1 1/2 weeks....

So it's been 1 1/2 weeks since we officially opened, and we already have 30 students signed up!  We have a few little things here and there to do for the studio, like getting a credenza for the office area, but it's pretty much complete.  The students and parents are excited and so are we to be in this awesome space.   You can see how much they are enjoying the classes in the pics below and how much we've grown since the last post .  In the meanwhile, we've got some FREE intro yoga and tai chi classes lined up for the month (see our Events page) as we're building our yoga and tai chi programs.   Hope to see you at one of these sessions!

Doing basic warm-up

Learning to do a high block

Adults & Kids class together every Saturday morning!

Adult class one evening. 

Almost ready!

We've been super busy getting the studio together, cleaning cleaning cleaning building building building!!  Even with taking a week off to visit family in NJ, we managed to get it looking good!  So good that the neighborhood has taken notice and dropped in to sign up even though we aren't even officially open yet.  And the kids were so eager to start that we actually held some classes (hurray!). Check out some of the before/after pics below.  One more day till the official opening!

Before.....

Before.....

...and after!  Flags, dressing rooms, mats, mirrors....

...and after!  Flags, dressing rooms, mats, mirrors....

Some new kids were eager to start class even though we weren't officially opened...but we said why not, let's do it!

Some new kids were eager to start class even though we weren't officially opened...but we said why not, let's do it!

There were no windows in those arches....what a waste!

There were no windows in those arches....what a waste!

New windows and built-in benches and blinds.....and our son Logan getting a private lesson from Michelle

New windows and built-in benches and blinds.....and our son Logan getting a private lesson from Michelle

What a difference!  Check out some of our signage.

What a difference!  Check out some of our signage.

Bit by bit....

The reno is moving along.  The ugly who-knows-how-old-they-are floor tiles have been scraped and the concrete sanded/sealed, ready for the mats!  And today the new glass front door was installed!  A new AC unit went in, some new outlets.  When we stopped by an hour ago the flooring guys were there, and they were also working on redoing the whole bathroom with new everything.  It's going to look UH-MAAAAA-ZING! 

New front door - instantly makes it look 100x better than the old door!!

New front door - instantly makes it look 100x better than the old door!!

Concrete floor is scraped, sanded and sealed. 

Concrete floor is scraped, sanded and sealed. 

...and we have a studio!!

After a couple of weeks of lease terms negotiations, we handed over the deposit cheque today!  First glimpse of the makeover.....the ugly tile floors are scraped clean, the concrete floor is getting polished, and the dangerous-looking haphardzardly-built mezzanine is gone!  Still lots of work to be done:  new glass in the windows, new bathroom, painting, flooring, dressing rooms....etc.  But things are moving along and we are incredibly excited!