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Friday, June 23, 2006

the case of the missing yoga studio

at first glance, it looked like a case of "now you see it, now you don't". but upon further investigation, it turned out to be "you think you don't, but it's really still there". confusing? just a bit.

you see, while checking my site meter stats earlier this week, i noticed that my blog was getting a higher than usual number of hits based on the search strings "yogamatt", "ducky yogamatt", "matthew reyes yoga", "yoga los feliz", and so on. curious, i decided to see what was going on in the world of yogamatt los feliz...

and to my surprise, i got the dreaded:

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maybe the website was being updated with the new schedule, now that matt's spending more time at yogahop in santa monica?

so i called the yogamatt phone. and instead of hearing matt's usual recording, i heard:

we're sorry, you've reached a number that has been disconnected or is no longer in service...

now i was worried. what happened to yogamatt? i could've sworn that matt had just sent out an email that said:

I'm at YogaMATT - Los Feliz too...
Tuesday 6pm
Thursday 6pm
Sunday 5:30pm...for all you East Siders.

so i quickly shot out an email to matt reyes to ask him for details, and this is what he sent back:

... my favorite teacher Ducky has taken over... So, it’ll look essentially the same and for now I’m teaching the same 3 classes. The studio name will be Yummy Yoga...

and sure enough, when i called directory assistance, yummy yoga was listed -- good news :)
but when i called it, no one answered, not even a recording -- bad news :(

i tried again later in the day, and ducky answered the phone. finally, signs of life!

we chatted a while and she explained that the change happened just over the weekend and everything is still being worked on. in the meantime, the yoga schedule is pretty much the same as it has been, with a little tweaking here and there.

so basically, here are the changes:

- ducky punch is now running the los feliz studio so that matt can devote all of his attention to yogahop in santa monica.
- the studio name has been changed from yogamatt to yummy yoga.
- the phone number is now (323) 953-8449.
- the new website, when it's finally up and running, will be www.yummyoga.com.
- the yogamatt sign on the building has come down, which means that the building will be signless until the new one goes up. but sign or no sign, the studio's still open.

so there you have it. another mystery solved.