I took a break from blogging in August because it seemed most appropriate since everyone is away and recharging their batteries. I hope your summer was incredible and that you are ready to take on the fall with gusto and confidence. The four of us at the Yoga Collective NYC hope to see you in the studio teaching your beautiful classes or taking a class from one of our creative and energetic teachers. We have a wonderful and packed fall schedule and hope to book even more classes.
This past Saturday we had our first open house event and we could not have asked for a better night. We welcomed so many prospective teachers and students into our space and invited them to enjoy drinks from Organic Avenue, food from Jungle Cafe in Brooklyn and fitness goodies from Athleta and Lole Women. What an inspiring night talking with fellow teachers and networking. We also had a professional photographer who took incredible photos which are now on our Facebook page. We started out the night with an amazing guided meditation by Cassandra Bodzak, a wellness coach and kundalini meditation teacher. She led almost 30 of us in an inspiring meditation, dedicated to manifesting the life we want to live. That set the tone for a lively two and a half hour open house that left me feeling energized, grateful and happy.
Yoga can be practiced in so many different ways off the mat; smiling at a stranger, connecting with a friend, leaving animals off your plate and loving yourself. I felt the love in the studio on Saturday and realized that this is why I do what I do. Our studio makes me happy, it makes me happy to connect with fellow yoga teachers and draw inspiration from their classes, their yoga clothes, their asanas and their beautiful human spirit.
Fall is all about turning a new leaf, so to speak, so if you’ve always wanted to teach yoga, what are you waiting for? Our studio is here, our prices are affordable and the love we have in our studio is felt far and wide. Teach YOUR yoga! And look for our next open house after the new year. If you can’t wait that long, email us and drop by the studio to check out the studio and chat with us. Be well.
Namaste and XOXO,
Photo: TYC owners left to right: Schatzie Vincent, Mary Clark, Nicole D’Angelo and Michele Favale