Under the Dome...
With a heart full of love & joyful memories, I am sad to say we will not be re-opening Studio Gaia at 201 Hillsboro Ave.
The very things that made us special—snug inner sanctum, teachers' skillful hands-on adjustments, & community props are now what make starting up again unsafe. We've always relied on well-attended classes & workshops to keep us afloat; none of that is possible now, & the future around Coronavirus is uncertain at best.
It’s hard to describe the joy of greeting arrivals for class or a special offering like Loving Touch, & witnessing the transformation after. And the packed Open House every February? We were exhausted by day's end, yet irrepressibly elated! Because I deeply value gratitude as a practice & a feeling, that's one word I’ll lean on. We are SO grateful for all you have been & given these past 14-years.
However, though we can't continue in our beautiful blue space downtown, we will carry on! As of January 2021, we're entering a partnership with the Fuller Dome on the SIUE campus. Regular classes with some of the teachers you love, enriching workshops, & we are excited to explore Spiritual Ecology & environmental justice issues. We so hope you will join us! Some programs, like our Teacher Trainings, have been deeply transformational. Sharing that journey is a deep honor. We hope to continue those kinds of immersive, life-changing programs at the Dome.
Sacred is the last key word. We have always felt sacredness at the studio; many of you have expressed that, too. Moving from one sacred place to another feels fortunate, feels right, & feels like the perfect next step in the journey. If you don’t know the sacredness of the Dome we can’t wait to share it with you.
Details must be worked out & we'll keep you updated. One question you may have is will my current class card be honored at the Dome—YES! Absolutely. We're also continuing online classes, where cards can be applied. We will NOT commence live classes at the Dome until it is safe, but we are hopeful!
Thank you for the last 14-years. May we be together for many more.
With heartfelt gratitude,
Sally, George & the Studio Gaia family
About Studio Gaia
Our mission at Gaia is to provide a supportive environment for mindful movement and holistic health practices in a space that is safe for everyone. We are honored to be part of a diverse community and we affirm people of all ages, races, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, experiences, abilities, ethnic origins, nationalities, and socioeconomic circumstances.
Our teachers and facilitators strive to ensure a welcoming environment. Speech or actions that contribute to hate, identity-related biases and divisiveness, or the harassment or harm of our beloved community and guests will not be tolerated.