18May Our New Home!
The doors to our new studio opened on May 1, 2010 and we couldn’t be happier in our new home! In the eleven or so months that I’ve been working and practicing at Pilgrimage, I’ve seen so much change at the studio, but the heart and energy of our community has continued to be strong and bright.
We’ve had amazing teachers leave San Diego to travel, to study, and to have new life adventures. At the same time, we’ve welcomed new teachers who have amazed us with not only their teaching skills, but also their warmth, grace, and ability to connect deeply to yoga and their students.
We’ve been in a constant state of change working to keep the studio running as smoothly as possible for our community. We began offering a reservation system for classes (which we no longer need in our big new space!), placing mat markers on the studio floor, and re-arranging the Welcome Area to be the most spacious and offer the most seating possible.
Now with our new home, we have room to stretch wide. Both inside the studio room and in the lounge area, students, teachers, and staff are comfortable waiting for class to begin or relaxing after class has ended. There’s lots of room to sit and chat with friends or just close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.
Pilgrimage of the Heart began as a gift shop and organically morphed into a yoga studio in response to our community’s requests for more meditation and yoga. As we move forward in our new home, we will continue to listen to your suggestions and work to meet your needs and hopes. Thank you for all that you’ve shared with us and for being the driving force in our flourishing and open yoga community. –Michelle Laxton