Dear Nantucket & The Yoga Room family,
I hope you’ve all been enjoying a very noticeable down-shift in energy after the summer-push and have been finding ways to restore and give back to yourself.
Thank you kindly to everyone who has ventured into the studio in the last month, extended helpful feedback thoughts, and provided a warm welcome to myself and the teachers. It’s all been overwhelmingly helpful in navigating the evolution, and we’re excited to move into fall with some new learnings, a set schedule, and new class and pricing additions about which I think everyone will be excited.
Please read on for all said things!
New Pricing Options:
I’ve been racking my brain for ways to make yoga affordable to the local community in the off-season, while allowing the studio to also thrive. I truly believe you don’t have to sacrifice one to have the other. Where I landed is below; this will be in effect starting October 1 onward.
Off Season Sevens (available October-May)
7 for $77- EXPIRES 1 MONTH FROM PURCHASE
5 Class Pack
$120 – expires in 1 year
10 Class Pack
$190 – expires in 1 year
TYR Membership: Unlimited Yoga
$130/month- no minimum monthly commitment, no annual fee, no strings attached- just unlimited yoga
Some explanation in my thinking…
Off Season Sevens: YES, affordable yoga, without a doubt! It is a bit of a risk on my part, hence the 1 month expiration. My hope is that this provides affordable yoga to the community in the off-season, incentivizes people to get in to the studio and use them in the month before expiration, increases the energy in each class with more bodies (which is fun for teachers and students), and allows me to cover costs monthly with the hopeful warm reception of the offer. Off Season Sevens is NOT limited to 1 per customer, however, TYR Membership makes more sense if someone wants to purchase more than one. Off Season Sevens expires 1 month from purchase, NO exceptions (thank you for understanding my need stay true to this, from a costs stand-point). If you buy Off Season Sevens on October 5, it expires November 5. Easy for everyone to remember! We will also send 2 reminder emails as your expiration dates draws closer- one sent 14 days prior and one sent 4 days prior.
To off-set the inexpensive off-season offer, I’ve raised drop-ins, 5 and 10 class package prices minimally while still aiming to remain at a quite reasonable price-point. Please help us spread the word on the Off Season Sevens deal so we can offer yoga to as many people as possible on the island!
For anyone concerned about space, all classes will be capped at 15 in the off-season for optimal student experience.
Beginner Men’s Yoga- 45 minutes
This is an introduction to yoga for men. This class is 45 minutes in duration and includes a breakdown of postures, benefits of each, and serves as an introduction to a yoga practice.
It’s a great place to start before graduating to a Power 1, Power 2, or Vinyasa class. My hope is that it provides an un-intimidating avenue for men to start a yoga practice. After 1 or 2 of these classes, students will be confident walking into any other class at TYR or elsewhere.
How strict is the ‘Men’s’ only part? Not very! Ladies, if you have a brother, spouse, significant other, dad, etc., that you’d like to accompany, feel free to join.
Power 2s: Heated
Much like the word ‘power’, I’ve noticed ‘heat’ is either a loved word or NOT in the yoga world. Rest assured, we are not turning into a hot yoga studio. Only Power 2s will be heated, and we hope to keep heat at a consistent 95 degrees with added humidity. For the next couple weeks, I have to be creative in adding extra heat in the studio for these classes by way of space heaters and a humidifier while I wait on a professional to suggest some longer-term, polished, and efficient solutions.
Power 1, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yin all remain as they always have been.
Power 2s are a more rigorous practice and done in a very brief 60 minutes. Adding heat will allow muscles to warm quicker in a shorter period of time to acclimate to the intensity safely without pulling or straining. Heat also allows for detoxification by way of sweat- just remember to rehydrate!
Svādhyāya is one of 5 recommended observances (niyamas) in yogic philosophy. It literally translates to “self-study” in Sanksrit.
Yogic philosophy also suggests that through self-study we can understand our own motives, behaviors, the environment around us, and our relationships. And only from that understanding can we apply desirable changes that lead to a more fulfilling self.
Starting this month, we are beginning Svādhyāya Sundays at the studio: a day a week devoted to offering workshops and continuing education to the community on an array of subjects held by teachers, healers, wellness experts, psychologists, therapists, and beyond – both local and from off-island – in various fields all devoted to improvement of the self.
Any Sunday we don’t have have a workshop scheduled, you can expect to see Restorative and Yin classes on the schedule to compliment your Svādhyāya practice.
Upcoming Svadhyaya Sundays:
Arm Balances & Inversions Workshop with Carrie
Restorative Yoga for Motherhood with Evie
We also have a second round of our popular workshop: Restorative Yoga + Reiki Consultation with Jess & Alexandra
THIS Saturday 10/14/17
Fall Schedule: October- December, 2017
Finally, for you visual people (I relate), find a snapshot of the schedule below.
Please note there a few classes listed below that will become available in the next few weeks based on teacher availability. Head to the website to reserve classes + check most up to date schedule!