‘“Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. You are the sky, everything else is just the weather.”
~ Pema Chodron
With a heavy heart and after much consideration, I am announcing that our studio is closing for public classes effective immediately. Our plan is to reopen April 1st.
This was a very difficult decision for me to make as I know many of you are still wanting to come to the studio. But based off of updated information from government agencies (including the governor of CA) I feel it is best to do our part to create an intentional interruption to avoid spreading of the virus. Even though a case has not been reported in our county yet, taking a temporary pause from social gathering is what is being asked of us.
To support your ability to stay in practice, we are beginning to offer virtual classes so that you can still practice with us from home. We have subscribed to Zoom so that we can live stream. We are aiming to offer as many classes as possible on-line, according to our regular schedule and with the possibility of other classes at other times . We recommend checking our class calendar on our website daily as it will reflect the classes that will be live streaming and who is teaching. Classes will be added day by day so please keep checking to see what has been added to the schedule.
Also below are the instructions on how to connect to us through Zoom.
We recognize that globally we are facing great uncertainty as we are all navigating through uncharted territory, and most likely the full impacts of the spread of the virus will not be fully knows for quite some time.
As promised, I will be working diligently to be creative in ways that we offer support our community. Various posts will be shared through our Facebook and Instagram page. We will send emails that contain content relating to optimizing your health and sustaining your practice and share many of those on our BLOG page.
NOW, is the time for us all to be Living our Yoga.
I have been blessed to be part of this community for last 13 years and can personally attest to the strength, love, and compassion that it contains. I know that we will all rise to taking good care of ourselves and our neighbors. And as also shared in the last email, together, we can all send out the highest vibration of healing energy and peace to all beings everywhere on this Earth.
Stay connected, ask for support, and lean into your practice, your breath, and your faith. We are all in this together.
Lastly, we know the financial impacts on businesses of every size will be quite great. We know that there may be cheaper options for virtual yoga, but we are hoping that you will consider supporting your local community. At SYS, we are all self employed as independent contractors, so filing for unemployment is currently not an option for us.
You can support the thriving of our studio by attending classes through our virtual link or if you are unable to participate, we are welcoming donations.
You can donate through PayPal by using our email address, [email protected] or this link here. Even the tiniest of donation will help!
Laura McKinnon & Your Family @ SYS
PS, I know that not everyone is on Facebook, but if you are, here is a link to the class I shared Saturday.
Live Streaming Classes
We are happy to offer our classes through Zoom! Classes can be viewed on any mobile device, computer, or laptop.
Classes will be streamed live at the regularly scheduled class times and most offered for $10 or less per class. We will be adding new things to the schedule such as short meditation practices and guided relaxations.
We want the classes to be affordable for you to attend from home, but should you need greater financial assistance, please email the studio.
Please remember to check the class calendar daily for any updates to the schedule. Running live classes is new for us and there may be small bumps as we also explore streaming classes from other remote locations.
To connect to a Live Streamed Class, follow the instructions below!
- You will need to first BOOK the class you wish to take from our class calendar on our website – select the class that says “Live Stream”.
- Once you have completed the class payment, the access code will be emailed to you within 30 minutes of the scheduled class time.
- The email will contain a link to join the class where you will be prompted to enter the access code.
- Please try to register early for your classes so that we have ample time to send the access email to you.
- Roll out your mat and enjoy class!
**If you have a current pass that you wish to use for the live streaming class, please email the studio at [email protected] to let us know which class you would like to sign up for and we will book you into the class and send the access code email.**