May Newsletter: reopening of the studio

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure that the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.

Haruki Murakami

Dear Ashtangis,

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for everyone. We all had to adjust our whole life to the new circumstances and manage a lot of difficult feelings coming up. It hasn’t been easy, but I was surprised to see how well and how quickly people could adapt to this new situation. I’m sure that the peace of mind that yoga teaches us, as well as the resilience and openness to whatever comes, were great resources during this time – for me as well. It was heart-warming to see how the whole yoga community went online and stayed connected through online classes, social media and messaging. I’m really grateful to everyone who joined my online classes, who stayed in touch and who supported me during this time. I’m sure we will now be able to better appreciate things we used to take for granted! I can’t wait to see everyone in person and eventually, when things go back to normal, to give you a hug or just a nice adjustment in your forward bend :) 

Below you can find an update about what our classes will look like in the next couple of weeks. 

  • I’m really happy to announce that the studio can reopen already on May 11th (Monday) for small groups. I know that some of you prefer to still stay at home for some time, therefore I will offer a mix of online and live classes in the next couple of weeks. You can find the modified schedule on the website. In case the classes quickly fill up, I might teach one or two extra ones to make sure that everyone, who wants to come to the class, can join.
  • During this time of transition we will have to follow some extra rules in the studio. The main difference will be that there can be only five students in each class and that I can’t give any hands-on adjustments. Also, there will be more rules concerning hygiene and safety in the studio, please read them carefully before coming to the class: link.
  • Because I will have to strictly control the number of the students in each class, I will ask you to register for each class you want to attend. You can do that through the interactive schedule on the website, through Fitogram app on your phone or by contacting me directly. Please register for the morning classes the latest at 18.00 the day before and for the evening classes the latest at 12.00 on the same day. In case of later cancelation or no show up, you will be charged for the class. If you are joining the online classes, you need to register to get the link to the class on Zoom.
  • I will also teach small workshops and special online classes. The first workshop will be on Pranayama, meditation and the 8 limbs of yoga. It will take place in the studio on May 23rd (Saturday) at 10.00. The number of participants will be limited to five, but if there is more interest, I will stream the workshop through Zoom. I will also offer a small Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga workshop on June 5th (Friday) at 18.00. Additionally, on some Fridays I will teach extra online classes focused on different aspects of the practice. You can always find details about the workshops on the website and our Facebook page.

 

I know it’s a lot of information, but I’m sure that we can quickly get used to the new rules and cooperate in order to keep each other safe until we are allowed to practice normally again. Take care, stay healthy and don’t hesitate to get in touch with me in case you have any questions.

Love,

Martyna