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South Boston Yoga is closing

On Wednesday, Todd and David, owners of South Boston Yoga, announced via email that the popular yoga studio on West Broadway would not be re-opening.  Along with all businesses and restaurants, South Boston Yoga closed due to COVID-19 a few months ago. It was also revealed last week, that C2 Beat Barre Studio and Ku De Ta would also be closing for good.
South Boston Yoga was in business in South Boston for 12 years.
“Thank you. Thank you for dreaming big with us. For a sparkling moment in time we were here and it was everything. Thank you for the hard work, passion and loving kindness you have shared. This is not the end. South Boston Yoga has never been just a place. The light that shines so brightly in all of you will continue to blaze in your hearts and nourish so many more. Replenish, recreate and rebirth yourselves. Todd and I are here for you. Our amazing teachers are here. We have been and will forever be. We are family forever and you can always, always reach out to us. Above all else we love you. Be your best self and continue to build the world you want to see. It has been a profound honor and a gift that we will cherish forever to have spent this time with you.”  – excerpt from the email.

You can read the full email below.

Dear Beloved Community,
It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we want to tell you that South Boston Yoga will not be re-opening. We have thought long and hard about when to let you all know and decided that there will never be a “perfect” time. 
In good conscience we cannot reopen. There are two reasons. One… There are too many people who come to the studio …over 1000 a week and there is no part of us that wants any of you or any of our loved ones to get sick. Two… with any less students the business couldn’t afford to survive. With social distancing and restrictions there will be so many less students allowed in the space and there is no viable way to make that work financially. We expect the next year or more to be one of caution and we want to be a part of keeping people safe and healthy.
It’s the hardest thing to speak about. What do you say to the greatest love of your life? We will say this …each and every one of you is miraculous. That what we gave, created and somehow sustained against all odds for 12 years was the rich sanctuary and soil that has nurtured so many people and given birth to a multitude of teachers and other studios. Thank you for creating and being a part of something that has never been seen in the world before. Thank you for being the best friends and colleagues anyone could ever hope to meet.
We are undone, stupefied and lost without you. In the last few weeks we have been trying to build something new and vulnerable while the massive walls of our previous life came tumbling down. It has been indescribable, heart wrenching and sobering.The tears come unexpectedly, hard and heavy. We love you like our own hearts. We love you all so much. We can’t imagine not seeing you all as we walk down those long halls filled with so much joy. It has been an EPIC journey and a full lifetime of experiences.
Whatever is coming next in your life, you can do this. If you need help please ask. You are some of the most brilliant, beautiful and tremendous hearts and souls. We are blessed to have met you and cherish everything we have done together. We have held each others hands during loss, painted walls together, rebuilt our bodies and hearts together, spoke about the things that really matter and celebrated the epic and stunning tapestry of life.
Thank you. Thank you for dreaming big with us. For a sparkling moment in time we were here and it was everything. Thank you for the hard work, passion and loving kindness you have shared. This is not the end. South Boston Yoga has never been just a place. The light that shines so brightly in all of you will continue to blaze in your hearts and nourish so many more. Replenish, recreate and rebirth yourselves. Todd and I are here for you. Our amazing teachers are here. We have been and will forever be. We are family forever and you can always, always reach out to us. Above all else we love you. Be your best self and continue to build the world you want to see. It has been a profound honor and a gift that we will cherish forever to have spent this time with you.
Lastly stand up, kneel, speak out, protest, educate and gather. Human rights don’t mean anything unless we all get to have them. At it’s deepest this moment in our history is not about looting, it is not about covid…. this is about the end of senseless brutality, racism, violence and inequality. 
This is about showing up for the people you love in every way possible. It’s about letting others know that they should unequivocally be stood up for, that their lives and their families lives have incredible value and they are all worthy of love. 
We all belong here and should all be offered the same treatment and opportunities. We are all epically beautiful, vulnerable and courageous beings. If the amazing Community that has been South Boston Yoga stood for anything …we stood for that. If this is Pride month do something you can be proud of. Now get out there and love more!
Inexpressibly, forever and wholeheartedly yours,
Todd and David

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.