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Friday, April 13, 2007

recycled space

i can still remember when the forrest yoga institute moved into their new studio on olympic blvd in santa monica a little over a year ago. although i'd never seen the place before they moved in, i can only imagine that it took a lot of time and money to make the end result look as bright, airy, and welcoming as it did. it was a joy to practice in a room with polished hardwood floors, glass brick walls, and a skylight through which sunlight streamed in during the day.

so when the institute closed its doors a little over a year after it first threw them open, i wondered what would become of that second floor space. would another yoga studio move in (like when yogahop moved into the earlier forrest location on montana ave)? i could only hope so; it would have been fantastic to have yet another source of yoga classes here on the westside.

well, i just found out what became of that property, courtesy of a recent email message from yogaworks:

Week Long Vinyasa Intensive with Annie Carpenter

Were you interested in the 100-hour Vinyasa Flow but could not commit to the entire program? We have a few spaces left in the upcoming April Intensive!

This is a great opportunity for those who only want to study with Annie or for those who want to sample a week before signing up for the remaining 2 weeks in July and September.

DATE: April 20-29, 2007

Friday opening night 7:30-9:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:30-4:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning 7:00-9:00 am
Saturday & Sunday 12:30-4:00 pm

1430 Olympic Blvd Santa Monica, CA, 90405

well, there you have it. you can now learn to teach the yogaworks way where you used to learn how to do it forrest-style.

unfortunately, since i have no desire to get "teacher trained" anytime soon nor care to spend a good amount of money on "deepening my practice" (the tuition for the above-mentioned eight-day series is $525, much more than my yoga budget will allow for), it looks like i won't be seeing the inside of the old forrest space anytime soon. oh well. at least it's comforting to know that its beautiful hardwood floor will be well taken care of...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a yoga works graduate. I don't tell anyone. There were students in my TT class that had been practicing ONE MONTH!

Annie is a great teacher though!!!!!!

8:28 AM  
Blogger joni said...

makes you wonder if they had read an article about yoga in a magazine and thought: "sounds like yoga might be a good business to get into. i should learn how to teach it while it's still hot!"

at least they're learning from very competent instructors...

12:13 PM  

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