I type this post with a well of emotion that is hard to contain. On March 1st our little studio that could turns three. I’ve watched this little place grow and change, I’ve met countless students and fell in love with so many and said goodbye to others, but still think about them. I’ve tried to be kind and fair, to teach my best possible class every time and balance my love for SMY with my devotion to my children and husband. I have learned, thankfully, to weather the highs and lows of yoga studio ownership with at least a measure of equanimity. And I’ve realized that if I retired tomorrow, or if I won the lottery that my dream would be to open a yoga studio …. How inexplicably blessed I am.
When I consider Sound Method I don’t think of the place, or my work here. I think of people.
When I consider Sound Method I don’t think of the place, or my work here. I think of people. I think of Elaine and Marci, Sometimes Rob, usually Jeffrey, Jen, Tom, Nancy, Peggy, Ruthie, Nick (not Chris), Annie, the Turpens and the Petersens, Colleen, Theresa, Cory, sweet Maddie, of course the Burkes and their associated clan…. and all of the friends who come visit me every day. I think about how you say that we have helped you with your back pain, made you more confident in your skin, facilitated an epiphany, been a refuge, felt like home.
Thanks for telling your friends and family what your practice has meant to you.
I have more gratitude that I can possibly express to you, our students, our friends and yoga family. Thank you for trusting us, for opening your heart and your mind, for sweating buckets or monitoring your edge. Thanks for being forgiving when we mess up, supportive when we falter and for celebrating the little things with us. Thanks for showing up after a long hard day and for coming back even when you’ve been gone for months. Thanks for being curious. Thanks for telling your friends and family what your practice has meant to you.Thank you for inspiring us, your teachers, to practice what we preach.
Everyone says the first three years are the hardest for a new small business and I believe them. I can honestly say though, that I’m not scared anymore that we “won’t make it”. I’ve watched this community grow and take on a life of it’s own. It’s more than me, or 615 N 98th St or our beautiful (beautiful) staff. It is us. Thank you dear yogis for being, the best, part of my dream.
Mandy Ryle is Sound Method’s owner, founder and director. She opened Sound Method in Clocktower Village in 2012 but before that taught yoga classes all over Omaha. Sound Method is a Registered Yoga School of which Mandy is a director. The third class of RYT’s will graduate in summer of 2015. To learn more about Mandy or her classes please visit her blog yoga.mandyryle.com