I have dreamed of this for ten years

July 2, 2020
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I have dreamed of this for ten years

I have dreamed of this for ten years

“Today is the soft opening for Mobile Yoga Center. Opening my own yoga studio has been my dream for ten years. I have taught yoga in Birmingham since 2013, and I have practiced since college. I hopped from one studio to another, teaching and managing the space. During the pandemic, I moved to Mobile. My parents moved here four years ago. I fell in love with it when I came to visit and had been eyeing spaces for a studio. The day I got into town to visit during the Coronavirus, Sway (the yoga studio that East there before) sadly announced they were closing. I started making phone calls. During that visit, we were walking in my parents’ neighborhood in Oakleigh and I found a house that I loved. Today is the closing of my house and the opening of my studio. Such a big transition but exciting. Today is fulfilling. All of the years of work feels like it is paying off when I now get to unlock my own doors. My parents have been a huge help. There is still work to do. I also want this to be an art space like Sway was and work with art galleries to hang art here and participate in Art Walk.

My mission is to make yoga as accessible as possible. We are currently offering private classes, Zoom classes, and live classes online. I also want yoga to be as therapeutic as possible. We have a wide range of classes, including gentle and chair yoga up to Astanga. We will also offer private lessons and Zoom and live classes online. I have taught in eating disorder clinics and recovery centers. I have taught cancer survivors and clients with Parkinson’s disease. Yoga is open to everyone. It is a work in, not a workout.”

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