July 30, 2020
Dear Breathe Community,
You have likely heard the positive news by now that Toronto is moving into Stage 3 openings. As a yoga studio, Breathe falls into the category of businesses that the City of Toronto is allowing to re-open.
However, with social distancing requirements it is still not possible or economically feasible to open the studio for live classes. Even with strict adherence to social distancing and other safety protocols, including cleaning and disinfecting, we are still a yoga studio whose foundational principle is to Breathe. Breathing in a group environment with fans blowing in an older building still creates unacceptable risk.
So far all the reasons above, Breathe’s physical location will remain closed and we will continue to Live Stream our classes with our wonderful teachers along with our amazing support staff.
On behalf of all of us at Breathe I can’t tell you how grateful we are for your on-going support which enables us to continue to do what we absolutely love. This thing called Yoga.
I’d also like to convey my deepest gratitude for all of your messages of thanks and expressions of how much our live streaming classes have helped you stay centred, fit and connected to Community. Please know that we do pass on your messages to staff and teachers.
I know that many of you will be disappointed with this decision as you have been looking forward to getting back to the studio to help instil some normalcy back into your lives. Trust me, I understand. But I do think this is the best decision I can make at this time for the sake of everyone.
Many thanks and I will be in touch again soon. In the meantime, stay safe and continue your yoga practice with us and the Breathe Community. If you’ve been practising regularly, you’ll know it helps during this time of uncertainty.
If you have any feedback or would just like to reach out I’d love to hear from you. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org