reaching another milestone
boy, was i wrong.
yesterday, i took a class at my 100th studio. i've just added the marker on my map, and voila! the map now says that i have a hundred places (unfortunately, the map can't show all 100 markers, just the last 30 or so -- or whatever the display limit is at this point).
unfortunately, not all of those hundred studios are still around. some have closed, while others changed their names when they changed owners. there are twelve markers on my map that point to studios that no longer exist.
of the twelve, ten are now permanently shuttered. they are:
~ bala yoga, los angeles
~ forrest yoga institute, santa monica
~ harmony yoga, manhattan beach (the redondo beach location is still open)
~ illumination yoga, tarzana
~ insight yoga, pasadena
~ mukti yoga, manhattan beach
~ yoga garden studios, santa monica
~ yoga house, toluca lake (the pasadena location is still open)
~ yoga inside out, west hollywood
~ yogamatt, los feliz
two more underwent name changes. they're on the map under both their old names (which are marked as closed) as well as their new names. that way, if anyone tries to find a place under the old name, they'll still be able to find it... and hopefully figure out its new name. those two are:
~ jiva yoga - now yoga works pacific palisades
~ planet yoga - now lyfe yoga center
so let's see... 100 minus 12 is 88. so while i underestimated the number of markers i'd need for my map, i'm still accurate in saying that there aren't more than 100 yoga studios in LA. at least for now.
i know that there are still more on my must-visit list, so we'll see if i ever actually exceed that magical century mark. and when that happens, you know you'll be the first to find out :)