My Dearest Nantucket Yoga Community,
As most of you know, a year ago I made the big decision to hand over the running of my studio, The Yoga Room, to the so very capable and willing Carrie Seyer in order to have more time to devote to my family and to my music and yoga studies. Carrie has done an amazing job of keeping TYR thriving and flourishing with full optimism, passion, and love.
On arriving back here to start a summer of teaching and through these last weeks, I have found myself battling an emotional tidal wave that has led me to an important realization; I not only love this island, my beloved studio and my community of friends, yoga students, and fellow teachers but what I have created and sustained here for almost 30 years represents a huge part of me that I cannot imagine giving up or moving entirely away from. And even though for 9 months of the year I call Providence RI my home, my life here is equally vital to my well-being.
And so as was my need to change things and take a step back last year at this time, I find myself now in the place of needing to step back in. Coincidently Carrie has also decided, as much as she loves The Yoga Room, that she needs to build her own business from the ground floor; she has a very clear vision and dream of what she wants to create and will set sail to make that happen for herself.
I am indebted to Carrie for providing me with the space I needed this year to explore myself, for never settling for less than respectful and honest communication, and for her beautiful heart which expressed so much love and understanding within our relationship. I have no doubt she will land happily and successfully in whatever she endeavors to do and wherever she chooses to do it.
TYR has always been so much more than just a business; it has been a labor of love, representing a profound part of who I am and what feeds my spirit. I have had a vision for this studio since I built it 17 years ago which I need to continue to honor, hone and further realize. There is still so much I want to impart as a teacher and as a mentor to others; My hope, intention, and desire is to help foster a harmonious and supportive relationship between all the island teachers and practicing students to ultimately create and sustain a strong, unified and evolving yoga community.
As of Columbus Day weekend, I will retake the directorship with the local help of Ieva Aldins as my manager to sustain the running of the day to day business. Stay tuned for the fall schedule which will include some new class offerings and teachers, and reduced off-season year-round islander class packages.
As always, I welcome hearing from you about how The Yoga Room can serve you optimally so feel free to contact me personally. My door is always open. . .