Dear Ashtanga San Diego Students and Community,
Taking the past two weeks to consider our next move has been invaluable, we are grateful for the kind and supportive words we received. We have thought long and hard about where we go next and we believe we have landed on the best decision possible.
As many of you know, our existing agreement with North Park Yoga was altered very unexpectedly, increasing our rent 43% and giving us 48 hours to capitulate or agree to vacate. We decided to vacate due to the increase and sudden turn of ambiance. Again, we apologize for the suddenness of those events—they were beyond our control.
Since that time we have reviewed all of our accounting and many possibilities for a new home. Most will know that we have only ever wanted to teach a traditional, daily program; we wanted to avoid needing to churn out teacher trainings or unnecessary workshops in favor of the kind of daily discipline so fervently extolled in the shastras. Unfortunately, at this time the financial reality is that a traditional daily program just doesn’t make the mark for sustainability.
In addition to these reasons, are personal ones such as family and health matters that warrant more care and attention than when we first moved to San Diego two years ago. We are therefore ceasing to offer a daily Mysore program. We regret this turn of events but believe it is the best course of action at this time. We will continue our private instructions and are working to offer a special week of Mysore practice this Fall.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us directly at the email below.
With love and gratitude,
Aliya & Kathy