Monday, September 4, 2012

In honor of Labor Day the studio is closed today.  We hope you take this day to spend some time with loved ones or with yourself.  Either way, enjoy your day and the last unofficial day of summer!

ps – our new fall schedule is up – you can check it out here.

See you on the mat!

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

I know since the first blog came out, you’ve all been dying for mores updates.  Well here they are…

We had a really big and busy week last week.  Good news: our space is empty (it was full of boxes from another tenant) and ready to be in construction mode!  Bad news: permitting and paperwork in Montgomery County is a lengthy and time-consuming process (surprise, surprise).

Antonia was in Maryland for the better half of the week and we spent some time hanging out on our yoga mats in our empty space; just taking it all in and excitedly chatting over our next steps.  Meeting with the county, architects, contractors and collecting bids is definitely stressful, but on the other hand it’s getting us closer to our goal!

We spent last Wednesday in beautiful 80 degree weather (Antonia was happy, apparently it’s still not spring in Massachusetts!) meeting and chatting with an amazing roster of instructors.  We parked ourselves at a sunny table in Congressional Plaza and met with instructors all day.  We’re so happy to have met such inspiring women, each who appreciate all styles of yoga and what it brings to people differently.  The day was very collaborative and we have TONS of new ideas to share with you, and everyone at extendYoga.

Thanks to everyone who recommended various instructors to us.  We really did luck out with this first round of interviews.  Please let us know if you know anyone else who is interested – we have a few more spots to fill!

Our next step is to make our final architect selection and get our layout/diagram going.  Once the architect begins our layout, we can launch into the demolition and construction… which we are SO EAGER  to start!

Stay tuned! :)

Arlet

our space!

our space!

Welcome to our blog!  We’re so excited to finally be able to share all the exciting things going on with us and our new studio, extendYoga.  After months (which felt like years!) of waiting, we finally have our location for our studio and we couldn’t be happier.  Now that things are fully in motion, we wanted to acquaint all of you with our new studio.  So, those of you who know us are aware that we talk about extendYoga incessantly – it’s an obsession… you have seen the logo, the mock ups of the website, heard all the details and plans, and are probably just waiting for the doors to open already (thanks friends and family for being patient with us!), however we realize there’s a whole group of future followers who don’t know anything about extendYoga yet, so this blog is for YOU.

Without further adieu…here’s the unveiling of our logo!

official extendYoga logo

We hit a few bumps along the road that delayed our timeline a bit; our ideal location was in the process of being bought, so we’ve had to wait for the paperwork to go through on the sale of the property so we could rent from the new owner…and we got the great news last week that it had, and that it’s ours!  We’re happy to announce our official address: 12106 Wilkins Avenue in North Bethesda, MD.  Here’s a map (click to enlarge):

located on the corner of Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Ave

We’ll be blogging all our daily escapades on starting a business and building extendYoga from the ground up!  So be sure to “like” us on facebook, follow us on twitter (extendYoga) and subscribe here (on the right side of this webpage)  to our blog.

Here’s the first photo of us working on extendYoga…hard at work trying to finish up our business plan last summer.

We’re looking forward to share our journey with you!
Namaste,
Arlet and Antonia

introducing… extendYoga: our first post!

introducing… extendYoga: our first post!