As I put on my ‘painting pants’ getting ready to give the studio a fresh coat of paint, I fished into my pocket and found a slip of paper. It was one of those fortunes you get in the Chinese restaurant. It said, “when one journey ends a new one begins”. This new journey started for me when Alexandra, who ran the studio for over 10 years, decided to start a new journey of her own. I have enjoyed teaching in this beautiful space for over four years and have often thought of opening a space for classes and workshops. After reading her note about her decision leave, I knew it was time. The studio has been a place of community, learning, growing and of healing. I felt so strongly that it should continue.
Since then things have moved quickly to get ready for our re-opening on February 1st. Working with Alexandra and Willard our landlord, putting on a fresh coat of paint, organizing a team of talented instructors, and about a million more details. I have so many people to thank already. Nanette Perrotte and Janet Archer, who share my vision and are helping to realize it. Both will be instructing at the studio and have exciting plans. Cathie Runyon and Lynn Heckathorn, long time students and friends who gave up their precious weekend time to help clean and paint. And of course, my husband Bob, my ‘facilities manager’ as he likes to call himself. Without his support and hard work none of this would have been possible.
Although there will be new classes and faces in the studio, you will still see many familiar ones as well. Margaret, Nancy and Julianna will continue to teach their classes. All our classes, workshops and more will be posted on our website. www.bodyworksds.com
I am truly excited to be opening Bodyworks at Depot Square~ a mind body collaborativeand I hope you join me on this new journey.