We are deeply grateful to be able to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Balance Studio, a dream conceived many years ago. The past ten years have been filled with hard work, many lessons, countless creative projects, and the gift of an incredible community fueled by the arts and the power of human connection.
Since 2008, our business has been driven by the belief that individuals and families thrive when they are healthy and engaged with something larger than themselves-especially with cultures other than their own. Balance Studio is not only where people come to get a good workout. It is also a meeting place for all ages and cultures to connect, restore, and grow. It is where people have met their soul mates, forged life-long friendships, found support to endure the loss of a loved one, performed with international artists, had their marriages and babies blessed, and launched new businesses. It is a place where people heal, create balance, and find joy.
Challenging times require Creative, Collective Solutions...and we're asking for your help.
To date, COVID-19 has brought some very hard life-changing moments. Like many other small businesses, Balance Studio has been greatly impacted financially. Despite lifted COVID restrictions, the financial challenges continue due to rising operational costs and the ongoing effects of the pandemic. State and Federal grants are insufficient to cover the costs of maintaining our small business.
The pandemic has also provided us with a deeper understanding of our connection on a global level. We believe the cultural arts provide an avenue for healing and enrich and support communities locally and globally. We hope to continue to bring our work to the community through classes, workshops, collaborations, special events, cultural immersion tours and performances.
We are asking for your help through our GoFundMe. With the power of grassroots fundraising, we genuinely hope you can help us develop, sustain and grow our mission and allow Balance Studio to continue being a place where people come to celebrate and foster the joy inherent in each one of us. Proceeds from our GoFundMe help sustain operations at the studio, including rent, utilities, maintenance, and payroll costs for our assistant manager.
Through diligence, determination and the support of our incredible community, we are humbled to reach ten years. You all are a major source of inspiration for us to keep nurturing our dreams.
Thank you! Obrigada!
-Aileen and Daniel
Bahia In Motion LLC
Co-owners Balance Studio