All I want for Christmas…
Christmas is always a time for reflection; and this year, for all of us at Hot Yoga Ibiza, it’s also a time for change. After teaching, practicing and connecting with students at our studio space at Can Misses Ibiza for a decade, it was finally time to move on… but not far! Our all-new studio space is just a few hundred metres down the road and right now we’re in the thick of renovations, preparing for our opening in January 2019.
While everyone else has been putting up Christmas decorations and shopping for presents in December, I’ve been so busy hammering, drilling, jack-hammering, wiring, painting and planning, I’d almost forgotten about the holidays! But now that I come to think of it, there are a few things on my Christmas wish list and I really hope that Papa Noel will be able to find me at the new address, so we can be practicing together again in the new year!
All I want for Christmas is the new studio building works to be complete! I would really like to get the plumbing in the new change rooms installed and I’d love the electricity mains to be switched on. Once these two major factors have been sorted out, we’ll be able to zip through the rest of the renovations in no time. We can get the flooring laid down, we can set up the showers, we can have the mirrors installed, we can wire up the lighting and we can get that Bikram heating system pumping once more!
It’s important to note we’ve taken absolutely everything from the old studio to be repurposed in the new, in an aim to be as eco-friendly as possible with next to zero waste. This was really important to me – although I had been seeking a new space in which to set up the studio, I wanted to re-use everything we had. As we always say, yoga is not about having the newest equipment or the best toys (or clothes!) – it’s about your body, your mind and your breath and I want to be able to give my students a place where the focus is purely on the practice. Simplicity will be key.
If I’m allowed to add a few more things to my Christmas wish list, it would be this: I would love to find some new team members to join us at the new Hot Yoga Ibiza studio. A Bikram yoga teacher, so we can add more classes to the schedule than ever before, and a cleaner, so our lovely new space stays sparkling! And finally, if it’s not too much to ask… I’d really like a holiday! All this manual labour is definitely different to my usual work in the studio and I’m craving some rest and relaxation too. But all in good time.
To me, having this new studio space to practice and teach in feels like the greatest Christmas gift of all. It feels like a blessing to be free of the pressures of the previous complex (as many of my students knew I had been feeling) and it’s as if a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I feel so much lighter; so much happier and of course, super excited to invite you in to practice – stay tuned in the new year for full details of our super convenient location. I wish all of our students a very merry Christmas and I can’t wait to see you again in the new year.