What you can plan | is too small | for you to live.
What you can live | wholeheartedly | will make plans | enough |
for the vitality | hidden in your sleep.
What To Remember When Waking, David White
When I met Nancy in class one morning in the studio on Church st, she told me she had been practicing with Kathy since before Kathy met Beryl and found Ashtanga. They would meet in a small room in Underhill. I’ve also heard about the studio in Richmond and seen some of the photos of class announcements. I personally, met Kathy a few years into the Chase Mill locale, when I accidentally attended second series class without ever having taken an Ashtanga class. We often assume it the physical space the holds us as we practice. I am reminded as we practice over Zoom that is the relationships, the practice, the community, our lineage, our shared experiences, the stories and Kathy that holds us - that we are the studio.
And, I am holding all of these ideas in my heart as we announce that we are saying goodbye to 113 Church St. We look forward to continuing online and to the possibilities that the future holds. We can’t imagine not seeing everyone and we know that the future holds opportunities for new spaces to be together.
As we make room in our hearts for this season of the studio, please also join me in thanking Kathy for being captain of YVT and weathering it thought all the seasons. XOXO, Sarah