We have been fortunate up to now to still be here, but our future is now very much uncertain. Over the course of the past 9 months we have accrued extensive rental arrears and of course are unable to operate at full capacity due to restrictions. We have been delighted by the support we have received from our community to date, since we reopened, students coming to classes and offering their help. However, Covid limitations and continued uncertainties of closures are proving very challenging to navigate with even small closure affecting our running costs hugely.
We do want to keep our doors open and Iyengar Yoga strong and thriving in this region, through this period and also beyond. We now are looking to the very community we are here for, for your help to keep this place of practice and sanctuary open for you.
We have been doing some calculations based on the wonderful generosity of our landlords and projected future earnings, assuming the studio can continue to be open.
We believe that if we can raise £30,000 we can keep the studio open for some years to come. We can't guarantee for how long, but we in our hearts hope that it is for many many more years. It would guarantee one year but we are very optimistic that once the worst of the virus effect is over, we can return to some normality again.
We would like to seek some support from our valuable community, to help us to continue to serve you by bring you Iyengar Yoga teachings and a place to teach for our teachers. We have refrained from seeking outside help before but accept that now is the time to do this, to ensure we are not too late.
The monies will be used only to fulfil rental, utilities and insurance obligations, while teacher fees will be covered through any classes that are able to run.
If we can get through this time together, we hope one day to be able to thank all contributors in an appropriate Yogic way.
Wishing you all the best. With our greatest thanks.
Tehira and Laura
- Lesley Saltmarsh
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