A note from Brian – Shunyaya Yoga Studio

It is with a very heavy heart I find myself coming to terms with the sobering reality that the Shunyata Yoga Studio name, brand and physical entity can not and will not survive Covid 19. The dream of providing a safe space for people to enjoy the true essence of yoga, in feeding the body, mind and spirit, is not sustainable in its original vision.
Shunyata will not be re-opening its doors for indoor practice.

I want to thank all the wonderful patrons and friends who have loyally supported us over this last decade. It has made me realize and appreciate that the greatest reward there could possibly be for me was the countless number of people who have, over the years, shared how Shunyata and the tremendous community that thrived within that name, had affected and benefited their lives. It has been a truly humbling experience to be accepted so deeply into the lives of so many people.
I am forever grateful for all of you.

I also want to thank all of the wonderful people who have contributed to Shunyata by providing their services, especially the instructors and energy exchange staff. It has allowed us to feel proud of the level of service and professionalism that has become synonymous with the name Shunyata Yoga, throughout the industry.

I of course wish to thank Alison Cruise for everything she has provided. Her diligence and hard work as manager in the last few years, along with her trusted friendship has been a constant companion through much of our existence as she has become one of the most prominent faces of Shunyata.

In the former Shunyata Burlington location, Alison will be opening a new hot yoga studio – Sadhana Yoga Studio, opening for in-studio classes in October!

I will also be involved with her studio as an instructor. We decided to make both announcements simultaneously under the same letter to maintain continuity of service for former passholders and members of Shunyata Yoga.
Ali has graciously offered to create as smooth of a transition as possible under the circumstances, providing the most reasonable options for everyone’s benefit.
The details follow below.

Once again, I wish to thank you all, and I’m sure our paths on this journey will continue to merge and overlap from time to time as we venture through these uncertain times.

“As one door closes, another opens”

Respectfully,
Brian

Namaste and God Bless

A note from Alison – Sadhana Yoga Studio

I am honoured to have the privilege of carrying on the legacy of Shunyata Yoga Studio.
I have been so fortunate to have been mentored by Brian since I started along my yoga path a decade ago.
I have truly enjoyed the community we have fostered over the years and hope you will continue your practice with Sadhana Yoga. All of the unique qualities you have grown to love about Shunyata Yoga Studio will continue as the foundation at Sadhana Yoga Studio.
We are committed to offering yoga that is accessible for everyone, regardless of age, fitness level, or limitations.
We continue to value alignment, breath, and the meditative component of practice.

AS A FORMER STUDENT OF SHUNYATA, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS TO CONTINUE MY PRACTICE WITH SADHANA YOGA?


SHUNYATA MEMBERSHIP HOLDERS
Sadhana Yoga Studio would love to offer you the opportunity of continuing your practice with us!
As many of you had already paid your monthly fee prior to the studio closure, we invite those of you who had Shunyata Community Memberships suspended due to COVID, to enjoy a month of unlimited yoga at Sadhana Yoga Studio! Practice in-studio, online, or outdoors for 4 weeks.
All classes require pre-registration and payment online.

SHUNYATA CLASS PASS HOLDERS
If you purchased class passes at Shunyata Yoga Studio between March 15th, 2019 and September 1st, 2020 – Sadhana Yoga Studio will honour your remaining classes, giving you the opportunity to redeem those passes in-studio until December 31st, 2020.
As per previous communication from Shunyata, these passes can also be redeemed for outdoor or online classes, until December 31st, 2020.
All classes require pre-registration and payment online.

DATA TRANSFER – MINDBODY
Your personal account information is stored in the Mindbody software program. The studio’s name in Mindbody will change from Shunyata Yoga Studio to Sadhana Yoga Studio. Your remaining passes will be transferred for you to access your account and sign up for classes.

WILL SADHANA YOGA STUDIO CONTINUE TO OFFER ONLINE CLASSES?

ONLINE CLASSES
We will continue to offer online classes.
$20/week for unlimited online classes, accessed through a private Facebook Group
Current class passes on file can be redeemed for online classes
Online class passes can be purchased on Mindbody for $14/class
(You will be emailed a link to the class that you have signed in to)
PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT on MINDBODY IS REQUIRED

WHAT WILL THE SADHANA STUDIO SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?
Click link to see SCHEDULE
*Note – the online Mindbody schedule IS NOT YET UPDATED, it will be updated once data transfer is complete

WHAT ARE THE PASS AND MEMBERSHIP PRICES?
Click link to see PRICING

WHAT ARE THE COVID PROTOCOLS AT THE STUDIO?
Click link to see COVID PROTOCOLS

Once again, thank you for your loyalty to Shunyata over the years and we hope to continue to serve you at Sadhana Yoga Studio. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have, or click the link below to our website for more information!

Alison Cruise
Sadhana Yoga Studio
sadhana-yoga.ca

Sadhana
any spiritual practice that is aimed at progressing the student towards the very ultimate expression of his or her life. A discipline undertaken in pursuit of a goal.