Dear Beloved Open Hearts Community, I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. It is with a mix of emotions—gratitude, nostalgia, and a sense of profound transformation—that I share some significant news regarding Open Hearts Studio.
After nearly five years of guiding and nurturing our yoga and mindfulness community within the sacred space of our studio, I have made the heartfelt decision to no longer maintain a physical studio location. This choice comes as a result of a multitude of factors that have deeply impacted both the studio and my personal journey.
The past few years, as we all know, have been unlike any other. The global pandemic, COVID-19, brought challenges we could never have foreseen. It shifted the way we gathered, connected, and practiced together. The constant pivoting and adapting to the ever-changing circumstances took a toll, leading to burnout and a sense of disconnection from my own practice. Furthermore, my personal journey has evolved, and this evolution played a significant role in my decision. I have come to realize that yoga is not confined to a specific physical space. Instead, it is a practice that can be integrated into our lives wherever we are. This realization has brought me to the understanding that teaching yoga is about empowering individuals to weave it into the fabric of their daily existence.
This decision was not made lightly, as I know all too well how special and magical our studio space was. What made it truly extraordinary was not just the physical room but the incredible energy that you, our community, brought into it. It was the people, the teachings, the collaboration, the vulnerability, and, above all, the love that made our studio a sacred space. I want to assure you that Open Hearts is not disappearing; instead, it is evolving into its next phase. In the coming weeks, as my children head back to school, I will take the time to explore what feels most aligned with my own path. How can I teach authenticity and self-honoring if I am not following this guidance in my own life? I am excited to share that there will be a weekend retreat in late fall and various pop-up classes and workshops at locations to be announced soon. If you happen to know of a great space available for hourly or daily rental, please do reach out and let me know.
For those of you with remaining punch cards, please know that these will be honored for any of our future offerings.
I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who made Open Hearts Studio the beautiful, welcoming, and transformative place it has been. To all the incredible instructors and healers who shared their talents with us, I am forever grateful. And to all the students who joined us over the years, your presence and beautiful energy are the heart and soul of our community. As we move forward on this new journey together, let us remember that the essence of Open Hearts lies within us all. The love, connection, and transformation that we have cultivated together will continue to thrive in different forms. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey, and I look forward to embracing this next chapter with you. With an open heart and boundless gratitude, Jenn