Heraclitus once said,” the only constant in life is change.’’
The heart of Buddhism is rooted in what we call Inicca, or simply known as impermanence. We conveniently, yet naively believe that things are here to stay. Our mind morphs our feelings and an entire array of things into permanent fixtures because this is the way the mind manifests safety. Here’s the thing, no matter how well you train the mind and how powerful it becomes, change is inevitable. The only thing that is permanent in life is impermanence itself.
Change can be scary. It can be uncomfortable and yet, it can be exhilarating and liberating. Sometimes things occur that instigate change, pushing us to the brink of new horizons while igniting growth.
Personally, Covid became my impetus for change as it has for so many.
For so many years, O2yoga has been my second baby, my extended family, my haven and my personal place of community. Twenty-five years ago, my journey as a yoga teacher began and soon after Entre Ciel & Terre was birthed. My passion became my mission and my mission became inspiring others within the walls of Entre Ciel & Terre. My journey as a teacher and the creation of our community have gifted me joy and satisfaction beyond words. Together we have witnessed and experienced many transformations – Entre Ciel & Terre to O2Yoga and along the way, so many more. Today, I am asked to step up and make one of the most difficult decisions and changes. It is time to let go of this baby because this baby has matured and it is time to move on. The truth is that I yearn to return to what I love- inspiring others through the simplicity of teaching and in the process relinquishing my duties as a studio owner. It is time to let go of what has been to embrace what will become. This moment is here and change is knocking at my door.
As of December 1st, O2Yoga will be returning to its essence, back to where my personal journey began 25+ years ago when I was starting off. O2Yoga will remain in our beautiful space in Vich and yet the space will be shared. O2Yoga will be divided into 2 studios, run independently yet harmoniously by Philippe and by me. How will this affect you? Both of us will be teaching 8 classes a week. Your existing memberships will be honoured. As of the 1st of December we will transfer your remaining classes to either a ”Philippe Pass’’ or mine. For those students that wish to partake occasionally in Philippe’s or my classes you can do so for a drop in fee of CHF39 AND if your membership is still active you will receive a preferred rate reflected by the individual amount of the type of membership you have, i.e. 20 classes will give you a drop in rate of CHF29.
Please know that if you are considering renewing your membership today that the change will take place on the 1st of December. From this date the schedule will be abbreviated and you will be asked to transfer your remaining classes to either one of our memberships.
I am grateful for our journey together and the community that we have created with our Dream Team at O2Yoga. Because we are ultimately connected, I realise that my changes become your changes which can affect you too. I am infinitely blessed for your continued support and may you embrace your changes with serenity. With much love, Jessica