We are writing with regard to Asheville Community Yoga’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, our primary concern is your health and safety, and we recognize our moral obligation as a leader in the area’s wellness community.
We have decided to close the studio for the time being. Please know that we do not take the decision to close our doors lightly, as we are aware of the number of students that this center serves on a daily basis. The temporary closure of our space means that Karma Café, Zen & Now and Healing Arts will also be closed.
We are offering online class options taught by various teachers and staff members, which will be available on a rolling basis on our website. We ask that, just as when you come to class in our studio space, you feel the value of this offering and use our “donate now” button to donate accordingly. These donations will help sustain the center while we are closed.
We wish good health to every member of our community, and we encourage everyone to stay calm and utilize your practices of physical movement, deep intentional breathing, and meditation. We also recommend consulting only reliable sources of information regarding the spread of COVID-19, such as the CDC. Please remember that these are the times when our Yoga practice is most necessary: the resiliency tools you cultivate on the mat in studio classes are ones that you are capable of applying to your daily activities in the current climate. Now is the time for us to look out for one another, and to tap into the deep well of compassion that our Yoga practice teaches us. If you have the phone numbers of any community members you frequently practice with, consider sending them a text and asking how they are doing. If you are on social media, consider engaging with each other through recent studio posts. Yoga is all about connection, and we encourage you to maintain the valuable connections you have forged within these walls.
The community we have created together over the course of the last 10 years is deep and full of support. Please know that the foundation of Asheville Community Yoga remains strong and we will continue to serve you the best that we can.
In love, light, and service,
Asheville Community Yoga