We have possession! As of July 1 the Heart + Mind Yoga will start to take it's physical shape. Step 1 (this week), blast out the walls and pull up the carpets. Next week we start the re-build. Even before walls come down we can see how beautiful the finished space will be. We have windows on the east, west and north sides of the space and we expect the studios to be light and airy. None of our classes will be heated (warm yes, hot no) so we can take advantage of the natural light (hot studios lose a lot of heat out of big windows). Instead our classes will based around acceptance, mindfulness and safe practice.
Ok, so we admit that from this angle the new studio building looks a bit ominous but in reality it looks a lot more "mountainous" than intimidating. The fact that it's surrounded by trees, fields and the lovely, quiet community of Discovery Ridge helps. We hope to eventually practice yoga and meditation in Griffiths Woods with both our adult and youth classes.
The Heart + Mind Yoga website is up and running with a schedule in place that kicks off Tuesday, September 4th (the first business day after the Labour Day weekend). If we are lucky and the renovations go as planned we will add a few classes before that date. Stay tuned.
The schedule is a bit light with the intent of growing into our space somewhat naturally. We will add and alter class times depending upon the needs of our new yoga community. We have two studio spaces - East and West - so we can make room for youth and family programming, a self-guided meditation space, celebrations and weekend workshops while maintaining our regular adult programming.
Our passes, registered programs, memberships and even birthday parties are 40% until September. We hope you will take advantage of the discounted pricing to see if Heart + Mind Yoga is a fit for you and your family. Also, please share :)