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UPDATED June 30th: Public studio classes will not be offered until further notice. If you have an active class pass, please consider exchanging the passes for some of the many YouTube classes available or notify BFY by August 1 if you prefer a refund.
The studio was scheduled to reopen next week for public classes. After looking at the sign up on MindBody (all classes had between 1-4 students registered) and receiving student feedback, at this time, I do not have enough students comfortable with coming back in for studio classes. I am disappointed in many ways, but also relieved as I have reservations about teaching public classes with the current COVID-19 numbers. As several of my students have said, and I agree, even with all the precautions in place, masks cannot be mandated in this environment and I have no way to comfortably screen potential students in public classes.
I have been open for private classes, yoga therapy and energy therapy since June 1. That has been successful and safe. If you want to practice in public together, try goat yoga on the farm! I am also happy to continue to offer video classes and grateful for your support. Though you may not see each other, we are growing. Just this morning, (at least in the Central Time Zone), I received this comment:
“Hello from Barcelona. I’m Pitta Vata Dosha and looking for “my yoga” I found you. So thanks for that class Gracies (Catalonian language)” – Maria
We are also sharing our community with teachers in other parts of the globe:
“I am Brazilian and live in Istanbul and your classes give me a wonderful support in relation to the language and images to be able to teach in English. Thanks! – Tisi
So our community is expanding beyond the brick and mortar walls of BFY! If you have been in the studio for any reason in the past 7+ years, you are an important part of that expansive vibration. I honestly feel that the space still holds us all together. Please join me in welcoming new members from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, England, and all over the US and beyond.
I will continue to offer 3-5 videos per week on YouTube to include Slow Flow Yoga for Strength and Mobility, Somatic Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Restorative Yin Yoga. Though the classes will still go on YouTube, I will no longer be posting all of them for free. The Megan MacCarthy YouTube library has about 150 free videos already. I also have free meditations on Insight Timer. Going forward, the majority of classes and meditations will require a membership through Patreon or a donation. If you are using your class pass for videos, let me know so you will be included in the email link for classes. Some classes will be live streamed and you will have the opportunity to “chat” with each other. Additionally, I will be live streaming a monthly group meditation. The first one is tonight at 7:30 pm on my YouTube channel.
The wheel fell off the bus in March and despite my efforts, trying to keep the public classes running is just putting that same broken wheel back on. Every time I walk into the studio bathroom, the quote “You can’t change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” stares at me. I miss your faces and hugs, but I am building a new model. Please bring your light and help me build it. The world needs you.
Peace and Love,
PS I still have stripped blankets, mats and big blue bolsters for sale if you want them for your home studio. Or if you just want to stop and say hello, please let me know!