Well, we made it through our first week of Yoga, Spin and Kick Boxing and two weeks of Taekwondo – all without any major problems! If someone would have told me when we closed on March 15 that in the next two and a half months I would learn how to make and post videos on YouTube, how to set up and run virtual martial arts classes on Zoom, how to implement an invoicing system, and how to set up and manage a scheduling software program for a ton of people, I would have said, “No Way! I am not tech savvy and don’t think I could handle that task!” But, out of necessity, I did it. I immersed myself in the tasks at hand. Some of these tasks took a WHOLE lot of time, some had to be done, and then redone, but I got through it! The only error I made that may have affected you was telling you to download the Acuity Scheduling App. NOPE, don’t do that! You can’t use the app. You simply go to the website and click on the class you want to sign up for and follow the prompts, or click on the link to the scheduling app: https://LaGrangeYoga.as.me/classeswithJeannette.
Reflecting on our return to the studio
The classes went very well this week. Everyone is being so mindful of our new protocols. It can be hard because not only is it a new way of doing things, it is a new way to respond to people and situations. I was leaving the pet store and a woman went to hold the door for me, but then stopped and stepped back. She wasn’t being rude, she was being safe. I acknowledged her and said it’s hard when we can’t be as kind as we used to be. This is a true test of how we choose to react to the actions of others. We cannot take offense when someone crosses the street to avoid walking past us. What we can do is acknowledge them for making these decisions. Watching my Spin Class ladies on Monday was amazing. The 6′ rule actually gives us time to pause, to be in the moment. “I will wait for you” is meant to keep us all safe and can be considered an extreme kindness. We often do things as quickly as possible to just get done or move to the next task. Now we are in a position where we mindfully stop, “I will wait for you.”
In Thursday’s Gentle Yoga class, the sense of community is so very, very heartwarming. This group of gals is something else. I have never been a hugger, but these women transformed me into one. I hated that I couldn’t hug them. I have pretty much cried every day since Jaren left us, but Thursday was different; I cried tears of joy at seeing these beautiful women who have been a huge part of my life for so many years. We are sharing that light. Namaste’ ya’all.
We are offering a Strength and Conditioning Class with Master Jason Szmania. This will include mat and bag work and a lot of high intensity intervals.
Only 8 people can attend.
Contact Jeannette for more information at (440) 213-8933.