Our Letter To The Yoga in ME Community – 2017

Dear Yoga in ME Family,

Happy New Year! Thank you for being a part of this truly unique and amazing community. You might have noticed, but owning a yoga studio is a labor of love. We aren’t driving fancy cars or living in mansions. We might not always have the best and the newest everything.

But this and every year, we are grateful for:

  • A Roof over our Heads
  • Our Health
  • Heat
  • Electricity, Hot Water, Warm Coats
  • Each Other
  • Our Wonderful Staff
  • The Vibrant and Inclusive Yoga in ME Community
  • Getting out of Credit Card Debt (yeah Lydia!)
  • The Privilege to be able to GIVE BACK to our Community through our fall food drive, FREE yoga for Veterans, and Yoga for 12 Steps of Recovery.

Thank you all for being a part of this amazing community.

We are so grateful for each and every one of you. In 2018, we strive to continue to be inclusive, REAL, friendly, and down-to-Earth. We promise to offer more and more free community events, and to continue to provide quality yoga for EVERYONE and EVERY age, race, class, body, gender.

This is no small thing.

It takes time and effort and we do not always do it as well as we might like, but we are working to be a more welcoming community each and every day. Because it is that important to us. Every time a student tells us that they feel welcomed at Yoga in ME, it makes everything we do WORTH IT. We know what it feels like to not fit it – we have both been there more than we’d like to say.

This is just one of the reasons that we are so committed to creating a space where our members feel like they belong!

Every day at Yoga in ME, we do the one thing that sets us apart from most other businesses, we intentionally cultivate mindfulness, community, and inner peace. We live in a world filled with activity where we are bombarded with information without pause and we are constantly told we need to have more and be more. Classes at Yoga in ME are, at their heart,  an opportunity to gather together as a community and cultivate a quiet mind and gratitude for what we are and what we have.

Yoga in ME is a community that is on a journey. We do not have all the answers,  but together we practice gratitude, we learn acceptance, and we seek to serve the needs of our community.

Happy New Year! May 2018 bring you joy, peace, happiness, and the ability to get through all of life’s challenges, big and small. Peace on Earth!

Lydia and Nancy and the Yoga in ME team

3 Replies to “Our Letter To The Yoga in ME Community – 2017”

  1. You have created a place for true belonging, where one can be authentic. We belong nowhere until we belong to ourselves, then we belong everywhere.

    Paraphrased from Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown

  2. I love and respect your efforts in your yogurt and guidance in your business! I am in Tenn. right now helping my daughter after intense surgery. When I get home I WILL contact you for help.

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