Help Keep Namaskar Thriving

Dear Yogis,

I sincerely hope this request finds you well.  May the unexpected silver linings of this unusual time outweigh the challenges. 

For those who are not aware, Namaskar Yoga was started, over 16 years ago, by the wonderful Chris Delizer (who still teaches at Namaskar).  It was one of the first 10 original yoga studios in Chicago!  Over the years, we've remained in the same location and at the same size.  We have no intention to expand our square footage or number of locations.  Rather, we strive for growth in depth and in heart.  With little face-lifts over the years, and a team of passionate teachers and loyal work-exchange students, the studio has remained a humble, warm-hearted community space. Our intention is to share the benefits of yoga while making people feel welcome and comfortable.

Since the start of the pandemic three plus months ago, we have kept as full a schedule as possible and made sure to pay our teachers their full salary.  There has been such wonderful support, love and care by so many students and teachers during this time.  Has meant the world!!  At this point, though, we are starting to feel the pandemic's toll on our small business, and our future is looking a bit bleak.  Due to the uncertain nature of the future, I am concerned for the longevity and viability of the studio as we move towards reopening our doors.

For this reason, I am reaching out to you, our amazing yoga community.  Even the smallest donation from a number of people  or simply sharing this link with social circles could really make the difference in helping us ride out this difficult times.

The funds raised will be used to keep the bills and salaries paid and to keep as full a schedule of classes as possible to meet the needs and interests of you, our beloved community.

After 16 years Namaskar remains small but mighty!  We hope to continue to do so for years to come. Your help (whatever form) can make that happen.

Thank you!! Thank YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!

With the deepest appreciation for your support, financial or otherwise.

Alexandra Murman
Caretaker of this precious yoga studio 
Namaskar Yoga


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