A Courageous YES means Goodbye....

I’ve been teaching yoga for over 10 years, in fact on the very first day of my yoga teacher training I asked the teacher “What does it take to open a yoga studio?” Then, I wrote it down as a goal…”In 5 years, I will own my own yoga studio.” 

Guess what… I did it in one year. In 2015, I opened Sugar Land’s first Stand Up Paddle Board Floating Yoga Studio. The SUP Floating studio opened just 2 months after I graduated yoga teacher training I bought an LLC (the first of many now) and ordered 13 paddle boards. One year in I had Charlotte, my second kiddo in 2016, I was about 8 months pregnant carrying boards, and doing set up, and it was a fun season summer business. Ultimately I ended up selling it in 2017. Then….it was time to think bigger, to be courageous, to say YES to something else. I sold Bowline SUP Yoga and  I said YES to being courageous and quitting my yoga studio manager job to pursue my passion.

With the help of YESyoga’s co-founder, we opened the studio almost 1 year later in 2018 with two babies on our hips - now Charlotte is almost 8. I did it again, I had crushed my goal in less than 3 years. 

YESyoga became my home. It was a place to feel special, and worthy, to find curiosity, to move your body, and be authentic. It became the community of yoga members I had always wanted when I was going through training and practicing on my own. 

Since opening our doors in 2018, there have been many amazing achievements…just as many setbacks…and yet, we've continued to say YES to being courageous, capable, and strong through it all.

I am still doing that. 

However, the upcoming expiration of our lease has been heavy on my mind. Life seems to be pulling me in many new directions, both professionally and personally. But now, the time has come, and with courage and strength, I’ve decided to say YES to letting the studio lease expire.  

With the expiration of our lease, that means our last class will be Sunday, July 14th. 


“If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” - Paulo Coehlo

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