First of all, thank you for opening our emails, for sharing your successes with us, for sharing kind words and posts, for loving us from afar. We have been completely humbled and honored to have you with us.
And to those of you who have maintained your memberships with us, thank you from the bottom of my heart. There is no way we would be making it through this without you. This is not meant to make you feel bad if you suspended or canceled. We recognize that a virtual practice is different and that you should do for your family and yourself as needed.
However, we know that keeping up with familiar faces, moving your body, and making time for yourself is the only way we will all maintain our wits about us at this time.
We understand that 5 more weeks feels like a long time, and you may be considering making changes to your account. If you are able to maintain your account, please do!! ☺️ And upon request (not today please), we will grant you a free month at a future date.
This will allow us to stagger the hit on our finances. We have not had any rent relief, we are still paying our teachers, we have equipped ourselves with proper gear to maintain an online presence, we are up-fitting our physical facility to make sure it is as good as it can get for your safety. All of this would not be possible without you.
The reality of these times begs us to tap into our super yogi powers. Over and over again, throughout the day, we have to remember to take deep breaths and pan back from the minutia that we cannot control. There are all sorts of subtle ways stress likes to creep up on us.
There’s a great little article called “10 Sneaky Ways Your Coronavirus Anxiety is Coming Out”. The gist of it is this.
- You may be more tired
- You might have a hard time sleeping
- You might startle more easily
- You are diving into hobbies or projects
- You may have a lack of motivation
- You could be feeling lonely
- Old patterns or mental health struggles may be surfacing
- You are feeling more physical discomfort like headaches or other ailments
- You might be more quick to anger or frustration
- You are forgetting things
Here’s the thing. I think we can all relate to a few of these, if not all of these, throughout any given day. It’s so important to name these sensations as they arise in order to move through them.
I made a video explaining further how we might be feeling and how to make it through. Check it out.
Someone asked me the other day for tips to get motivated.
My number one tip is… start with a short class. Our library and live schedule has lots of 30 minute sessions to dip your toes into. The sensation you will feel afterwards is what will get you coming back. No one likes to feel like a floppy, bloated, forgetful, tired, neurotic blob… and let’s be real… we might be feeling that way.
So, keep your mat accessible… Even if you just watch the class and do just some of it.. you’ll feel better.
What’s next for HYA?
- Look for pop up outdoor classes! We are scoping out locations for this to happen, and are checking if we can provide this as soon as this Saturday with Joe.
- We are constantly monitoring any government updates. On Friday at 2:30pm Buncombe County will announce the local ordinance, so we will decide after that announcement. As soon as we are allowed, we will open for small group privates and anything we can do for you. Hang in there!
- We are building a brand new easy to navigate library! This should be ready in about a week.
We really appreciate and want to keep you a part of our family. For those who have needed to suspend, consider this as a time to start back up even in a limited capacity so you can make it through this time with us as well.
We appreciate every one of you wherever you are at.
Grateful to be here supporting you in your health.