“A relationship is not based on the length of time you spent together; it's based on the foundation you built together.”
It's been officially a year since our world was flipped upside down. Get it? Upside down... like an inversion in our yoga practice.
Inversions, like the quarantine, subsequent closures of studios and adapting to a new lifestyle, we all responded fittingly with fearful responses, were triggered with sensations of anxiety and panic due the unknown.
Inversions, like this new lifestyle we had to adapt to, can be humbling, provide us opportunities to show perseverance, build confidence in ourselves and strengthen our inner focus during an unnerving situation.
We've learned to be more compassionate, get in touch with our mindfulness and awareness process and have a heightened ability to adapt with courage through adversity.
I'm proud of this community. I started this platform at the onset of this pandemic out of fear and facilitated by survival instincts in my effort to do what I love, hold space and stay sane. We've grown into having one of the largest communities and most active platforms in New York City started by independent teachers.
I was a one man staff -- many times 20+ sessions weekly -- for 7 months as we amassed a community of 300+ members. We hired teachers after that to enhance our offerings, add versatility to the schedule and create a nourishing studio experience. Last Spring & Summer, we began outdoor offerings, had in-person collaborations with many wonderful teachers, took our classes to parks, rooftops and backyards. We pioneered, and for 7 months, added in-person HOT sessions and safely installed a therapeutic, fun and joyous schedule of indoor sessions.
The support will always be honored. The way we united and created a safe space to laugh, cry and just be... inspiring.
It hasn't been easy, and we've had loads of moments of uncertainty and instability. But like a developing inversion practice, we've honed our focus and have fortified our resiliency.
I've known many of you for years... some of you, we've just met during this pandemic. But like the quote above says, it's not about the length of time spent, it's about the foundation built.
I love you all!
As we move forward toward grander times, let's take all the teachings of yoga, the lessons learned the entire year to make us stronger and more mindful, aware and adaptable for our future.
INTRO SPECIAL -- ONE YEAR SPECIAL: $35
If you haven't yet, what have you done for a whole year? Just waited... for what exactly? This is our lowest price point EVER at the intro rate. For $35... 2 weeks of UNLIMITED virtual classes. (available for a week)
If and when studios open, there's no guarantee you can take classes consistently due to space limitations, scheduling restrictions and the fact that loads of studios across NYC have closed and there are less spaces to practice in.
And if you're waiting for HOT vinyasa... just keeping it real, don't hold your breath.
Have you checked out our YELP page? CLICK HERE!
We began our outdoor schedule with our first 'Yoga in the Park' in Long Island City. Subscribers of our platform will get enrollment emails to secure a spot for these wildly fun classes. Like last year, we'll be in Gantry Park and Hunter's Point Park in Queens, Astoria Park and now... Upper East Side parks and Central Park!
These sessions will be $10 per person.
YOGA AT OHHHMMM VIRTUAL SCHEDULE:
(HOT IN-PERSON, Outdoor Classes/Events this week for active subscribers only - times and days not indicated on schedule)
*ALL CLASSES EST
*SESSIONS 60 MINUTES UNLESS NOTED
*WAIVER STATEMENT: I understand that I must be in good physical health to participate in these classes, that my participation may cause an injury and that I should consult with my physician before I take a class. I am taking these classes at my own risk. I waive any claim for personal injury and any other damages that I may have against the school, studio and/or the teachers who are offering these classes.
RATES:(when submitting payment, in note section state email for delivery of services)
VENMO -- @Vicyasa
Paypal -- Victor@YogawithVictor.com
The team thanks you all for the support!
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