Happy 4th Anniversary, Tula
After 4 years of yoga studio ownership, I have grown. Boy, have I grown. I have done many, many things right. I have made many, many mistakes. Opening and growing Tula has stretched me financially and emotionally beyond anything I ever imagined. The studio is quite literally my third child.
At times, I am so in love with it, I can barely see straight. At other times, I am so frustrated and angry that I question whether or not I might actually be insane for ever wanting this.
This community has always reminded me how worthwhile this endeavor is. During some of the more emotionally stressing, moments during the last few years, there was always an occasion where someone would lift me up. There would be a good Yelp review that would come through, an encouraging word from a teacher, someone new to the neighborhood would stop in and tell me how great the studio is, a long-time student who would simply say 'thank you for opening this special space', someone would bring the studio flowers from the farmer's market, just because. Trama, injury, accident or disease-survivors would tell me about the life-changing practice of yoga and how they discovered it at Tula.
This would remind me why I do this and why it's ultimately all worth it.
Thank you to everyone who stood by me, the community and the studio during it's highs and lows over the last 4 years. Thank you also to everyone who taught me some very hard lessons along the way. Both have helped ensure the success of Tula, in equal measure.
So here's to many more years of Tula. I am really excited about what the future holds for this place and community.