I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of the Be the Journey Yoga community. I am writing this special email to share some exciting news with you. We are taking the journey into our dream of having our own studio space. I recently shared this news with my students, but I'm now ready to share with everyone. I believe the energy that I can put behind realizing my dreams only expands with the positive energy from you! I would like to share the letter I sent to my current student body a fews weeks ago.
Hi Friends ~
I’m wishing you all a wonderful fall!
I want to thank you all for taking this journey with me. It has been an amazing 4 ½ years and I can’t wait to share the future with you. I am working with a business mentor who is guiding me in taking the next step on my journey, which is to realize the dream of my own studio space. I met Irene last year through yoga, but it wasn’t until this spring that we began to chat and she shared with me her business background. Throughout her 20 years as a successful business owner, she gives back by mentoring two women per year in starting or growing their business. That day on the mat was a divine appointment. At the time I was starting to visualize what it would take to create my own space. Agreeing to the mentoring program with Irene has taken my vision to the next level. What I really appreciate about her guidance is that she supports who I am and believes in me. She holds the same vision for me to grow without compromising my principles and values as a teacher. It continues to be my mission to provide safe, supportive and inclusive yoga for every BODY. I’m happy being at the Wellness Wheel, but it is my intention to continue to bring accessible yoga to more people. There is not much room for me to expand where I am now. As many of you have noticed, classes are filling up. This is a great thing, but I never want people to feel crowded. It is not my intention to have a bigger room to fill, but a place where I can offer more opportunities for healing and self-discovery through yoga.
I’ll be honest, the idea of having my own space can feel daunting, but with Irene’s guidance, it feels 100% attainable. Our plan begins with fundraising. Irene has mentored many women in opening and operating a business in the black from day one by raising money, not going into debt. We begin October with our fundraising. Over the next several months there will events and opportunities to get involved. Be on the lookout for retreats, workshops, vendor fairs and yoga marathons. As well as opportunities to get involved when we have our space, in Time, Talent & Treasure. The idea being someone may have the talent of painting or carpentry, whereas someone else might have some items to donate to make the studio feel like home and someone else might like to help by donating time to clean or organizing. It has always been important to me to build a strong yoga community and I want this next step on the journey to be the same. This space will be for everyBODY!
Finally, this letter is being sent to my students only. I want to share this with you because I believe that our energy can make it a reality. Please look for events and opportunities to get involved soon. I am blessed to have you as part of my tribe!
Thank you so much for your time today and for your encouragement! I hope to see many more of you on the mat as we expand to offer more opportunities to heal through yoga.