
What about your Y.U. accounts?
For those with class packages – You may disregard your expiration dates. Remaining classes will be available upon request during or after reopening. For those with unlimited packages – We humbly ask that you hang onto your packages/memberships. We understand that everyone may be experiencing a multitude of hardships, including those of a financial nature. We are committed to doing everything in our power to provide you with a valuable service while navigating our unique individual constraints. Your continued support will go a long way in helping us continue to operate at maximum quality and capacity.
Reopening We have every intention to reopen the studio and recover a deeper sense of normalcy. Though we can’t be sure when that fine day will come, we are hoping to reopen on April 1st. In the meantime, we want to encourage you, for the sake of your well being, to maintain as much of your healthy routine as possible. This of course, includes your yoga & mindfulness practices.
Our hearts go out to each and every one of you, and your families too. We wish we could give you all a big hug! Instead we’ll roll all that energy into one great big prayer: that whatever it is we’re dealing with now, leads to greater connection and reverence for all beings everywhere. If you have the bandwidth, please keep a prayer for unity alive in your heart.
We hope to see you in virtual space soon, and to hug you on the other side of this wild ride.
Blessings, Todd, Annie, Anna, and the Yoga Union family.