Running a business in a time when things are open
and closed. When people are afraid to gather, when
inflation is high, salaries aren't rising but the gas
bill is and so is your rent... well it is challenging. Yet
to be fair, I am able to truly count my blessings, and
to see that we got through it together.
YOUR ATTENDANCE, PARTICIPATION, ALL
THE HARD WORKERS AT YG, AND ALL THE
PEOPLE WHO KEPT SHOWING UP...
ALL OF THIS IS HOW COMMUNITY
BEGINS, FLOURISHES, AND BUILDS
MOMENTUM. I AM AFRAID THAT I
COME OFF AS UNGRATEFUL, OR NOT
APPRECIATIVE ENOUGH OF ALL THE
TREMENDOUS EFFORT IT TAKES
TO JUGGLE OUR SCHEDULE, OUR
POSSIBILITIES OF SHOWING UP.
THANK YOU. I bow to you all for making the decision
to show up regardless of how you feel (sad, burnt
out, upset, busy, anxious, stressed, broke, frustrated..excited, light, joyous, compassionate, silly, and
alive) I also thank you if you wanted to come but
felt sick and didn't. Thank you for coming to Yoga
Since this Pandemic began, I too have changed. I
am feeling how the way I process, react, and envision is different. I have very little tolerance. I want
change to happen quickly, I want justice yesterday. I
want inclusivity in all forms since I can remember.
NOW I HAVE THIS PLATFORM OF YG
THE GORGEOUS STUDIO, AND YEAH,
THE REPRESENTATION OF PEOPLE WHO
COME DOESN'T ALWAYS FIT MY IMAGE....
OF INCLUSIVITY. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE
FAILED HERE. I WANT THIS TO CHANGE
SO INTENSELY AND I DON'T KNOW HOW.
I DON'T KNOW TO MAKE THE STUDIO NOT
In terms of pricing, I know that we have covered all
aspects, the prices have been fair, and accessible
to all ranges. I have been strict about not having
the multi sport card in our studio, because I don't
want to include a middle person to bring people
through the door.
Community is built by those who want to be there,
and contribute to the possibility of change, of taking care of themselves preventative medicine as
we say. I don't know how to encourage more diversity in the studio.
IF YOU ARE READING THIS, AND YOU
HAVE AN IDEA PLEASE COME TO THE
STUDIO AND SHARE SOME INSIGHT.
I know that one of the greatest challenges I face
here in the Czech Republic is the lack of inclusivity.
Things are very structured, filtered, and there is a
hierarchy that I am fundamentally not okay with. I
know that people feel uncomfortable with my opinions, or views. I also know that many people share
The yoga people I follow all support what I am saying.
Their entire platform is based on justice, inclusivity,
diversity, and being accountable. These teachers
inspire me, and motivate me to be a better practitioner, as well as leader here at YG. I haven't found the
thread yet though. When I wrote about body shaming
in the summer, so many people thanked me. Yet if I
write about racism, I don't have anyone say anything.
Meanwhile it is safe to say we live in a very racist society. Facing our demons, and being uncomfortable
about our views is very much how the practice of
yoga works too.
When we step on the mat, we are all going through so
many different thoughts, emotions and realities. So
many people are preoccupied with feeling fat. Others
are stressed by their partners, kids, bosses, parents,
friends. Some people are healing from covid, others
THE FACT IS THAT WE ALL HAVE
“BAGGAGE”. WE ALL HAVE THINGS
THAT NEED TO SHED, NEED TO EVOLVE
AND BLOSSOM. IF WE DON'T OPENLY
TALK ABOUT THIS, IF WE DON'T OPENLY
INCLUDE ALL TYPES OF BODIES, SHAPES,
ABILITIES AND DISABILITIES IN A CLASS
THEN YEAH, I FEEL LIKE I AM DOING
Thing is, if you step out, you will see people from all
over the world, people with various abilities and disabilities. Those people might not be interested in Yoga
Garden, might not know about us yet. Might not be
I want to extend my hand out to you, all your family
members, get them to come! Either way you see it,
there is great tea, always the possibility of a warm
shower, and the class? Well that is the cherry on top
WE HAVE PLENTY OF CLASSES TO CHOOSE FROM. WE HAVE A MAGNIFICENT
TEAM OF TEACHERS THAT IS ALWAYS
READY TO CHILL BEFORE AND AFTER
CLASS. THE SPACE ITSELF IS WHERE
YOU WANT TO BE WHEN IN BRNO.
Let's all step on our mats MONDAY FEB. 14th Lovers
Jam 19pm with Anton. Come with your loves, come
without, there will be love! There will be flow. And
you'll heart the beats!
Full moon just a few days later, with Andrejka and DJ
De you'll be so happy you showed up!
Stay safe, keep washing your hands, cracking smiles
and being brave!