I have spent the last several months with this saying popping into my mind, and it’s now time to share some news about Kula on Monroe Street. Due to the continuing deterioration of the 1809 Monroe Street location, and with no success in negotiating for the next lease term, I have made the difficult decision to relocate Kula – Monroe Street. No doubt, if you practice at Monroe, you have encountered some of the MANY issues we have endured over the course of the last almost three years. Whether it was studio temps too frigid to hold classes, frozen pipes, constant leaks in the ceiling, flooding in the lobby and back room…. the list goes on and on. The constant repairs have taken their toll on me and any success of continued growth on Monroe Street.
The community that has been building at Kula – Monroe is inspiring, which makes this decision even harder. I don’t want to leave you without a Kula home, but the building is failing to accommodate the needs of Kula. I want a space that is safe and strong, just like the atmosphere we strive to provide you when you walk through our doors.
“….another one opens….”
I am actively pursuing every lead and option I can to find a new home for Kula near the current Monroe Street location. With the upcoming total Monroe Street Reconstruction slated to begin within the year, the infrastructure of Monroe Street is facing some big changes, as well as new additions. (Savasana with the sounds of jack hammers and last-minute class cancellations due to water-main shut offs was not sounding like too much fun, but if a yoga studio can’t be flexible, who can!) That being said, if anyone has any ideas of possible locations, shoot me an e-mail. If I haven’t already researched it, I’ll jump on any leads and info!
At this time, it is unlikely that there will be a seamless and uninterrupted transition from our current location to a new one. But, I’m not giving up! Our fantastic teaching crew will be adding to the Cottage Grove schedule starting in May. The Kula teachers are available to help with events and on-going, off-site Kula-sponsored classes, workshops and parties. We will be Kula “mobile Yogis” here to serve you while we work to find a new studio location.
Several proposals have come to my table in the recent months from other neighboring areas interested in Kula coming to their communities. I’m listening, Universe, and will keep my mind open to what may be behind several future opening doors.
Our last day of classes will be Friday, June 30th, 2017. Remember that all class passes and memberships are valid at the Cottage Grove Studio. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have celebrations for our Monroe Kula Community in the works, so stay tuned for more info, and please consider joining us to celebrate what we have created together and the possibilities that lie ahead.
“….but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”
-Alexander Graham Bell
The final portion of this quote is often left off, but I find it to be the real lesson in these wise words. No regrets, Monroe Street Yogis, only love and gratitude for you all finding your home within the (crumbling) walls of our Kula – Monroe. I will be smiling in the open doors at Kula – Cottage Grove and wherever the universe leads us to next.