Grateful to embrace Mother Nature, we reopened with over 14 classes outdoors and quickly realized what a gift to practice under the blue sky with bird song!! We popped up everywhere from the park, Blue Back Square, The Bridge Healing Arts Center, The First Baptist Church of West Hartford to the tranquil Hillstead Museum. We even practiced under the lighted trees outside the Studio. Our in studio classes held 6 students with 12 feet of social distance, to practice without a mask on and all the doors wide open!! And say it isn’t so, we figured out yoga on Zoom and yoga on YouTube! 🎤🎼
The summer season ended with our Second Annual Charity… Yoga for Pulmonary Fibrosis at Blue Back Square, in partnership with the Delamar Hotel and the town of West Hartford!!! Thank you so much for coming out to practice, for making a donation and for passing on love to Mal and his family!! 💙
We learned to live simple, to never take anything for granted and to spread kindness wherever our paths took us.
In anticipation of fall, the studio underwent additional enhancements to ensure the safety of our community and our teachers. We had upgraded the HVAC system with Merv filtration, acquired 2 hospital grade Hepa air purifiers and just recently installed Plasma Air Purifiers within the HVAC ductwork.
But wait….. hold on to fall, just like our summer! Mother Nature continued to gift us with amazing weather, so our Summer Yoga turned into a spectacularly long Fall Yoga Series. We just….yep, had our last class outdoors on Sunday, November 29th with Dana! 🍁
So here we are, two weeks after Thanksgiving, a bit chillier and even some snow fell from the sky. ☃️
Prior to Thanksgiving, we had decided to take a two week pause from our in studio classes. With holiday travel and gatherings, it was important to us to err on the side of caution to keep everyone safe. So many of you joined us on zoom and we were excited to see you all!!!
Unfortunately, the rise in cases in our area is continuing to climb. To ensure the safety of all of you, our YFTH teachers and in support of all the doctors, nurses and first responders working tirelessly on the frontline, we will be temporarily extending our in studio closure into January. At this time, we do not have a specific reopening date for in studio classes, but are filled with hope that as the year winds down and a New Year begins, we are steps closer to better days!
In the meantime, we will continue offering our classes on Zoom and keep adding to our Video On Demand library. If you need some additional props for your home practice, simply email us back. We have mats, blanket, block and strap sets, as well as gently used blocks for sale and can arrange a pick up or curbside at the studio. 🙏🏻
We have been working on several virtual workshops for January, to support your New Year, that we will release shortly and are busy planning spring events and YES, that anniversary 🎉 celebration!!
We are grateful, hopeful and excited for a NEW YEAR!!!
with love, Diane and the YFTH team 💜