Rally together for Deb and Michelle





Rally together for Deb and Michelle!

Have you ever worked somewhere you absolutely loved? Where the people in the community were welcoming, kind, and fun? Where you could not wait to get to work?

That’s what it’s like to work at Anu LIfestyle Studios. The community at Anu is family, we forge new friendships, and we grow and support each other in good times and bad., To us, Deb Sampson, boutique manager and yoga director and Michelle Novenski
front desk manager and meditation facilitator, this is more then a job.

Unfortunately Anu is closing October 6th.
This affects all of us; employees, members and the other businesses in our building. It has been a tough couple of weeks. Our hearts are heavy as the days go by and we approach our closing date.

However, we have a way to keep a part of our wellness community alive!

Our Intention
We, Deb and Michelle want to continue. Now is the time to commit and WE ARE IN!
We have made arrangements to secure the second-floor yoga studio inside Marketplace to continue yoga and meditation. Our plan is to keep those programs running and offer workshops and retreats, stress management through massage, coaching and energy work, and include special events like Vinyasa and Vino.


Our Why
When we heard of Shannon’s decision to close Anu, many people came forward asking how our community could continue. The old adage, “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone,” comes to mind. If that’s the way you feel about losing access to your place to:

practice yoga and meditation;
partake in wellness workshops;
gather for conversation, coffee, and friendship,

Then please don’t let this opportunity to invest in our new yoga and meditation studio pass you by. We want to serve you in Marketplace in downtown Neenah without interruption, and we need your help to invest in each other.

We love what we do and the community we do it in, and we want to continue to serve the people. Unity, love, peace, friendship, health, and joy are the values we aspire to everyday and is the reason we are friends. Truly, it fuels our dedication to this endeavor.
What this means to us
MIchelle: Connecting face to face is something that is important to me. To put down the technology and consume life with all the senses. To learn to navigate the amazing abilities of the mind and body in a way that can cultivate wisdom and growth. To find pause in our busy lives. This space offers that connection. This is how we create less struggle and more peace.

Deb: As a therapist, yoga instructor, and business owner, I am aware of the far-reaching effect our lives have on others and the power of a healing touch. Yoga has been the mainstay of light and stability throughout the transitions of my life. It has helped me find not only myself, but a path I can share with others: this wonderful gift we have inside ourselves, the power, strength, and courage to be who we are. I am excited to have a place where we can connect and open a conversation of transformation, a place for all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities can come together.

Our intention and goal is to move our community right into the new studio, so we need some things to get started…will you help us make this happen?

The money you so kindly offer will be used for…
Yoga materials, mats, straps, blocks, blankets and bolsters
Meditation cushions
Website development
A computer
Software and a scheduling system
Teacher training and registration
A stereo system
Space renovations
Practitioner room needs (sheets, towels, decor)
Tables and chairs

We are grateful for all off you and the support you have shown us through these past years. We look forward to forging down this new path with all of you.
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Organizer

Deb Sampson 
Organizer
Neenah, WI
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