This is a rather sad note to send.
After reading many articles on the spread of CV19, the possible measures to take to minimize its spread, and after consulting with clients, a few of my staff teachers, medical professionals & a friend who is a virus expert that works with Corona Viruses, I have made the difficult decision to close Yoga Mandala to the public for as long as necessary.
I believe that it is my responsibility as the owner of a business that is built upon the gathering of many people into a common space, to make the health & wellness of our clients & my staff the top priority.
We as Canadians often believe we are immune to strife that affects other parts of the world. That “it won’t happen to us”. That we don’t really need to self quarantine or isolate.
We can all believe what we want to believe.
I believe the health & wellness of you & your loved ones is more important than you attending your Yoga, Fitness or Pilates class.
I believe it is not the time to flex our muscles & act as if we are somehow tough & resilient & can provide services to the public no matter what is thrown at us.
I believe it is my responsibility to support measures to encourage Social Distancing as recommended by actual health experts the world over.
I believe those experts know more than the people we may be discussing CV19 with over a coffee, as we speculate about the world’s overreaction to this crisis.
I believe Canadians as a whole are under-reacting.
Sadly, I believe it’s time to temporarily close our wonderful studio until this storm passes…
As is the case for so many businesses at this time, it is possible we may not survive this strange & unprecedented time. With your patience, understanding, support & perhaps some help from landlord/government/eradication of CV19 in a reasonable amount of time, I believe we will be reopening & once again providing you all with the best Yoga, Fitness & Pilates teachings available anywhere.
As of today, Saturday March 14, the studio will be closed to the public.
We will process refunds for pre/postnatal programs but all other memberships will be put on hold & extended for the equivalent time frame we are closing. I promise you all we will rise from these ashes again & any studio I own will honour the memberships we have sold. Let’s hope it’s our beloved Yoga Mandala as it is & where it is now.
Send any questions my way via firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all for your support & love over the years.
Let’s hope we all get through this, personally, professionally & financially!
Respectfully & with love,