It felt too good to be true. And too good it was.
|Every neighborhood deserves a quiet and clean place to breathe!|
As I prepare to teach yoga, I notice kids and adults cheerleading outside of our door. Despite months of planning and preparation with the site manager, our yoga room is now housed outside of a Chuck E Cheese play pen! I asked the director of the center about our agreement. He said that we must now share our space with a cheerleading practice, "There is nothing I can do about it."
I felt defeated. I failed at my attempt to create a consistent regular yoga class east of the river. But I learned a major downside to teaching yoga in under-served neighborhoods.
We cannot depend on government sponsored centers or programs to provide quality health services.
They do not offer stability, tranquility and professionalism. It is time to create real health businesses, just like in Dupont Circle, U Street or Capitol Hill. Yoga studios, vegan cafes & meditation rooms may seem like frivolous luxuries. But they improve the quality of life and help residents cope with daily stressors.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-581-0879 if you can offer a silent and clean location for creating and building a yoga studio east of the Anacostia River.