I have always believed that universal consciousness responds when we invite it into our lives and desired things seem to occur by accident. It’s what we often call serendipity.
Like most of us, I struggle with the problem of juggling all my commitments: those of family; of properly managing two yoga studios; of teaching and seeing private clients; of maintaining my own training and practice; and of answering the present call to forward the Northeast TRE community.
One recent serendipitous moment has helped me in that struggle, removing the task of managing the Somerville studio while ensuring that the studio will continue to strongly serve our community.
A few weeks ago, Karen Monetti who with her husband owns Bodhi by Anthony Monetti, the fitness and lifestyle center across from Yoga Loka at the corner of North Doughty and Main in Somerville, approached me to say she was interested in the studio. The serendipity was so powerful I nearly looked up into the heavens (in the middle of Starbucks) and laughed.
After Karen shared her and Anthony’s vision it was clear we were in sync, and we quickly worked out the details — Bodhi will be taking over the studio at 19 N. Doughty on December 15. I was always struck with the name and logo of the company on Karen and Anthony's studio’s window. After all, bodhi is the Sanskrit word for enlightenment — it is said that the Buddha realized the true nature of all things after sitting for seven days in stillness under the bodhi tree, and shared this wisdom that continues to lead many to awakening.
Now that I know them, I understand how this name applies perfectly to the Monetti's business model. Karen and Anthony are already a force in the Somerville community. They have a ton of energy and they are committed to sharing with clients and practitioners the best ways to motivate, to inspire, and to transform —not just the physical body, but nutrition, mind and attitude as well.
As you can tell, I am very excited about this transition. I truly believe that the studio will benefit Bodhi’s current clientele, Somerville, and you — members of the Yoga Loka family. For example, Karen and Anthony will add many more classes to the schedule and most current classes will stay (stay tuned for their schedule). Your current class cards will be honored here until they expire. (And we’ll continue to honor your class cards at Yoga Loka Frenchtown, too.)
I am always deeply humbled when students come to yoga class. To do so requires effort, money, surrender, patience and trust. Thank you all for being willing to have patience, surrender and attend classes with me.
If you have questions please don't hesitate to email me.