All Good Things Must Come to an End

Ok, so I'm just going to rip the bandaid off first and then elaborate: I've decided to close the studio at the end of May.

Real talk: this is one of the hardest things I've ever had to write.

Owning a business is hard, like really really really hard. There's a reason that it so often gets compared to having a kid, because it takes the same amount of love, care, attention, time, dedication and commitment. Much like having a kid, the last year and a half has included a lot of sleepless nights, secret crying & screaming "just tell me what you want and I'll give it to you! I just need to know what you want!"

The last five years teaching, two years managing, and one and a half years owning Thank Yoga has given me some of the best memories, friends, and lessons I could have ever asked for (and some lessons I would have never asked for, but I needed nonetheless).

I had said for many years "I never want to own a yoga studio." It was like a mantra to me. When Josie came to me with the opportunity to buy Thank almost two years ago I had to make a tough decision: stick to what I always said or take a leap and do something that scared the shit out of me. It was time to put my money where my Instagram memes were and make myself uncomfortable.

What I learned is that owning a yoga studio is definitely not for me. It was a very hard earned and expensive lesson, but now I'll never wonder what if because I made the jump. I survived, but I'm a little beaten up.

I'll be sorting out the details of the last month of the studio over the coming weeks, but if you have any questions feel free to reach out. However, I will say I spoke to Patrick & Carling and we've decided to cancel the intensive at the end of the month. If you've already booked: you'll be getting a full refund within the next few days.

To all of you that have ever come to the studio: thank you. You made the last five years of my life absolutely amazing. To my beloved staff: you are some of the best people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing & I feel incredibly fortunate to have had you on this ride.

Love you all. <3

Melissa Petty