Archive for July, 2011
Whew, I can’t believe it has been so long that I have neglected this amazing site! So much has been going on at the Yoga Studio that I’ve been just plugging along on auto pilot with regard to my Unity Therapeutic practice. My sincere apologies.
Many of you have heard by now that UniverseCity Yoga is no longer sustainable and will close at the end of the month. We are disappointed that it worked out this way, but all things have a time and a place and UCY was an amazing accomplishment for all of us. I have few regrets and feel that the opportunity to explore my teaching in this space was an invaluable experience. I will miss the people, the studio, our practice…but I trust that we will all move forward just as we are meant to.
That said, there are all sorts of other developments in the Life of Richelle….With the closure of the yoga studio, I am seeking a temporary home for my massage practice. I may have a room worked out at an existing studio for a time, but in the end I may need to work out of my house for a while. Either way, there will be some shifts to my treatment schedule that may mean the elimination of some time slots. I will keep you posted as these developments crystalize.
I said I was finding a temporary space because my massage practice will only continue through mid-September, as Jay and I are preparing to move to Austin, TX at the end of September. It is a decision we have been struggling with for over a year now, and with the closure of the studio and opportunities in music and art for both of us, we feel now is the time. I will do my best to serve you all in the weeks to come as we make this transition more real by the day. Please understand though that as the schedule shifts we may need to offer referrals to other therapists in the area.
I will compile and distribute a thorough list of practitioners who can serve you into the future. For many of us this will be a slight trauma, as we have worked together for nearly nine years. It is daunting to think that I will need to create a whole new village of clients and friends, to start marketing myself all over again from the ground up….but because of the love and the life you have shared with me over the years, I am confident that I can convince at least a couple people down there that I know what I’m doing! In this regard, I ask for your assistance….If you feel willing and able, I would sincerely appreciate a letter of recommendation from you, my clients, regarding the work that I do. Whether in massage therapy, yoga or anatomy instruction, these letters will be a priceless commodity as I move forward into new markets.
If you would like to participate in this campaign, you can mail, email or bring a letter to your next appointment regarding the work that I do. Please be as specific as you can and direct these to prospective clients or employers. My Thanks are great in number and infinite in magnitude.
I will continue to be present in this community by way of workshops and retreats throughout the year. I will maintain my teaching relationship with Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, B.C., and space allowing, continue to offer Anatomy training in the Northwest on a periodic basis. To stay in touch with me regarding these events, please be sure to sign up on my NEW mailing list. I have had to make some changes to the list behind the scenes, so even if you’ve signed up in the past, please do so again.
(This will be tagged and reposted at my Facebook Page soon, and sent out as a letter to all current clients.)