Greetings And Salutations All Ye Happy Yogi…
Spring is here, at least in our hearts, and the essence of new beginnings leads us out of this long and cold winter. Our commitment to providing a pleasant and safe space for our practice involves an ongoing cosmetic and functional makeover. We finally replaced our cracked mirror. We installed new carpeting in the common areas. Our painting project is nearly finished and we would like to thank Peter Thayer for his diligent and thorough work.
There are still many projects in the planning and development stage as well as the fundraising stage! We plan to extend our suspended ceiling and install a more natural lighting system in the common areas. Our bathrooms are in need of some attention as well and we hope to get to that by fall. Our new heating and ventilation system kept the studio nice and hot over the cold winter months, even in the early morning. The new heat recovery fresh air ventilation system in the yoga room has made a big difference in the quality of air during the crowded classes both with venting carbon dioxide and managing humidity.
Mark The Date! Sunday April 13th at 11:00 am we are hosting a baby shower for our teacher Kelly Benson. We hope you can join us in celebrating her expected newborn. Her registry is at babyearth.com and also at Target.
Welcome Back to Ashley Bench! Ashley taught for us here for a few years and then moved to Colorado. She will be staying with us for about a month beginning April 10th and teaching many classes, including the Saturday 11:30 intermediate class.
As many of you have heard by now we are in the process of “breaking up” with Bikram Choudhury and Bikram Incorporated. This is opening up many possibilities for us that we are excited to explore. Our new Fusion class on Tuesday morning at 8:30 and Friday evening at 5:30 is being well received. Our intermediate class offering on Saturday at 11:30 is a nice challenge for those wanting to delve further into their asana practice. We will be adding a weekday version of this class with our summer schedule. Our core focus remains the Hot Yoga 26 Posture 90 minute Beginner Class that we have always offered. We are in the legal process of changing our name and once that is completed we will slowly rebrand all of our marketing and promotional material.
We wish you all a beautiful Spring season and hope to see you in the yoga room.
Angela, Michael and all of us here at Maine Hatha Yoga.